2013 IN REVIEW/UPCOMING IN 2014
NEW YORK LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE LAWSUITS
NEW YORK LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE LITIGATION PRACTICE GROWS
-Sixth lawsuit commenced against Albany Best Western for Legionella Pneumonia suffered by visiting medical school applicant in April
-Lawsuit against New York Comfort Inn for guest’s 43 Day Coma & Permanent Lung Damage caused by Legionnaires’ Disease continues.
-Multiple Legionnaires’ Disease claims resolved for significant sums.
TOP NEW YORK SETTLEMENTS
-Two HC&D Settlements to be featured in Verdict Search’s Top NY Verdicts of 2013.
FEDERAL DEFENSE VERDICT
-Verdict for Contractor Michael Terry in Federal District Court after Mr. Terry was wrongfully accused of causing several hundred thousand dollars worth of property damage to a Schroon Lake vacation home.
INADEQUATE HANDICAPPED DOOR CRUSHES WRIST OF GUEST
-HC&D to commence lawsuit against local Travelodge for causing serious injuries to handicapped guest due to inadequate handicapped bathroom.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FOR BOTCHED KNEE REPLACEMENT
-HC&D commences lawsuit against Columbia Memorial Hospital and Dr. Robert Mantica for serious surgical error during knee replacement operation in 2011.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE FOR GROSSLY NEGLIGENT EMG
-HC&D to commence lawsuit against local hospital for puncturing client’s lung while performing a simple nerve conduction study.
DWI VICTIM SUFFERS MULTIPLE FRACTURES
-HC&D has been and will continue to represent a victim of alcohol and drug related motor vehicle accident. The defendant in the accident was charged with felony assault and will be sentenced to several years in state prison. The defendant was driving in excess of 100 mph just prior to impact and was impaired by alcohol, marijuana and prescription medication.
-Lawsuit moves forward in federal court for 88 year-old woman who was dropped in the shower at one area nursing home and pushed into a wall in another – both incidents causing serious injuries.
FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LIGATION
-HC&D has been and will continue to represent state employees in federal civil rights litigation in both the southern and northern district of New York Federal District courts.
MATRIMONIAL AND FAMILY LAW LITIGATION
-The HC&D matrimonial department has represented dozens of clients in complex matrimonial litigation involving significant wealth and assets.
MANY OTHER MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, AUTO, PREMISES LIABILITY, ETC., MATTERS RESOLVED FOR OUR CLIENTS IN 2013 AND MORE TO COME IN 2014…