July 2017

Lawyer kills girlfriend’s dog and is disbarred.

October 4th, 2017

Attorney Anthony Pastor was convicted of a felony after he was accused of killing his girlfriend’s 4 year old dog, Snoopy.  He repeatedly hit Snoopy who died in August of 2016 of head injuries and broken ribs. The judge said that Pastor had shown “incomprehensible violence” and that the dog was in excruciating pain before…

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$2,885,000 Medical Malpractice

August 1st, 2017

Our client, in her late 30’s, had undergone surgery for the relief of back pain. The surgeon damaged a bundle of nerves, unnecessarily taking a biopsy in the mistaken belief that she may have had a tumor. After the operation, the patient developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy with chronic pain and deteriorating use of her leg. She underwent a below the knee amputation. She has resumed a…

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$2,000,000 Medical Malpractice

July 31st, 2017

A pediatric ophthalmologist failed to diagnose a brain tumor causing vision loss.

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$1,913,114 Wrongful Death

June 30th, 2017

This case was brought by the husband of a nurse’s aid who was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in a Hudson River village. After completion of extensive pre-trial proceedings, while awaiting trial, the case settled.

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$1,744,000 Medical Malpratice

June 29th, 2017

A young man in Rockland County went to the Emergency Room with an eye injury that was misdiagnosed, resulting in the loss of his eye. Settled during a pre-trial conference.

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$1,650,000 New Jersey Auto Accident – Court Arbitration Award

June 28th, 2017

A 43 year-old good samaritan and her husband stopped their 18-wheeler on the shoulder of Interstate 287. They came to the aid of a motorist in distress who crossed over the highway median, striking an embankment and dislodging a boulder into the roadway. An inattentive motorist traveling at a high rate of speed struck the boulder, propelling it onto the shoulder of the road where…

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$1,500,000 Medical Malpractice

June 24th, 2017

A senior citizen was forced to undergo a below-the-knee amputation after improperly performed vascular surgery damaged the blood supply to her leg. We obtained a court order directing the hospital to retain the amputated leg. The evidence that our rapid response enabled us to develop was critical in obtaining a significant settlement.

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$1,300,000 Dram Shop Action

June 23rd, 2017

An intoxicated 16-year-old purchased alcohol from another minor. While driving under the influence, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and suffered a serious spinal cord injury. His blood alcohol level upon arrival at the emergency room was one and a half times the legal limit. Among other defenses, it was argued that our client was not wearing a seatbelt, which would have prevented…

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$1,100,000 Pedestrian Injury

June 22nd, 2017

Working with North Carolina counsel, we obtained a pre-trial settlement for a man who sustained a closed head injury when he was hit by a police car.

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$1,062,500 Auto Accident

June 21st, 2017

Jury verdict in Richmond County for Staten Island truck driver and his wife. Five-vehicle accident on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

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$1,000,000 Bicycle Accident

June 6th, 2017

While out riding her bicycle, our client was struck by a truck. She suffered a fractured pelvis and a closed head injury. The case settled before examinations before trial for policy limits

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$975,000 Medical Malpractice

June 5th, 2017

A college student went to a physician seen on TV.  She had symptoms of fever and neck stiffness.  The doctor failed to timely diagnose and treat acute bacterial meningitis.  The delay caused a two week coma and some cognitive defects. Shortly before trial, the doctor’s insurance company settled.

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$925,000 Medical Malpractice

June 4th, 2017

A middle-aged man presented to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. He underwent a CAT scan but the images were not reviewed. Had they been studied, surgery would have corrected the problem. Instead, the patient deteriorated causing life threatening complications. The case settled prior to jury selection.

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Attorney Rob Fellows Gives Feedback to the “5 Reasons to Date a Lawyer”

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These days there are many legal shows on TV.  Often, the stereotype and public perception is that all lawyers are rich, confident and glamorous.  Wrong!  People imagine, well I can’t go to law school myself so then I’ll date a lawyer as the next best thing.  Maybe! Cosmo magazine listed 5 reasons to date a lawyer saying that lawyers “…are a perfect mix of class…

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$660,000 Pain and Suffering Settlement

July 26th, 2016

A husband and wife, whose vehicle was struck by tractor trailer while waiting to pay a toll, received a $660,000 pain and suffering settlement.  Both clients required spinal surgery. This settlement was achieved despite a major unexpected obstacle which arose when the victims’ own insurance company “became the enemy,” and refused to reimburse the surgeons; claiming the procedures were not medically necessary! In a subsequent…

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$608,750 Injured Mail Carrier

July 1st, 2016

A postal worker in his late 40’s slipped on ice while delivering mail. He suffered a low back compression fracture which healed, but his low back pain never subsided which required low back surgery. A few years later he required a low back implant of a pain medication pump device.   Serious case challenges were overcome to successfully achieve the settlement because the biased Post…

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$800,000 Auto Accident

March 28th, 2016

A 36 year old plumber was driving on the NYS Thruway, when another vehicle, who wasn’t paying attention, cut him off.  Our client sustained a serious disc injury requiring surgery.  

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Rob Fellows Dances With The Stars

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law - Rob Fellows September 8th, 2014

Join Rob Fellows Sunday, October 19, 2014 for the annual United Hospice of Rockland’s Gala, Dancing With Our Stars. Enjoy a glamorous evening filled with cocktails, appetizers, dinner, great auction prizes and watch our fabulous local celebrity dancers perform. Cocktails start at 5 PM, dinner at 6 PM at the Colonial Inn in Norwood, New Jersey. This year’s honorees are Thomas Zugibe & family in…

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$500,000 Job Site Accident

June 11th, 2014

A construction worker was injured at a drainage project when a heavy bucket from an excavator  detached knocking him into a ditch and causing back and knee injuries.  Efforts to blame our client for violating work site regulations were unsuccessful.

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$500,000 Amputated Finger Tip

June 11th, 2014

A carpenter involved in an auto crash sustained an amputated fingertip on his non-dominant hand with scarring of the arm.  The case settled before pre-trial depositions.

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$350,000 Physical Therapy Negligence

June 11th, 2014

A disabled child was injured when a physical therapist used a specialized technique practiced only by a handful of therapists in the United States.  The child’s leg was broken.  The therapist claimed  that the technique used was properly applied.  He argued that the child’s pre-existing disability made her susceptible to fractures and that medical records showed that the child returned to her preexisting condition within…

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Data for Dog Bites in The US

May 16th, 2014

National Dog Bite Awareness week is a national campaign set fourth with a mission to increase pet ownership responsibility and inform safety tips. Below is an infographic highlighting statistics surrounding dog bites, showcasing the actual significance and seriousness of these continually intensifying attacks.

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Nyack woman wins $775,000 in podiatrist suit

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Medical Malpractice Attorneys May 9th, 2014

A teacher from Nyack who can’t stand up without pain in her foot due to what she said was botched surgery she had as a teenager won a $775,000 judgment against the podiatrist who performed the operation. Inayah Davis was 16 when she consulted Bardonia podiatrist Ira Bernstein in 2008 about a bunion, according to court documents. Bernstein recommended surgery to remove the bunion. Davis…

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Kimberly Sofia, Esq., Named to NY Big Brothers Big Sisters Board

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Kim Sofia May 7th, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is pleased to announce that Kimberly Sofia, Esq., has joined the 2014 Board of Directors. The organization is exceedingly grateful to all those wonderful members of the board who provide such dedicated support and commitment to the organization’s mission. Find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and how you can get involved here: http://bbbsofrc.com/

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$775,000 Podiatric Malpractice

May 7th, 2014

A teenager underwent bunion and hammertoe surgery. It was contended that the podiatrist failed to recommend conservative and non-invasive alternatives before operating. It was also claimed the operation was performed without the patient’s informed consent. The podiatrist contended that the operation performed was necessary and was consistent with good and acceptable care. A Rockland Jury disagreed.

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Bicycle Safety Tips for Your Kids

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Bike Safety Attorneys April 21st, 2014

Riding a bicycle to school can be fun for your child, but can also create concern and stress as a parent. The best way to prepare your child to ride their bike to school is to practice together. Ride bikes together using the safest route. Show your child the safety rules by slowing down at stop signs, signaling when necessary and abiding by the bicycle…

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Buffalo Sav Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In “Grandma’s Perogies Potato & Bacon Perogies

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Defective Product Attorneys April 9th, 2014

Buffalo Sav Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy In “Grandma’s Perogies Potato & Bacon Perogies” Buffalo SAV Inc of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 907 g (2 lb) package of Potato and Bacon perogies Grandma`s perogies brand because it may contain undeclared soy protein allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic…

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Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Defective Product Attorneys March 28th, 2014

Oscar’s Smokehouse, Inc. Recalls “Eleven Varieties (11) Of Cheese Spreads” Because of Possible Health Risk The food manufacturing company, Oscars Smokehouse Inc. of Warrensburg, New York is recalling eleven (11) of its 7-oz. “CHEESE SPREADS” varieties marked with 3 digit lot numbers ranging from” 719-959” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes: -JALAPENO PEPPER CHEDDAR SPREAD, NET WT 7 OZS. -CHEDDAR SPREAD…

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Let’s All Help Stop Cyber Bullying

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Cyberbullying Attorneys March 21st, 2014

With all of the technology out there today, it means that bullying isn’t limited to schoolyards or street corners. Cyber bullying is becoming a daily occurence for many teens and it is creating a big problem amongst America’s youth. Most teenagers don’t think about being a victim of bullying or becoming a bully themselves. But with the constant availability of mobile devices and computers, kids react…

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Distracted Driving. Don’t Eat Behind the Wheel.

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Distracted Driving Attorneys February 11th, 2014

When Driving…make sure you’re not a Distracted Driver. Don’t eat behind the wheel.  While it is important to practice the golden rule of eating three meals a day, we advise drivers to avoid doing it while behind the wheel. Spilling a hot beverage, the distraction of eating behind the wheel or sudden choking can all be the cause of a serious car accident. Take a…

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The Importance of Having a Will After a Wrongful Death in New York

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Living Trust Attorneys December 13th, 2013

If a loved one has died in a wrongful death accident, and they do not have a will, this could present many legal problems. The importance of having a will, guarantees that your assets will be dispersed as you wish.  A wrongful death accident can occur from a car accident, a botched medical procedure or a fatal medical condition. Protect yourself and your loved ones…

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Ford Issues Seventh Recall for Ford Escape Crossover – Fire Risk

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Fire Safety Attorneys December 6th, 2013

Recently Ford Motor Co. issued a recall for its popular Escape Crossover. This is the seventh recall to affect the Escape Crossover since its 2013 redesign. Reports indicate that the engine can overheat, causing fuel and oil leaks due to cracked cylinder heads. These leaks result in a serious fire risk. There have already been 13 fires reported as a result of this defective engine…

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Cyberbullying: A Modern Problem

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Cyberbullying Attorneys November 27th, 2013

Cyberbullying occurs when a child or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated or otherwise targeted by another child or teen using the Internet, interactive digital technologies or mobile phones. Although cyberbullying is not physical harassment, it can still cause some very real problems: depression, emotional trauma and tragically, even suicide are not uncommon. Victims often receive hostile and demeaning Facebook posts, text messages, and tweets…

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Tire Defects: An Unexpected Danger

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury LawDefective Product Attorneys November 11th, 2013

Leading tire manufacturers often find themselves having to issue recalls after their tires prove unsafe or hazardous to drivers. In July of 2013, Michelin alone was forced to recall 100,000 of its tires that were not up to industry standards. Tire failures occur thousands of times yearly, causing destruction of property, devastating injuries, and even death. Unfortunately, these accidents can be a result of tire…

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Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Halloween Safety Attorneys October 31st, 2013

Trick or Treating is an event that children of all ages look forward to every year. Before you head out this Halloween night, here are a few important tips and tricks that will help make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience: Plan your trip ahead of time Try to stick to well-lit paths and trails that both you and your children are familiar…

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Fall May Increase Accident Risk for Students Walking to School

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Child Safety Attorneys October 15th, 2013

As fall daylight shortens parents are urged to make sure that their children are as safe as possible as they travel to school and after-school activities. Daylight savings begins November 3rd, and will further reduce the hours of visible sunlight each day. In the fall season many motorists may not account for the diminished visibility during their daily commutes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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Motorcycle Accidents: Who is Liable?

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Motorcycle Accident Attorneys October 7th, 2013

Motorcyclists are very vulnerable on the roadways. They have limited protection against other vehicles, distracted drivers, dangerous weather conditions and other road hazards. After a motorcycle accident, it can be hard to prove who is at fault. Occasionally liability in a motorcycle accident may be cut and dry; however it is common that many causes are not easily determined instantly. Motorcycle accidents can occur even…

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Tips to Keep Yourself Safe From Dog Attacks

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Dog Bite Attorneys September 27th, 2013

Dogs are man’s best friend and provide countless hours of love and affection, however dog attacks are still a very real problem in America. An ounce of prevention goes a long way. There are several important and useful steps you can follow to keep yourself safe and reduce your risk of being a victim of a dog attack. Never confront an unfamiliar dog The most…

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Tractor Trailer Driver Fatigue: A Growing Problem

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Truck Accidents Attorneys September 19th, 2013

Transportation logistics is a trusted and necessary industry, which brings goods cross-country to millions of consumers and businesses. With the thousands of trucks on the roads 24/7, in order to keep this industry as safe as possible, there are many strict rules, regulations and guidelines that transportation companies and drivers must adhere to. Unfortunately, often times these regulations are not followed and serious accidents occur,…

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Tips to Help Avoid Fall Sports Injuries

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Sports Accident Attorneys September 6th, 2013

Each year injuries  from fall sports are responsible for sending 480,000 kids to emergency rooms across the country. Fall sports are a great way for children of all ages to learn the merits of teamwork and strategy, while also helping to keep them physically fit. In today’s age of internet and television, fall sports often play an important role in battling childhood obesity. Unfortunately with…

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Family of 9-year-old boy thrown from Bronx rooftop sues building landlord – Fellows Hymowitz Representing

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Attorneys August 27th, 2013

Freddie Martin’s family is suing Featherbed Holdings LLC, which owns the Nelson St. building in the Bronx where Casmine Aska, 17, allegedly threw the 9-year-old from the roof. They claim the landlord did not properly moniter the top of the building Read the full article here    

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FDA Warns of Serious Skin Reactions With The Pain Reliever Acetaminophen

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Defective Drugs Attorneys August 14th, 2013

The FDA recently issued an official statement informing the public of rare but severe side effects that can develop after taking the drug acetaminophen, an over the counter (OTC) pain reliever and fever reducer. After taking acetaminophen some individuals can develop Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).  This is a severe and potentially life threatening skin reaction that causes blistering and shedding of the upper surface of the…

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Flat Screen TV Injuries on the Rise

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Child Injury Attorneys August 6th, 2013

Flat screen TVs can be found in a large percentage of American homes, however most of us don’t think of them as being dangerous to our children. A recent study published by the Journal Pediatrics shows that flat screen TVs pose a much higher injury risk to children than previously thought. Frightening Statistics On average 17,000 children are hospitalized from TV related injuries each year,…

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RoCA Receives Grant from Wells Fargo for Art Worlds

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law ROCA July 29th, 2013

On July 20th The Rockland Center for the Arts was awarded a generous grant from Wells Fargo Bank. Robert Fellows, President of RoCA’s board of directors, accepted the grant on RoCA’s behalf. Funding will help subsidize Art Worlds, a pilot after school educational outreach art program for students (grades 1–12) in Spring Valley, NY who would not ordinarily be exposed to the arts. To read the…

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Kimberly Sofia Selected as Director of New Lawyers Committee to Rockland County Bar Association

July 16th, 2013

Fellows Hymowitz is proud to announce that firm associate Kimberly Sofia was recently appointed as the Director of the New Lawyers Committee to the Rockland County Bar Association. On June 27th Kim and the other newly selected Board of Directors were sworn in at this year’s annual Rockland County Bar Association General Dinner Meeting at the Paramount Country Club in New City. Kim is honored…

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Fellows Hymowitz P.C. Dedicated to Helping Build a Better NY

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Executive Chamber NY July 1st, 2013

Recently Robert Fellows of Fellows Hymowitz PC attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State and Budget message Presentation at Purchase College. There Governor Cuomo unveiled plans to stimulate both job and economic growth, establish a world-class education system, and maintain fiscal integrity and discipline. “Jobs and education are our key 1-2 punch” Gov. Cuomo stated. While discussing plans to keep New York on track,…

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Nursing Home Abuse: Know The Warning Signs

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Nursing Home abuse Attorneys June 18th, 2013

Nursing Home Abuse: More Common Than You May Think Studies show that 1 to 2 million Americans over 65 have been abused, neglected or mistreated by a trusted caregiver.  Furthermore, one out of every three nursing homes across the country have been cited for nursing home abuse.  This abuse can include neglect, physical, sexual and emotional abuse.  Unfortunately, many of these cases go unreported. What…

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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Wrongful Death Attorneys June 12th, 2013

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim? A wrongful death claim occurs when a person dies due to the legal fault or negligence of another person. The right to file a wrongful death claim in America has not always existed and is a relatively new concept. Before the late 1800’s people who had family members and loved one die as a result of the negligent actions…

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How to Minimize Risks Caused by Drunk Drivers

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Drinking Driving Attorneys May 28th, 2013

Drunk driving accidents would disappear completely if people would only first think of their personal safety and the safety of others before getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately across America drunk driving statistics continue to climb: according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over 10,000 people are killed each year as a result of alcohol related crashes, accounting for an overwhelming 31% of all traffic deaths….

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Nationwide Recall of Cook Medical Zilver® PTX® Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent: Risk of Death

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Zilver Recall Attorneys April 30th, 2013

Cook Medical has initiated a nationwide recall of its Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent after receiving several complaints about delivery system tip separation issues. Two adverse complications, including one death, occurred in cases where a tip separation was reported. The recall includes all sizes, diameters and lot numbers of the defective product. These devices were distributed to medical institutions and distributors across the United…

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Texting While Driving: Don’t Become Another Statistic

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Texting Driving Attorneys April 23rd, 2013

Distracted driving, especially people texting while driving, is an extremely big problem facing American motorists.  According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 20% of automobile accidents are the direct result of distracted driving, with over 9% of these accidents ending in fatality. New Problems Today’s drivers face problems that didn’t exist in earlier generations. In this day and age everyone seems to…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice and Medical Errors

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Medical Malpractice March 20th, 2013

A Widespread Problem Medical malpractice affects thousands of people every year, causing severe injuries, millions in additional medical costs, emotional pain, loss of quality of life, and even death. Given these distressing emotional and financial consequences, it is important to learn what steps you can take to be as proactive as possible regarding your personal medical care and that of your loved ones. It is…

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Recall: Siemen’s Temperature and Humidity Sensors – Risk of Fire in Schools, Hospitals and Other Commercial Buildings

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Defective Products February 25th, 2013

Recalled Product Name: Siemens Q-Series Temperature and Humidity Sensors 57,000 of these sensors were previously installed in hospitals, schools,  and businesses across the United States. The affected items manage air conditioning, heat, and humidity inside many commercial buildings and public properties. These sensors overheat and pose a severe fire danger to anyone inside the building. Several fires have already been blamed on these defective products….

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Boy Thrown From Five-story Roof Awakes from Coma, Talking to Cops: Steven Hymowitz Representing Family

February 19th, 2013

A 9-year-old Bronx boy who nearly died after allegedly being thrown from his apartment building’s roof has woken from a coma — and talked to NYPD detectives investigating the neighbor accused of trying to kill him, sources told The Post. Those detectives were hoping to obtain a more detailed account from young victim Freddy Martin about how Casmine Aska, 17, allegedly hurled him from the…

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Rob Fellows to Serve on Panel for New Tappan Zee Bridge Aesthetic Improvements

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law February 18th, 2013

Rob Fellows has been chosen as one of sixteen experts to serve on a visual quality panel for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, aimed at improving the aesthetics of the new bridge and hearing community input about its appearance, the state Thruway Authority announced today. The panel will provide guidance to the contractors for the project, Tappan Zee Constructors, who have already released preliminary designs….

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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Bike Recall Attorneys February 12th, 2013

Items Affected: About 12,200 2012 and 2013 Specialized brand bicycles and framesets are being recalled due to an improperly manufactured assembly part. The steerer tube in the bicycle’s front fork can break while in use, causing a severe fall and injury hazard. The model name “Tarmac SL4,” “Crux” or “Secteaur” is located on the frame of the affected items. This recall includes all models of…

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Hysterectomies and the Robotic Surgery: Know the Facts

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Robot Surgery Attorneys January 21st, 2013

Before you commit to robotic surgery, you should know all the facts. Hysterectomies are currently the most frequent procedure performed by Intuitive’s daVinci Surgical robot. Patients contemplating robotic surgery are typically told that surgeries with the daVinci robot are safer, and result in a faster healing time after the procedure despite there being a lack of credible scientific evidence to substantiate this claim. In December…

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Premises Liability Claims Happen More Than You Think

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Slip and Fall Attorneys January 11th, 2013

Millions of people were injured last year due to slip and fall and other premises liability accidents. Property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises safe. Not only must an owner maintain the property to adhere to all local property laws regarding how the property looks and any applicable permits and keeping valid insurance, but they are also responsible for making sure the…

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2012 sees an Increased Risk of Car Accidents

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Auto Accidents November 26th, 2012

In 2012, despite the committed efforts of several state and local lawmakers across the country, traffic accidents are still on the rise nationwide, including fatalities. According to the Federal Administration, the first six months of 2012 saw an increase of auto accident fatalities when compared to the first six months of 2011. Now more than ever, drivers should be prepared before an accident occurs.  …

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Do You Have a Product Liability Claim?

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Product Liability Attorneys November 13th, 2012

Many products today are manufactured unsafely, causing consumers to fall victim to injury, and even death. You may have read a story about a child’s toy that was defective or a prescription drug that has dangerous adverse reactions, or maybe a medical device that was harming patients. These “defective products” are all too common and plaintiff lawyers are the gatekeepers that fight the big pharma…

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Negligent Security/Unsafe Premises

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Unsafe Premises October 12th, 2012

Negligent security cases occur when either business owners, property owners or landlords do not provide enough security for individuals on their property. Typically in cases like this the injured party is a victim of a mugging, rape, or assault that could have been prevented if the property owned had adequate security precautions. Things like broken door locks, inadequate lighting in parking lots and outdoor areas,…

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“He Came out of Nowhere!” What to do After a Car Accident

Fellows Hymowitz Personal Injury Law Auto Accident Attorneys October 12th, 2012

Nobody ever expects to be in a car accident, yet they happen every day. It is important to always be prepared with a game plan before an accident occurs to avoid any complications and to make sure you are in good standing if you are injured and need to seek reimbursement for your losses. After a car crash occurs it is imperative that you record…

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Nyack Sketch Log: Rockland Center for the Arts

September 26th, 2012

When it comes to drawing an audience for the arts, Rockland County is David to the Goliath of New York City. But when it comes to attracting artists,the region has assembled a pantheon of American cultural deities worthy of Mount Olympus. Robert Fellows, managing partner of the law firm of Fellows Hymowitz PC, is on The Rockland Community Foundation Board of Directors. Rob supports and…

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Internet Safety Tip for Parents: Filter Website Access

September 4th, 2012

Did you know? Most at-home computer security software offers a “family friendly” feature allowing parents to restrict access to and from countless websites. Often time’s hackers and internet predators develop Pop-ups attractive to young children that once clicked lay tracks and recording bugs granting them access to view all internet surfing including confidential online transactions and email exchanges. Danger can also be masked as fraudulent…

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Rockland Community Foundation Welcomes Robert Fellows To Its Board Of Directors

July 23rd, 2012

ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK – The Rockland Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Fellows to its Board of Directors. Rob is managing partner of the law firm of Fellows Hymowitz, PC, located in New City, New York and has achieved a reputation for excellence in the area of personal injury litigation. “Rob’s unique combination of legal acumen, business expertise and a…

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$1,200,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

A 32-year old karate instructor with a pre-existing back condition was involved in a car crash in Nassau County, injuring his neck and back. Three years later, while working as a New York Times delivery driver, he was involved in another accident in Manhattan, worsening his back condition. He underwent spinal fusion surgery and claimed a future reduction in earnings since he was no longer…

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$850,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

An elderly couple sustained fractures when their vehicle was hit by another car pulling out of a driveway on Route 202 in Suffern. There were issues surrounding the severity of their injuries and who was at fault. Settled before jury selection.

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$750,000 Trucking Accident

September 29th, 2011

Our client’s car was struck by a tractor-trailer in Dutchess County. The driver sustained neck injuries and his passenger, back injuries; both required spinal surgery. The insurance company attempted to discount our clients’ injuries by asserting that their surgeries were not related to the crash but those arguments were overcome and the case was settled.

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$750,000 Scaffold Fall

September 29th, 2011

A construction worker sustained a pelvic fracture and back injury requiring spinal surgery. The accident happened at a large Rockland County home improvement store. Since the defending corporations were based outside New York, the case was brought in United States District Court in White Plains and settled after several pre-trial mediation sessions.

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$750,000 Medical Malpractice

September 29th, 2011

While performing surgery to remove our client’s thyroid, a physician in Rockland County severed a nerve in her neck, causing vocal cord paralysis. The doctor argued that this was a risk of thyroid surgery but settled during jury selection.

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$700,000 Ladder Fall

September 29th, 2011

An electrician fell from a ladder at a construction site in Suffern, fracturing both feet. After an appeal, the case was settled prior to jury selection.

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$650,000 Failure to Diagnose

September 29th, 2011

A minister’s wife suffering from appendicitis went to the Emergency Room, but the staff failed to diagnose the problem. She ultimately died from a burst appendix. Settlement against an Orange County hospital on the day a jury was to be selected.

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$644,955 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

A farm worker in the Finger Lakes drove through a stop sign into the path of a truck. Before he came to us, another lawyer told him that he did not have a case. We determined that the truck was driving at high speed and that the stop sign was hidden by vegetation. Settlement during trial.

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$612,500 Chemotherapy Burns

September 29th, 2011

A woman receiving treatment for cancer in a Bronx doctor’s office suffered burns on her arm when the chemotherapy medicine was deposited under her skin rather than into a vein. Settled before the doctor’s deposition.

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$550,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

Award against the State of New York in the Court of Claims at White Plains for a car accident. Our client, in her mid-50s, was getting out of her car in a parking lot. A State employee backed out of the adjoining space, causing the driver’s door to close forcefully and pinning the woman’s knees against the doorframe. She suffered significant bilateral injuries. The State…

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$535,000 Environmental Tort

September 29th, 2011

We represented 65 teachers, students, and staff members of a Bronx elementary school who were evacuated when fumes from a burn test of capsaicin at a pharmaceutical company across the street migrated through the air into the school. Our clients’ exposure to the fumes involved primarily transient reactions with no long-lasting effects. The case was settled at a pre-trial mediation.

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$525,000 Workplace Accident

September 29th, 2011

A factory worker was burned when the textile machine he was using malfunctioned. We sued the manufacturer claiming that the machine was improperly designed, creating a foreseeable risk of serious injury. The defendant argued that our client caused his own injury by operating the machine in an unsafe manner but we overcame this defense through our investigation and extensive pre-trial proceedings. The case settled before…

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$525,000 Construction Accident

September 29th, 2011

A construction worker suffered a neck injury requiring surgery when he fell off an improperly guarded makeshift scaffold. We defeated defenses that the general contractor did not know that an accident occurred or that the victim worked at the construction site. It was also claimed that our client was not eligible for favorable treatment under New York’s “Scaffold Law” contrary to legal argument we advanced…

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$525,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

Dutchess County mediated settlement. A woman sustained back injuries from a rear end car accident necessitating spinal surgery.

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$500,000 Construction Accident

September 29th, 2011

A Rockland construction worker fell 20 feet off a roof at a residential renovation project in Connecticut fracturing his arm and sustaining neck and back injuries. Although unfavorable Connecticut Law applied, we demonstrated that the job site was unsafe despite the defense that the worker was the sole and exclusive cause of his injuries.

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$500,000 Pedestrian Knockdown

September 29th, 2011

A bank worker was crossing the street on her lunch break and was struck by a car. We overcame the defense that she was negligent by walking across a heavily traveled roadway. She sustained several fractures. The case settled at a pre-trial conference.

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$455,000 Hair Salon Injury

September 29th, 2011

The jury found that negligent application of hair perm chemicals in a West Nyack salon caused permanent skin damage. The insurance company offered a nominal sum; accepting our advice, the client refused.

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$352,500 Surgical Error

September 29th, 2011

A Rockland County woman received a settlement before jury selection in Westchester County for perforation of her colon during an operation.

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$450,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

Action settled in the Supreme Court, Bronx County, for a schoolteacher who sustained herniated discs. She was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended on the Cross-Bronx Expressway.

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$305,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

A couple and their daughter suffered neck, back and knee injuries in a Westchester County collision. Settled before trial.

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$300,000 Nursing Home Negligence

September 29th, 2011

Senior citizen recovering from an operation in a nursing home fell from her bed, fracturing her hip. After the jury found the nursing home negligent, the insurance company paid.

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$275,000 Nursing Malpractice

September 29th, 2011

In Orange County, an improperly administered injection during pregnancy resulted in persistent sciatica. Settlement before trial.

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$237,500 Slip and Fall

September 29th, 2011

Our client injured her wrist and elbow as a result of a fall on ice at a Dutchess County condominium complex. Settled.

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$215,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

Our client’s car was struck in a crossover accident. A senior citizen, she suffered neck and back injuries. The case resolved in Dutchess County Supreme Court.

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$212,500 Impaired Physician

September 29th, 2011

Our 47 year old client was treated by a physician who was subsequently convicted of possessing heroin. We alleged that the doctor was addicted to heroin and impaired at the time he performed arthroscopic knee surgery and that the operation was improperly performed requiring another unnecessary reparative surgery.

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$190,000 Auto Accident

September 29th, 2011

Jury award for a 55-year old Rockland County mental health aide who was a front seat passenger in a low-impact collision with minimal damage to the car. However, our client sustained an aggravation of a pre-existing disc injury. The insurance company offered $5,000 so we took the case to trial.

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