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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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  • The Bomb Cyclone is Coming - Winter Weather Tips

    A new term is now in use for New Yorkers as we as we set to experience a "Bomb Cyclone." What is a "Bomb Cyclone?" According to this article by Forbes.Com , it is essentially a winter hurricane - a powerful low pressure system that rapidly intensifies. Of course, a storm such as this increases the risk of accidents due to snow and ice on the streets and sidewalks which are a major cause of ...
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  • New York Court of Appeals Clarifies Statute of Limitations in "Wrongful Birth" Cases

    In New York, a medical malpractice action for "Wrongful Birth" has been recognized since the New York Court of Appeals rendered their 1978 decision in the case Becker v. Schwartz . This cause of action allows parents to recover monetary damages from a negligent physician for the extraordinary care and treatment expenses of a child with a congenital disability resulting from the failure of their ...
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  • Happy Hanukkah from Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP

    We at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish all of our friends and clients who celebrate a very happy Hanukkah! If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of the negligence of another person or company, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see if you have grounds for a ...
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  • Top 6 Things to do if You Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

    The winter weather season is rapidly approaching. During this season, snow and ice accidents are a major cause of personal injuries. If you have an accident and fall on snow and ice, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help - you or someone on your behalf should call 911 so that the Police can come and assess the situation and ...
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  • Another Bronx Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice Case Resolved by Barry Washor - A $2.4 Million Settlement

    Congratulations to Barry Washor who recently settled a Bronx wrongful death action arising out of medical malpractice committed at a hospital in Manhattan which resulted in the death of a 35-year married mother of 2 children. The action settled just prior to trial in the amount of $2,400,000. He was assisted in the preparation of this matter by our partner, Matthew Maiorana. The plaintiff-decedent ...
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  • Barry Washor Settles Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Case for $10.85 Million Dollars

    The partners and staff wish to congratulate our partner, Barry Washor, for settling a Brooklyn Medical Malpractice case during trial for the amount of $10.85 million dollars. It is believed that this result ranks among the highest medical malpractice settlements of 2017. Congratulations also to our Partner, Kevin McDonald, and all of our exceptional staff, who assisted Barry with the preparation ...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP! Please Don't Drink and Drive!

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish our clients, colleagues, families and friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!! We are thankful to be part of such a wonderful office and extend our holiday wishes to all. As a reminder, please enjoy the holiday in a safe and responsible manner!! If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Bronx Labor Law 240(1) Case on Behalf of Injured 57-year old Bridge Painter for $3.8 Million

    Congratulations to our partner, Jonny Kool, for the settlement of a Bronx Labor Law case in the amount of $3.8 million. The case involved multiple injuries sustained by a 57-year old bridge painter on May 10, 2013, at the High Bridge Rehabilitation project in Bronx County. The plaintiff was seriously injured when the end of a 400 pound vacuum hose (used in sand-blasting operations) came loose as ...
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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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  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP Included in 2018 Best Law Firms in New York City by U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report released their annual listing of "Best Law Firms" rankings. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP was included in the New York City rankings in three practice areas - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. The partners and staff are truly honored to receive this recognition and wish ...
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  • Happy Halloween From Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP!!!

    Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuhcs & Kool, LLP wish all of our friends and families a safe and happy Halloween. Please remember to pay special attention to your children so they can safely "Trick or Treat on this fun and festive day. A special thank you is necessary for our very own Tara Kelly who decorated the conference room seen above and truly is in the Halloween spirit. If you or a loved one have ...
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  • The T-Bone Collision

    Have you ever the expression that a car was "T-Boned" and wondered what it meant? A T-bone accident is one in which the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. These collisions thus form the shape of a "T". Such accidents are also commonly referred to as "side impact" collisions or "broadside" type accidents, since the broad or long side of a vehicle is struck by another ...
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  • 10 Safety Tips to Prepare for a Safe Winter in New York

    Winter is that time of year which can bring its own unique circumstances that make accidents more likely and dangers more catastrophic. Of course, not all accidents are preventable, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize accidents and the potential impact on yourself and your family. Below are a list of 10 Safety Tips to prepare for the upcoming winter from the perspective of experts in ...
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  • Roof Collapse in Brooklyn Injures 6 Construction Workers - a Labor Law 240 Case?

    This morning, at approximately 9:47am, 6 construction workers were injured in Brooklyn when the roof they were working on collapsed to the basement of the Brownstone building. According to CBS New York , the workers were putting up cinder blocks on the roof when the collapse occurred. 6 workers were reported injured with 4 in serious condition. A roof collapse like the one described above could ...
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  • The Danger of Drones Colliding With Airplanes Becomes a Reality

    Just because something has not happened yet does not make it unlikely or not foreseeable. Worries about drones colliding with aircraft have been there for a long time now. Those worries became reality when a drone collided with a small commercial plane in Canada last week according to a report in the New York Post . This marks the first time in North America that such a collision has occurred ...
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