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Scaffolding, Scaffolding Accidents and Scaffolding Lawyers

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Scaffolding is abundant in New York due to all of the skyscrapers.  As such, there are many scaffolding accidents on construction sites.  New York lawyers handling construction accidents are particularly atuned to the frequency of scaffolding related accident injuries.

Workers that sustain injuries while on New York scaffolding usually sustain catastrophic injuries.  There are many ways a New York construction worker, or anyone for that matter, can get injured on a scaffolding.  The scaffolding can collapse, break or be installed or repaired negligently.  Other frequent injuries involving scaffolding can be simply from the worker slipping, tripping or falling from the scaffold.

The result of a New York scaffolding accident typcially involves catastrophic injuries for the construction worker.  The types of injuries include spinal cord injuries, fracture or broken bones, paralysis or even death. 

It is critical that the OSHA safety regulations, New York workers compensation and labor laws are abided by.  Many times an injured construction worker in New York needs the help of a seasoned scaffolding accident lawyer to advise him on the benefits he is entitled via workers compensation, the union and other labor laws of our great city.

Choosing an experienced labor law lawyer and scaffolding accident lawyer is vital.  Many times an injured accident worker is out of work due to his injuries for an extended period of time.  His ability to provide for his family is challenged.  That is where we come in.  If you or a loved one was injured in a scaffolding accident call the Scaffolding Accident Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

We will explain your rights to you and never stop fighting until you get what you are entitled to - justice.

Ladder Accidents, Ladder Lawsuits and Serious Injuries.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

When someone is involved in a ladder accident or a fall from a ladder it often results in serious injuries.  What many people do not realize is that these types of construction accidents are the result of someone elses fault, usually the general contractor or sub-contractors.

New York ladder accident law is complex in New York.  The safety laws and guidelines are promulgated by OSHA and the various labor laws.  Workers Compensation laws come into play when someone is seriously injured in a ladder accident in New York.  Usually, the injuries in a ladder fall or ladder accident are fractured or broken bones, head, neck and back injuries, spinal cord damage and even paralysis.

It is critical that you speak to a lawyer who is familiar with New York’s labor laws, OSHA regulations and the various rules and regulations that pertain to the construction industry.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a ladder accident or ladder fall in New York call the Ladder Accident Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.  Even if you do not believe anyone was at fault, call us to learn about your rights as a third party (such as the ladder manufacturer, designer, contractor or sub-contractor) may be liable.

No fee unless we win your case.  Hospital and home visits are available.

Tecia Harrison, Daughter of Esmin Green, plans to sue Kings County Hospital for 25 million dollars

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

As all of the world knows by now, was in the waiting room of Kings County Hospital and collapsed on the floor.  She was left for more than an hour to die a miserable death by the hospital staffers who callously saw her and did nothing.  To make matters worse, the hospital employees allegedly falsified the medical records indicating she was walking around and conscious while she was in fact on the floor as the video shows. 

Please be warned that what you about to see is disturbing but if you wish to see this video connect to the following link

Fellow members of Esmin Green’s church called her “sister” Green.  She was a beloved woman who loved children.  She had been struggling emotionally since losing her job and went to Kings County Hospital for help.

Esmin is survived by six children who live in Jamaica.  She was sending money back to them before she lost her job.  Her eldest daughter, 31 year old Tecia Harrison, told authorities that she “cannot bear to think of her mother’s last moments.”  She continued to say about the video that “I haven’t seen it and I don’t think I have the heart or mind to watch it because that’s my mother there.”  Tecia is truly a brave person to proceed forward and speak about this and I hope she chooses the right attorney to prosecute the civil claim for her mom.  Tecia’s further comments on the video were “that’s the woman who gave birth to me 31 years ago, I cannot watch that.”  It is reported that Tecia will

One of the issues  Tecia and her family will want to consider is the emotional impact this type of case will have on her and the family.  She needs a lawyer that will be sensitive to that but at the same time be aggressive and make certain that the city pays by way of compensation to the family and by way of prevention so that this does not happen to anyone ever again.

Wrongful death actions against the city are full of procedures that are not normally part of a “non-city” case.  Additionally, you are dealing with issues of the estate and medical malpractice claims.  One of the preliminary elements that have to be satisfied is your Notice of Claim to the city.

The Notice of Claim is a document that gets served on the city via the applicable agency, in this case the New York Health and Hospital Corp.  An or estate has 90 days to file the Notice of Claim.  This simply puts the city on notice that there is a claim.  From the date of the incident you have one year and ninety days to file the summons and complaint.  The summons and complaint is the official document filed with the Court setting forth the injured party or, in this instance, the estate’s allegations of fault against the defendants.

Shortly after you file the Notice of Claim the city will contact the plaintiff’s attorney and a 50h hearing will be scheduled.  This hearing is the city’s opportunity to obtain information via the injured party’s testimony.  In this instance the city may forego a 50h, although unlikely, and not waste time speaking to the executrix of the estate who is likely to be the .

Other considerations in the wrongful death action from a medical malpractice standpoint is having an expert review the medical records to sign off that a case is allowed to proceed from a malpractice standpoint.  If the video scene all over the news is what it seems to be that will be an easy part of the litigation process.  This case seems to be one of the most egregious cases ever to hit the public forum and one that finally gives a perfect example and brings to light the ease in which hospital personnel can, and in this case allegedly do, falsify medical records to prevent cases from . 

I firmly believe that the employees of Kings County Hospital who were complicit in turning a blind eye and allegedly falsifying Esmin Green’s medical records will be judged very harshly in God’s eyes.  Thankfully the video came to light and was released because the city and those employees can also be judged harshly in this life as well.  My prayers and love goes out to Esmin Green and her family, Tecia Harrison and her five other children.  Esmin Green’s death will not go in vein.  Instead it will be a wake up call to all those in the healthcare crisis present at Kings County Hospital and perhaps make the whole healthcare system retool its procedures to allow beautiful people like Esmin receive the care that they deserve, that every human being deserves.  I believe that the to make that change.

If you or anyone you know was injured or has a family member who was the victim of a claim similar to the Esmin Green claim please feel free to call the aggressive, caring lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT and ask for the author of this article 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  We will send a lawyer to you, in the comfort of your own home, to speak about your case for free, no obligation.  Choosing the right attorney makes all the difference in the world, make sure you meet with more than one before making your decision.  Good luck to you and God bless you.

Birth Injury Articles, Causes, Lawyers, Attorneys, Cases, Awards – 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

There is nothing more natural and amazing as a woman giving birth.  However, every year doctors cause countless mistakes during pregnancy, the birthing process and labor resulting in egregious and catastrophic injuries to new borns and their mothers.  , especially ”baby brain damage” cases as they are callously referred to are very complex.  As such, if anyone believes their child has been victimized by a doctor they should immediately consult with competent legal counsel experienced in these types of complex cases.

The following article describes the complexities lawyers experienced in these cases are required to navigate through to fight and win on behalf of their clients.

01/31 – National Legal News

A mother and father from Honolulu filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Tripler Army Medical Center earlier this month for actions that they claim resulted in their daughter’s bilateral cerebral palsy.

Bilateral cerebral palsy is a heartbreaking and very debilitation result to a doctors mistake.  It typically involves countless years of struggle for both the family and the child victimized both physically, emotionally and economically.

David and Celia McCraw allege that while Celia was in labor with their daughter, Kayla, a fetal heart monitor revealed that the child began to experience severe heart rate decelerations. The parents claim in their lawsuit that these symptoms indicated that Kayla was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen, and that a Caesarian section birth should have been performed.

It always blows my mind how a doctor, in this day and age, would not simply perform a Caesarian section birth at the first sign of heart rate abnormalities.

Celia McCraw stayed in labor a total of 10 hours before giving birth, at which point it was discovered that Kayla’s umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around her neck, the McCraws allege. In an effort to resuscitate Kayla, a breathing tube was placed down her throat; however, the lawsuit alleges that the tube was placed into Kayla’s esophagus instead of her trachea. It was roughly 30 minutes before the mistake was discovered.

Complacency is the plague of our society.  There should never be a time when a doctor should put his or her guard down during a delivery or during a woman’s pregnancy for that matter.

The McCraws are suing for unspecified damages. Kayla suffers from bilateral cerebral palsy and requires physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

My heart goes out to the McCraws.  There is nothing that we can do to reverse the heartache they have undergone.  But what lawyers can do is make our clients lives easier by vigorously litigating birthing injury cases like this.  The monetary compensation they receive will pay for the exorbitant life time expenses they will incur in medical costs and care for their child who has been victimized by this horrific medical malpractice.

Tripler Army Medical Center has not commented on the lawsuit.

If you or anyone you know has a child suffering from cerebral palsy, bilateral cerebral palsy, erbs palsy or any type of palsy please contact the aggressive, caring lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation or email us for a free confidential consultation right away.  Do not delay, the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.  Please feel free to visit the resources of our website if you have questions on what cerebral palsy, erbs palsy or any type of palsy is or what causes cerebral or erbs palsy.

New York Steampipe Explosion – Call an attorney at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Construction accidents usually result in catastrophic consequences and injuries.  In this New York Steampipe Explosion someone lost their life and many others were injured.

The critical issues in these types of cases is proving notice, i.e., whether the proposed responsible party had prior notice of the danger and did not adequately take steps to prevent the condition or accident.

If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident do not hesitate to call the Manhattan Construction Lawyers of the Personal Injury Legal Helpline for a free, confidential consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

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