In such a busy state as New York, car accidents are all but uncommon. Distracted driving often plays a significant role in many of these wrecks; on average, nine people are killed each day due to distractions on the road. This amounts to over 3000 fatalities in 2012, notably a decrease from the previous year. Injuries due to distracted drivers, however, reached upwards of 400,000.
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A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania has confirmed a relatively obvious assumption about healthcare: fewer caregivers provide inferior care. While this conclusion is likely no surprise, the reasons for the decline in care are not necessarily as obvious as one might think. For example, the study concluded that the drop in healthcare quality may have more to do with a poor work...Read More
Our attorney Elizabeth Montesano, negotiated a $1.25 Million recovery for a Urologist’s dismissal of symptoms that indicated cancer.
Our Client’s cancer had been diagnosed in October 2011, but it was believed to have been eradicated in November 2011,
when the cancerous tumor was surgically removed from his bladder.
During the four months that followed the surgery, our client was repeatedly...Read More
A $4,300,000.00 settlement was secured just prior to trial on behalf of a child because of her pediatricians’ failure to diagnose a condition of hydrocephalus. This law firm was hired by the father of a young girl with this serious medical condition that went undiagnosed for almost five (5) years. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the cavities deep within the brain. If is...Read More
A 42-year-old construction worker was walking along a 2-foot wide foundation wall carrying materials to the back of a construction site when he lost his balance and fell through an unguarded opening. He fell approximately 15 feet striking his head. The worker was not provided personal fall protection equipment. Defendants argued that the worker could have used a ladder to access the...Read More
Just after graduating college, the plaintiff, a 22-year-old woman, underwent left knee surgery to repair an ACL tendon and have a meniscal tendon transplant due to wear and tear from years of playing basketball in her youth and during college.
This otherwise healthy and active young woman was shocked when she woke up from surgery to find that she had excruciating pain and numbness of her right...Read More
Queens, NY – Today the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, handed down a favorable decision allowing dozens of Rockaway residents and business owners to continue their claims against Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid for property damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy. Despite overwhelming evidence forecasting unprecedented storm surge...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) won a $26 million medical malpractice negligence verdict last week on behalf of its client for past and future pain and suffering.
The plaintiff was a 7-and-a-half-year-old girl who was born deaf, along with other health problems. She was one of two twin girls born in 2010. Symptoms of pre-term labor started when her mother was 21 weeks...Read More