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..
As a firm with decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases, the law firm of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP has represented victims injured due to various types of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, a medical error involving the incorrect administration of medicine is a scenario that arises more frequently than most would believe. These..
Bus accidents are often among the most tragic and involved personal injury matters largely due to the number of people who are often injured as a result. Recently, the terrible crash involving the Canadian Junior ice hockey team from Humbodlt, Saskatchewan resulted in the deaths of 15 people and a number of other injuries. This..
Construction Worker Killed at Wynn Boston Harbor
OSHA is investigating the death of a construction worker who died due to injuries sustained at the Wynn Boston Harbor construction site in Everett, Massachusetts on Tuesday according to a report by Fox 25 News in Boston. The exact circumstances are still under investigation. In New York, construction accidents such as the one described above..
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 Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 –..