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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 […]

New York Workplace Accident Statistics

Many people have seen some of the national statistics indicating that the construction industry remains the most dangerous and deadly sector in the United States in terms of overall worker death and injury totals. But what do some of these statistics look like in New York City? The following are some numbers from the Big […]

Appellate Court Allows Golf Cart Accident Lawsuit to Move Ahead

In a 4-1 ruling, a panel of the Appellate Division, First Department decided that a trial court was correct in denying a motion for summary judgment by a golf course owner attempting to have an injury victim’s claim dismissed. The accident reportedly occurred at an event hosted by the Andrew Glover Youth Program at The […]

Appellate Court: Lawsuit Over DMV Examiner’s Injury May Proceed

An appellate court has ruled that a New York Department of Motor Vehicles employee who suffered an injury when a student crashed during a driving test may proceed with a lawsuit against a driving school and the student. The decision overruled an earlier decision from a lower court. The Appellate Division, Second Department unanimously decided […]

Not All Accident Injuries Show Symptoms Right Away

Car accidents are traumatic and stressful events — even the ones that initially seem minor. However, when you are involved in an accident that seems to be no more than a fender bender, you might not initially notice that you actually sustained an injury in the accident. There are a variety of reasons for this. […]

Critical Issues: Firearms, Negligence and Liability

The New York Times reported last fall on accidental shootings involving children, in a long article that discussed the difficulty of tallying gun deaths due to inconsistencies in reporting from state to state. The newspaper was able to cite records from only five states, but counted 259 children killed in gun accidents since 1999 in […]

Halloween and Pedestrian Safety

With Halloween quickly approaching, children and parents alike are probably more focused on planning the perfect costume or the spookiest party than on pedestrian safety. But keeping your kids safe this Halloween means taking some preemptive measures. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports that pedestrian deaths among children are four times higher […]

Woman Crushed by Bus in Recent Accident

A woman who dropped her cell phone upon disembarking from an MTA bus in Brooklyn was killed when she attempted to retrieve it. The victim was pinned under the right rear wheels of the bus and died on the scene, according to witnesses of the September 17 accident. Although pedestrian deaths in New York City […]

Recent Examples of Dog Bite Cases Show Difficulties Involved in Ensuing Legal Battles

Dog bite cases have a variety of challenges, both emotional and legal, that attorneys must navigate through to produce a successful result for their clients. Consider the following example: Vicente Pickett-Garcia was walking along a creek with a small group in Binghamton, New York when he was suddenly approached by a pit bull. The dog’s […]

State Court of Appeals Rules Plaintiffs Not Required to Give Medical Reports in Lead-Based Paint Case

In the case of Hamilton v. Miller this summer, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs in the case did not have to produce medical reports that established causation for their conditions prior to medical exams by the defendants. This case centered on injuries suffered from the plaintiffs’ exposure to lead-based paint as […]


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