An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx has left a dozen dead since the pandemic began in July, according to a recent USA Today news report. Mayor Bill De Blasio claimed the plague was on the decline, particularly since no new cases had been recorded. More than 100 total cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported, with over 75 people hospitalized but released. City health authorities reported all of the deaths in the South Bronx were of people with preexisting health conditions. If you or someone you know was recently injured due to the fault of another, contact a knowledgeable Brooklyn personal injury attorney immediately to preserve your rights under the law. Continue reading →
For the third time in less than a year, a glass panel has fallen from the One57 Luxury Condominium building, hitting two parked cars. This piece was reportedly the size of a kitchen table. It fell from the 22nd floor of the 90 story luxury building. It resulted in a partial stop work which was ordered by the City and remained in place until the developer could demonstrate that removal of the temporary plexiglass installations would not cause further danger.
No reports of injuries or deaths have resulted from any of the falling plexiglass incidents. After three occurrences in a year though, it is only a matter of time. That’s why the stop work order was put in place.
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A 72-year-old woman is suing her West Side landlord for emotional and physical damages after she found a rodent crawling on her chest. The woman awoke suddenly when she felt and saw the rat, and she jumped off her bed in fear and fell. The fall caused the woman to seriously injure her knee, resulting in a ligament tear that required surgery. According to the lawsuit, the building the woman lives in is severely infested with rats, and management has ignored the problem for far too long. The woman’s lawsuit also claims that rats are constantly seen “scurrying about” and her stove was rendered useless due to rat droppings clogging the lines. Finally, the court papers state that the landlord was negligent because the apartment building was beset “with rodent infestation and openings/holes in the ceiling(s), wall(s) and floor(s).” Unfortunately, landlord negligence plagues far too many New York City dwellings. If you have been Injured by an incident of landlord negligence, you should immediately consult the experienced personal injury attorneys in Brooklyn or the Bronx for a free consultation to evaluate your case.
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Safety is a necessity, not a luxury that only those who can afford it are entitled to. A recent article in the New York Times, indicated that a large number of New Yorkers are targets of crime in their own apartment buildings. Due to inadequate security in the Housing Authority projects all over New York City, an increasing number of crimes are taking place in the elevators in these apartment complexes. Victims are not only victims of these physical crimes, but also of landlord negligence and inadequate security. People have a right to feel safe in their own building. If you a loved one has been a victim of an assault or rape in a NYC Housing Project or other apartment building , you should contact an inadequate security / Premise Liability attorney who can help you obtain justice and financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering ,lost wages or medical bills. Additionally, if you were injured due to a malfunctioning elevator, a slippery or a broken floor, a collapsed ceiling or wall, Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum is experienced in recovering full and fair compensation for those who have suffered serious injuries in these cases.
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