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September 23, 2016

Surveillance Videos: The Dos and Donts for a Personal Injury Plaintiff

Surveillance Videos:  The Dos and Donts for a Personal Injury Plaintiff

Victims of negligence often ask if the defendants and their insurance companies have the right to follow them and videotape them in connection with personal injury lawsuits. They unquestionably do and it is imperative that plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit understand this and accept this as reality. Personal injury lawsuits often resolve for significant..

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September 19, 2016

Codeine in Cough Syrup Presents Risk of Death and Should Not Be Prescribed to Children

Codeine in Cough Syrup Presents Risk of Death and Should Not Be Prescribed to Children

Codeine has long been included as a cough suppressant in cough syrup. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged doctors to stop prescribing medications which contain codeine to children under the age of 18. Codeine is converted into morphine by the liver and has resulted in life-threatening or fatal breathing reactions. The AAP report,..

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September 19, 2016

Eggo Waffles Recalled by Kellogg’s Over Listeria Concerns

Eggo Waffles Recalled by Kellogg's Over Listeria Concerns

Kellogg’s has recalled 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria. According to a report by CBS New York, the recall comes after the company found evidence of the bacteria during routine tests. The waffles — available in 10-count packs with “Used by” dates of..

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September 16, 2016

Architect Killed in Fall from Mid-Town Manhattan Skyscraper Under Construction

Architect Killed in Fall from Mid-Town Manhattan Skyscraper Under Construction

A tragedy occurred on Thursday afternoon when a 52-year old architect from New Jersey fell to his death from a skyscraper under construction in Mid-town Manhattan. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the victim, fell to the ground from the 42nd floor of the 46-floor skyscraper near W. 53rd St. and..

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September 16, 2016

14 Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: A Guide for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

14 Social Media Do's and Don'ts: A Guide for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

14 Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: A Guide for Personal Injury Plaintiffs If you have recently become a plaintiff in a personal injury case please print these words out and read them everyday: “ANYTHING you say online can and WILL be used against you.” As the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels..

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September 15, 2016

Out of Control Truck Crashes Into Citibank in Brooklyn

Out of Control Truck Crashes Into Citibank in Brooklyn

Three people were injured when on out-of-control truck plowed through the window of a Citibank in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn near Ralph Avenue on Thursday morning. According to a report by the New York Post, the injuries did not appear to be serious. The cause of the accident is unknown a this time. Individuals..

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September 14, 2016

Department of Labor Finds Crane Operator to Blame in Deadly TriBeCa Crane Collapse

Department of Labor Finds Crane Operator to Blame in Deadly TriBeCa Crane Collapse

The deadly TriBeCa crane collapse which occurred in February was initially blamed on high winds. However, in a report by ABC Eyewitness News, it has been revealed that the United States Department of Labor (OSHA) has determined that it was operator error which caused this terrible incident. Specifically, the crane operator, in a rush to..

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September 13, 2016

Samsung Smartphone Burns 6-year Old Brooklyn Boy

Samsung Smartphone Burns 6-year Old Brooklyn Boy

In a follow-up to a recent Blog post, and in furtherance of reports concerning Samsung phones, a report from CBS New York reveals that a 6-year old Brooklyn boy was burned while playing a game on his grandmother’s Samsung Galaxy Core cell phone. As described by his mother, the boy was playing on the phone,..

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September 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the Exploding Battery

Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the Exploding Battery

While the details of an obvious recall are being worked out, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to turn the off and to stop charging and using them. The risk of fire and explosion associated with the battery for the popular cell phone is a..

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September 8, 2016

Fatal Car Accident in Suffern Results in the Death of 17-Year Old Yeshiva Student

Fatal Car Accident in Suffern Results in the Death of 17-Year Old Yeshiva Student

A group of Yeshiva students were standing outside their dormitory last night when on off-duty police officer plowed into them after side-swiping another vehicle. In a report by CBS New York, a vehicle was turning into a driveway when the off-duty officer attempted to pass. Contact was made between the vehicles and the passing vehicle..

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