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New York Construction Labor Laws

By David J. Hernandez |

The recent collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans that caused 2 deaths and 19 injuries (with one still missing) brings to mind the importance of construction labor laws in our community of Brooklyn, New York and all throughout the NYC metro area. Although the reason for the collapse is still under… Read More »

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Amusement Park Accident in New Jersey

By David J. Hernandez |

At the annual Deerfield Township Harvest Festival in New Jersey this year a young 10 year old girl was thrown from one of the festival amusement rides. The ride itself is described as rotating the riders in a horizontal circle. The seriously injured girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she was sadly… Read More »

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Brooklyn Sidewalk Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Brooklyn and NYC sidewalks can be dangerous for pedestrians. One moment you are minding your own business, walking to your destination, maybe thinking of tasks you need to complete, a conversation or what to have for dinner. The last thing on your mind is the peril that you could be in from an out… Read More »

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Brooklyn Jury Awards $5M in Medical Malpractice Case

By David J. Hernandez |

In a complicated case medical malpractice case involving both a surgical error as well as a missed diagnosis, Brooklyn jurors found the defendants guilty of medical injury, but not for the death that resulted from it, and the plaintiffs were awarded $5,000,000. The plaintiffs in the case were the family of a Brooklyn, NY… Read More »

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Pelvic Injury Caused by Transvaginal Mesh Implants

By David J. Hernandez |

For decades hundreds of thousands of women have been affected by the use of a transvaginal mesh that were implanted by doctors, surgeons, clinics and hospitals across the nation, and the world. The mesh was used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), mostly in older women, and caused damage… Read More »

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Brooklyn Fire Destroys Homes

By David J. Hernandez |

A recent four alarm fire in the Brooklyn, NY community of Midwood caused extensive damage to 3 homes and injuries to 12 people including one firefighter. It is currently being viewed as a possible arson. Another recent fire in Brooklyn (Greenpoint) burned a restaurant equipment warehouse and injured 5 firefighters. Luckily, no deaths were… Read More »

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Amusement Park Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

There have been a spate of amusement park related accidents in the news this summer, some resulting in serious injuries and deaths. In India two people were killed when the ride they were on snapped in two. In Vancouver the failure of a part caused oil to be poured over the riders as they… Read More »

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Bicyclist Killed in Brooklyn

By David J. Hernandez |

If you are a bicyclist who rides the streets of Brooklyn or NYC, then you surely know how dangerous it can be. From being cut-off by vehicles to poorly maintained roads, your commute or enjoyable ride can turn into a whole different situation. Recently a man was killed while cycling in Brooklyn. He was… Read More »

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Brooklyn School Bus Crash

By David J. Hernandez |

As the beginning of the new school year approaches, we are reminded that there is nothing more important to parents than keeping their kids safe.  A school bus crash in Brooklyn recently resulted in 8 people being injured, most of them children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), although 134 fatalities… Read More »

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NYC Subway Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

There have been many subway related injuries and deaths in New York in recent years and throughout the history of the NYC subway system. One recent accident occurred when a man in The Bronx was almost swept into the path of an oncoming subway train when a huge burst of water came from a… Read More »

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