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Tag Archives: New York personal injury attorneys

Keep it in Mind: The Danger of Contact Sports

Recent studies reveal the danger of concussive damage on any playing field.  They used to call it “punch drunk,” a common name for dementia pugilistica. Suffered by boxers and fighters, the disorder now known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is making deadly inroads into athletes of all ages and sports. The connecting factor?  Repetitive trauma… Read More »

East Harlem Blast Shatters a Community

The force of a blast that leveled two buildings registered on a seismograph at Columbia University. The effect of the blast on New York citizens and families is no less earth-shaking.  On March 12, as utility workers began to investigate a report of a gas smell in the area, an explosion ripped through 1646 Park… Read More »

Transportation Safety: The Most Wanted List

In January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its annual action wish list for 2014. Reflecting old and new concerns, the NTSB list identifies focused areas of concern for the agency in the coming year.  The NTSB is responsible for accident analysis and development of safety strategies for transportation systems across the country.  In… Read More »

Road Construction Ahead: Street Safety Program for New York City

One every 30 hours – that was the death rate from traffic accidents in New York City in 2013.  Twelve-years-old Sammy Cohen Eckstein waited outside his building for a friend on Prospect Park West at Third Street in October, 2013. Wearing cleats and dribbling a soccer ball, the young man is believed to have followed… Read More »

Prevention is Key: Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise

The risk of a fall rises with age. A new study reveals the number of older people suffering disabling spinal cord injury is rising, too.  Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious consequence of accidents that twist, bruise or penetrate the spinal column. The thick, whitish spinal cord runs from the base of the brain… Read More »

Medical Malpractice Case Helps Injured Patients Understand Hospital Liability

Stacey Galette, 34 years old, went into a Long Island hospital for what she believed to be a routine surgery. Little did the Brooklyn mom known that this routine procedure would turn into a nightmare resulting in the loss of both her legs.  Galette visited Winthrop University Hospital in 2009 for a laparoscopic removal of… Read More »

New Yorkers Burdened by Toxic Chemicals

General Electric Company (GE) is accused of understating the damage done by its dumping of toxic chemicals in New York’s Hudson River. Over a 30-year period, GE dumped chemicals in an area about 150 miles north of New York City. Dumping of the chemicals was discontinued in 1977 and since then GE has spent more… Read More »

Slip and Fall Accidents Are a Leading Cause of Brain Injuries

When an unlucky grandmother slipped and fell down a New York City subway station staircase, her life changed forever. The fall resulted in a traumatic brain injury, leaving the once active woman hardly able to communicate.  Maria Alcantara, a 69-year-old mother of four, had just finished work and was on her way to meet her… Read More »

Construction Negligence Injures Innocent Pedestrians

Times Square was recently the scene of a construction accident when severe rains and winds of 43 mph caused a massive plywood retaining wall to fall down and injure three pedestrians. It took more than two dozen people to lift the wall from the injured victims, who were then rushed to Bellevue Hospital by firefighters…. Read More »

Getting Treatment for PTSD

The 9/11 attack was a collective shock to the nation. For some emergency workers, volunteers, and residents, the horror of that day caused a persistent psychological injury. Even a decade later, they have trouble sleeping. Fire engine or police sirens trigger panic. They recall the events they witnessed throughout the day and in their dreams…. Read More »