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Zadroga Bill news

The law firm of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson provides Zadroga bill news for clients preparing to file claims (once the new fund begins to consider claims again)—probably in August 2011—by helping them document their presence on or near the site, the extent of their injury and illnesses, and their financial losses.

FDNY Firefighters
The New York City injury attorneys from Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson are longtime advocates of FDNY firefighters and rescue personnel.  They have represented the late James Zadroga, an NYPD officer and 9/11 first responder.  A growing concern of the firm is tied to these FDNY firefighters who assisted in the search for the victims of 9/11 at the World Trade Center are getting cancer at a higher rate than firefighters before 9/11… Read more

WTC Victims Fund
The NY accident lawyers from Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson were invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Department of Justice lawyers.  The Department of Justice lawyers are in charge of the implementation of The Zadroga Act.  They are currently in the very beginning stages of choosing the new special master and writing the regulations that will apply soon.  These regulations are going to determine which cancers will be covered by the Zadroga bill, whether Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is compensable, and whether prior claimants can bring supplemental claims for their latent injuries and subsequent disability…Read more

NY accidents & injury news

NY Personal Injury Attorney Michael Barasch Speaks Out on the 9/11 Health Care Law
In the January 25, 2011 edition of New York Newsday on the 9/11 healthcare law, discussing these possible denials of compensation under the new law, New York personal injury attorney Mr. Barasch was quoted as saying, “It would be tragic if the one thing these guys did wrong was not get sick enough quickly enough to qualify for what now would be compensation rightfully owed to them under Zadroga.”…Read more

Medical Malpractice and Failure to Diagnose Explained by Long Island Personal Injury Attorney
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a medical condition is the most common medical malpractice claim, accounting for some 40 percent of cases filed.  The quick definition is the failure of a physician to identify and then appropriately treat a medical condition, either by not identifying a problem at all or by misidentifying a problem as one thing when it is really something else.  There are many reasons why a physician might fail to diagnose or misdiagnose a condition… Read more

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims from Experienced Queens Personal Injury Attorneys
In Queens, just like elsewhere in New York City, medical malpractice cases involve getting compensation for individuals who have been harmed by a physician, allied health professional or facility’s actions or failure to act.  Experienced New York personal injury lawyers know medical malpractice cases can be complex and difficult cases to pursue because the law and procedures are intricate, the standards to prove vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and expert witness testimony is always required to make the case.  Following are brief descriptions of some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims made in Queens and elsewhere in New York City.  Read more

Finding an Effective New York Accident Attorney: Four Characteristics
All New York City accident lawyers are definitely NOT the same, and with the cost of medical treatment continuing to rise, it is more important than ever for auto accident victims to make sure they seek professional advice.  A thorough understanding of New York’s No-Fault insurance laws is definitely important, but that knowledge alone isn’t nearly enough to qualify an attorney to effectively represent an injured client.  So what are the characteristics to look for when you need an effective personal injury attorney?  Read more

How New York’s No-Fault Laws Impact Accident Victims’ Compensation
New York’s no-fault laws were designed to make it easier for victims to recover their first-party expenses related to personal injuries sustained in the accident, like medical bills, lost wages and other incidental expenses, without having to go through the sometimes difficult and time-consuming process of proving fault or negligence in an accident.  As a result, under New York’s no-fault laws, the process of compensation for medical expenses and lost wages has been streamlined, but pain and suffering claims are not allowed.  Read more

Five Crucial Reasons to Hire an Experienced NYC Car Accident Attorney
There are so many variables involved in car accidents that affect the outcome of any claims arising from them, and the best way to handle a particular auto accident case is different depending on the individual circumstances.  As a result, it is essential to seek advice from an accident law firm that has a broad range of experience with many types of accidents and injuries to make sure your rights are fully protected and you are compensated for all of the injuries you sustained.  Read more

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