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Napoli Shkolnik Files Southwest Airlines Lawsuit

Napoli Shkolnik Files Southwest Airlines Lawsuit

| Aviation Accidents
MSN Video Update SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR HARD LANDING CRASH AT NEW YORK LaGUARDIA AIRPORT THAT INJURED PASSENGERS We have filed a lawsuit for serious injuries sustained by a passenger when Southwest Airlines Flight 345 had a hard landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on July 22, 2013 resulting in the planes landing gear crashing into…Read the article
Consolidation of Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits

Consolidation of Amtrak Train 188 lawsuits

| Personal Injury
All of the personal injury lawsuits resulting from the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in May will now be consolidated and heard in Philadelphia, PA. More than 60 lawsuits were filed, including some in New York, related to the train derailment. U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis will now oversee all the cases under the…Read the article
Auto Injury Settlements

Auto Injury Settlements

| Personal Injury
Auto Injury Claims Costs are Rising According to a recent report by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), a division of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, the cost of each injury claim per insured vehicle is rising in the United States. This increase in costs is happening despite the fact that vehicles have…Read the article
Mirena IUD May Be Defective and Dangerous

Mirena IUD May Be Defective and Dangerous

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is defending a series of lawsuits across the United States regarding the birth control device known as Mirena. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a reversible method of birth control that is intended to prevent pregnancy for a period of time up to five years. It does this by emitting hormones after it…Read the article
Social Security Process: Are You Eligible For Benefits?

Social Security Process: Are You Eligible For Benefits?

| Social Security Disability
Determining Social Security Eligibility There are several factors in deciding whether you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will make five determinations, including: Whether you are currently working Whether your condition is considered “severe” within the meaning of the law Whether your particular illness or condition is within the…Read the article
Injured at Brookfield Zoo? You May Have Time to Claim

Injured at Brookfield Zoo? You May Have Time to Claim

| Personal Injury
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in a 2012 personal injury lawsuit brought against the operator of the Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society. The plaintiff filed her lawsuit based on injuries she sustained at the zoo in 2010 after she tripped and fell on the pavement. Her complaint was originally dismissed as…Read the article
A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

A Rare Outcome for a Texas Amputee

| Personal Injury
A Texas woman who was injured in a car accident on a return trip from a work meeting recently received a rare outcome in her workers’ compensation case. Texas Political Subdivisions, her employer’s insurer, denied her claims, stating that she was not deemed to be “on the job” when she was injured while driving back…Read the article
Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

Zadroga Act Not Extended by Congress

| World Trade Center
What is the Zadroga Act? The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act became law in 2011. This Act created the World Trade Center Health Program, which was designed to help people pay for medical treatment of injuries received while responding to the 9/11 crisis. The World Trade Center Health Program and 9/11 Victim’s…Read the article
Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

Dangerous Dogs Can Be Problem For Veterinary Students

| Personal Injury
A federal judge in Albany recently upheld Cornell University’s decision to expel a veterinary student based on her German Shepherd’s “dangerous nature” and her failure to disclose this information to the university (Habitzreuther v. Cornell University, 5:14-cv-1229). The former veterinary student (and plaintiff in the action against Cornell University), Karen Habitzreuther, brought her rescue dog,…Read the article
Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

Denied Workers Comp Benefits? Settlement is still possible

| Workers Compensation
A recent court opinion from the Appellate Division, First Department found in favor of an injured worker who previously had his workers’ compensation benefits cut off. (Amacio v. State of New York, 2015 NY Slip Op 06298). The worker, Mr. Amacio, sustained injuries during his employment in 1998, which required spinal fusion surgery. He began…Read the article