Fatal Fire in Chinatown Building

At approximately 3:47am on Tuesday, a four alarm blaze broke out in a six-story residential building in lower Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. The fire, at 22 James Street, left one resident dead and injured 28 others. The identity of the deceased, a 32 year-old man who lived on the 3rd floor of the building, was not […]

New York Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Discusses Recent Case Involving A Truck Accident

During the winter months, many motor vehicle accidents occur on New York’s roadways because of the accumulation of snow, ice, slush and rain.  Drivers are expected to operate their motor vehicles with full consideration of changing weather and road conditions. Rear end collisions are common during inclimate weather.  In  New York, a rear end collision […]

Windy Day in New York City Leaves One Worker Dead

Powerful winds blowing up to 50mph in the New York City region knocked down trees, toppled power lines and threw metal construction debris into the air.   The gales are blamed for toppling a wall onto a 59 year-old construction worker on Staten Island, killing him. The wall, 60 feet in height and 100 feet in […]

Food Plant Knowingly Shipped Peanut Products Contaminated With Salmonella

In a Congressional house panel hearing today, it was revealed that Stewart Parnell, the owner of Peanut Corporation of America, sent corporate e-mails ordering the shipments of bacteria-laden peanut products, brushing aside safety concerns. According to the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), a private laboratory had previously tested the company’s Georgia plant, finding Salmonella in […]

Door Buster Sales Legislation in the Works

In response to the recent tragedy that occurred on Black Friday, in which droves of stampeding shoppers led to the trampling death of a Wal-Mart employee, City Councilman James Gennaro of Queens is proposing a bill which will require retailers to heighten security during big sales. This bill will also hold retailers liable for injuries […]

$25M Settlement for Young Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver

New Jersey Injury News — It was 9 years ago, on October 24th 1999, that a 2-year-old girl named Antonia Verni was paralyzed and rendered a quadriplegic as a result of a drunk driving accident. The man behind the wheel, Daniel Lanzaro, who slammed his pick up truck in to the Verni family’s vehicle, had […]

Long Island Father Killed in Fishing Boat Accident

Long Island, New York (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — On Sunday, November 30th, a Long Island man drowned during a father-son fishing trip off Montauk. Marty L. McMillan, 51, was heaving the anchor of his fishing vessel when the rope of the anchor snared his leg, pulling him into the water. His son, Cody McMillan immediately shot flares […]

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. […]