Injured construction worker wins $2.7 Mil against AIG
A midtown law firm, Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum, won a $2.7 Million Dollar Verdict for an immigrant construction worker injured on the job. The insurance company for the defendant contacted the authorities to have the worker arrested and deported so that they could pay him nothing. The worker’s law firm defeated the insurance company’s efforts and after a hard fought trial and appeal, secured a $2.65 Million settlement.
The case involved a 40 year old construction worker who was born in Poland and came to New York City in 1997 in the hopes of building a life in...
Car accident victims should find an experienced personal injury law firm to protect their legal rights
Recently in 2011 a client of ours received almost a half a million dollar settlement for a case that another lawyer rejected believing they could not get any recovery. The case involved a 46 year old man, Mr. R., who was employed by a car dealership to valet cars coming in for service in Manhattan. One day he was walking towards a taxi scheduled to be serviced and while opening the driver’s side door he was sideswiped by a rental storage trailer hitched to a passing car. The man was first struck...
$4.5 million verdict for victim of surgical malpractice
Mr. D came to the law firm of Brand Brand Nomberg & Rosenbaum with his wife because of a surgery that went very wrong. It was supposed to be a simple back surgery. However, what happened changed the lives of the couple forever. Mr. D in 2003 went for a lumbar disc surgery at a New York City hospital. During this seven hour surgery, it was alleged that the neurosurgeon improperly cut the left common iliac artery, failed to realize the mistake, and allowed the plaintiff to remain untreated as he continued to bleed internally, resulting in brain damage. The...
How to find the right personal injury lawyer.
Recently I’ve had many clients coming to me because they were unhappy with their legal representation. When I inquired how they found their lawyer, it was troublesome hearing their stories. Some were contacted while still recovering in the hospital bed, some were walked by their doctors to a nearby law office, and some were given business cards by workers at hospitals.
There are ethical laws prohibiting lawyers or their agents from soliciting clients while in the hospital. I recommend that all people stay away from these predatory lawyers. There are many ways to find a good personal injury attorney. However, the...
The hidden relationship between doctors, car accident victims, and personal injury lawyers
If your personal injury lawyer is telling you which doctors to treat with and what treatment to get after a car accident, this may not be the right lawyer for you. A personal injury lawyer should concentrate on the law and winning your case. Unfortunately, many law firms have arrangements with doctor’s offices that are not beneficial to their clients, especially with car accident victims. Essentially, the medical office agrees to refer cases to the law firm and the law firm agrees to refer patients to the doctor’s office.
How does this...
Soda Versus Civil Rights
Mayor Bloomberg as the Democrat turned Republican now serves a party with the notion that government should stay out of people’s business. A pet project of the acting Mayor appears to be the exception. Soda is bad for us, everyone knows, but so is beer, smoking, pollution, plastics and toxic metals. What is just as bad is the government starting on the slippery slope of taking away individual rights in the name of the public good.
When the government compelled businesses to inform the public about the contents of drinks and foods, and then calories and nutritional content, that was great! ...
Tug Boat Owner Settles For $17 Million after causing death.
The negligence of the operator of a tug boat caused the death of two students and countless other injuries to the passengers and their families. On July 17, 2010, a tug boat was towing a large barge that plowed through and on top of a small tour boat with tourists in the Delaware River within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After two days of testimony, the federal judge called for the parties to work out a settlement. The operator of the tug boat pled guilty to misconduct of a ship operator causing death and a year in jail.
The tug boat operator was spending...
The Importance Of An Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyer
In today’s poor economy, many people who are wrongly injured and sue for negligence are getting their cases delayed and not obtaining recoveries. The first problem is that the New York Courts suffered major cut backs in the budget and now have much less personnel to handle the load of cases. Judges who used to work late are being forced to shut down everything at 4pm because almost all security officers will be out of the court building by 5pm. This means that cases are taking longer to prosecute delaying settlement or trial.
The other problem is that some insurance companies...
New York City’s Best And Worst Hospitals
Consumer’s Reports Releases New York City’s Best and Worst Hospitals
A February 2012 report by Consumer’s Reports found that NYC Hospitals are some of the worst in the nation. According to Consumers, “[o]f the 50 lowest-scoring such hospitals nationwide, 30 are in the New York City area.” The best score from a NYC hospital was NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. However, there score “was still 10 percent worse than the national average.”
Best 5 hospitals were in the suburbs:
- St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y.: 22 percent better than average
- Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, N.Y.: 12 percent better than average
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.: 8...