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About Michael Glass Esq.

Michael Glass has been litigating personal injury and medical malpractice cases for more than 30 years. He has been involved in many cases resulting in million and multimillion-dollar recoveries. Michael graduated magna cum laude from St. John's University (which he attended on a sports scholarship), with a 3.989 average. He thereafter attended St. John's University School of Law on a full academic scholarship. Michael graduated from St. John's Law School third in his class. During that time, he served as an editor of the St. John's Law Review, the school's law journal, and received the New York State Trial Lawyers' Louis Harolds Award for Excellence in the field of Tort Law. Michael has been a partner with RGLZ since 1988, and concentrates in the prosecution of complex personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse cases. He regularly lectures to other lawyers on a variety of personal injury topics for the various New York State Bar Associations. He has also published seminar pieces for the New York State Bar Association on several trial-related subjects. He was admitted to the bar in 1982, and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Nassau/Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association.

Nursing Home Medication Errors Could Be Harming Your Loved One

By |2019-02-22T19:37:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Abuse, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.

New York Dram Shop Liability and the “Sale Statute”

By |2019-06-11T14:19:49+00:00September 13th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Auto Accidents, Michael Glass|

DRAM SHOP CIVIL LIABILITY Americans love their alcohol in all its destructive glory.  The United States Center for Disease Control reports that 50% of American adults consider themselves regular drinkers.  In 2016 alone, there were 10,497 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report published in October [...]

Accident Liability Rental Cars |

By |2018-10-22T18:48:00+00:00September 8th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Michael Glass|

LIABILITY OF RENTAL COMPANIES FOR ACCIDENTS WHICH OCCUR IN RENTAL VEHICLES New York State is one of a minority of states which imposes legal responsibility on the owner of a vehicle, if the driver of that vehicle negligently causes an accident.  The theory behind this type of vicarious liability is that the owner is in [...]

A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Three

By |2018-02-13T18:10:51+00:00October 19th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Typical interventions to prevent the development of a pressure sore for an at risk resident include routine turning and positioning to off load pressure points, maintaining adequate nutrition and hydration, employing pressure relief devices such as a pressure relief mattress or pads or heel protectors, and providing appropriate skin cleaning and skin care. Many of [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part Two

By |2018-02-13T18:09:56+00:00October 1st, 2015|Attorney Articles, Nursing Home Negligence|

It is against this backdrop that the pressure sore case must be evaluated. Pressure sores are prevalent in nursing homes because elderly and infirmed residents are often immobile, bed bound or chair bound. A pressure sore develops because of pressure and/or friction over an area of skin, resulting in decreased blood flow to that area. [...]

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A Guide to Pressure Sore Cases: Part One

By |2018-02-13T18:05:55+00:00September 14th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence|

Pressure ulcers are among the most common injuries suffered by nursing home residents. They can be painful and debilitating, and are horrifying to the resident’s family and to jurors alike. Practitioners should have a basic understanding of the law protecting nursing home residents who develop bed sores and be able to make a preliminary determination [...]

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A Guide to Openings and Summations: Part Seven

By |2018-02-13T17:52:19+00:00August 21st, 2015|Attorney Articles|

Repackage the Evidence in a Way that is Useful for the Jury More than 2000 years ago, Aristotle wrote about the importance of refreshing the memory of the audience frequently. Nowhere is that dictate more true than in summation. An old trial lawyer's proverb is: "Tell the jury what you expect to prove in opening [...]

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A Guide to Openings and Summations: Part Six

By |2018-02-13T17:39:39+00:00August 17th, 2015|Attorney Articles|

Prep from Day One It is too late to think about summation as the last witness is leaving the stand and the judge is instructing the jurors to return the next day to hear summations and charge. Preparation for an organized summation should begin before the trial even starts; with a summation folder or summation [...]

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A Guide to Openings and Summations: Part Five

By |2018-02-13T17:38:18+00:00August 5th, 2015|Attorney Articles, Uncategorized|

The Law of Summations: Don’t Cross the Line Summation represents your final opportunity to persuade the jury. By the time of summation, jury analysis proves that virtually all of the jurors have already formed opinions as to who should win and who should lose. The role of summation, therefore, is to sway those few jurors [...]

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A Guide to Openings and Summations: Part Four

By |2018-02-13T17:33:59+00:00July 31st, 2015|Attorney Articles|

Today, we’re going to look at twelve simple rules that a plaintiff’s attorney should follow during the course of an opening statement. By keeping these things in mind, you’ll keep yourself from making simple mistakes that could compromise either your case, or your standing with the jury. According to studies, jurors believe that lawyers waste [...]

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