PEDIATRIC MALPRACTICE LAWYER2018-08-27T11:47:18+00:00

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PEDIATRIC MALPRACTICE LAWYER

Children require specialized treatment by doctors that are specially trained to diagnose and treat children’s injuries and illnesses.  When their negligence causes catastrophic injury or wrongful death, it is wise to consult with an experienced pediatric malpractice lawyer to help you understand your rights.

PROTECTING CHILDREN FOR OVER 60 YEARS

At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been fighting for children’s rights for generations, including helping families that are victims of pediatric malpractice.  We recognize that children can be traumatized by the medical care required to treat their conditions, in addition to the physical suffering they must endure.  That’s why we go out of our to show compassion and empathy for the entire family’s ordeal and leave no stone unturned gathering the evidence necessary to prove your child’s case.  We are the pediatric malpractice lawyer that helps your entire family through this difficult process.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bicycle Accidents

Many cities, including New York City, are encouraging residents and visitors to use bikes to get around the city.  There are more bike lanes being put in every day, and you can rent a "Citi-bike" just about anywhere.  It's not surprising that this has resulted in an increasing number of bike accidents citywide.  They only have two wheels, so they are easy to tip over when they are hit by a car.  There is no protection other than a helmet for the bicyclist, so injuries from bike accidents tend to be serious.  If you are injured in a bicycle accident, an experienced bicycle accident attorney in NYC can explain the law as it applies to your specific situation. If you've been injured in a bicycle accident, you need a Bicycle Accident Attorney in NYC that knows everything about bicycle accidents, and if you are riding around on these crowded streets you should learn about the many different types of bicycle accidents so you can do your best to avoid them.  We see it all the time, the delivery guy on the bicycle going the wrong way down the street or careening through a red light.  Bicyclists fail to know the rules, and fail to follow them, at their own peril.  [...]

HOW TO PREVENT SUMMERTIME ACCIDENTS

Summer is at full steam with everybody putting on their swimsuits and looking to cool off.    Of course, this is also the time when pool, beach and lake accidents are at their peak.  Whether you’re headed to Coney Island, Brooklyn or The Hamptons on Long Island, it’s worth it to consider how these accidents tend to happen, so you and your family can relax and enjoy your swim. BROOKLYN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - SWIMMING ACCIDENTS CAN BE DEADLY There are several types of swimming pool accidents that are quite common and one needs to be cautious about: Broken Pool Equipment - When a pool is not properly maintained, pool equipment can become a hazard.  Improperly maintained pools are one of the leading causes of drowning accidents.  Ask to see maintenance records. Negligent Supervision of Children - Poor training of lifeguards and camp counselors who do not know how to properly handle an emergency is glaring hazard.  Before you entrust your children to the supervision of others, ask about training and qualifications. Overcrowding - Every pool must have posted the maximum amount of people that may use it at one time.  If there are more people than there should be, that’s a red flag. Inclement Weather - All swimming areas are required [...]

Looking To Hire A Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney? Important Things You Must Know!

Read This Before Hiring a Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer Medical Malpractice cases are extremely complicated and require a large investment.  This is not the type of matter that can be handled by a General Practice Law Firm, it requires the skills and resources of a specialist.  There’s no such things as small malpractice claim, there must be a clear breach of standard medical practice AND substantial damages.  You need the services of a well-established firm with the resources to invest in your case.  Sadly, some firms will sign up a Medical Malpractice case and then drop it because they realize later that they do not have the resources to invest. Now you must be wondering how to find a great Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney? You can ask your friends for referrals, consult sites like Avvo to see which attorneys have the experience and personality that you would feel comfortable working with.  Remember that not every NYC Personal Injury Lawyer or Queens Negligence Lawyer is a Medical Malpractice specialist.  At your consultation, you should ask the following questions: How many medical malpractice cases have you handled? You can ask to speak to former clients that have been satisfied with the attorney’s work You should request information about fee arrangements If you [...]

THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND IT’S IMPACT ON CHILDREN

Prison conditions in the United States have the lowest standards compared to other highly developed countries, and the neglect and abuse in the for-profit prisons is worst of all.  Most alarming is the situation at Juvenile Detention Centers, where children as young as twelve years old are held.  Thankfully, there are inmate abuse and neglect attorneys bringing cases for these children throughout the country. In 2013, The Huffington Post , in the article “Prisoners for Profit”:reported: In 2001, an 18-year-old committed to a Texas boot camp operated by one of Slattery’s previous companies, Correctional Services Corp., came down with pneumonia and pleaded to see a doctor as he struggled to breathe. Guards accused the teen of faking it and forced him to do pushups in his own vomit, according to Texas law enforcement reports. After nine days of medical neglect, he died. This story is not an anomaly, this is what’s happening to children every day in the American prison system.  Many of them are being held for low-level crimes and simply for “behaviors,” that are offensive, without any crime having been committed.   According to the Prison Policy Initiative, some youths are locked up for non-criminal offenses such as “truancy, running away, violating curfew or being otherwise being “ungovernable.”   They are [...]

Child Injury Lawyer | Laws That Protect Children

WHY THERE ARE LAWS THAT PROTECT CHILDREN We don't leave babies alone in the house because they are not able to take care of themselves at all.  As children grow and mature, they begin to display greater levels of ability and can be rewarded with greater independence.  Laws take this into account and have different protections and expectations for children of different ages.  A child injury lawyer is aware of these laws and how to apply them. EXAMPLES OF CHILD PROTECTIVE LAWS CAR SEATS A statute is a law that is passed by a legislature.  It's written down and needs to be followed precisely.  An example of a law that protects children is New York State's Child Restraint Law, it is found in [Section 1229-c(1), NYS Vehicle & Traffic Law and states: All children must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system while riding in a motor vehicle, until they reach their 8th birthday. An appropriate child restraint system is one that fits the child according to the manufacturer's specifications for height and weight. The safety belt in your vehicle is not designed for children. A booster seat raises your child up so that the safety belt fits your child correctly and provides better protection. The law has been amended and Effective November 1, [...]

Premises Liability – When Can You Sue?

If you’ve been seriously injured on somebody else’s property, you might be wondering if you should sue. You are considering making a premises liability claim, but you don’t want to be a greedy nasty person. On the other hand, you've lost time from work and can’t enjoy the same physical activities as before the accident, so it’s natural to consider whether you’re entitled to compensation. That’s why we’re going to outline how courts determine whether a property owner is legally liable when somebody gets hurt. It’s always a good idea to call us at 718-261-8114 if you’ve had any kind of accident for a specific answer regarding the facts of your particular situation. Premises liability claims can be complicated, so it's worth it to give us a call to find out if your case is viable. Is The Premises Reasonably Safe? A property owner has a responsibility to use reasonable care to keep their property safe. To avoid being sued for premises liability, a property should be inspected on a regular basis for hazards such as: Poor Lighting/Burned Out Bulbs Slippery Floors Torn Carpeting Loose Floorboards Missing or Damaged Handrails How Often Should The Property Be Inspected?  A heavily trafficked retail store should be inspected many times a day, whereas a [...]

Psychological Injuries Lawsuits

Some psychological injuries are so severe that they can be as disabling as serious physical injuries.  When a careless or reckless act caused intense trauma, special arrangements must be made when pursuing a lawsuit.  This concept originated with “collaborative divorce,” where a psychologist becomes part of the team so that settlement discussions can stay on track.  With lawsuits that involved extremely traumatic events, this formula can also be applied, and a lawsuit for psychological injuries can be brought. Of course, any accident is traumatic.  Fearing for your life when you are hit by a car or slipping on water and breaking your leg are “traumatic events,”, but these accidents do not shatter the core of your being and cause you to think less of yourself.  In the landmark case of “Brown vs. Board of Education,” school segregation was ended by the Supreme Court based on studies that showed that it was injurious to the self-esteem of African-American children, who believed that “white dolls” were prettier than “black dolls.”  The entire decision was based on the concept that a law could be struck down based on psychological injuries to self-esteem! The most traumatic lawsuits are for “Wrongful Birth.”  In these actions, parents are alleging that their child should never have been born, [...]

Children Bullied at School – There IS Something You Can Do About it!

CHILDREN BULLIED AT SCHOOL HAVE RIGHTS When I was a child, bullying at school was rampant, and there wasn't much that could be done about it.  When parents complained that their child was being bullied at school, there were told things like "boys will be boys," and that they should teach their child to be more assertive to deal with bullies.  We know now that bullying can lead to depression and even suicide, and there are now laws that protect children from this fate.  In other words, children bullied at school now have rights.  The U.S. Department of Health and human services defines bullying as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children," and it must involve "a real or perceived power imbalance."  It must be a recurring problem, not something that just happens once.  It can be physical, verbal or online (cyberbullying.) If your child has an unexplained change in behavior such as: Impaired or deteriorating relationships with peers Difficulty making or keeping friends Increased sense of loneliness Increased anxiety levels or panic attacks Eating disorders Low self-esteem A decline in academic achievement These may be signs that your child is being bullied, you should ask your child and assess whether they are being frank you with or covering something up [...]

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