New York City Personal Injury Blog

Falling gate injures New York child, nanny

Serious injury to a loved one is never easy to deal with. The worry and stress are sometimes unbearable. Accidents do happen, and there are times when the incident occurs through the fault of no one. There are other times, however, when the accident occurs due to the negligence of a certain individual or company…. read more

Deadly Risks of CT Scans in Children

A recent study indicates that after receiving 2 or 3 CT scans, children under 15 had triple the risk of brain cancer, as compared to the general population. After receiving 5 to 10 scans, children had triple the risk of leukemia. The study observed 180,000 children who had scans from 1985 to 2002. Of this… read more

Accident at New York McDonald’s leaves woman dead

One family is grieving the apparent wrongful death of a loved one after a 64-year-old woman was killed at a McDonald’s in New York. This fatal accident occurred when a 75-year-old woman backed her vehicle onto the curb outside of a McDonalds in Brooklyn. Evidently, she was trying to park and accidentally hit the victim… read more

Lawsuits Trigger Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Pelvic Mesh

The 75,000 women who had pelvic surgery with pelvic mesh implantation last year did not know that more than half of them would be forced to have more surgery to remove the defective product because of pain, bleeding and infection. Some of these women needed up to three extra surgeries as a result of serious… read more

New York building collapse prompts $77,880 in fines

Accidents happen every day in New York and across the country. When the negligence of an individual or company causes death or serious personal injury to a loved one, families tend to be understandably unforgiving. Depending on the circumstances of the case, some victims or their families may be awarded compensation. One New York company… read more

Football Helmets Ten Years and Older Deemed Unsafe

Football helmets ten years and older may be insufficient in protecting against serious brain injury, namely concussions. A bump, blow, or jolt taken directly to the head during play can cause a concussion. Any blow to the body severe enough to cause the brain and head to move rapidly will also result in concussion because… read more

Falling tree limbs in New York lead to lawsuits

Lounging in the park, playing ball with a pet or jogging on park trails are all enjoyable and seemingly harmless activities. Each situation normally takes place in the presence of trees, which, by and large, should not be objects to fear. However, some individuals in New York City may feel differently. Over the past few… read more

Hope for the terminally paralyzed

Paralyzed patients who been unable speak or move for 15 years can now direct robotic limbs to move on their own by using their minds to control the movements. This potentially life-altering technological breakthrough called BrainGate was pioneered by Brown neuroscientist John Donoghue to improve the quality of life for those paralyzed as a result of… read more

New York woman dials 911; call for help ignored

Emergencies occur on a daily basis in New York. Luckily, dispatchers are available around the clock to keep an emergency from becoming a fatal accident. But what happens when an individual dials 911 and is ignored? A family from Queens is currently suffering through the anguish that goes with trying to get an answer to… read more

Deadly Risk of Antibiotic Zithromax

The antibiotic Zithromax, (azithromycin), commonly known as “Z-Pack,” has been linked to increase the risk for deadly heart problems in users, according to a Vanderbilt University study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Zithromax is the “go-to” cure for sinus and bronchial infections, because of its convenient five-day treatment course and easy-to-use packaging,… read more