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Congratulations to our partner, New York York Medical Malpractice Attorney Marijo Adimey who was selected by Super Lawyers as a Top Women Attorney for the category “Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff, 2016”. Top Women attorneys selected by Super Lawyers have been selected through an extremely rigorous process. After being nominated by their peers, candidates are then scrutinized by independant researchers before being selected by a panel of highly credentialed lawyers. Only 5% of all lawyers nominated make it to the Super Lawyer List.

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Pedestrian deaths are back to the level they were in March 2013 before the Vision Zero Program was initiated. After stabilizing at 11 in March 2014, pedestrian deaths decreased by almost half in March 2015 and continued to slowly decline in March 2016. They jumped right back up to 11 in March 2017.

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Our #NYcivilrightsattorney Christopher J. Donadio recently lectured at the American Association for Justice Winter Convention in Austin, Texas. He was asked to speak at the convention to educate plaintiff’s lawyers from around the country on how to litigate cases where police officers have unlawfully used Tasers to injure innocent people.

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By: Jeffery B. Bloom;
Tort reformer Michelle Mello is at it again, this time in the latest New England Journal of Medicine writing about the proposals from Sec. Tom Price and the US House. Instead of caps (about which she states: “caps have not been shown to improve the quality of care, a key goal of the tort system”), Mello is now criticizing the proposals in the US House bills while praising health courts which she calls administrative compensation systems (and others would call a proposal for eliminating the right of trial by jury).

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On Wednesday, Our partner Jeffrey Bloom lectured and did a demonstration of a deposition of a defendant doctor in a medical malpractice case at Metropolitan Hospital Emergency Department Grand Rounds which was attended by New York Medical College emergency medicine faculty, residents, medical students and other observers and research staff.
Two days before Jeff was also invited by the NY Kings Supreme Court bench & court attorneys to present and discuss issues frequently encountered in the trial of a medical malpractice action in a “lunch and learn” program.

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Michael Weiss asked the workers to dig in an area where the NYC DOB had ordered not to excavate. The workers didn’t have much experience in excavating. When they asked for back up, the contractor ignored them. He also refused to provide any underpinning, shoring or bracing after workers noticed a crack in a wall. Several times the workers expressed their concern about the crack in the wall, fearing for their lives. The contractor continued to ignore them.

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Our #NYpersonalinjurylawfirm is proud to announce that our attorneys +Ben Rubinowitz, +Anthony Gair and Christopher J. Donadio obtained a $5.85 million settlement in a construction accident that occurred in Queens.The case involved a construction worker who was injured while performing asbestos removal work on a building rooftop in Queens, NYC. He fell 15-20 feet into the building when the roof collapsed in the area where he was working.

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Inadequate, non existent or defective equipment are putting workers at risk of fall or other dangerous construction accidents. Today as part of the second day of the “Safety Stand Down to prevent fatal falls in the construction industry”, employers are invited to check with their employees if they are using the proper equipment for each job and if this equipment is in good working order.

OSHA requires the 3 following fall protection equipment for all construction sites:
Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) is the most crucial equipment to prevent falls. Anyone working at height including lower height should be using one. The PFAS consists of a fall arrest anchor, a shock absorbing lanyard or retractable lifeline and a full body harness. When used proprely this system can save the life of a worker should he fall. It is the responsibility of the employer to make sure that all employees working at heights of 6 feet or more are provided with this equipment and are using it.
Guardrails are another essential element of fall safety on construction sites. OSHA requires that guardrails be installed on a construction site anywhere workers are exposed to vertical drops of 6 feet or more. Guardrails systems come in different shapes and material depending on their usage. They are usually composed of a clamp or a boot, a rail and sometimes a safety netting depending on the system.
Safety netting is the third fall protection equipment legally required by OSHA for construction workers exposed to heights of 6 feet and more. The deployment of personal net systems are designed to catch construction workers who may fall from a high location such as a building, a bridge a silo or other structures. They must be strong enough to support the weight of a falling person and the mesh size has to be small enough to minimize personal injury.

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Distracted driving is the number cause of #caraccidents in the US. Read more about it in this article by +Clearwater Personal Injury Law Firm Dolman Law Group (727) 451-6900 
Using a mobile device while driving is dangerous, whether you are texting, talking on the phone, browsing the internet, or watching YouTube videos. The proliferation of smartphones over the last decade has led to a disturbing increase in the number of deaths and injuries caused by distracted driving. In fact, cellphone use accounts for 64 percent of all road accidents in the United States, totaling about 1.6 million accidents per year. 
 
Using a smartphone while driving is dangerous because it takes the driver's eyes off the road for longer than it is safe to do so. While distracted driving is dangerous for everyone, it is particularly dangerous for truck drivers because of the longer time periods they spend on the road and the heavier vehicles they drive. We all know the dangers of using technology in the car, but there are a wide variety of other ways that drivers, including truck drivers, can be distracted while driving.
(click on this article to learn more)
 
 https://www.dolmanlaw.com/st-petersburg-truck-accident-attorney/
http://www.scoop.it/t/personal-injury-attorney-news/p/4078549995/2017/05/03/more-than-technology-can-cause-truck-driver-distractions?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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