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We treat every individual with dignity and respect and strive to apply our unique brand of personal, caring service to every client.

We understand the stress, anxiety and frustration which can result from an injury. We know how difficult it can be to remain hopeful when financial pressures are looming.Let us apply our proven track record of success to your case. Your job is to recover from your injuries. Our job is to tkae on your legal struggles and to win you the compensation that you deserve.

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Our Commitment to Our Clients:

  • We will provide you with personal, thoughtful service.
  • We will return your calls promptly.
  • We will provide you with an honest evaluation of your case.
  • We will work quickly to process your medical bills and lost income claim.
  • We will aggressively pursue your case to win you the maximum compensation.

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Summer!

Focus on Outdoor Accidents

It’s finally here after a long, cold winter.

This issue will focus on outdoor and summer activities, such as camps, public parks, and amusement and recreational parks. If you or a family member are injured, call us as soon as possible so that we can investigate promptly, which is often the key. We can help in both New York-based accidents and out-of-state accidents. We have even handled accidents occurring outside the country.

We wish you and your family a wonderful summer.

Summer Camp Injuries

When parents send their children to camp, the camp is required to exercise the same degree of care over the child as would the parent. This means that the camp must take care of the child entrusted to it in the same manner as the parent would.

This legal concept is called in loco parentis, i.e., the camp stands in the shoes of the parent. more >

Accidents in Public Parks

Most public parks in New York City are owned and operated by the City. For example, Central Park and Prospect Park. However, there has been a trend for new parks to be owned by the City while being operated by a separate, non-profit corporation.

For example, the High Line Park, a former elevated freight rail line, is owned by the City but is operated by Friends of the High Line. In an accident on the High Line, the private corporation might ultimately be liable. more >

Amusement Parks

Amusement parks can present special problems when an accident occurs. One problem is the “assumption of risk” defense where the injured party is an adult. The park will claim that the customer assumed the risk of injury since rides present some risks.

We urge you to call us so that your accident can be investigated promptly. more >

Elise Alpert RN, MPA, JD

Elise Alpert has joined the firm as “of counsel” for dangerous drugs,  medical devices, and medical malpractice.

Elise has interviewed thousands of clients who are victims of dangerous drugs and medical products, such as breast implants, trans-vaginal mesh, Baycol, Phen-Fen, Vioxx, Stryker and DePuy artificial hips.  She constantly investigates drugs and devices which pose a risk to consumers.  She is presently researching testosterone as causing heart attack and stroke. more >

Lipitor and Diabetes in Women

Studies have linked the drug to an increased risk of potentially serious injuries, including muscle damage, kidney problems and diabetes. Current Lipitor litigation is focused on women who have developed type 2 diabetes.

By consolidating these lawsuits from across the United States into a mass tort, the court will be able to conserve resources, avoid duplication of discovery, and prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings. If you are interested in pursuing Lipitor / Diabetes cases, call us today. more >

Dangerous Drugs

There is a danger of heart attacks, stroke, and death from the use of prescription testosterone. There has been no warning given by the manufacturers, and we see this as a basis for liability.

Both Fosamax and Boniva cause bone fractures, such as the femur (leg) and the jaw bone. Ironically, both drugs treat bone disease and degeneration, such as osteoporosis. Most of these bone fractures require corrective surgery. more >

In Memoriam: Phyllis “Melody” Sorrentino (1955-2014)

Phyllis Marie “Melody” Sorrentino, one of our senior paralegals, passed away on March 4, 2014. She had just turned 59.

She preferred her nickname,“Melody,” adopting it because she loved to sing, and she sang in several church choirs. Melody was one of our longest serving paralegals. Melody was an integral part of our office family, and she will be missed. more >

From Our Case Files

$475,000 Settlement for Death Caused by Failure to Diagnose Liver Cancer - The client, a Metropolitan Museum guard, died from liver cancer. There was a one year delay in diagnosing the cancer on an MRI in June, 2010, which showed spots on the liver. The doctor told the client that the spots were trivial and that no further work-up was required. The client had further MRI’s in 2010 and 2011, and the doctor told the client that the mass was not cancer. In fact, the doctor should have followed-up since the MRI’s showed evidence of deadly liver cancer. This case was handled with our medical malpractice counsel.

$300,000 Settlement for Construction Accident Involving a Falling Pipe - Our client sustained a shoulder injury (rotator cuff tear) requiring surgery. He was part of a team demolishing offices in Times Square. A metal conduit pipe fell from the ceiling and hit him on the shoulder. We claimed a violation of Labor Law 240 which protects workers against falling objects. Our claim was hotly contested based on unclear legal precedents, and our client was not assured a recovery in court. The case was settled in a mediation.

$230,000 Settlement for Ceiling Collapse in Florida Motel - The client sustained lower back injuries requiring surgery as a result of a ceiling collapsing on her while in the bathroom in her Florida motel room. The motel had the usual defense of “no notice.” The case was settled in pre-litigation with the assistance of our Florida counsel.

$225,000 Settlement for Auto Accident - Our client, a pedestrian, was struck by an inattentive motorist. Our client sustained a fractured knee (tibial plateau) which required surgery(open reduction and internal fixation) and about four months out of work. Fortunately, the client, a school nurse, was able to return to her normal activities after her convalesce. This case was settled at mediation.

$219,000 Settlement for Construction Accident - The client sustained a torn rotator cuff (shoulder) requiring surgery. He had tripped over the stub of a pipe on the roof of a new Upper West Side apartment house under construction. The pipe stub was sticking-out of the roof and was intended to be hooked-up to an outdoor stove. The client was backing down a dolly filled with construction material from a ramp from the elevator. The pipe was located at the end of a ramp from the elevator, and the ramp could have been placed in a safer place so as to prevent a tripping hazard in a heavily traveled area.

Practice Areas

AccidentsMedical Devices and Dangerous Drugs New York City
Automobile and Transportation Accidents Disability/Life Insurance Issues Schools
BuildingFires & Explosions Personal Injury
Bus/Subway/TrainHospital & Nursing HomesProfessional Malpractice
Construction Accidents InsuranceSidewalk & Roadway
Defective Products Medical Malpractice
Workplace Accidents