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April 5, 2017

A Patient’s Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

A Patient's Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today, causing 150,000 deaths in 2012 alone. CNN has released a simple guide entitled Lung Cancer by the Numbers to help people understand the types of lung cancer, the symptoms and the potential treatment options. Due to the high fatality rate associated..

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April 3, 2017

5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

Sometimes, the response from culpable parties is reasonable. Other times, the response is absurdly laughable on their face. On Monday morning, three NJ Transit cars derailed at Penn Station causing injuries to 5 people. According to a report by CBS New York, a spokesperson for NJ Transit stated that the derailment was “minor”, despite the..

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March 28, 2017

Drunken Truck Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

Drunken Truck Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

An intoxicated driver of a semi-trailer truck took the life of a fellow driver on Monday night when his truck slammed into a 1997 Toyota sedan killing the 25-year old driver, Caesar Contreras of New Brunswick, New Jersey. CBS New York reported that the truck driver fled the scene but was later tracked down in..

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March 24, 2017

Zone of Danger: Mother Witnesses One-Year Old Daughter Killed by Driver Who Failed to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk

Zone of Danger:  Mother Witnesses One-Year Old Daughter Killed by Driver Who Failed to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk

A terrible tragedy occurred in Queens on Thursday evening which implicates both New York’s “Zone of Danger” rule as well as illustrates New York’s cruel and antiquated Wrongful Death laws. A 1-year old Queens girl named Skylar Perkins was in her stroller being pushed by her mother on Thursday night in Queens at 23rd Avenue..

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March 22, 2017

Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

The answer is YES! There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there in the public, with fear and intimidation often dominating truth and justice. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence, you have the absolute right to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. In such..

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March 21, 2017

3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

Whiplash and other accidents that cause the head to move rapidly back and forth on the spine can cause vertebrae fractures or compression of the spinal disks and nerves. Degenerative disk disease, which can be worsened by an accident, can also cause severe pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is..

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March 16, 2017

New York Should Pass Law Making It Illegal to Fail to Clear Snow and Ice From Your Car

New York Should Pass Law Making It Illegal to Fail to Clear Snow and Ice From Your Car

Winter time presents many hazards and increased chance of injury. Often, simple steps and precautions can be taken to minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others. If your car is covered in snow and ice, please take the time to clean your car thoroughly so as not to drive with chunks of snow..

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March 16, 2017

Brooklyn Woman Killed on Williamsburg Bridge in Accident Involving Intoxicated NYPD Officer

Brooklyn Woman Killed on Williamsburg Bridge in Accident Involving Intoxicated NYPD Officer

A crash on the Williamsburg Bridge left a 21-year old Brooklyn woman dead and a NYPD traffic enforcement agent facing criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among other charges. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident involved a single vehicle traveling eastbound on the bridge at approximately 3:15am. The..

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March 13, 2017

Top 5 Things To Do After a Construction Site Accident

Top 5 Things To Do After a Construction Site Accident

Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our firm represents workers who have suffered any type of negligence-related injury on the work site. These are the top 5 things you should do if..

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March 10, 2017

5 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

5 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Not all birth injuries are the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice. Some brain injuries can still occur, even in the most competent and careful medical hands. However, medical professionals do make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, and sometimes even death of an infant. When this happens, it is important to consult..

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