Monthly Archives: February 2015

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What to do if you are injured on the job

The latest statistics for workers in the United States indicate that there were 5.7 million occupational injuries and illnesses among U.S. workers. Accidents on the job result in the deaths of 6,000 workers each year. Recent statistics for New York City show a 14 percent increase in on-the-job deaths over the previous year. This number was mainly due to deaths caused by employees falling from Read More →

State run doctor profiling website faces the budget axe

For the last 14 years, potential patients have had an invaluable tool for choosing a physician in New York State. Now it may be unfunded under Cuomo’s new budget. The New York State Physician Profile website is an indispensable resource for anyone selecting or evaluating a doctor. A group of patient safety advocacy group, including PULSE of NY (Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Read More →

Scaffolding law introduced in Albany

We’ve been following the attempts by the construction industry to weaken or completely abolish New York’s so-called Scaffolding Law. The law protects workers who fall from heights. Now an actual law has been introduced in Albany that will weaken its protections . The law’s real name,  Labor Law 240 is intended to protect workers from the number one cause of injury and death in the construction Read More →

Woman sues herself for damages

A woman is suing herself for negligence after sas in a car crash that killed her husband. The Utah Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman, Barbara Bagley can sue herself in the wrongful death suit. Her insurance company will represent her interests as a defendant in the case. The lawsuit, called Bagley vs. Bagley derives from a car accident in which she was Read More →

CBS’ Elementary plot concerns medical malpractice

The CBS show Elementary will delve into the “world of medical malpractice compensation on the February 19th episode. The show follows a modern day Sherlock Holmes as he solves crimes. There were two synopses released by CBS Holmes and Watson will go inside the world of wrongful death compensation when a serial murderer leaves envelopes of cash on victims as a calling card. Holmes and Read More →

8 plaintiffs file 61 percent of all ADA lawsuits in Pennsylvania

An investigation by the Pennsylvania Record, a legal journal, found that just two law firms and eight individuals are filing the majority of lawsuits alleging businesses in Pennsylvania are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The search looked at the last two-and-a-half-years and found two law firms represented the eight individuals. The Record cites a few cases among which is one filed Read More →

Court rules Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin not for sale

In the world of strange news, a Texas judge has ruled that the coffin that JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was buried cannot be sold. A lawsuit was brought byRobert Oswald, Lee’s brother after he learned the coffin was sold by the funeral home where it was being kept. In 1981, Oswald’s body was exhumed to dispel rumors that a Soviet agent had been buried Read More →

Maimonides Medical Center pays $4.9 million in motorcycle death

Last month we wrote about motorcyclist Jesus Santiago who was hit by a Maimonides Medical Center ambulance and die hours later. Now the Daily News reporting that the hospital has agreed to settle with Santiago’s widow for $4.9 million. Jesus Santiago was a block from his home, on his motorcycle, when a Maimonides Medical Center ambulance ran a red light and hit the 46 year-old.  Read More →

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz files wrongful death suit

Famed trial lawyer Alan Dershowitz is suing the federal government for $17 million in damages in a wrongful death case involving his sister-in-law, Marilyn Dershowitz who was killed while in 2011 while bicycling with her husband in Chelsea. He is suing the feds due to the fact the postal service is a government agency. It was a high-profile pedestrian death case lost by the Manhattan Read More →

Bronx family reach settlement in son’s death

Three years ago Ramarley Graham was chased into his home in the Bronx by NYPD officer Richard Haste. Haste thought Graham was involved in a drug deal. Graham ran into the bathroom with Haste right behind. Then, Haste shot Graham, killing him while his grandmother and 6 year-old brother watched the scene unfold. Last week the City settled a wrongful death suit with the family Read More →