August 6, 2015

Police Use of Long Range Acoustic Device May Have Been Excessive Force

July 17 was the one year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death. After the incident that recently occurred in Dallas, regarding the alleged suicide of Sandra Bland, many people gathered in a collective peaceful protest against police brutality. The protest escalated into a sit-in and the police responded by making arrests and utilizing their new crowd-control..

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Posted in: Police Brutality

August 4, 2015

“Lavern’s Law” Could Drastically Change Medical Malpractice Law in New York

A bill currently waiting for a vote in the senate has the ability to completely change the scope of medical malpractice cases in New York. The law is named after Lavern Wilkinson, a 41-year-old Brooklyn mother who died in 2013 from a form of lung cancer that was believed to be curable. Ms. Wilkinson’s passing..

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

July 23, 2015

Charges Could be Upgraded and Lawsuits May be Filed Following Long Island Limo Crash

Following the limousine accident which left 4 Long Island women dead, investigators are contemplating upgrading the charges against Steven Romeo; the driver of the pickup truck that struck the limo. Mr. Romeo initially ran from the scene of the accident and jumped a nearby fence before being apprehended by police and being charged with a..

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Posted in: Car Accidents

May 5, 2015

Sprue-like Enteropathy Linked to use of the Drug Benicar

A condition known as sprue-like enteropathy has been linked to use of the hypertension medication Benicar. Sprue-like enteropathy is a disease often characterized by celiac-like symptoms which have been known to damage the small intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients. The symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy are wide-ranging, from chronic diarrhea to kidney damage to villous atrophy;..

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April 9, 2015

Two Roommates File Suit After East Village Explosion

According to Syracuse.com, two women who lived close to the East Village blast site are filing lawsuits for suffering injuries and “severe” emotional trauma resulting from the explosion. The suit is being filed against ConEd, 121 Second Avenue landlord Maria Hrynenko, a contractor named Dilber Kukic, and Hyenol Kim, the owner of Sushi Park. Lucie..

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March 2, 2015

Tempers Flare Between MTA Union and City Government

Early last month, an MTA bus struck and seriously injured a 15-year-old girl. Following the accident, the bus driver, Francisco de Jesus, was charged with a criminal misdemeanor. The NYPD were able to file charges in conjunction with Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic law that was passed last summer. The MTA is outraged that..

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January 21, 2015

How Demonstrative Evidence Can Help Sway a Case

We see and hear a lot of things about lawsuits and trials every day as we watch movies and television. While these stories are often dramatic, they may not be providing you with the correct picture of how your litigation process will actually work. A trial following a serious injury is complex and requires your..

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December 29, 2014

Support for New Bill Could Enable More Instances of Medical Malpractice

According to Slate, the New York State Legislature may be on the verge of passing a bill that would provide physicians more legal cover in instances where they have acted negligently. Currently, a doctor is considered negligent if they act in a manner that “deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community.” Recently,..

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