August 29, 2013

Parents of Crane Accident Victim Reach $1 Million Settlement

The parents of Michael Simermeyer—a construction worker who was killed in a crane accident last year—have agreed to a $1 million settlement with Liberty Mutual. Simermeyer’s parents filed suit in October of 2012 claiming negligence on the part of Yonker’s Contracting Company—the manager of the construction project. The parents claimed several inspections were missed resulting..

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August 13, 2013

Nonprofit Group Push to End Cap on Pain and Suffering Damages

California Group Propose Ballot Measure to Raise Limit on Pain and Suffering Compensation Consumer Watchdog California(CWC), a nonprofit organization committed to protecting taxpayers from special interest groups, are pursuing a ballot measure to raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in California medical malpractice cases from $250,000 to $1.1 million. CWC anticipate they will..

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Posted in: Uncategorized

January 17, 2013

Elderly Deaths by Bed Rails Prompt Federal Investigation

New York personal injury attorneys have learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched a federal investigation into the deaths of dozens of elderly people killed due to problems relating to bed rails. These devices are intended to help prevent people from falling out of the bed. However, what’s often happening is people are..

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Posted in: Wrongful Death

January 17, 2013

Murray Hill Ceiling Collapse Injures Three Workers

On January 8, 2013, NY1 reported that a ceiling collapsed in a historic building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill section. The building was undergoing renovations at the time of the collapse. Unfortunately, this is not the first incident of a ceiling collapse in recent years, but it is the most recent example of the potential dangers..

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Posted in: Utility Injuries

January 17, 2013

New York City Hospitals: Better Care Not Just About Fewer Malpractice Suits

Towards the end of December 2012, WNYC published an article indicating that New York City hospitals had been effective at reducing medical malpractice claims and settlement costs. According to the article, the number of lawsuits filed against the city’s public hospitals in the prior 10 years had dropped by 28 percent and the dollar amounts..

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice