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  • Medical MalpracticeVerdicts

    Jury Awards $172M for Girl’s Injuries After 16-Year Court Battle

    By Dominique A. Penson

    The largest New York jury award for a personal injury in 2014 was $172,381,728 in the case of Applewhite v. AccuHealth Inc. The case arose from a 1998 incident that left 12-year-old Tiffany Applewhite with severe brain damage, which paralyzed her and rendered her mute. Defendants in the case included a nurse, the nurse’s employer […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    Barclays Center Construction Worker Killed by Steel Joist

    By Dominique A. Penson

    There has been a great deal of construction around the Barclays Center recently as crews are working on installing a brand-new, environmentally friendly roof. However, a recent accident at the site led to the death of one worker, which has led to significant concerns about safety at the arena. The deceased iron worker, Peter Zepf, […]

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  • Personal Injury

    What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

    By Michael Barasch

    A catastrophic injury is a life-changing condition that often occurs in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Survivors of near-fatal auto wrecks and other serious accidents typically require extensive, lifelong and costly medical treatments and procedures. As a result, settlements in catastrophic injury cases are usually higher than for non-catastrophic personal injury matters. Some examples of […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Driving Distracted: More Measures to Save Lives

    By Michael Barasch

    As a dedicated personal injury law firm, we work hard to help clients and families injured by the carelessness and negligence of others. Distracted driving is a leading factor behind many serious motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents in New York City. This year in New York, legislative changes are being enacted to increase driver attention […]

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  • Wrongful Death

    How Can Money Compensate for the Death of a Loved One?

    By Michael Barasch

    It goes without saying that no amount of monetary award can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, money is the only thing our legal system can provide. It is hoped that money helps survivors to move forward with their lives after the devastation of an unexpected death due to the negligence of […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Can I Sue if a Pharmacy Gives Me the Wrong Drug?

    By Michael Barasch

    Medical malpractice law applies to all health care providers, including pharmacies. Individuals who suffer injury due to medication errors made by doctors or pharmacies may have grounds to file a lawsuit, typically based on if a provider failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse […]

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  • Zadroga ActWTC Victims

    Determining if You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

    By Michael Barasch

    Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had affected their health negatively. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory […]

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  • WTC VictimsVictim Compensation Fund

    September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updates — Calculating Compensation Amounts

    By Michael Barasch

    As of October 2012, approximately 14,000 potential claimants have registered through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s website. Of those, fewer than 700 claimants submitted eligibility forms, many of which lacked essential information when submitted. A small number of individuals have been informed of their eligibility for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What will it Cost You?

    By Michael Barasch

    When you suffer a personal injury due to the actions of someone else, you might hold out hope that the responsible party would be willing to compensate you. While is the right thing to do, it rarely happens in such a straightforward manner. People who cause accidents often refuse to acknowledge the damage they have […]

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  • Zadroga Act

    The Zadroga Act: What It Is, and How It Can Help You

    By Michael Barasch

    Since January 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has offered compensation to first responders and residents of New York City who have developed chronic illnesses after being exposed to hazardous materials. Thanks to tireless advocates, individuals who developed one of 50 types of cancer due to their exposure to toxins […]

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