Category: News

January 28, 2019

Scary New York Elevator Incident

Elevator accidents in New York are an infrequent occurrence.  When they occur, they can be extremely scary for passengers as passengers are often helpless and have done nothing to cause the accident.  As reported by the New York Post, a 50-year old woman was trapped inside an elevator for the entire weekend at the premises..

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August 17, 2018

Barry A. Washor and Christopher L. Sallay Named to 2019 Best Lawyers List

We are proud to announce that tow of our partners, Barry A. Washor and Christopher L. Sallay, have been named to the 2019 Best Lawyers list.  Barry was named to the 2019 Best Lawyers list in the areas of  “Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs”.    Chris was named to the..

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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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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on Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by..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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December 12, 2017

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..

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December 7, 2017

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..

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