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Medical Malpractice At The VA

In the fall of 2017, after investigating 100 medical malpractice cases, the Department of Veteran Affairs (the “VA”) reported 88 were attributable to the treating VA physician. What’s worse, the investigation discovered that the agency made a significant effort to conceal these incidents of malpractice, most of which were blamed on one sole physician, Dr. Thomas Franchini.  (more…)

Was Your Child Injured At School? What You Need To Know About Negligent Supervision Cases

If your child has suffered an injury at school, you may have a claim based on negligent supervision. Schools and daycare facilities have an affirmative duty to properly supervise children left in their care. When a parent leaves their child at school, under NY law the school stands in the shoes of the parent, and is the child’s de facto guardian.  As such they have a duty to ensure the child’s safety and well being. (more…)

Lead Poisoning – The NYC Housing Authority Scandal That Shocked The City

Recently, residents of New York City’s public housing system discovered that, for nearly four years, the New York City Housing Authority had failed to conduct lead paint inspections mandated by federal rules and city law. Even more shocking was that NYCHA filed a false report with the federal government in October 2016, certifying that the Housing Authority had conducted lead paint inspections, although city officials knew otherwise. (more…)

Laws That Motorcycle Riders Must Know

Laws That Motorcycle Riders Must KnowMotorcycle riders are at greater risk of serious injury than the operators of automobiles since they are directly exposed to other vehicles and the road itself. To operate a motorcycle in New York requires a Class M or MJ Operator’s License or Learner’s Permit. (more…)

New Yorkers May Not Use Portable Electronic Devices While Driving

New Yorkers May Not Use Portable Electronic Devices While DrivingThere are many types of distractions which can  occur while operating any type of motor vehicle. or something as benign as observing the weather or scenery, The consequences of these distractions can be catastrophic. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Bureau recently released a report that indicated distracted driving caused 3,450 fatalities in 2016. (more…)

Motorcycle Riders And No-Fault Insurance

While motorcyclists must observe the same rules of the road and be accorded the same rights as the operators of all other vehicles, the insurance laws of New York differ significantly for motorcycles primarily because motorcycles are not motor vehicles within the meaning of the state’s No-Fault insurance law. (more…)