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Category Archives: NY Personal Injury

Check Your Tires: Tire Safety Tips

Tire failures, blowouts and de-treads are preventable events. Tires will wear at some point and all have expiration dates. Most new tires are estimated to last between 60,000 and 80,000 miles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends tires be replaced every 6 years, regardless of mileage or use. The NHTSA reports that 9 -->

Tylenol Use Linked to Blood Cancer

In a study published this week by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers  linked acetaminophen to several forms of blood cancers.  Acetaminophen is the main ingredient in over-the-counter products like Tylenol and Excedrin, and it is also found in many cold medicines. The association of cancer with acetaminophen use was greater among women than among -->

Motorcycle Safety Tips

With weather warming up in the Northeast there will be an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road.  Motorcycle drivers, and all drivers, should follow every safety precaution in light of this.  Follow these tips to ensure your own safety as a motorcyclist and the safety of everyone on the road: Head injuries -->

Dog Bite Liability: Who’s Responsible?

Dog bites result in thousands of injuries in the United States on a yearly basis. Dog bite injuries are serious and can include permanent scarring, psychological damage and even death. Liability for these injuries can be significant. Fortunately, most homeowner policies cover injuries inflicted by the homeowner’s dog. In most states under the common law, -->

Avoiding Driver Fatigue

While the National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation regarding the Bronx bus accident, killing 15 people in early March, many speculate that the accident occurred as a result of driver fatigue. Symptoms of driver fatigue include heavy eyelids, frequent yawning, daydreaming or feeling fidgety and irritable. A fatigued driver may drift over road lines, -->

Bicycle Basics: How to avoid bicycle related injuries

Spring is just a couple of days away. As the warm weather approaches more bicycles will be on the road, meaning that more bicyclists will be injured. As a bicyclist, how can you protect yourself? One of the biggest mistakes bicyclists make is assuming they always have the right-of-way. Prior to operating a bicycle it’s -->

10 Tips for Managing Driver Distractions

Distracted drivers pose a deadly risk to everyone on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available, 5,870 people lost their lives and another 515,000 were injured in police-reported crashes in which a form of distraction was noted on the crash report. -->

Combining Painkillers with Tylenol: FDA Warns of Acetaminophen and Liver Injuries

Kenneth Fromson is a Partner at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and participates in the firm’s pharmaceutical litigation. Last week, the FDA announced a new labeling requirement for drug companies who sell prescription pain medications that include acetaminophen.  Specifically, because of a risk of serious liver injury  — or death — consumers will get the benefit -->

Following $36 Million Verdict, Philadelphia Judge Paves Way for Finkelstein’s Next Prempro Trial

Mr. Fromson is a Partner with Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and participates in the firm’s litigation regarding dangerous drugs. Last week, Judge Sandra Moss rejected a request to dismiss the lawsuits of 4 women who claim they suffered breast cancer from drugmaker Wyeth’s hormone therapy drug, Prempro. Wyeth, based in Madison, NJ, was acquired by -->

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Victims Can Sue Generic Drugmakers For Inadequate Labeling

Mr. Fromson is a Partner with Finkelstein & Partners, LLP, and participates in the firm’s litigation regarding pharmaceuticals. Drug companies who manufacture and sell generic drugs reap the profits from selling the bioequivalent versions of their counterpart brand name drugs; but they want to avoid responsibility when a victim of their generic drug seeks compensation -->