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  • Barry Washor Settles Bronx Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice Case for $2.7 Million

    Congratulations to Barry Washor who recently settled a Bronx wrongful death action arising out of medical malpractice committed at a hospital in lower Manhattan which resulted in the death of a 36-year old unmarried mother of 4 children. The action settled just prior to trial in the amount of $2,700,000. The case involved a 36 years old woman who was admitted to the hospital on September 8, 2011 ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fatal Fall at Manhattan Construction Site Results in Stop-Work Order from New York City Buildings Department

    A worker at a Manhattan construction site plunged 10 stories to his death on Monday when the wooden platform on which he as standing collapsed. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the 62-year old man was doing a survey on the 16th floor when the tragedy occurred. He fell 10 stories before landing on the 6th floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The New York City Buildings ...
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  • Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Cross-over Collision on Route 78

    Cross-over accidents are often the most deadly and tragic type of motor vehicle accident because of the forces involved and their sudden, unexpected nature. On Tuesday morning, an off-duty Summit police officer, Matthew Tarentino, was on his way to work when the tragedy occurred. According to a report by CBS New York , a vehicle heading westbound on Interstate 78 crossed over the grass median and ...
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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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  • 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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