Category: Wrongful Death

November 26, 2018

The Maternal Mortality Crisis and New York Medical Malpractice

The United States of America has the highest mortality rate for women during childbirth than any other developed country.  Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States have risen since 2000 while other countries’ rates have gone down.  Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine has called for standardized care for the treatment of women in labor..

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October 2, 2018

Drunk Driver Crashes Into Boy Scout Troop Killing a 12-Year Old Boy

Drunk driving continues to plague our country and state.  This time, a drunk driver drove his vehicle into a troop of Boy Scouts on Sunday, September 30, 2018, just before 2:00pm.  The accident occurred in Manorville, New York in Suffolk County on David Terry Road.  According to a report by the Riverhead Patch, Boy Scout..

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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 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 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 Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by..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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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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November 7, 2017

Barry Washor Settles Bronx Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice Case for $2.7 Million

Congratulations to Barry Washor who recently settled a Bronx wrongful death action arising out of medical malpractice committed at a hospital in lower Manhattan which resulted in the death of a 36-year old unmarried mother of 4 children. The action settled just prior to trial in the amount of $2,700,000.  The case involved a 36..

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September 13, 2017

Negligence or Not? 6 Nursing Home Residents in Florida Dead Due to Power Loss from Hurricane Irma

An air conditioning failure due to power loss resulting from Hurricane Irma claimed the lives of 6 elderly residents of a Florida nursing home. According to CBS New York, a criminal investigation is underway concerning the nursing home for their failure to evacuate the residents and a failure to have the air conditioning connected to..

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August 1, 2017

Cosmetic Buttocks Injection Takes Life of 31-year Old Harlem Woman – “Clinic” Under Investigation

Cosmetic procedures at New York clinics are the subject of much scrutiny and publicity in recent years. Questions exist over their regulation, licensing, and safety protocols. Another tragedy, reported by CBS New York, involved the death of a 31-year old Harlem woman named Latesha Bynum who passed away shortly after she received a cosmetic injection..

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