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3 Top NYCHA Executives Face Criminal Charges Relating to 2015 Fatal Elevator Accident

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On December 24, 2015 at approximately 4 p.m., Olegaio Pabon stepped into the elevator at a Bronx NYCHA development in New York City. Before he was completely inside, the elevator rocketed up trapping his leg and hand. He then fell on his head. He died from the resulting injuries. The fatal elevator accident was avoidable. Approximately thirty minutes before the incident, a concerned tenant of the building had called to complain about the elevator “going up and down by itself with its door open and when the door closed it slam really hard.” Nothing was done to address this...

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Another Fatal Pedestrian Accident in NYC

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The New York Police Department announced that a NYC pedestrian died from his injuries after being struck by a minivan on November 7, 2018 at around 6:30 pm. A minivan struck 52 year old Alvaro Gutierrez, as he was walking in the crosswalk on Southern Boulevard at Elsmere Place. He flew in the air and landed on the roadway. He was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he died the next day. The minivan driver was not charged. Winter Season Is Deadly for Pedestrians According to statistics, there is a drastic increase in the rate of pedestrian accidents in...

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Fatal Car Crash in Queens, NYC

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A tragic car crash in New York City on November 24th left one woman seriously injured and another man dead. The driver of a white 2001 Nissan Sentra tried to jump a light at a busy Queens intersection. He was driving east on Rockaway Boulevard when he decided to cut across several lanes of eastbound traffic to make a left turn onto Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. A woman driving east in a 2015 BMW X5 slammed into the right side doors of the Nissan. According to a witness, the BMW had a green light and the right of way....

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Am I the Victim of Diagnostic Error?

Medical Malpractice

When you are sick, you go to the doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment. If your doctor fails to properly diagnose you, you may end up sicker than you were before your visit. In such cases, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your physical pain and suffering, emotional and mental distress, loss of wages, and anything else caused directly by the diagnostic error. Common Types of Diagnostic Errors A diagnostic error is a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or a failure to diagnose the disease or illness causing a patient’s medical problems. If you have believe that you...

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Join us for The 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Turkey Giveaway

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Friends, We cordially invite you to the Gardiner Foundation’s 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Turkey Giveaway, which will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at St. James Park in The Bronx, N.Y. at 8 a.m. Sponsored by Lawyertime.com, 750 turkeys and all of the delicious Thanksgiving fixings will be handed out to families most in need. Since its inauguration, the Annual Turkey Giveaway has handed out more than 5,000 turkeys and meals to the South Bronx community. We are blessed this year to be able to hand out more Thanksgiving meals than we ever have before. The Foundation was...

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Steps to Take When Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical Device Litigation

We often take our good health for granted – until something happens. When we come down with a serious illness or suffer a life altering injury, it can turn our world upside down. Doctors and other healthcare professionals can make mistakes that sometimes cause a patient to suffer further injuries and a worsened condition. When this happens, a patient may want to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. Pursuing these types of cases can be complicated. Consulting with an experienced New York medical malpractice is the best option. However, below are some steps you should initially consider taking to protect...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Awarded “Best Law Firms” Recognition by Best Lawyers 2019

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has been ranked in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list, first-tier ranking, by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, marking this the thirteenth consecutive year that the New York personal injury firm has been named to the exclusive list. The 2019 “Best Law Firms” showcases 2,118 firms ranked nationally with only a handful of firms receiving first-tier ranking. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the high level of respect a firm can earn among other...

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Am I the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

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You seek medical care to prevent illnesses or get treatment for an existing medical condition. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals do not uphold their standards of care, resulting in injury or death to their patient. In such cases, the injured patient may be entitled to monetary compensation for their medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional damages or any other out of pocket costs they may incur as a result of the medical negligence. Have I Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice? Determining whether you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice is not...

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