New York City Personal Injury Blog

CVA-The New York Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act, also referred to as the CVA, was signed into legislation in January of 2019 and went into effect on August 14, 2019. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature signed this bill into law to empower victims of child sex crimes by extending the statue of limitations… read more

Zantac Linked to Cancer

As of September of 2019, the popular heartburn medicine Zantac (ranitidine) has been recalled and taken off shelves in pharmacies after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it had found the cancer-causing chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some batches of Zantac. Major pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi-Aventis, Chattem, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline have… read more

Traces of asbestos found in talcum powder sample

Back in November, pharmaceutical and personal care product company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced a voluntary recall of one lot of its baby powder. The company did so after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found “sub-trace” levels of the carcinogen asbestos during testing. According to J&J, when conducting tests, the agency found a single… read more

Truck accidents often arise from driver errors or bad maintenance

Trucking companies and their drivers in New York have a responsibility to maintain their vehicles and drive with care. Although the majority of transport companies and employees take their duties seriously, the consequences can be catastrophic when something goes wrong. Commercial trucks might weight as much as 80,000 pounds. These enormous 18-wheelers can crush passenger… read more

Ranitidine (Zantac) recalled due to cancer risk

Zantac is one of the most popular heartburn medications in the United States. Millions of people use it frequently. That’s all due to change, as recent tests have revealed a cancer risk and major drugstores have started pulling the products. Here is what you need to know. Findings in September This is all very new,… read more

Burn Injuries: What you should know

Burns are some of the most serious and painful injuries a person can endure. In traumatic burn cases, permanent scarring and the loss of facial features, fingers and toes can occur. A scar from a severe burn can take up to two years to heal before cosmetic surgery can begin. Thousands of people suffer from… read more

Winter driving in New York City can be dangerous

Driving in New York City at any time of the year is no easy task. However, when you hit the road in inclement weather, you’ll find it even more challenging to maintain your safety. Despite the many dangers lurking, here are some tips you can follow to avoid trouble when driving this winter: Prepare your… read more

Child Victims Act

In January of 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature adopted the Child Victims Act empowering victims of child sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations. The Child Victims Act, or CVA, went into effect on August 14, 2019 opening the door for thousands of victims to bring claims… read more

The right bicycle safety gear is a must

It doesn’t matter if you ride your bicycle to and from work every day or only jump in the saddle on the weekends, it’s critical to wear safety gear to protect you against serious injury in the event of an accident. Even the safest bicyclists have the potential to be part of an accident, with… read more

Dangers of Electronic Smoking Devices

Compact electronic smoking devices, widely known as e-cigs or vapes, have been linked with property damage and personal injury after malfunctions have caused them to catch fire or explode. Vape pen devices malfunctioning have been the root of hundreds of injuries ranging from second and third degree burns to fatal explosions. These explosions have happened… read more