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A Bronx Grandmother Awarded $110.6 Million in a Malpractice Lawsuit

Keimoneia Redish is pictured Saturday with her attorney, Richard Gurfein, in her Bronx apartment. (Gregg Vigliotti/for New York Daily News)
Keimoneia Redish with her attorney, Richard Gurfein, in her Bronx apartment. (Gregg Vigliotti/for New York Daily News

In an article reported by the New York Daily News By Cathy Burke Apr 13, 2019

In the lawsuit, the Grandmother sued St. Barnabas Hospital and the team of doctors who treated her during her 2010 asthma attack that triggered a massive brain injury. In a jury verdict in Bronx Supreme Court Keimoneia Redish, 48, decided in favor of the mother of five sons and one grandchild. Richard Gurfein of Gurfein Douglas argued doctors failed to consider transferring her to nearby facilities with ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) able to remove the build-up of carbon dioxide in her brain and could prevent injury to her brain and swelling caused by the buildup of carbon dioxide."

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Vehicle Pedestrian Accidents Prevention

Vehicle and pedestrian car accident due to distraction by smartphone.

In the United States, nearly 6,000 pedestrian deaths were recorded in each of the years 2016 and 2017 - representing record fatalities in the past 25 years - according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).
While the pedestrian death toll increased by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016, fatalities from other traffic accidents have decreased by 14 percent. Safety measures inside cars are protecting drivers and passengers, yet pedestrians face the same risks.

The elderly, poor and uninsured are most vulnerable. Florida is home to eight of the ten of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians. The five most dangerous states are California, Florida, Texas, New York and Arizona. In New York state, only eight percent of the total traffic crashes involve pedestrians. This type of accident, however, tends to result in serious injury or fatalities. Urban areas account for the majority of pedestrian crashes. New York City accounts for 72% of the collisions with 59% of the deaths involving a pedestrian.

Common Causes of Vehicle Pedestrian Accidents

Following speeding and failure to yield, another cause of increased knock-down accidents is drivers distracted by electronic devices - particularly their phones.

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Richard Gurfein Selected As Nation’s Top One Percent Lawyers

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISTINGUISHED COUNSEL

Richard Gurfein, of Gurfein Douglas LLP, has been selected to the 2018 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.


Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

Volunteers Needed to Judge AAJ’s Mock Trial Competition (STAC)

Friends,

I have the honor this year of being appointed Regional Chair, for the New York Region, of the American Association for Justice’s Annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC).  I am pleased to invite you to serve as a Volunteer Juror, judging the students' performance at a mock trial.  Each trial will consist of teams from 2 law schools, requires scoring judges (jurors) and a presiding judge who will run the trial and rule on objections.  Only real judges and experienced trial lawyers can be presiding judges.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with AAJ’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), it is a national mock trial competition held every spring in 14 regional locations. Every year, over 150 law schools participate in making up 224 teams with 896 law students, all of whom become AAJ Law Student Members to compete. Over 1,200 lawyers from across the country volunteer to serve as competition judges and 30 AAJ members dedicate their time, energy, and expertise to help host these regional events. The New York City regional event will take place on March 1–3, 2019. The mock trials will take place in the Kings County State Supreme Court located at 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (parking in the judge’s lot will be on a first come/first served basis).

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NY Daily News - EXCLUSIVE: Landscaper awarded $4M in medical misdiagnosis case

Robert Wyble was told by Dr. Dale Lange, now chief neurologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, that he had myasthenia gravis — which led to chest surgery to take out his thymus, blood treatments and medication that caused him to put on 80 pounds. His health-damaging ordeal gave him hypertension and was for nothing. He did not have the condition.

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withclientmisdiagnosis An upstate man has been awarded almost $4 million after a top neurologist had him undergo four years of agonizing treatments for a condition he didn’t have, the Daily News has learned.

Robert Wyble, 42, of Pine Island, Orange County, says he had his chest sawed open to remove his thymus gland, underwent biweekly blood treatments and was put on medication that caused him to gain 80 pounds and get hypertension — all because he’d been misdiagnosed as having a potentially fatal condition, myasthenia gravis.

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School Bus Accident Lawyers in New York City

If you or your child was injured in a school bus accident, our legal team will provide you with the expertise to secure the compensation you deserve to pay for medical bills, pain, and suffering. We know that both experiencing and witnessing school bus accidents are traumatic for children and can lead to lengthy physical and emotional recoveries.

It is widely believed that school buses provide the safest mode of transport for children traveling to and from school and on field trips. However, accidents occur and often involve serious or fatal injuries. Both passengers and pedestrians can be injured during a bus crash because they don’t engage seat belts, slip, and fall while on the bus, or are struck when boarding or exiting the vehicle.

School bus accidents may involve multiple victims and drivers. This complicates the case and the process of determining who to hold accountable for damages. Our school bus accident lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure your legal rights are protected while helping you recover maximum compensation from all responsible parties.

Who may be at fault in a school bus accident?

One or more of the following may be at fault:
  • School bus driver
  • The driver of another vehicle
  • School district
  • School bus manufacturer
  • Parts manufacturer
  • A third-party under contract to maintain the bus
  • Private church, school or other organization that owned and operated the school bus
  • The private company under contract to provide transportation for the school
  • Government responsible for construction, road infrastructure, and maintenance

What are common causes of bus accidents?

School bus accidents are caused most commonly by driving mistakes that include:
  • Distracted driving 
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Sleep-deprivation driving

What damages can you pursue compensation to cover?

Compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages may be recovered from various sources and include:
  • Medical costs - current and future
  • Rehabilitation and therapy sessions
  • Home health care visits and equipment
  • Long-term care 
  • Lost income and future lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Special equipment and home modifications to accommodate a disability
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Diminished quality of life

Jury Awards $6.78 million in Pedestrian Accident

At age 13, Ernest Lewis and his mother Brenda Lewis were running to catch a stopped bus. Ernest ran alongside the nonmoving bus, hitting its side to alert the driver that he and his mother were approaching. Ernest slipped between the wheels and the driver ran over him. Six years later, experienced bus accident lawyer Richard Gurfein represented Ernest’s family in the case in which he proved to the jury that the bus driver was negligent and Ernest was deserving of damages for past pain and suffering, medical expenses, and future pain and suffering. The bus - pedestrian lawsuit award totaled $6.78 million.

 Contact an experienced school bus-pedestrian accident lawyer today

At Gurfein Douglas you can rely on the scientific training of our two partners to uncover the often hidden technical details of your school bus accident lawsuit that the untrained eye might miss. Our school bus accident lawyer knows what insurance companies look for in evaluating claims, how to make the most beneficial settlement offers and how to best prepare your case. If you or your child was hurt, you deserve compensation.

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