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Series of Construction Accidents at World Trade Center Site

31
August
2012
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Earlier this week, a construction worker installing a steel beam at 3 World Trade Center slipped and fell 15 feet, injuring his arms and head. This incident is only the most recent in a concerning string of accidents that have occurred at the site throughout the past several months. The construction worker, an employee of […]

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Trench Collapse Results in New York Construction Worker’s Death

22
June
2012
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Yesterday morning, a tragic accident at a New York City construction site caused the death of a 29-year-old worker. The accident occurred on Staten Island when a trench wall collapsed burying the worker under debris. The 29-year-old man sustained severe head trauma as a result of the trench collapse. He was transported to Staten Island University […]

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Medical Malpractice Insurers Continue to Generate Strong Profits

08
May
2012
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York is one of several states that have enacted so-called “tort reform” policies aimed at lowering medical malpractice insurance premiums. Last year, New York created the taxpayer supported Medical Indemnity Fund, which limits the damages the families of children seriously injured by medical negligence at birth may receive. A recent report may lead some to […]

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New York Seeks to Expand Medical Malpractice Courts

22
November
2011
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Medical malpractice cases can be some of the most complicated cases to litigate. Not only do cases often require significant investigation and expert testimony, but lawyers are frequently tasked with explaining complex scientific arguments to judges and juries with little to no medical background. To help remedy this problem, one Bronx judge began focusing on medical […]

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Study Says Benefits of E-Prescribing Outweigh Implementation Challenges

24
June
2011
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

A study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that implementing new electronic prescribing systems can decrease the occurrence of medication errors, but it also can present adaptation challenges for physicians using the systems. Researchers at New York’s Weill Cornell Medical College analyzed e-prescribing implementation at a clinic with 17 doctors between February […]

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Proposed Cuts to Senior Services May Impact Aid for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

09
June
2011
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

A proposed $39 million in cuts to New York’s senior services would have serious consequences for the elderly. The cuts include the shutdown of multiple senior centers and the elimination of funding for elder abuse victim services. It estimated that there are 120,000 cases of elder abuse in New York City alone, a majority of which […]

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Construction Accident Kills One, Injures Three

04
April
2011
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Construction workers know the dangers they face on the job each day. Companies strive to complete a project as soon and as inexpensively as possible in order to move along to the next job site. With so many different types of work being performed, it is not uncommon for serious injuries or death to result. […]

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Will You Soon Be Paying a “Baby Tax” To Subsidize Doctors’ Malpractice?

22
March
2011
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team is considering the controversial Proposal 131. Besides putting strict caps on non-economic compensation for medical malpractice suits, the proposal would establish a birth injury fund. This fund would be financed by a surcharge paid by liability insurance companies with costs likely passed onto small businesses and any insurance consumer. Although […]

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