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June 11, 2018

Fatal Boat Accidents Are Often Avoidable Tragedies

  Summer brings many of the joys of enjoying the outdoors and recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, and boating.   Unfortunately, it often gives rise to tragic accidents associated with those activities, particularly when it comes to boating.  According to a report by the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP),..

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May 30, 2018

American Cancer Society Urges Colon Cancer Screening at Age 45, Not 50

Most people approaching the age of 50 knows that their doctor will recommend a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer.  The risk of developing colon cancer increases as you get older. Traditionally, the screening test involves a colonoscopy which requires a bowel prep the day before and a procedure under anesthesia in a hospital or..

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May 7, 2018

Who is Liable for a Homeless Man Killed by Subway Train in Brooklyn?

When tragedies occur, it is natural for people to try to assign blame wherever they can.  From a lawyer’s perspective, the issues are rarely as black and white as the general public would like them to be.  On Friday morning, a homeless man was found dead under a downtown R train in Brooklyn at the..

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April 10, 2018

Russian Woman “Embalmed Alive” is a Clear Case of Medical Malpractice

As a firm with decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases, the law firm of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP has represented victims injured due to various types of medical malpractice.  Unfortunately,  a medical error involving the incorrect administration of medicine is a scenario that arises more frequently than most would believe.  These..

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April 9, 2018

Who is Liable to Passengers Injured or Killed in a Bus Crash?

Bus accidents are often among the most tragic and involved personal injury matters largely due to the number of people who are often injured as a result.  Recently, the terrible crash involving the  Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Humbodlt, Saskatchewan resulted in the deaths of 15 people and a number of other injuries.  This..

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April 4, 2018

Construction Worker Killed at Wynn Boston Harbor

OSHA is investigating the death of a construction worker who died due to injuries sustained at the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site in Everett, Massachusetts on Tuesday according to a report by Fox 25 News in Boston.  The exact circumstances are still under investigation. In New York, construction accidents such as the one described above..

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February 6, 2018

Sleep Apnea a Cause of Hoboken Train Crash According to NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board found that a failure to screen NJ Transit engineer for sleeping disorder caused Hoboken crash.  Obstructive sleep apnea was a factor in the tragic accident according to an article on Lohud.com. Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by..

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January 19, 2018

The “Tide Pod” Challenge – An Attorney’s Perspective

The "Tide Pod" Challenge has been in the news recently as a result of its increasing popularity and general awareness in social media circles. In essence, the "Tide Pod" Challenge involves primarily kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets, or cooking them in frying pans, then chewing them up before spewing the soap..

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January 3, 2018

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..

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December 14, 2017

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..

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