New York City Personal Injury Blog

Five Things to Know About Car Accident Settlement Agreements

Even when they are just fender benders, car accidents are stressful. The first thing you always want to know is if everyone is okay. It’s understandable if you are not thinking as clearly as you should about your legal rights in the stress of the moment. However, if the other party caused the accident, it’s… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is used in car accident cases, premises liability, medical malpractice, and other personal injury cases.  Negligence is the failure to use the care that a “reasonable person” would use under the same or similar circumstances. If your conduct or omission results in… read more

Causes and Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Many different injuries can impact newborns. Pregnancy alone is fraught with potential ailments, and the birthing process can be traumatic for both mother and baby.  One of the birth injuries you should be aware of as an expecting parent or new mother or father is caput succedaneum. This relatively harmless and common condition is caused… read more

Study Shows Connection Between Retinal Damage and Elmiron

Another study has been published that links Elmiron to retinal damage. The new study published in Retina (The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases) found that exposure to pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) or Elmiron could increase the risk of vision problems and vision loss. How Was the Retina Study Conducted? The researchers sent surveys to… read more

Studies Show Long Term Use of Elmiron Increases Risk of Serious Issues

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that labels for the prescription drug Elmiron warn prescribing physicians and patients of the dangers of taking the drug. The primary adverse reactions include changes in vision, alopecia, thrombosis, and hemorrhage. Studies show that the long-term use of Elmiron increases the risk of serious issues. For some, the… read more

How Long Will My Car Accident Case Take To Settle in New York?

New York uses a no-fault auto insurance system. For residents of New York, this can be a good thing, as insurers can more easily settle car accident claims when they do not need to determine fault. However, a no-fault policy only shortens the time it takes to settle claims when they do not involve serious… read more

Does Elmiron Really Cause Blindness?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 12% of women in the U.S. may have early symptoms of interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition that only gained the attention of medical researchers within the last several decades. The first population-based study on IC was pioneered in 1975. … read more

UBER LYFT VIA Injury Lawsuits

Were you or a member of your family injured in a motor vehicle accident while passengers in an Uber, Lyft or Via?  Many people in New York and across the nation utilize rideshare services on a daily basis. It’s simple – you pull out your phone, open the app, and a car is there in… read more

Causes and Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

While the birth of a baby is always a joyous occasion, it can be heart-wrenching for parents to learn that their baby has suffered a birth injury as a result of negligence.  In cases of cephalohematoma, that can be exactly what happened. Cephalohematoma is a pooling of blood beneath the scalp. It occurs during the… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Neck injuries can be extremely painful. In some cases, the pain and loss of motion can interfere with work and daily activities. Herniated discs between the C4/C5 and C5/C6 vertebrae are possible neck injuries resulting in pain and loss of motion. Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs The bones that make up your spinal column are called… read more