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THE CHALLENGE TO OBTAINING MEDICAL RECORDS AT COST UNDER THE HI-TECH ACT

By |2020-03-25T15:21:29+00:00March 25th, 2020|Attorney, Attorney Articles, Michael Glass|

HOW CIOX V. AZAR HAS CHANGED THE PERSONAL INJURY LANDSCAPE Michael Glass, Esq. Christopher Glass, Esq. Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo   The delivery of medical records to patients and their attorneys has undergone seismic changes in the last few decades.  Federal and state HIPAA laws created strict standards governing patient privacy. In New York, [...]

Michael Levine is Stepping Down as Mayor of Old Field after 12 Years in Office.

By |2020-03-03T11:27:15+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Attorney Articles, Local News, Michael Levine|

Originally Posted: By Carl MacGowan carl.macgowan@newsday.com  @CarlMacGowan Updated March 1, 2020 9:24 PM Old Field Mayor Michael Levine will not seek reelection and plans to step down after 12 years in office. Read the entire article as seen in Newsday Download the Article

NYC Transit Authority Found 100% at Fault

By |2018-10-11T18:44:51+00:00October 11th, 2018|Attorney Articles, Local News, Municipal Liability, Slip And Fall/premises Liability, Slip-and-fall Accidents, Stair Accidents, Thomas P. Valet, Unsafe Property/premises Liability|

RGLZ Trial Attorney Tom Valet Wins $8,000,000.00 Verdict After a Brooklyn Jury Finds the NYC Transit Authority 100% at Fault. After a heavy snowstorm RGLZ’s client fell down an exterior subway staircase injuring his back, neck and shoulder. He required 3 surgeries, 2 to his spine and 1 to his [...]

What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Insurance in New York

By |2018-10-22T18:42:24+00:00January 25th, 2018|Attorney Articles, Local News, Motorcycle Accidents, Motorcycle Mike, Safety Tips|

According to New York state law, you must carry liability motorcycle insurance on your bike to help you cover costs related to property damage and bodily injury suffered by others in a crash that you cause. The no-fault law in New York does not protect motorcyclists, as they are not entitled to no-fault benefits. [...]

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DePuy Hip Implants Verdict

By |2018-10-22T18:45:11+00:00November 28th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Recalls, Michael Glass, Thomas P. Valet, Tort Cases|

On November 16th 2017, a federal jury in Dallas, TX told Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary DePuy that they need to pay six patients a total of $247 million due to hip implants that turned out to be defective. The verdict came as a result of finding that the hip implants used a metal [...]

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Suing the Veterans Administration for Malpractice

By |2018-10-22T18:45:43+00:00November 11th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Thomas P. Valet|

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT While everyone will agree that Veterans of our military deserve the highest degree of medical care that can be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the reality is that the VA Health Care System is a disgrace. Reports of Veterans having to wait months or even [...]

High-Low Agreements at Trial

By |2018-09-25T17:45:33+00:00October 31st, 2017|Attorney Articles|

A high-low agreement is a private contract that constrains the future damages payment to lie between a minimum and maximum amount.  Parties are free to craft the terms of the agreement on the record setting forth any terms that are mutually acceptable. This can include not only the amount of the high-low but also percentages [...]

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Will You Need an Expert Witness?

By |2018-10-24T17:44:18+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Attorney Articles|

Exchanging Expert & Non-Expert Information Prior to Trial: During a trial, testimony from laymen and expert witnesses are a crucial tool in proving your case.  For this reason, it is important to decide before discovery is complete what all potential witnesses have to say, and whether you will need an expert witness to prove any [...]