Family of Son Killed in White Plains Crash Files Suit Against Three Local Bars

Penelope Ward, the mother of 27 year-old Isaac Ward, who was killed in a car crash, filed a lawsuit against the driver and the three local bars that served...

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Senior Partner Jeff Korek Co-Chairs 2018 Edition of“25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In the Middle of the Night”

Jeff Korek, senior partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C., is a co-chair of the 2018 seminar edition of “25 Trial Issues That Keep You Up In the Middle of the Night.” The seminar is organized by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute for the third consecutive year. It will be a two-night event, held on June 5th and June 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the NYSTLA headquarters, at 132 Nassau Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10038. After last year’s success, “25 Trial Issues” is back this year with new questions and topics and...

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Holding Cruise Ships Accountable for Sexual Assault and Rape That Happen On a Cruise

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Cruises are meant to be a time of fun and creating great memories. Unfortunately, cruise ships have taken some families from sunny destinations to much darker places, leaving victims of sexual assault to take troubled and stormy experiences back home. In fact, reports show that more than half of crimes reported by cruise lines are sexual assaults. Even more disturbing is that one-third of all assaults are on minor passengers. Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes Committed by Crew Members Upon Passengers Sexual assault and rape by crewmembers on passengers or other crew members may not be the norm on...

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Rapes and Sexual Assaults on Cruise Ships

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Just because you are on a cruise it does not mean that you are completely safe from getting sexually assaulted or raped.  Unfortunately, bad things can happen on cruise ships as well. Under certain conditions, you may be able to hold the cruise line owners and operators liable for these unfortunate events. Although filing a claim will not undo what happened, it can bring a sense of closure and justice for these bad things that happened to you. Common Reasons Why Rapes and Sexual Assaults Happen on Cruise Ships Below are five common circumstances that either individually or in...

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103 Uber Drivers Accused of Sexual Assault in 4 Years

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Uber advertises itself as providing safe rides home. But a CNN investigation found at least 103 drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse over the last four years. One particular victim says she feels anxiety and depression after seeking a safe ride home by using the convenient Uber app, but instead getting assaulted. Her Uber driver is charged with felony sexual battery and is facing trial. This victim is one of many. The CNN investigation uncovered dozens of similar cases. None of the information comes from Uber, which refused to provide any data on how many of...

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Determining Whether You Have a Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Claim

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In order to determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim against a cruise line, it is best to immediately seek the legal advice of an experienced New York cruise ship medical malpractice attorney. However, you can initially consider the following important questions: Did the medical staff diagnose you incorrectly? Did you experience pain or injury after receiving medical care onboard the ship? Did your symptoms worsen during the cruise? Did you require emergency hospitalization? If you are injured or get sick while onboard a cruise, you will have no choice but to rely heavily on the cruise...

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Worker Suffers Serious Injuries After Falling at a Brooklyn Church Construction Site

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An NYC construction worker suffered serious injuries after he fell from scaffolding at a church construction site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 9th around 2 p.m. The worker was employed by 4M Construction to do brick work on the Trinity Grace Church located at 231 Ainslie Street in Williamsburg. He was on scaffolding when he fell two stories onto the sidewalk shed. The worker, who seemed to have been critically injured and bleeding from the mouth, was removed from the roof of the sidewalk shed and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. A neighbor who lives across the street...

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Are Cruise Lines Liable for Medical Malpractice?

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Cruise ships are meant for fun and travel. However, passengers on cruise ships are just as prone to getting injured as they are on land. Regardless of what caused the accident, today’s cruise ship passengers expect competent medical care from the onboard doctors and nurses. A cruise line company may be liable for cruise ship medical malpractice if their healthcare professionals provide substandard care to passengers. The History of Why Cruise Lines Could Not Held Responsible for Medical Malpractice For more than a century, passengers could not sue a cruise line for medical malpractice while on board a ship...

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Dealing With a Hypoxia Birth Injury

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Every breath we take from birth provides our entire body with necessary oxygen.  Lack of sufficient oxygen, especially for a newborn infant, can result in serious medical conditions. A baby who doesn’t get enough oxygen during the birthing process can end up with serious physical and developmental medical conditions. This can seriously impact both the child’s life and the lives of his or her loved ones. What Is Hypoxia or a Deprivation of Oxygen? There is a small window during the birthing process that the baby switches from breathing via the umbilical cord to breathing oxygen on his or her...

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