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One of the survivors of last Friday night’s fatal Tappan Zee crash is being represented by national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP. The firm continues to investigate what led to the deadly crash that killed a bride-to-be and her future husband’s best man and injured her fiancé and three of their friends.

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Other serious health problems associated with all metal hips, include adverse local tissue reactions, pseudotumor formation, and metallosis. These conditions can cause a metal-on-metal hip implant to fail in just a few years, and lead to a revision surgery to remove and replace a metal-on-metal hip. Recently, the Lancet published a study showing that all-metal hip implants fail at a rate of 6 percent in five years, compared to the 2 percent seen in plastic or ceramic devices. These findings prompted the authors to call an end to their use.

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Atlas Chalet Shingles Class Action Lawsuit

Parker Waichman LLP is currently investigating legal claims for a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased Atlas Chalet Shingles, manufactured by Atlas Roofing Corporation. The company marketed Chalet shingles as reliable, high quality product at an affordable price, but reports suggest that the roofing shingles crack and blister prematurely.

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A trial heard in the federal district court in Dallas, Texas that was brought against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics just found for the six plaintiffs for over $1 billion. All six plaintiffs had been implanted with the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal device. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson.

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Recognized as America's Leading Personal Injury Attorneys

Parker Waichman LLP has earned a reputation as a leading personal injury law firm with membership in the Billion Dollar Trial Lawyers, which recognizes law firms that have recovered over a billion dollars for clients in settlements, arbitration, mediation, and verdicts.

The large verdicts and settlements that we have achieved for our clients have earned us the highest reviews by peers and former clients, including a Superb Top Attorney Personal Injury designation by AVVO, which rates every attorney in the country, as well as the highest peer ratings available from respected sources like Martindale-Hubbell and Lawdragon.


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Personal Injury

Accidents, Negligence, and Injury victims have the right to seek compensation for personal injury damages, lost wages and medical expenses. The Personal Injury Lawyers of Parker Waichman LLP handle all types of accident and other personal injury claims, including brain injury, slip and fall, construction site accidents, and burn injuries.
Car Accidents / Auto Injury

Car Accidents / Auto Injury

Motor Vehicle accidents can include cars, trucks and buses and can have serious effects on victims, leaving some seriously injured, permanently disabled, and financially ruined. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, Parker Waichman LLP's Car Accident Attorneys will fight for your right to recover the personal injury settlement you deserve.
Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs

Defective Drugs often make it to the market because drug companies either fail to adequately perform testing during clinical trials or they downplay the side effects of the medication. Additionally, these medications are inappropriately prescribed and can cause adverse reactions. The FDA classifies defective drugs because of the dangerous side effects that outweigh whatever benefits they may have. Our personal injury attorneys work on a wide range of these cases and will help you get the maximum personal injury settlement possible under the law.
Defective Medical Devices

Defective Medical Devices

Medical Devices are used by millions of people in the belief that they are safeguarded from a serious health risk. Defective medical devices present a serious health risk to people requiring their use if the issue goes undetected. Our personal injury lawyers work on a wide range of personal injury litigation in this area and will help you obtain the maximum judgment to which you are entitled.
Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits

Have you been denied Social Security Disability Insurance? Have you been denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and need to file an appeal? Let our Social Security Disability Attorneys fight the government for you and help you determine if you are eligible to receive SSI or SSD and get the compensation that you deserve.
Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing Home Negligence

When seniors are abused—emotionally, physically, sexually, financially, or through neglect, the risk of injury or death increases by more than double, according a recent study. Heavily sedating an elderly patient in certain circumstances is also a form of negligence. Our nursing home abuse attorneys can help you obtain the maximum judgment possible under the law.
Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are filed by only 13% of patients who are seriously injured due to medical negligence. The Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are experienced in handling all types of personal injury lawsuits, including medical accident negligence claims, cardiac medicine, obstetrics, surgical malpractice, and failure to diagnose cancer claims.
Construction Defects

Construction Defects

Construction defects represent any flaw or defect during the building or remodeling of a structure that poses a serious risk to one's health and well-being. Our personal injury attorneys bring great knowledge and expertise to these cases and can help you with your personal injury case in this area.

Product Liability

Product Liability

Every year, millions of consumers purchase products that work as intended. Occasionally when during the course of their intended use, these products do not function properly and cause serious injuries or death due to hidden defects and must be removed from the marketplace. As a personal injury law firm, Parker Waichman LLP has been extremely successful in representing many clients in their cases against those responsible for designing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing such defective or dangerous products.
Toxic Substances

Toxic Substances

Toxic substances surround us every day of our lives and are manufactured daily for numerous products and uses. When toxic substances are accidently released into surrounding air, water, or ground environments they can pose a serious health risk. Injuries from toxic substances need to be investigated by those with experience. Our toxic substances injury attorneys have obtained compensation for our clients who have fallen victim to toxic substances for many years.
Diseases

Diseases

Many diseases and disorders are directly related to defective drugs or to exposure to toxins. Some diseases and disorders can cause serious injury and/or death and one well known example of clear causation is Mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer directly related to the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Our personal injury attorneys work closely with highly qualified experts in every discipline during the investigation, analysis, preparation, and trial of this type of personal injury litigation.
Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning affects at least one out of five Americans each year, and over 9,000 deaths are reported as a result. Food poisoning can stem from various causes, including poor food storage or handling practices in home or restaurant kitchens. Our food poisoning attorneys can help you obtain the maximum judgment possible under the law.
Overtime Law and Wage Disputes

Overtime Law and Wage Disputes

Failure to pay employees the minimum wage or not paying them overtime violates the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FSLA). Our Overtime Law/Wage Dispute Lawyers will explain overtime pay eligibility, overtime exemptions, and help employees file a wage dispute claim to recover lost income.

Parker Waichman LLP serving clients in New York

Our experienced and respected New York personal injury lawyers handle a broad range of injury claims in the five New York Boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland Counties. Some of the matters we handle out of the New York offices include:

Car/Truck Accidents: When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted, intoxicated or otherwise negligent driver, the result can be permanent disabling injuries impacting the ability to work and support their family. Our law firm investiges the facts, reviews law enforcement accident reports, secures available video and works with experts to pursue the fullest recovery for our clients.

Zadroga/9-11: Our law firm provides tenacious advocacy for first responders and other affected by the terrorist attacks in New York City, near Indian Lake and Shanksville, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. on 9/11/2001 and those who experienced severe health problems because of their efforts and/or exposure to the toxic dust from the World Trade Center September 11 attacks.

New York Labor Law Section 200/240/241: These sections of the New York labor law provide protection to workers in the construction trades who are injured in, for example, accidents from falls from an elevation or after a falling object strikes them. This law (also known as the "Scaffold Law") allows injured workers to pursue claims again project owners, general contractors, building owners, project managers and other parties whose lack of due care causes injury. Construction sites constitute rapidly changing environments, so our seasoned New York construction accident lawyers are diligent about conducting prompt investigations and identifying all potentially responsible parties.

Nursing Home Neglect: When families entrust a nursing home with the care of their elderly loved one, they expect the facility to properly and promptly attend to their needs and provide a safe environment. Unfortunately, physical abuse and/or neglect by understaffed nursing homes are far too common. Our nursing home injury lawyers are defenders of the elderly and will pursue legal remedies to obtain financial compensation for victims of nursing home neglect while holding nursing homes responsible. Our New York nursing home injury lawyers, with our nursing home medical experts, will obtain and analyze facility records and safety inspection reports to expose substandard care or abuse at the facility.

General Negligence: Whether you are, a senior injured in a fall on a wet grocery store floor or the parent of a child attacked by a dog, the New York personal injury lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP have the expertise, experience, and tenacity to pursue the fullest recover for injuries caused by careless and inattentive individuals, businesses, and public entities.

Long Island

When you are injured by the negligent or reckless conduct of another individual, company, or government entity, the process of pursuing financial compensation can be challenging. At Parker Waichman LLP, our Long Island personal injury lawyers know that insurance companies often try to entice injury victims into accepting lowball settlements, giving recorded statements, executing a general waiver of liability, or signing a consent to release of information. Our law firm anticipates such tactics and protects our clients and their families from the sharp practices often employed by insurance companies to avoid or mitigate payouts to injured people with legitimate injury claims.

We handle personal injury claims in Nassau and Suffolk counties of New York including motor vehicle/auto/car accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, construction accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and more. Our Long Island office services both Nassau and Suffolk Counties with a special focus on the following types of cases:

Auto Collisions & Trucking Accidents: When trucking companies establish unrealistic schedules or ignore trucking safety regulations, collisions between 40-ton fully loaded tractor-trailers and 3,000-pound passenger cars can cause permanent and devastating personal injuries. Trucking litigation is not just litigation of a traffic accident with a large vehicle. Our Long Island trucking accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of trucking regulations and practices, tactics used by the trucking industry to evade financial responsibility, and a plethora of trucking industry experts. Our attorneys are also familiar with the litigation strategies used by insurance companies of negligent motorists who disregard the right of way rules, run stop signs, text and drive, operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated, or engage in other forms of negligent driving.

Nursing Home Abuse/Negligence: The relatively large number of cases involving nursing home negligence and abuse in recent years stems from systemic understaffing of the facilities coupled with the inability of some elderly residents to alert family member to the acts of abuse or neglect. Our Long Island nursing home attorneys represent victims of rape, battery, unjustified chemical or physical restraint, and other acts of physical abuse, as well as victims of chronic neglect. Whether your elderly loved one is not provided with proper care, hydration, nutrition, or medication, nursing home abuse victims can seek compensation for injuries caused by improper staffing levels or inadequately trained, screened or supervised employees.

Labor Law Section 200/240/241: This section of the New York labor law provides protection to workers in the construction trades who are injured in falls or by a falling object. This law (also known as the "Scaffold Law") allows injured workers to pursue claims again project owners, general contractors, building owners, project managers and other parties whose lack of due care causes injury. Construction sites constitute rapidly changing environments with subcontractors and workers coming and going. Our experienced construction accident lawyers recognize the importance of promptly investigating accidents often with the assistance of industry experts. While some people mistakenly believe that this provision provides for liability without fault, our law firm understands the importance of thorough investigation to establish negligence.

New Jersey

When you suffer serious injury because of a careless or distracted driver, the failure of nursing home staff to provide adequate nutrition, or unsafe scaffolding on a construction project, you can suffer catastrophic injuries. Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP have received a 9.8 Superb rating from AVVO and earned over a billion dollars for our clients. We also have received the highest peer view ratings from respected publications like Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers.

Our law firm handles general negligence claims involving serious injuries caused by unreasonably unsafe conduct. Some specific types of actions we handle in our New Jersey office include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: If you have been involved in an auto accident caused by a driver who runs a red light, speeds, texts, or otherwise engages in unsafe practices, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have decades of experience. We also have a well-established network of experts in accident reconstruction, vehicle safety, medical specialties, vocational counseling, and more. We work closely with experts to investigate your accident, so we can navigate the traps often set by insurance companies to minimize settlements or verdicts. Our New Jersey trucking accident lawyer also have extensive knowledge or state and federal trucking regulations, as well as strategies used by the trucking industry to alter or destroy evidence.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: When you learn that your elderly parent, grandparent, or other loved one is the victim of neglect or abuse, the news can be devastating. Many nursing homes put profits above the quality of care. Neglect of nursing home residents can result in potentially fatal infections from untreated bedsores, broken bones suffered in falls, bed entrapment accidents, and more. Our New Jersey nursing home lawyers work with experts and analyze internal nursing home documents, government inspections reports, records related to other complaints, and other evidence to obtain justice and financial compensation for abused and neglected residents.

Medical Malpractice: Our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys are among the shrinking number of lawyers that handle negligence claims against doctors, medical specialists, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. Successful litigation of a medical malpractice claim requires careful analysis by a medical expert. Malpractice carriers fight these cases tenaciously, so you need a law firm that has the financial resources and track record to aggressively litigate lawsuits involving medical negligence.

Florida

Our Florida personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have established a reputation among former clients, judges, defense counsel, and peers as a leading personal injury law firm. This reputation has been cemented by recognition as an AV® Preeminent™ 5 out of 5 law firm by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell publication and a Five Dragon Rating with Best Lawyers both based on peer review. Our lawyers offer decades of experience, a network of experts, and over a billion dollars of recoveries for personal injury and wrongful death victims.

At Parker Waichman LLP, we handle the full range of general negligence claims involving injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions, dog attacks, slip and falls, unsafe premises, construction accidents, and other injuries caused by negligent conduct. Our Florida personal injury attorneys regularly represent clients in Fort Myers, Cape Cod, Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island and the surrounding vicinity. Some of the personal injury claims we handle most frequently in addition to the general negligence matters listed above include:

Truck & Car Accidents: If you are T-boned by a driver who runs a red light or rear-ended by a motorist distracted by a cell phone, you might suffer severe injuries that lead to spiraling medical bills and prolonged periods of disability. Because we have taken on insurance companies and their insured in hundreds upon hundreds of auto accident claims, we have the benefit of an established network of experts, a reputation for success taking cases to trial, and a thorough understanding of insurance industry tactics. If you are injured by a fatigued tractor-trailer driver and the indifference of a commercial carrier, we also bring comprehensive knowledge of trucking industry laws, regulations, and customary practices. We use this background and expertise to tirelessly pursue the fullest settlement or judgment for our clients.

Medical Malpractice: Mistakes by a physician, nurse, or another medical provider can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys work with medical specialists to analyze the diagnostic and treatment procedures implemented by health care providers and to identify departures from the "acceptable standard of care." Our decades of experience handling these highly complex injury cases allows us to provide knowledge of complex litigation, familiarity with hospital and medical procedures, access to experts in many medical specialties, and the resources and tenacity to take cases to trial.

Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Many families are appalled to discover their elderly loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or financial. Neglect can involve isolation, failure to provide nutrition/hydration, improperly treated or ignored medical problems, lack of supervision and other forms of neglect. Our law firm has taken on cases of abuse and neglect against large nursing home chains that put profits above resident care. We have achieved results for clients through extensive investigation, an understanding of nursing home practices and regulations, and reliance on industry experts. We pursue such cases with passion and fervor to protect vulnerable seniors.

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