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Thursday, April 18, 2019

NYC Construction Worker Killed by Falling Stone While on Scaffold

When it comes to injuries, one of the most dangerous industries is construction. On Monday, April 8, this proved to be all too true when a construction worker was killed by a falling rock that struck his head. Nelson Salinas, a 51-year-old construction worker from Queens was on a scaffold repairing the façade of a building on an Upper East Side residential building when the accident occurred. Salinas was rushed to the hospital after a deliveryman noticed him hanging in mid-air with his head covered in blood and called 911. Unfortunately, Salinas could not be saved.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kim Kardashian West plans to become a lawyer in the same unusual way as Abraham Lincoln

I'll be happy to explain tort law to Kim Kardashian. The Katter Law Firm has successfully applied tort law to realize the maximum dollar recoveries for our personally injured clients for more than 30 years.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Who is Responsible When an Airplane Crashes?

Whenever an airplane crashes it tends to make the top news and is sensationalized by the media. This has been especially true in a post-9/11 society. However, it is important to note that despite these crashes more frequently resulting in fatalities than cars or other modes of transportation, airplane travel is considered to be relatively safe, with far fewer accidents occurring.However, while not common, there are cases in which individuals survive airplane crashes. In 2008, musician Travis Barker survived a horrible plane crash that left four others dead.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is Lavern’s Law?

Sometimes you can be suffering from an illness for a long time and not even know. And sometimes, that illness which may now be extremely serious or terminal could have been prevented. That is exactly what happened to the law’s namesake, Lavern Wilkinson. 

A Fatal Misdiagnosis

After being misdiagnosed by physicians at Kings County Hospital, Wilkinson, a mother of a fifteen-year-old daughter with autism, passed away at the age of 41 from a treatable form of lung cancer; her diagnosis reasonably should have come in 2013, but it wasn’t until two years later that she finally received the correct diagnosis. However, by that point the cancer had progressed to terminal.
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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weather-Related Accidents in NYC

In a city that sees all four seasons, New York is no stranger to the cold, inclement months of winter and the dangers that come with it. Whether slip and falls from icy sidewalks or electrical accidents from rain water, bad weather can certainly increase the risk of accidents. 

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Monday, January 28, 2019

New York City Sees Alarming Increase in Workplace Fatalities

According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (recently featured in the Wall Street Journal), workplace deaths in New York City saw a dramatic increase in 2017. The Department’s report summarizes the findings of other reports concerning workplace safety in the city. Just prior, New York City data was released demonstrating that 2018 was one of the most dangerous years for construction accidents and injuries in the city throughout the post-recession era thus far.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Types of Abuse Against Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Nursing homes have long been used as a helpful means of care for elderly relatives. And while they still seem to be convenient, more and more now it seems as though that convenience comes at a cost. There have been numerous newsworthy scandals involving abuse in nursing homes. Approximately 10 percent of elderly in the United States have reported that they suffered some type of abuse or neglect in the nursing home in 2017. It is alarming to think how high that number – not just those reported – may actually be.

There are five different types of nursing home abuse or neglect. The five categories are:

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Prepared to Win Your Personal Injury Case? Here’s How to Do It!

{1:30 minutes to read} Preparation is 99% of winning a personal injury case.

I’m often asked how many of my personal injury cases wind up being tried in court. Even considering that most cases settle before trial, my answer is that I prepare all of them for trial. In my experience, I’ve found I can obtain the highest dollar recoveries for my personal injury clients when their cases have been thoroughly prepared, as if they were going to be tried in front of a judge and jury.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Dog Bites Can Be Devastating. Is the Law on Your Side?

{2:30 minutes to read} Dog bites often cause the most severe physical and emotional injuries. When a seemingly friendly dog unexpectedly bites someone, deep tissue injuries and infection can occur. Treatment for these injuries often includes many surgeries and a slow, painful, recovery. Dog bites can leave disfiguring scars on parts of the body that are visible when the person is in public, such as on their face, arms, or legs, and are a permanent reminder of the animal’s attack.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Cases of Legionnaires Disease in New York--Are You At Risk?

{1:40 minutes to read] This month, the New York City Department of Health confirmed that there were two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease at the New York City Housing Authority's Rangel Houses in Manhattan. It also confirmed that there were two other cases in the past 12 months, linked to a building on Sedgwick Avenue, in the Bronx. Although the Health Department said these were isolated cases, it also noted that steps were being taken to prevent more people from becoming infected.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Vision Zero Revised for Better Crosswalk Protection

{2.40 minutes to read] As my previous blog explained, one of New York City’s Vision Zero’s objectives has been to reduce traffic injuries to cyclists. Pedestrian safety is another major goal. Mayor DeBlasio has just signed a law to strengthen pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks. This change in the law should significantly reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths on New York City roads.

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