Jacob D. Fuchsberg — A Consummate Personal Injury Lawyer

He was an immigrant baker’s son, born in a tenement on the lower east side in another era, 1913, and he graduated law school in the heart of the depression. This shaped the person he was, forever fighting for the rights of the “multitudinous many… Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Are You the Victim of a Retained Surgical Sponge?

How likely is it that somebody had a surgical sponge left in them after surgery, and what are the risk factors? When New Yorkers undergo a surgical procedure, they have the right to expect that they will be given top-quality care. However, this does… Read More
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Nursing Home Abuse Is on the Rise in New York City

Nursing home abuse is a serious crime.  For the victim, it can be a terrifying situation. The people who should be caring for your loved one could be hurting or taking advantage of him or her. If this kind of abuse is occurring, your family needs to… Read More
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Categories: Nursing Homes

Birth Trauma Litigation Plaintiff Perspective

Every parent has an expectation that their child will be born healthy. The most common question and answer that you hear when your family members and friends reveal that they are pregnant is: “Do you know what you are having”? and the res… Read More
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Categories: Articles, Birth Injuries

What Should You Do If You Get Hurt at the Hospital?

Should you sue if you are hurt at the hospital? It does depend on your situation, but if time is of the essence and you aren’t seen as urgently as you should be in an emergency, or if your doctor doesn’t take your symptoms seriously, the… Read More
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Maternal Mortality Rates Are Increasing in the United States

Maternal mortality is “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy,” according to the World Health Organization. Women dying in childbirth might seem like a situation of the past, but it still happen… Read More
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What Are Common Nurse Malpractice Claims?

There are five common nurse malpractice allegations that patients make. The claims include the failure to: document procedures or activities, follow an appropriate standard of care, use medical equipment responsibly, communicate with the patient and… Read More
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Falling Tree Limbs Cause Injuries and Death in New York City Parks

It seems inevitable:  With more than 2.5 million trees lining New York City’s streets and filling its parks, some of them being on the upward end of 150-years-old, there are reports of injuries and even deaths caused by falling tree limbs.  … Read More
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Categories: Accidents

More Insurers Requiring Genetic Counseling Prior to Testing, OB/GYNs Disagree on its Necessity

Breast cancer screening is a routine part of women’s health care, but those with a family history of breast cancer may require genetic testing in order to determine if they are at a high risk for developing the disease. In general, both health… Read More
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Medical Diagnostic Mistakes Are the Primary Basis for Malpractice Claims

Medical diagnostic mistakes cause trauma, injuries, and even death. Patients suffer while seeking multiple opinions and may require extra treatment to manage their conditions.  Diagnostic errors are also expensive.  Diagnosis-related medical malpr… Read More
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Success Stories

A wife and mother of three was traveling with her family in a rental car driven by her husband. When the rental car collided with a guardrail, it roll… Read More
We obtained a settlement for a woman injured in an auto accident caused by a vehicle who crossed over double yellow lines. Our client was driving her… Read More
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