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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 [...]

Campus Housing Accidents

By |2018-08-20T18:57:44+00:00August 20th, 2018|Attorney Articles, Premises Liability|

Campus Housing Accidents – Who is Liable? Going to college can be an emotional time for students and their parents/guardians.  Most parents feel that their child will be well protected and safe while attending college and living in campus dorms or in off campus housing. Young adults also are experiencing [...]

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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New Class Warnings for MRI Contrast Agents

By |2018-02-14T15:21:51+00:00December 20th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Recalls|

FDA is requiring a new class warning and other safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) concerning gadolinium remaining in patients’ bodies, including the brain, for months to years after receiving these drugs.

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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 [...]

Medical Records and Your Rights as a Patient

By |2018-10-22T18:46:49+00:00October 4th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Thomas P. Valet|

Medical Records are Private and Protected We frequently hear from clients whose doctors refuse to provide them with copies of their own medical records.  In other cases we hear from clients whose records have been disclosed to other persons without their knowledge and consent.   As a patient, it is important to know your rights both [...]

Lavern’s Law | Date of Discovery Bill

By |2018-10-22T18:47:10+00:00September 27th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Michael Levine|

WHY LAVERN’S LAW NEEDS TO BE PASSED It’s named after a woman, Lavern Wilkinson, who died in 2013 of treatable lung cancer. Her radiologist noticed a suspicious mass in 2010, but Lavern was never told. When she went back more than 2½ later for a chronic cough, she was told she had cancer, that it had [...]