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Recent Posts in Wrongful Death Category

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brooklyn Woman Killed on Williamsburg Bridge in Accident Involving Intoxicated NYPD Officer

    A crash on the Williamsburg Bridge left a 21-year old Brooklyn woman dead and a NYPD traffic enforcement agent facing criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among other charges. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident involved a single vehicle traveling eastbound on the bridge at approximately 3:15am. The driver and a male passenger were injured, ...
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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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  • A Guide to Finding the Best Law Firm for You

    An accident is among the most traumatic and life-altering experiences an individual can endure. If that accident also results in a serious injury or the death of a loved one, the physical, emotional and financial stress that is caused can be catastrophic. If an accident results in an inability to work, the burden can be unbearable. That is why it is critical to choose a law firm who understands ...
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  • High Winds Pose Danger to New Yorkers, Particularly at Construction Sites

    In New York City, there are many dangers that New Yorkers must be aware of. When a "high wind" warning is issued, another danger is added to the list. In recent years, news reports have identified the risks of high winds particularly at construction sites where cranes, equipment and other debris affected by high winds have resulted in catastrophic or fatal accidents. Recently, this warning had to ...
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  • 67-Year Old Woman Killed in Brighton Beach Pedestrian Accident While Shopping at a Deli

    While shopping at a deli in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, a 67-year old woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle that jumped the curb. According to a report from the New York Daily News , the 85-year old driver of the vehicle involved in the deadly crash was trying to park his vehicle. The car was in reverse and the driver hit the gas causing the vehicle to mount the curb. In ...
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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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  • Auto Transport Truck Kills Woman in Brooklyn as She is Crossing Caton Avenue

    Yet another fatal pedestrian accident has occurred in New York City. This time, a woman was crossing Caton Avenue at St. Paul's Place in the Prospect Park South section of Brooklyn. According to CBS New York , the accident happened at around 8:25pm on Wednesday evening. The offending vehicle was an auto transport truck. Apparently, the driver was unaware that he had struck and killed the ...
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  • New York City Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Are Up, But Traffic Deaths Overall Are Down in 2016

    Car accidents can have long term negative effects on injured individuals and their families. Victims of car accidents may face debilitating injuries, such as brain damage , burns, broken bones, amputations, and internal bleeding. The injuries suffered in car accidents may force the victims and their families to face a number of hardships, such as emotional and financial strain. In addition to ...
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  • Deadly Cross-over Accident in Bronx Kills one, Injures 4 Others

    Head on collisions can have devastating, life-altering consequences for all individuals involved. When a vehicle enters the opposite lane of oncoming traffic, a head-on collision or a "Cross-over accident" occurs. According to a report by CBS New York , this is what happened Thursday night at Boston Road and Wallace Avenue in the Allerton section of the Bronx. The police reported a Toyota Camry ...
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  • Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run leaves 29-year Old Woman Dead

    The rash of hit-and-run accidents that seemed to plague New York City in 2016 has apparently continued into 2017. This time, 29-year old Hermanda Booker was struck was crossing Kings Highway near Nostrand Ave. in Midwood at about 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a white SUV. The SUV fled the scene and officials are still looking for the vehicle according to a report by CBS New York . After she was ...
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  • Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

    Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as reported by CBS New York . There was serious fire, smoke and water damage to the building. ...
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  • Two Construction Workers Killed by Falling Beam at Construction Site in Queens When Hoisting Cable Snapped

    In what was originally reported as a crane collapse, it has now been confirmed that two construction workers were killed when a wire hoisting a beam snapped causing the beam to fall. According to the Gothamist , the beam crushed two construction workers resulting in fatal injuries. The deceased workers were the crane operator and his flag man. The construction site is located in the in the ...
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  • Horrible School Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Six Children

    Parents rely on school buses to safely transport their children to and from school. They expect the operators of those school buses to drive with the safety of their children as the first and foremost concern. Every parent's worst nightmare was realized when they learned that the operator of a school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee crashed the bus into a tree resulting in the deaths of 6 children. ...
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  • 21-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling 40-Feet from Forklift Due to "Mechanical Failure"

    A 21-year-old Belleville, New Jersey man died after sustaining injuries in a fall from a forklift on Friday. According to the Star Ledger , the man was working at a construction site at the Castle Banquet Hall on Route 23 in Pequannock, New Jersey. The worker was standing on a wooden pallet on the fork end of the forklift when an apparent mechanical failure occurred and the fork end detached, ...
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  • Will Platform Barriers Prevent Subway Riders from Falling Onto Tracks?

    New York City straphangers have been falling onto subway tracks with increasing frequency. This has renewed a call from MTA Board members to install doors on subway platforms according to the New York Post . Since September, 27 people have been struck by subway trains, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. It is unclear as to how much platform doors would cost and how such doors would ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay Named “Top 100″ Lawyer in New York by Super Lawyers

    Christopher L.Sallay, a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP , has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” of 2016 in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers . Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in different regions via a multi-phase selection process that involves peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The New York Metro lawyers who receive ...
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