Highlighting Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Issues Affecting New Yorkers


Men at Work

A construction company owner who ignored repeated warnings by the Department of Buildings to install guardrails at a building site has been charged with manslaughter  and indicted in connection with the death of a worker who fell six stories to his death. This story highlights the hazards of construction jobs and the need to insure that laws protecting workers are enforced.

The dangers involved in construction and scaffolding work led the New York State Legislature to pass Labor Law Section 240 and 241(6) to protect construction workers. Scaffold and ladder accidents are usually caused by negligent construction, placement or maintenance of a scaffold or ladder, or a failure to provide workers with protection from the hazards of working at a height. When a contractor or owner fails to provide appropriate safety equipment, a resulting fall can cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. Read More→

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Unsafe Injections

Thursday, January 31st, 2013


When you roll up your sleeve to get an injection do you ever think about asking the doctor or nurse whether they are reusing the needle? Most people would never think to, but unsafe injections are a serious and potentially deadly problem.

The recent articles regarding thousands of patients in upstate New York who may have been exposed to life threatening diseases due to hospitals reusing insulin pens are only the most recent example of how unsafe injection practices can expose patients to deadly illnesses. Read More→

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Dangerous Doc Finally Loses License

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

After 40 malpractice cases and multiple complaints to the state, the Department of Health finally revoked the license of Dr. Robert Cattani, calling him an “imminent threat to the health and safety” of New Yorkers.

According to a Daily News article, Dr. Cattani’s incompetence resulted in injuries ranging from blindness to life threatening renal failure. Many patients blasted the DOH, complaining that the process of revoking Dr. Cattani’s license took too long. Read More→

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Breast Cancer Detection Law Signed

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Good news for New Yorkers!  Our State signed into law an important new measure to help promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The new law, which will take effect in 180 days,  will provide women with important information they need to make decisions regarding their health.   Read More→

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