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Dangers of Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a serious, potentially fatal, bacterial infection that affects the skin and underlying tissues. If the infection is not treated in a timely manner, or if the infection does not respond to antibiotics, it can spread to the bloodstream and/or lymph nodes, putting a victim’s life at risk. Learn more about this dangerous infection and what you can do if your cellulitis injury was caused by the negligence of another person or entity by clicking here.

Disc bulges and herniations due to neck injuries

Any injury to the neck has the potential to cause devastating pain and suffering for victims, but many individuals who suffer an injury to the neck will also subsequently suffer bulges or herniations of the discs in the spine. This can cause a variety of additional disruptions for accident victims, as well as considerable pain and suffering. Learn more about the causes of these injuries, as well as the treatment and legal options available to victims, by clicking here.

Technology identifies personal injury claims across NYC

New York City comptroller Scott Stringer developed a program designed to identify problems regarding the city’s services in order to target areas where safety may be compromised, The New York Times reported on July 9.

The initiative is called Claimstat, which is a database that records thousands of personal injury or general negligence claims made against the city by people seeking financial compensation for accidents they believe the city is responsible for. It was patterned after the New York Police Department’s CompStat program, a tool that city police use to map out and track criminal activity, Stringer said in a report. When claims patterns are discovered, unsafe areas can be effectively targeted for maintenance.

Despite safety measures, accidents unfortunately do still occur all over New York. If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you review your legal options and may help you hold the responsible party financially accountable. Call our New York offices at (212) 779-0057 to learn more today.

Injuries due to security personnel negligence

If you’ve been harmed because of inadequate or negligent security in a residential building, you may be facing a number of serious physical, emotional, and financial losses due to this terrible incident. While nothing can undo the suffering you’ve already experienced, the good news is that you may be eligible to take action against the responsible security company or landlord. To learn more about your rights in this situation, click here.

Aspiring model sues Manhattan salon for “physical and emotional trauma”

Brazilian aspiring model Myrella Ikeda filed a $3-million personal injury lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court against the J Sisters salon, located in Manhattan, New York, after a visit in 2011 left her physically and emotionally traumatized, news.com.au reported on May 21.

Ikeda also accused Antonio Luis Rosa, the hairdresser in question, of being under the influence of drugs while styling her hair. The lawsuit states that co-owner Jonice Padilha called her afterwards to apologize and said that Rosa had taken drugs. Ikeda’s report indicates that her hair and scalp were burned when she left the salon. Later, damaged hair fell out. She was allegedly traumatized from this incident and discouraged from continuing to pursue her career.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP in New York are dedicated to representing personal injury cases, whether they are related to vehicle accidents, premises or product liability, or wrongful death cases. Discuss how we may provide you excellent legal consultation by calling 866-LAWS-USA.

Frenzy of law suits filed by New York man for two undecillion dollars

Sixty-two-year-old New York resident Anthony Purisima is suing a multitude of establishments and the local government of New York for a host of lawsuits which include personal injury and civil rights violations, the New York Post reported on May 16.

Purisima has filed a 22-page complaint against Boston, Massachusetts-based bakery and café chain Au Bon Pain, hospitals Carepoint Health and Hoboken University Medical Center, a Kmart store (outlet 7749), the St. Luke’s Emergency Department, New York City Transit Authority, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and La Guardia Airport Administration, among others for two undecillion dollars, referring to the lawsuit’s status as “priceless,” according to the plaintiff.

The lawsuit resulted from Purisima getting bitten by a dog on an MTA bus and tourists allegedly photographing him without his permission in the hospital he stayed at.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP in New York handle personal injury cases with expertise and commitment. Call us today at 866-LAWS-USA if you have inquiries regarding your case.

Man sues New York park for not putting up signs warning people not to climb rocks

Thirty-two-year-old personal trainer Jonathan Stock recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against both New York City and the park managers of the Hudson River Park in Manhattan, New York City in relation to an injury he sustained when climbing on a rock sculpture. In the claim, he states that they failed to warn people not to climb on a particular rock in the park, causing him to sustain an injury.

The lawsuit was first mentioned publicly in an article by the New York Post, which was published on Sunday, March 30. In the article Stock recounted the details of climbing the steep, 8 to 10-foot tall rock that was part of a cultural stone arrangement in June 2013.

Our lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, are committed to helping people in New York whose lives have been negatively effected due to the negligence or carelessness of other people, including municipal agencies. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim against a person or organization that you believe caused you harm, call (212) 779-0057.

The different classification systems for traumatic brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury is an injury that affects the brain. Like other types of injuries, traumatic brain injuries can range greatly in severity, with mild injuries causing temporary side effects and the most severe causing permanent damage or brain death.

Because of the varying severity these injuries can have, different classification systems for these injuries have been developed. The three main classification systems are as follows:

  • Loss of consciousness – a system that classifies injuries based on the amount of time a person is unconscious.  
  • Post-traumatic amnesia – a system that classifies injuries based on the amount or severity of amnesia a person experiences
  • Glascow coma scale – a comprehensive system that gives victims a score from 3-15 (3 being the most severe) based on their responses to questions testing the verbal, motor, and optical functions.

To learn about traumatic brain injuries and their classifications more in-depth, check out this must know article.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our lawyers strive to help people in New York who have been the victim of a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about traumatic brain injuries.

UPSC and Backcountry Access recall Avalanche airbags

A nationwide product recall of Avalanche airbags due to dangers of them causing injuries or deaths was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Backcountry Access on Tuesday, November 26. According to the CPSC, the recall includes Avalanche airbag model floats 18, 22, 30, 32, 36, and Throttle.

The recall was made due to the airbags’ trigger assembly failure, which can lead to instances of the airbags not deploying, making it dangerous for people stuck in an avalanche as they are in risk of injury or even death.

For more information regarding the recall, consumers can get in touch with company officials at (800) 670-8735 between 8 a.m. and 5 pm. Monday through Friday or online at backcountryaccess.com.

Product manufacturers can be held accountable if their products, which should be safe for public use, have inflicted injuries or illnesses on consumers. Call our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, if you live in New York City and have suffered an injury due to a defective product. We can be reached at (212) 779-0057.

Toyota settles $3M sudden acceleration case

Automotive manufacturer Toyota reached a deal in a sudden acceleration case in the United States last Friday after an Oklahoma jury declared the company responsible for the 2007 Camry crash that killed one woman and injured another.

As a result of the settlement, Toyota has agreed to pay around $1.6 billion in economic losses, which could include repair costs or lowered value costs, over the acceleration issues, but did not cover any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. However, the jury did order the company to pay $3 million to the victims.

According to the lawsuit, software malfunctions in the electronic throttle control system of the victim’s 2005 Camry caused the vehicle to become uncontrollable, resulting in her death in a car accident.

The Camry has not been included in Toyota’s recently issued recalls.

If you too have been injured by a defective vehicle in New York, talk with an attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP. We can help you explore your legal options and possibly begin taking action against the negligent manufacturer. Get in touch today by calling (212) 779-0057.

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