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Negligence: 3 years

Product Liability: 3 years from discovery

Medical Malpractice:  An action for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice must be commenced within two years and six months of the act, omission or failure complained of or last treatment where there is continuous treatment for the same illness, injury or condition which gave rise to the said act, omission or failure; provided, however, that: (a) where the action is based upon the discovery of a foreign object in the body of the patient, the action may be commenced within one year of the date of such discovery or of the date of discovery of facts which would reasonably lead to such discovery, whichever is earlier; and (b) where the action is based upon the alleged negligent failure to diagnose cancer or a malignant tumor, whether by act or omission, the action may be commenced within two years and six months of the later of either (i) when the person knows or reasonably should have known of such alleged negligent act or omission and knows or reasonably should have known that such alleged negligent act or omission has caused injury, provided, that such action shall be commenced no later than seven years from such alleged negligent act or omission, or (ii) the date of the last treatment where there is continuous treatment for such injury, illness or condition. For the purpose of this section the term “continuous treatment” shall not include examinations undertaken at the request of the patient for the sole purpose of ascertaining the state of the patient's condition. For the purpose of this section the term “foreign object” shall not include a chemical compound, fixation device or prosthetic aid or device.

Wrongful Death: 2 years

Intentional Tort: 1 year

Fraud: 6 years

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June 04, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - As New York City inches its way towards a June 8 "Phase One" opening, experts worry that the lack of a comprehensive public-transit plan will doom it to increased traffic — and potentially the car accidents that such traffic brings.

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Nursing home giant Genesis receives $300+ million in government aid

June 03, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

KENNETT SQUARE, PA - A May 27 article in the New York Times details the $300 million in government relief that nursing home giant Genesis HealthCare has received during the coronavirus crisis, even as some 1,500 of its residents have been killed by the disease.

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Cuomo: Protests could lead to increased COVID-19 spread

June 01, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed concern today that the ongoing protests against George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers could encourage the spread of the coronavirus, just as New York City is preparing to enter Phase One of reopenings, the New York Daily News reports. And while the governor of New York certainly has a vested interest in bringing an end to the protests that have gripped state's streets in recent days, policy experts agree that the protests could seed a new wave of infections, according to the New York Times.

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NY DoH study: 1 in 7 New Yorkers had COVID by end of March

May 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK - A new study commissioned by New York's Department of Health found that by the end of March, 1 in 7 New York adults had already contracted COVID-19 — roughly ten times the official count at the time. CNN notes that the study adds to the growing body of evidence that the virus was far more widespread, far earlier, than was generally believed at the time.

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De Blasio: Increased car traffic NYC's "Short Term Reality"

May 29, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Speaking to the press on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he expected an increase in car traffic beginning in June as New York City began to relax its lockdown rules and workers avoided public transit out of fear of infection.

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Cuomo announces death benefits for frontline workers killed by COVID-19

May 27, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that state and local governments would provide death benefits for the families of frontline workers killed by COVID-19, per his office.

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More than 4,300 coronavirus patients sent to NY nursing homes

May 22, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY - Hospitals sent more than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients to New York nursing homes following a much-criticized March 25 directive from the governor's office, according to an AP report released today.

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Young adults also affected by new coronavirus symptoms

May 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Several young adults being treated for coronavirus in New York have begun showing signs of the Kawasaki-like disease recently identified in children, according to several doctors.

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De Blasio lobbies for line-of-duty benefits in COVID deaths

May 19, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio has joined the chorus calling for line-of-duty benefits to be extended to the families of city employees who have died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, NBC reports. The mayor's advocacy for the move comes one day after the city's firefighters union made similar demands.

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Nurses allege hellish conditions in city-run nursing home

May 18, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY - The New York Post published a story yesterday in which several out-of-state nurses who were brought in to help combat the coronavirus detail horrible conditions at Roosevelt Island's city-run adult-care facility, conditions which one FEMA-contracted nurse described as "heartbreaking." Four nurses spoke to the Post on the condition of anonymity to better describe the state of affairs at Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center without fear of reprisal.

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Study sheds light on children sickened by coronavirus, New York Times reports

May 12, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - A new study details the experiences of nearly 50 children who have been treated for coronavirus-related illnesses across the United States, the New York Times reported yesterday. It is the largest American study yet of the effects of coronavirus on children.

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De Blasio pledges to test 140,000 for coronavirus antibodies by early June

May 11, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged on Thursday to test a total of 140,000 New Yorkers for coronavirus antibodies between now and early June, the Associated Press reports.

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Critics allege Cuomo's nursing home investigation could be a conflict of interests

May 07, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY - A Gothamist article today explores the challenges facing any attempt by the governor's office to provide necessary oversight in the state's assisted living facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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May 06, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY - The New York Department of Health has conducted a survey which found that 64 children across the state have been treated for a new pediatric multi-inflammatory illness presumed to be related to COVID-19, NBC New York reports.

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New York adds more than 1,600 COVID deaths to nursing home toll

May 05, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ALBANY, NY - New York's Department of Health added more than 1,600 deaths to the official toll of COVID-related mortalities in nursing homes across the state on Monday night, confirming what many family members had already suspected.

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Brooklyn teacher dies of COVID-19 after being turned away from ER twice

May 01, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

BROOKLYN, NY - A 30-year-old social studies teacher from Brooklyn has died of COVID-19 complications, PIX 11 reports. According to her sister Mia Mungin, a registered nurse, Rana Zoe passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, April 25, more than six weeks after first developing a fever. "She fought a long fight but her body was too weak," Mungin wrote.

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April 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

BROOLYN, NY - The NYPD has launched an investigation into a Brooklyn funeral home after finding dozens of bodies stored in U Haul trucks Wednesday, WNBC New York reports.

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De Blasio unveils self-swab coronavirus tests

April 29, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the rollout of a new self-administered coronavirus swab test yesterday, which experts hope will reduce the likelihood of transmission between patients and medical professionals.

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Cuomo sketches plan for limited reopening

April 28, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his daily press conference today sketched preliminary plans to end the PAUSE program of shelter-in-place orders, at least in certain regions, the Associated Press reports. Cuomo's decision comes as hospitalizations and fatalities across the state continue to decline from their high point earlier in the month.

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Families allege nursing homes remained silent as coronavirus raged

April 27, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - An article published in The City yesterday evening details allegations that New York-area nursing homes have been silent about the deadly disease spreading through their facilities — a disease that is estimated to have killed at least 3,500 elderly New Yorkers already. Families report being given few and conflicting details about the facilities' response to the coronavirus and whether their loved ones have been infected. The article underscores the dangers faced by one of the city's most at-risk populations.

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Gov. Cuomo announces new contact tracing program led by Bloomberg

April 24, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced a new COVID-19 contact tracing program that the governor's office described as "nation-leading," targeting the Downstate region as well as Connecticut and New Jersey. The program will be headed by former mayor Mike Bloomberg, with research handled by the Mike Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. The state's Department of Health will work with a team from Bloomberg Charities to find appropriate candidates for the program, with an emphasis on DOH and other state agency staff, as well as medical-field students at SUNY and CUNY.

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4 recovering COVID patients die in hotels under city supervision, New York Times reports

April 24, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Times reported today that at least four people have died while participating in a city-run program which placed them in hotels after they had been discharged from hospitals for COVID-19 treatment. The program is designed to help patients who may still be contagious but are unable because of their living situations to self-isolate away from vulnerable family members or roommates. But the deahs raise questions about why these at-risk individuals were released when they were, and whether they received enough monitoring from healthcare professionals to minimize the risk of sudden death.

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April 24, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - On March 1, a Manhattan woman who had recently returned from a trip to Iran became the first New Yorker to test positive for the novel coronavirus. Now, however, medical experts believe that the disease was already widespread by then, with at least 10,800 infected in the NYC area alone.

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State's list of nursing home deaths undercounts fatalities, officials allege

April 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Healthcare professionals and elected officials say that the list of COVID-19-related nursing home deaths significantly undercounts the total number of fatalities, according to a report in The City. They allege the recently released data sheet only accounts for a third of the 3,316 deaths that have occurred in facilities across the state, because it excludes the deaths of residents who were transferred to hospitals, as well as deaths suspected to be caused by COVID-19 where no formal test was conducted. An asterisk on the sheet further notes that "some" of the nursing homes reported presumed COVID-19 deaths, implying that others did not.

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21 percent of NYC residents test positive for COVID-19 antibodies

April 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Per the Gothamist, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed at his Thursday press conference the results of a statewide study which found that more than 21% of the roughly 1,300 New York City residents tested were found to have antibodies associated with COVID-19. The presence of these antibodies suggests that an individual had previously contracted and fought off the virus, although it is still unclear what level of antibodies is needed to in order to be immune from future infection. 

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April 17, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY - Speeding tickets have doubled across New York City as drivers race down streets emptied of traffic due to caronavirus-related stay-at-home orders, Winnie Hu writes in the New York Times. The city's automated traffic cameras issued 24,765 tickets on March 27, up from 12,672 on February 27. This comes as average rush-hour speeds have increased by 85% in Brooklyn, 84% in Queens, 58% in the Bronx, 49% in Manhattan, and 34% in Statten Island.

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Concerned About Coronavirus? You Don't Need to Leave the House to Meet with Our Lawyers.

March 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At Finz & Finz, P.C., we are taking this duty seriously and are practicing the “social distancing” guidelines recommended by health officials. To ensure you still have access to us, our lawyers are available to meet with you remotely to answer your legal questions and discuss your case. 

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Driver shot and killed in road-rage incident in Park Slope

March 17, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

BROOKLYN, NY- A driver was shot and killed in a road-rage incident in Park Slope on Friday. 

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60-year-old woman dies after being hit by scooter in Harlem

February 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

HARLEM, NY- A 60-year-old woman was attempting to cross Pleasant Avenue near 118th Street when she was struck by a 34-year-old man on an electric scooter on Tuesday evening.  The woman was found unresponsive and unconscious when authorities arrived to the scene.

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Vehicle slams into car dealership on Long Island

February 20, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

SELDEN, NY-  Around 8:45 PM on Friday night, a vehicle crashed into a car dealership at Middle Country Road near North Evergreen Drive.

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BREAKING: Lane closures on George Washington Bridge

January 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY- All lanes on the George Washington Bridge westbound have been closed due to construction. The closure extends from Lower Trans Manhattan Expressway and to the New York Side/Lower Level, according to the New York Department of Transportation.

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Collapsed Manhole on US 46 Eastbound

December 11, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY- A manhole has collapsed on US 46 Eastbound East of CR 634/Main Street on 12/11/19. The right lane of the freeway has been closed as crews work on repairs. There is no word yet on when it will be reopened, so if you're traveling in this direction, keep the closure in mind and seek alternative routes, if possible.

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Traffic Delays in the Holland Tunnel

December 11, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY- There have been several traffic delays reported at the Holland Tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey today, starting at 4:30 PM. According to 511New York, the travel time to New York is approximately 10 minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and approximately 20 minutes from New Jersey 139 at Tonelle Circle. Travelers are encouraged to find alternate arrangements to avoid the travel delays at the Holland Tunnel. As of right now, the cause of the delay is currently unknown.

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MTA Safety Tips

November 15, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the largest public transit authority in the country, serving not only New York City but also 12 counties in the State of New York. Whether it is buses, trains, or subways, accidents on MTA vehicles are common and the agency tries to encourage people to conduct themselves safely to help reduce the chances of certain accidents.

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