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The 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Tournament – August 17 and 18, 2013

The Gardiner Foundation will be celebrating the 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament on Saturday August 17th and Sunday, August 18th from Noon to 8 pm at St. James Park in the Bronx. This year’s tournament promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before. The law firm of Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. takes great pride in

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Coney Island Hospital’s Transfusion of Wrong Blood Type Causes Patient’s Death

The medical profession is one of these professions where even the slightest mistake or error can lead to fatal results. And this was no exception when Coney Island Hospital made a mistake, which led to the death of an elderly woman on June 9th. Medical Negligence Leads to Death Coney Island Hospital’s blood lab failed

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New York Surgeon’s Medical License Suspended

New York residents may know that doctors have a responsibility to provide patients with the utmost care. When doctors fail to live up to these obligations, too often a misdiagnosis or surgical error results in serious personal injury, and sometimes even death. Recently, a vascular surgeon, Dr. Robert W. Cohen, who was on the medical

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The Liability Nightmare: Citi Bike Fails to Address Concerns of Uninsured Cyclists

Citi Bike has been a big hit in New York, with more than 30,000 annual members already signed up and riders having logged more than 270,000 miles since the debut of the program. But the success of this program may be shadowed by the liability that is placed on its uninsured riders. Although riding a

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A Major Victory for New York Construction Workers as Scaffold Law Reform Fails

Many construction workers use ladders and scaffolds to work at heights. Whether constructing a skyscraper, building a bridge or washing windows, the risk of falling from heights is great. The general contractors and property owners have the ability to determine what equipment is necessary to keep these workers safe. It is out of this obligation

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What is No-Fault Insurance in New York?

New York is different from most other states in that it is a no-fault state for automobile accidents. According to the law, anyone who is injured in a car accident is entitled to recover for economic damages, up to a total of $50,000, from his or her insurance company. This includes lost wages and medical

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Senior Partner Jeff S. Korek Is Sworn In As a Member of the Supreme Court Bar

Jeff S. Korek, senior partner at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., stood before eight of the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, May 20th and took the oath to become a member of the Supreme Court Bar. Present on the bench were Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen

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Failure to Diagnose Compartment Syndrome Can Be Basis for a Medical Malpractice Claim

Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that is caused by increased pressure within a muscle compartment. Although it usually occurs in the lower leg and forearm, it can also occur in any closed anatomic space including the abdominal cavity. Regardless of where it occurs, compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency and a failure to properly

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