Claim May Proceed To Trial For Person Who Slipped And Fell On Wet Lobby Floor

By Vito A. Cannavo,Esq. Of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. When a floor is wet and a visitor slips and falls, the owner of the premises may be liable to the injured party under a theory of negligence.  It is well established that owners and lessees have a duty to maintain their property […]

Knowing Your Rights – The Statute of Limitations for Medical Negligence

by Robert G. Sullivan,Esq of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath and Cannavo,P.C. There are very few hard and fast rules under New York law.  However, the statute of limitations while one of the most fundamental, is also one of the most rigid and strict rules of law in this State.  The statute of limitations is how […]

New York Law Requires that Contractors Take Precautions Against Fire with Specific Steps

By Michael N. Block, Esq — New York City, New York  — New York Injury News —   According to the United States Fire Administration (“USFA”), in 2005 there were 10 fire deaths per million people in New York State.  Last year, fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined. (Source; USFA: Fire Statistics […]

Google Launches New Web Tool to Track the Spread of Flu Virus

At the start of the 2008-2009 flu season, Google has launched a brand new analytic web tool, which it hopes will forecast the spread of the flu virus in a particular geographic region. Such a forecast may be used to facilitate care and treatment of flu patients. This free tool, dubbed “Google Flu Trends,” is […]

Manhattan Woman Survives Fall Down Elevator Shaft

Last Thursday morning, Jolanda Joyce, 28, was injured when she fell more than 10 feet into an elevator shaft of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building in East Harlem. Apparently, Ms. Joyce, waiting for an elevator in the lobby of the building, unknowingly stepped into an empty shaft when the elevator doors opened. […]

Food and Drug Administration Warns Bayer HealthCare to Cease Promotion of Aspirin as Treatment for Cholesterol and Osteoporosis

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to the major drug manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare, for unlawfully marketing two over-the-counter Aspirin-based products. The products in question are “Bayer Women’s Low Dose Aspirin + Calcium” and “Bayer Aspirin with Heart Advantage.” Bayer marketed both medications for uses not approved by the FDA. […]

What Should I Do If I Suffer a Serious Burn Injury?

Statistics from the United States Fire Administration demonstrate that in this country, on an average basis, there are about 3,700 deaths and 19,400 fire-related injuries annually. In the past decade, an annual average of about 1.6 million fires resulted in an estimated $10.9 billion direct dollar loss yearly.