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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January 3, 2018

The Bomb Cyclone is Coming – Winter Weather Tips

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..

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December 14, 2017

New York Court of Appeals Clarifies Statute of Limitations in “Wrongful Birth” Cases

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..

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December 12, 2017

Happy Hanukkah from Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP

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..

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December 8, 2017

Top 6 Things to do if You Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

The winter weather season is rapidly approaching. During this season, snow and ice accidents are a major cause of personal injuries. If you have an accident and fall on snow and ice, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help –..

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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 30, 2017

Barry Washor Settles Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Case for $10.85 Million Dollars

The partners and staff wish to congratulate our partner, Barry Washor, for settling a Brooklyn Medical Malpractice case during trial for the amount of $10.85 million dollars. It is believed that this result ranks among the highest medical malpractice settlements of 2017. Congratulations also to our Partner, Kevin McDonald, and all of our exceptional staff,..

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November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP! Please Don’t Drink and Drive!

The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish our clients, colleagues, families and friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!! We are thankful to be part of such a wonderful office and extend our holiday wishes to all. As a reminder, please enjoy the holiday in a safe and responsible manner!!..

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Posted in: News, Personal Injury

November 17, 2017

Jonny Kool Settles Bronx Labor Law 240(1) Case on Behalf of Injured 57-year old Bridge Painter for $3.8 Million

Congratulations to our partner, Jonny Kool, for the settlement of a Bronx Labor Law case in the amount of $3.8 million. The case involved multiple injuries sustained by a 57-year old bridge painter on May 10, 2013, at the High Bridge Rehabilitation project in Bronx County. The plaintiff was seriously injured when the end 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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