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New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Woman Killed By Sanitation Vehicle in Manhattan

A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a sanitation truck in Greenwich Village, New York, this week. According to the New York Post, the woman was crossing Sixth Avenue at its intersection with West 8th Street at the time. She was dragged under the truck and crushed by its tires.

Louis Grandelli, P.C. Names New Partner, Leigh D. Eskenasi

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli, P.C. is pleased to announce that Leigh Eskenasi has been named as a Partner at the firm. Mr. Eskenasi started with the firm in 2006 as an associate. For more than a decade Mr. Eskenasi has contributed to the firm's success in representing plaintiffs that have suffered serious personal injuries and even death.

$110 Million Awarded To Woman Who Developed Cancer From Talcum Powder

A jury awarded a woman over $110 million in Missouri state court on Thursday after finding that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder-based caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The woman had been using the company's talcum powder-based products on her genitals for decades. According to the Courtroom View Network, the verdict is the biggest one yet after five similar previous trials in the state.

Illegal Elevator Falls, Breaking Woman's Back

Earlier this month in New York City, a woman was seriously injured when the elevator she was riding in at her apartment building fell and crashed more than four floors. The force from the impact caused the woman to break her spine and other bones.

Louis Grandelli, P.C. Obtains $1 Million for Staten Island Construction Worker

The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently obtained a $1 million settlement for a Staten Island construction worker who was injured at a construction site in Manhattan. The settlement was obtained by Louis Grandelli and Ari Lieberman during a mediation following the close of discovery.

Amtrak Train Derails at NY Penn Station

This morning, at approximately 9 a.m., an Amtrak train derailed at Penn Station in New York City. The Amtrak Acela Express 2151 had been bound for Washington D.C., when it derailed and hit a New Jersey Transit passenger train. The impact caused a window on the train to blow out and significant damage to the cars of the trains.

Plane Crash In Southampton, New York Kills 2

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, a small plane crashed into trees in Southampton, New York. The pilot of the single-engine plane was practicing taking off and landing when the plane crashed.  The crash killed two people onboard the plane and seriously injured a third.

NYC Doorman Killed In Slip and Fall During Snow Storm

A doorman was tragically killed on the Upper East Side while shoveling snow during the snowstorm this week. In what the New York Post dubbed a freak accident, Miguel Gonzalez, 59, slipped while he was shoveling snow, fell down a set of stairs, and had his throat slashed as he crashed through a window pane.

NYC Explores New Construction Safety Laws

In an effort to reduce the number of accidents on construction work sites, the New York City Department of Buildings has increased the issuance and enforcement of construction violations. The DOB's initiative comes after an alarming number of deaths and accidents on such work sites in the last few years.

E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Concern

A New York resident was seriously injured while smoking an e-cigarette. The device, alternatively known as a vaporizer, exploded in his face. The blast knocked out his teeth, ripped a hole in his tongue, and caused his hands to be covered in burns. "[It was] like an M80 bomb went off in my mouth," the man, Kenneth Barbero, told CNN.