SPBMC was proud to sponsor the Competition, founded in 1997, which introduces hundreds of middle school students to the judicial system and exposes them to careers in the law. Volunteer lawyers coach the students over the course of four months to prepare them for roles as prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses, and jurors. During the competition, actual judges preside over the mock trials,...Read More
Plaintiff was working in a building near its electrical box when it exploded, injuring him. He sustained a fractured ulna which required surgery and he also sustained burns as a result of the explosion.
There was an explosion in a manhole in the street which supplied electricity to the building where the plaintiff works. The force of this explosion migrated through the conduit which supplied...Read More
Our client felt a lump in her breast and reported it to her Doctor, She was referred for a mammogram and sonogram which were (correctly) interpreted as negative. The doctor did not follow up with plaintiff to investigate the lump. When it began to grow, plaintiff returned (6 months later) for a mammogram which was suspicious and cancer was diagnosed soon thereafter. Plaintiff underwent a...Read More
UFA General Counsel Michael Block and TJ McManus were proud to lecture at the annual delegate convention this year in Atlantic City. SPBMC is honored to have served as the UFA’s General Counsel for nearly the last 40 years. The union’s commitment and support for its Members and their families are examples of Labor at its finest.
Two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel Friday morning, injuring at least 32 people, the New York City Fire Department confirmed. Officials said most of the injuries appeared to be minor.
The accident happened at about 9:50 a.m. in the center tube of the tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River and connects midtown Manhattan and New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,...Read More
Our personal injury attorneys have obtained a $580,000 settlement for an insurance salesman that was pulled over by a police officer and told to come over to the car. While the salesman was standing by the police car, the defendants’ vehicle hit the police car, knocking our client to the ground. Our client was taken to the hospital with neck, shoulder and back complaints.
Subsequently, he...Read More
Our client had a 7-month-old baby and was three months pregnant with her second child when her husband died from complications of an undiagnosed Dengue fever.
The fever was the result of a mosquito bite in the Dominican Republic. Two days after returning from that country, our client’s husband, a 31-year-old diabetic, went to the emergency room of a hospital complaining of fever, vomiting,...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C has recently obtained a $4.55 million settlement for a delay in delivering infant plaintiff and inadequate monitoring of fetal monitoring strips. The mother of the plaintiff presented to the hospital with decreased fetal movement. She was observed and allowed to be removed from the monitor to walk around for about an hour or so, there was no...Read More
A 26-year-old laborer fell approximately 15 feet while dismantling a scaffold. The plank of the scaffold extended approximately 1 foot beyond the scaffold’s frame. The Plaintiff stepped on the edge of the plank and the plank toppled over with the plaintiff. Plaintiff injured his shoulder requiring shoulder surgery and suffered a fracture of the L2 vertebrae. He missed approximately 16...Read More
On January 31, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed Lavern’s Law. This law changes the time when the statute of limitations begins to run for medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose cancer.
Before this law, plaintiffs had a 2 ½-year window to start a lawsuit that began to run on the date the misdiagnosis occurred. For some patients who found out about the misdiagnosis AFTER the 2 ½...Read More
As part of ongoing philanthropic efforts, representatives from SPBMC took part in the first-ever New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb this past weekend, clocking in as the top corporate fundraiser. The event raised over $40,000 to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Uniformed Firefighters Association Widows and Children’s Fund, and the FDNY Counseling Unit. Eleven members...Read More
A forceful delivery caused severe and permanent injuries in our 5-year-old client. The mother of this young girl retained our law firm to represent her daughter for personal injuries she suffered at birth because the delivering doctor did not use the appropriate techniques and accepted birthing maneuvers when this baby’s arm became stuck behind the pubic bone. This impaction prevented the...Read More