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 Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by..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