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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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  • Deadly Bus Crash in Queens Kills 3 and Injures At Least 15

    An MTA bus and a tour bus collided in Flushing Queens this morning. As reported by CBS New York , the charter bus was heading east on Northern Boulevard when it struck the MTA bus attempting to turn right onto Northern Boulevard. Among the three dead are the driver of the charter bus, a passenger on the MTA bus and a pedestrian was was pinned between the buses as a results of the collision. The ...
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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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  • Jonny Kool Named to New York Superlawyers for Ninth Straight Year

    The recognition for our partners and leaders continues as Jonny Kool has been included in the 2017 New York Super Lawyers, which marks the 9th straight year Jonny has been included in Super Lawyers. The staff and attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP extend our congratulations to Jonny for this achievement. At the firm, Mr. Kool is known for specializing in particularly difficult ...
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  • Dallin Fuchs Named as New York Super Lawyer for Eighth Straight Year

    Once again, the partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate one of our partners, Dallin Fuchs, for being included in the 2017 edition of New York Super Lawyers. This marks the 8th straight year that Mr. Fuchs has been honored in this way. Mr. Fuchs is well-known throughout the Courts of New York as a fierce trial attorney with incisive courtroom ...
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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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  • SUV Hops Curb and Injures Two Pedestrians Near Lincoln Center

    The injuries suffered by a pedestrian who has been hit by a vehicle may permanently alter the course of their life. On Wednesday morning, an SUV lost control, jumped the curb and struck two pedestrians by the 66th Street- Lincoln Center subway entrance. According to the New York Daily News article , the accident occurred early Wednesday morning and it is unclear what caused the driver of the SUV ...
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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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  • Deadly Cross-Over Accident on Grand Central Parkway Leaves One Dead and Eight Injured

    Cross-over accidents resulting in head-on collisions are among the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents due to their unexpected suddenness and the forces typically involved. According to CBS New York , a cross-over accident on the Grand Central Parkway claimed the life of one person and left 8 others injured. According to this report,the accident occurred at approximately 6:30am on Sunday ...
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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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  • 9-Year Old Wisconsin Boy Burned When Playground Slide Explodes

    Playgrounds and their equipment are heavily regulated and must meet certain safety requirements. However, new and unexpected hazards can still arise. Last week, a 9-year old Wisconsin boy was burned when the slide he was using suddenly bubbled up and exploded according to a report by Fox News . The cause of this accident is still under investigation as slides of this type are installed in ...
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  • Happy 4th of July From Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP! Please Don't Drink and Drive!

    The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July holiday weekend! It is an unfortunate truth that the incidents of drunk driving in New York increase during holiday weekends such as the 4th of July. Please be careful and responsible so you that and your family and everyone else can have a safe and fun holiday. The ...
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  • New York's Transit System Is Broken According to Governor Cuomo

    The epidemic of transit problems plaguing New York in recent months is well-known to New Yorkers and anyone else who relies on the transit system on a regular basis. Delays, failures, emergencies and injuries have become the norm. As reported by CBS New York, Governor Cuomo will be signing an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the MTA. What this means exactly is unclear. ...
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  • "A" Train Derailment in Harlem Injures 17 Straphangers

    On Tuesday, a Brooklyn-bound A Train derailed in Harlem following a power outage. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the incident occurred at approximately 9:45am. Riders reported that the power went out first, and hen the train slammed into the side of the tunnel near 125th Street. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated with 17 reported injuries so far. The New York City subway ...
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  • 26-Year Old Jet-Skier Collides with Boat Near Liberty Island and Sustains Critical Injuries

    In the summer, the number of accidents involving boats and other water activities sharply rise for obvious reasons. As reported by CBS New York , a 26-year old jet skier is in critical condition as a result of injuries he sustained in a collision with a boat near Liberty Island. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time. While the details on the accident remain unknown, the described ...
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  • Gold Handle Exhibits by John Afrides Explains the Day-in-the-Life Video

    A Day-in-the-LIfe video is a powerful tool in the arsenal of an experienced personal injury trial attorney. The well-known and well-respected John Afrides of Gold Handle Exhibits explains the importance of this type of documentary in personal injury litigation. We encourage readers of our blog to visit this website and read the valuable information it contains. We are proud to be a law firm that ...
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  • 9 People Injured in Hell's Kitchen Accident Resulting in SUV Jumping Curb

    A driver's attempt to beat a red light resulted in a chain of collisions ending up with the SUV on the sidewalk and 9 people injured. According to CBS New York , the SUV accelerated through the light and contacted multiple vehicles prior to jumping the curb. Eyewitnesses report that the SUV struck one person on the sidewalk. Eight passengers of vehicles were also injured. The full extent of the ...
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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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  • Carbon Monoxide Leak Overcomes 32 People in Tribeca

    A likely carbon monoxide leak in the basement below Amish Market in Tribeca resulted in 32 people becoming overcome by the deadly gas. The incident occurred at the intersection of Murray Street and West Broadway and the Amish Market was shut down as dozens of fire crews responded to a call for a carbon monoxide leak, according to a report by CBS New York . The entire building was evacuated as ...
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  • Pedestrian Knockdown in Queens Leaves Mother and Two Children Injured

    Pedestrian knockdowns on New York sidewalks are a frightening experience for the victims because the accident usually comes out of nowhere when the victims believe they are in the relative safety of a sidewalk. As reported by CBS New York, a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old and their mother were hit by a car that jumped a curb in Far Rockaway, Queens Wednesday. The victims were all taken to a local ...
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