Category: Wrongful Death

man in a NY nursing home with COVID-19

In a victory for New York nursing home residents and their families, Governor Cuomo recently repealed a law that made it nearly impossible to sue facilities and hospitals for negligent care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2020, the governor signed the Emergency or Disaster Protection Act, which granted immunity

When a person is incarcerated, the State or prison takes responsibility for some aspects of the prisoner’s well-being. Though prison accidents are not always preventable, and medical care in prison is not always a guarantee of ongoing good health, the courts recognize that there are certain expectations of care in

When an accident occurs that results in death, many families rely on the criminal justice system to sort through the facts. Oftentimes, charges will be brought against the person responsible for the accident, which can result in prison time or long-term probation depending upon the circumstances of the incident. But

After record-low traffic fatalities in the United States in 2011, the numbers have been moving in the opposite direction. The first half of 2016 saw another significant rise in deaths related to traffic accidents and if the trend continues, the U.S. could be facing 40,000 people killed on our nation’s