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
Trust accompanies a visit to a doctor’s office or hospital. However, when a medical provider overlooks or fails to diagnose a serious medical condition, such as cancer, the consequences can be devastating. In cancer cases, a delayed diagnosis due to medical error can often turn curable cancer into a terminal one.
To make matters worse, some of these patients do not find out about the medical...Read More
Today marks the anniversary of the devastating Black Sunday fires in 2005, which killed or severely injured seven members of the FDNY. First, Brooklyn firefighter Richard Sclafani died when overcome by smoke at a private house fire. On that same day, five firefighters and a lieutenant became trapped in a Bronx apartment that was consumed by flames and were forced to jump five stories from a...Read More
For years, the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) has claimed it made required annual inspections of its apartments for lead paint. However, the Department of Investigations charged Tuesday that NYCHA stopped doing all annual inspections from 2012 through 2014 and continuing into 2016 on thousands of apartments. Tenants of these apartments have potentially been exposed to lead paint which is...Read More
Construction safety is a high priority for Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC), as we have had years of success recovering millions of dollars for workers injured or killed on-site. Thankfully, this has also been a hot topic among New York’s public officials and lawmakers, who have enacted a new law to help mitigate the risks of such tragedies.
In October 2017, New York...Read More
Construction workers encounter safety risks in all phases of their jobs, whether their feet are on the ground or behind the wheel. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) has represented workers who have been injured or killed while driving to, from and for work.
The statistics for transportation-related occupational injuries and fatalities are staggering. According to...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, PC (SPBMC) has successfully represented demolitionists and other construction professionals who have been injured or killed while on-the-job. Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction, from falling objects and toxic exposure to electrocution and musculoskeletal injuries. However, structures slated for demolition are...Read More
Patients suffer when medical doctors and dentists do not quickly act upon indicators of illnesses during routine check-ups. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo PC (SPBMC) represented a woman whose neglectful doctors made life unbearable in her final days.
Mary was a wife and mother in her 60s when, during a dental visit, a suspicious white spot was found on her tongue. She was referred...Read More
Owners who fail to safeguard their buildings can be held responsible for damaging nearby properties and businesses. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) represented an owner whose only building was destroyed due to the negligence of the adjacent property owner and their lack of fire prevention equipment.
While the defendant renovated part of a building in Manhattan, a fire...Read More
Doctors and nurses have a duty to provide a hospitalized patient with thorough and appropriate care, and take all complaints seriously. Failure to do so can be extremely harmful. Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) represented a woman whose treatable post-operative symptoms went unnoticed and she suffered life-threatening consequences as a result.
Helen was a 50-year-old...Read More