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Doc’s Delayed Treatment of Teen’s Collapsed Lung Garners $22M Jury Award

One of the largest jury verdicts award in New York in 2014 came in the case of 16-year-old Carlos Buri, who, while in hospital care for pneumonia on May 29, 2009, suffered a collapsed lung and severe brain damage due to hypoxia. As a result, Carlos cannot walk or perform everyday tasks. He will never […]

Rally with mock funeral procession calls for better safety at NYC’s construction sites

Mike Barasch applauded the construction union members’ demonstration outside his office, by City Hall. The 18 construction deaths in NYC last year should serve as a cruel reminder how dangerous a job these men and women have. “Construction safety must be a paramount concern whenever buildings are erected. We are all happy to see cranes […]

“No” Does Not Have To Mean “No” When it Comes to Health Insurance Companies

Just because your health insurance company says “no” doesn’t mean you have to accept it. You have rights — take advantage of them. Every insurance company gives the insured the right to appeal the insurance company’s denial. There are different levels of appeals. Insurance companies are counting on the fact that you won’t appeal their […]

Jury Awards Bronx Grandmother $16M for Subway Slip and Fall

In one of New York’s largest personal injury awards of 2014, a jury ordered the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) to pay a 69-year-old woman $16 million for a fall she suffered at the Graham Avenue subway station in Brooklyn. On December 12, 2008, Maria Alcantara, a native of the Dominican Republic, was returning […]

Jury Awards $62M to Brooklyn Mom Who Lost Both Legs in Hospital Malpractice Case

Last year, a jury in New York awarded 34-year-old Stacey Galette $62 million in compensation for hospital negligence that resulted in the loss of both legs below the knees. On October 6, 2009, the young mother from Brooklyn had gone to Winthrop University Hospital for laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy, a dangerous condition where […]

Understanding the Rules Governing Expert Testimony in NY Courts

Expert testimony is critically important in personal injury cases to prove what caused the accident and the full extent of the victim’s injuries. Our attorneys often use accident reconstruction experts, as well as medical experts. Indeed, many cases turn into a “battle of the experts” with witnesses for each side offering competing theories and conclusions. […]

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Queens Accident

A man from Queens who was critically injured when a car hit him as he cycled in a bike lane has died from his injuries, according to authorities. The 18-year-old victim was reportedly riding northbound on 29th Street when he began to cross Queens Plaza North in the bike lane near Queensboro Bridge. As he […]

Lawsuit Filed After New York Limousine Accident

One of the survivors of a deadly limousine accident on Long Island earlier this summer has filed a civil lawsuit for damages related to her injuries. On July 18, a pickup truck reportedly struck the limo at an intersection along Route 48 in Cutchogue. A total of eight women and the driver were in the […]

Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet in Midtown Accident

A construction worker at a Hudson Yards apartment complex project reportedly fell 25 feet on August 3. The worker was on the second floor of the building when witnesses say he plunged through a crevice. He was treated for serious injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Representatives for the Hunter Roberts Construction Group indicated they were cooperating […]

A Delay in Notifying Next of Kin of their Loved One’s death Violates the Right of Sepulcher

A New York court has held that the City of New York violated the right of sepulcher by failing to timely notify a family that one of its members died in a car accident.  The common law right of sepulcher gives the next of kin an absolute right to the immediate possession of a decedent’s […]

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