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Established more than 50 years ago, the law firm of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool has successfully represented seriously injured clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases throughout the State of New York. The firm’s lawyers are highly regarded in the profession for their excellence in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Over the years, our firm has won verdicts and settlements of over $1 billion for our clients.

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  • Over 30 Injured in New Jersey Turnpike Bus Accident

    A tractor-trailer collided with a bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 12:30am on Friday. According to a report by CBS New York , the accident occurred in the southbound lane in West Deptford Township. The bus was traveling from New York City to Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. As a result of the collision, the bus flipped onto its side resulting in injuries to over 30 passengers. ...
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  • Fatal Head-On-Collision on Route 22 in Putnam County

    On Tuesday afternoon at around 1:30pm, a fatal car accident occurred on Route 22 just north of the Milltown Road intersection in Brewster, New York. According to a report by the Chappaqua Daily Voice , one person was killed and two others were seriously injured as a result of this head-on-collision. The nature and extent of the injuries remains unknown as the victims were transported to nearby ...
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  • Do Simultaneous Surgeries Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

    Simultaneous or concurrent surgeries are an accepted, if not widely-known, practice among many hospitals and medical providers. As reported by CBS New York , this practice is a profit-driven practice wherein a surgeon has multiple operations occurring at the same facility at the same time. The surgeon does the important parts of the multiple procedures while assistants perform those "routine" ...
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  • Most Construction Worker Deaths in New York City Are to Immigrants from Central and South America

    In 2015, there were 25 deaths involving construction workers in New York City. Of those 25 deaths, 18 involved immigrants, with 13 being from Central and South America according to a report published in Crain's New York Business Magazine . Attorneys who practice construction accident law in New York City are well aware that a large percentage of construction workers are Latin-American immigrants ...
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  • Escalator Malfunction at World Trade Center Oculus Injures 2 People

    An escalator at the Oculus at the World Trade Center buckled causing injuries to two men riding the escalator. According to a report by CBS New York , the incident occurred at approximately 7:00am on Thursday morning. The escalator was shut down by the Port Authority pending further investigation. Escalator accidents, such at the one described above, generally result from negligent inspection and ...
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  • Lead Paint Poisoning a Risk Due to Falling Paint Chips at Queens Elevated Subway Trestle

    Lead poisoning is still a risk endured by residents of New York, particularly children. A recent report by CBS New York indicates that the #7 Train trestle in Queens is under toxic decay with lead levels 44 times greater than acceptable lead levels. Additionally, this problem has existed for decades as that section has not been painted in 35 years. Falling paint chips containing lead pose a ...
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  • Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

    Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Of course, death is a natural part of the circle of life. It is when death comes prematurely that people often seek the counsel and assistance of an attorney. Not all deaths will form the subject of a lawsuit. According to the New York State Department of Health , the 3 most common causes of ...
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  • Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

    Animal attacks are a startlingly regular occurrence that can lead to serious injury or even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than four million bite victims each year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were easily preventable and caused by the negligent action of the pet's owner. Such is exactly what occurred on Thursday afternoon. A 3-year old ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

    Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations , brain injuries , or burns . Many of the catastrophic injuries inflicted in truck accidents ...
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  • A Patient's Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

    Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today, causing 150,000 deaths in 2012 alone. CNN has released a simple guide entitled Lung Cancer by the Numbers to help people understand the types of lung cancer, the symptoms and the potential treatment options. Due to the high fatality rate associated with lung cancer, successful treatment relies on the cancer being ...
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  • 5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

    Sometimes, the response from culpable parties is reasonable. Other times, the response is absurdly laughable on their face. On Monday morning, three NJ Transit cars derailed at Penn Station causing injuries to 5 people. According to a report by CBS New York , a spokesperson for NJ Transit stated that the derailment was "minor", despite the fact that 5 people were injured when three cars from ...
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  • Drunken Truck Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

    An intoxicated driver of a semi-trailer truck took the life of a fellow driver on Monday night when his truck slammed into a 1997 Toyota sedan killing the 25-year old driver, Caesar Contreras of New Brunswick, New Jersey. CBS New York reported that the truck driver fled the scene but was later tracked down in Ridgefield, New Jersey where a breathalyzer test confirmed his intoxication. Criminal ...
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  • Zone of Danger: Mother Witnesses One-Year Old Daughter Killed by Driver Who Failed to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk

    A terrible tragedy occurred in Queens on Thursday evening which implicates both New York's "Zone of Danger" rule as well as illustrates New York's cruel and antiquated Wrongful Death laws. A 1-year old Queens girl named Skylar Perkins was in her stroller being pushed by her mother on Thursday night in Queens at 23rd Avenue and 94th Street in Queens at 8:42 p.m. According to a report by CBS New ...
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  • Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

    The answer is YES! There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there in the public, with fear and intimidation often dominating truth and justice. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone's negligence, you have the absolute right to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. In such an instance, you should seek the counsel and advice of a qualified personal ...
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  • 3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

    Whiplash and other accidents that cause the head to move rapidly back and forth on the spine can cause vertebrae fractures or compression of the spinal disks and nerves. Degenerative disk disease, which can be worsened by an accident, can also cause severe pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is pinched. Doctors often recommend cervical fusion surgery for these types of ...
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