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How Long Does it Take to Obtain Aid From the Victim Compensation Fund?

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was created to provide compensation for individuals or personal representatives of deceased individuals who have been diagnosed with a 9/11-related illness. Here, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. further explain who is eligible for aid from the VCF…

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Electric Car Batteries May Pose Greater Risk of Fires

In May, a fatal driverless Tesla crash that occurred in Houston prompted scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot feature and the marketing around it. This tragic outcome led to an unsettling finding—the crash that killed the two men sparked a tremendous electrical fire that took hours to extinguish, compared to just minutes it would take to…

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SPBMCC Attorneys Recover $2,250,000 for the Family of a Medical Malpractice Victim

On March 22, 2021, SPBMCC attorneys Eleni Coffinas and Elyssa Shifren reached a settlement totaling $2,250,000 for the family of a medical malpractice victim. The plaintiff, a 54-year-old mother of two adult children, passed away after defendants failed to diagnose her rare malignant spinal tumor.   About the Case   After complaining of leg pain,…

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Defining the Medical Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice

Doctors spend years of rigorous schooling and residency in order to earn the ability to practice medicine on others. While most doctors carry out their duties to a high degree of success every single day, sometimes doctors make errors that can lead to inadequate care, injuries and even death. These errors, called medical negligence, can…

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An Overview of New York Birth Injury Law

For many couples, there is no greater joy than having a child. But for some, unnecessary and careless errors in care leading up to or during delivery can have severe and lasting consequences on the child and family. New York malpractice law aims to protect mothers and their children from negligent and often irreversible errors…

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