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August 10, 2014
In New York, patients generally have 2 1/2 yrs. from the date of malpractice to commence a lawsuit.  There are several exceptions to this rule.  For example, if a surgeon leaves something in a patient during a surgical procedure, the statute of limitations is measured from when the patient knew or... Read More
June 25, 2014
Thousands of legal cases arose after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, with many accusing airlines and city agencies of faulty and unsafe operations. Ten years later, the lawsuits have been consolidated into four "master cases," and several have ended in settlements.... Read More
Category: Wrongful Death
June 25, 2014
Approximately 28 percent of individuals injured in auto accidents, including those in New York, suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. And, many more individuals all across the country experience mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). Also known as concussions, MTBIs can lead to memory... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
June 25, 2014
Though winter hasn't officially started, signs of its impending arrival are all around us. Many areas of our state have already seen snow, the days are shorter and the long nights are much cooler. In addition to snowflakes, colder temperatures and the cheery holiday season, this time of year brings... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
June 25, 2014
First, what is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an auto-immune disease that is caused by the bite of a deer tick. The tick bites the host mammal it feeds upon, anesthetizes the mammal so it doesn't feel the bite, cements its mouth piece to the mammal and feeds on the mammal's blood. The blood mixes in... Read More
June 25, 2014
New Yorkers hoping for a mild winter may not realize that warmer winter weather brings with it an increase in certain motor vehicle accidents. For instance, collisions with deer on the nation's highways have gone up significantly as a result of milder winter temperatures. According to State Farm... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
January 26, 2014
Metro North Railroad: If you are injured as a result of the negligence of Metro North Railroad, is it necessary to serve the railroad with a formal Notice Of Claim under the New York Public Authorities Law.  The answer is no.  HOWEVER, BEWARE because it is still necessary to put the railroad on... Read More
November 05, 2013
Car Accidents:  Courts are frequently asked to set aside jury verdicts on the grounds that the damages awarded are "shockingly high" or, less frequently, "shockingly low."  In this First Department appeals court decision, the appellate court determined that the victim was not conscious long enough... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
August 25, 2013
DeQuervain's Tendinitis (De Quervain's Tendinosis) occurs when the tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. The word "tendinitis" refers to a swelling of the tendons. Thickening of the tendons can cause pain and tenderness along the thumb side of the wrist. This is... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
August 25, 2013
Trigger Finger:  Trigger finger limits finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight. Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. The tendon sheath attaches to the finger bones and keeps the flexor... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
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