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  • Five Attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP Included in New York Super Lawyers for 2017

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to offer a heart-felt congratulations to the five (5) attorneys in our office who were named as Personal Injury Super Lawyers in New York for 2017. Barry A. Washor, Dallin M. Fuchs, Jonny Kool, Christopher L. Sallay and Matthew Maiorana each were recognized in this way and have been so recognized for multiple consecutive ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay Included in 2017 New York Super Lawyers for FIfth Straight Year

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to extend congratulations to our partner, Christopher L. Sallay, for his inclusion in the 2017 New York Edition of Super Lawyers. This marks the 5th year in a row that Chris has been included in Super Lawyers. Additionally, our firm is incredibly proud to have five(5) of our lawyers included in Super Lawyers. Chris has ...
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  • Negligence or Not? 6 Nursing Home Residents in Florida Dead Due to Power Loss from Hurricane Irma

    An air conditioning failure due to power loss resulting from Hurricane Irma claimed the lives of 6 elderly residents of a Florida nursing home. According to CBS New York, a criminal investigation is underway concerning the nursing home for their failure to evacuate the residents and a failure to have the air conditioning connected to the backup generator. Reports indicated that the facility did ...
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  • Matthew Maiorana Included in New York Super Lawyers for the 5th Straight Year

    The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Matthew Maiorana, for being included in the 2017 edition of New York Super Lawyers . This marks the 5th straight year that Matt has been included in this publication. After spending years in practice defending the City of New York, Matt decided to represent private individuals injured through the ...
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  • JAMA - Doctors Should Not Be Afraid to Serve as Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases

    JAMA - the Journal of the American Medical Association - recently published an article which encourages doctors to review and participate in medical malpractice cases, whereas medical professionals have been reluctant to do so in the past. The article by Dr. Jeffrey L. Brown, is entitled "Trials and Tribulations" and offers a physician's perspective on the role of an expert in a medical ...
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  • Barry Washor Named to Super Lawyers for 11th Straight Year

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Barry Washor , for being named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers. This is the 11th straight year that Barry has been included in Super Lawyers. We are all proud of Barry and this recognition of his incredible legal acumen and outstanding career in the law. If you or a loved one have suffered ...
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  • Cosmetic Buttocks Injection Takes Life of 31-year Old Harlem Woman - "Clinic" Under Investigation

    Cosmetic procedures at New York clinics are the subject of much scrutiny and publicity in recent years. Questions exist over their regulation, licensing, and safety protocols. Another tragedy, reported by CBS New York , involved the death of a 31-year old Harlem woman named Latesha Bynum who passed away shortly after she received a cosmetic injection into her buttocks. Questions arose as the ...
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  • Medical Malpractice in Foreign Countries - What You Need to Know

    Individuals who have suffered an injury due to a botched surgery can face many hardships. Surgical malpractice may cause patients to suffer serious injuries and may be fatal in some cases. A recent trend involves patients seeking medical treatment overseas due to a variety of reasons, mainly involving the costs associated with elective procedures which are not covered by insurance. Unfortunately, ...
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  • Lung Cancer and What You Should Know About Its Diagnosis and Treatment

    Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today. Due to the high fatality rate associated with lung cancer, successful treatment relies on the cancer being identified in its earliest stages. Early and accurate diagnoses often make the difference between life and death. In a recent article by CNN Health , doctors reveal 10 things they want the public to know about lung ...
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  • The Importance of the Early Detection and Treatment of Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease season in New York is expected to be the worst ever according to experts. As reported by CBS New York , there has been a population explosion of the white-footed mice that host the Lyme-carrying ticks. The early diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease is critical in terms of overall patient health and curability. It is expected that over 300,000 people will get Lyme disease this year ...
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  • The Real Dangers of Insurance Companies Denying Medical Treatment for Immunodeficient Patients

    Health insurance is a business. Often times, their decisions are driven by loopholes, finances and bureaucracy. In a recent article, CNN reports about the effects that health insurance denials have on a class of patients suffering from immunodeficiency. These patients require this treatment to enable them to lead normal lives. According to the CNN Article , "35,000 to 50,000 people in the U.S. are ...
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  • Please Support Lavern's Law to Aid Victims of New York's Unjust Medical Malpractice Laws

    In New York, a victim of medical malpractice may be precluded from suing a negligent doctor because the Statute of Limitations has expired before they even knew that medical malpractice was committed. This unjust reality is the subject of Lavern's Law which would allow victims of medical malpractice the right to sue within a certain time period running from the date of discovery that medical ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Not all birth injuries are the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice. Some brain injuries can still occur, even in the most competent and careful medical hands. However, medical professionals do make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, and sometimes even death of an infant. When this happens, it is important to consult with a team of knowledgeable legal professionals who ...
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  • Five Common Signs That You May Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice

    Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex types of personal injury lawsuits. Often, it is not clear if you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice. There are very few absolutes in the field of medicine and a good outcome is rarely guaranteed. However, patterns tend to emerge and there are frequently signs that medical malpractice may have occurred. In many cases, ...
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  • Medical Malpractice or Not? Bill Paxton Dies from Complications Due to Heart Surgery

    Famous actor, Bill Paxton, passed away due to complications from heart surgery over the weekend. According to various news reports, including NewsMax Health , the 61-year old movie and television star had a fatal stroke following the heart procedure. Heart procedures carry a very small percentage of risk as related to the possibility of a stroke. When a stroke occurs, the damages can be ...
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  • Erin Andrews' Story Affirms Importance of Proper Physicals and Early Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

    Cervical Cancer has been in the news of late given the recent article in the journal Cancer documenting that cervical cancer has a higher death rate than experts previously believed. Today, another story about cervical cancer garnered media attention when it was revealed that Erin Andrews, a well-known sports reporter for Fox Sports, overcame a battle with cervical cancer in 2016 and was able to ...
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  • Recent Study Shows that Cervical Cancer Has a Higher Death Rate than Experts Previously Thought

    Cervical cancer is a highly preventable form of cancer in the United States due to the availability of screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papilloma virus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that woman are dying from cervical cancer at a much higher rate than previously thought. According to an article from CNN , based upon a study from the ...
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  • Barry Washor Included in Gerry Oginski's List of 10 Great Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys in New York

    Gerry Oginski is a top New York Medical Malpractice attorney and expert on legal issues. He is well-known for his use of technology and social media to educate consumers and those in the legal profession. As a trusted expert in the legal profession, he named 10 Great New York Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys which included our partner, Barry Washor. The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, ...
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  • U.S. News & World Report Names Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP to the 2017 New York City Rankings of Best Law Firms for Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation

    Queller, Fisher, Washor Fuchs & Kool, LLP is proud to announce that the U.S. News & World Report has named our firm to the 2017 New York City Rankings of Best Law Firms for both Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. As stated in the Press Release from U.S News - Best Lawyers: "Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with ...
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  • $25 Million Awarded to Connecticut Woman Whose Leg Was Amputated Due to Medical Malpractice

    A failure to timely diagnose a blood clot led to the amputation of a Connecticut woman's leg. That was the finding of a jury in Trumbull, CT according to a report by CBS New York . At the time of the malpractice, the plaintiff was 18 years old. She apparently went to the hospital with complaints of leg pain and was diagnosed as having an arterial blood clot. The defendant, an on-call vascular ...
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  • Ben Stiller Discusses Importance of PSA Test for Early Detection and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is among the most deadly cancer types for men, but it is also the most detectable and treatable if caught in a timely fashion. Ben Stiller explained the important of having a PSA test as a 48-year old man. In an article by the New York Daily News stemming from an interview with Howard Stern, Stiller revealed how the routine PSA blood test led to an early diagnosis of prostate ...
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  • Codeine in Cough Syrup Presents Risk of Death and Should Not Be Prescribed to Children

    Codeine has long been included as a cough suppressant in cough syrup. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged doctors to stop prescribing medications which contain codeine to children under the age of 18. Codeine is converted into morphine by the liver and has resulted in life-threatening or fatal breathing reactions. The AAP report, published online Sept. 19, calls for improved ...
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