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  • Never Events in Medical Malpractice: When "Never" Actually Happens

    || 16-Aug-2017

    Many medical malpractice claims originate from a subtle physician mistake that creates a serious health issue later in the patient’s life. However, some incidents of medical malpractice errors are so egregious and unthinkable, medical groups and legal organizations categorize them as a never event, or a medical error that never occur if reasonable safety precautions are taken. “Never ...
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  • Who is Responsible for a Construction Accident?

    || 3-Jul-2017

    Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, and there are many ways in which equipment, tools, or plans may fail, resulting in dangerous risks for workers and anyone else in the vicinity. If you suffered an injury at a construction site because of the negligence or error of another person, you have legal options. There are many people responsible for the safety and security of a construction ...
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  • Michele Mirman Named President of Brooklyn Women's Bar Association

    || 26-Jun-2017

    Michele Mirman Named President of Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is pleased to announce that New York Personal Injury Attorney and Firm Partner Michele S. Mirman has been named President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA)! Mrs. Mirman was officially appointed on Monday, June 19 th. Prior to being named President, she served as Vice ...
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  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    || 31-May-2017

    Since 1990, the month of May has been designated by Congress to be Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (previously designated for one week in May from 1979 to 1990). May was chosen specifically to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in May 1843 and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in May 1869 (the majority of the work was completed by Chinese immigrants). ...
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  • Change to Nursing Homes

    || 22-Feb-2017

    Nursing homes are held to the duty to provide patients with proper care. There is a medical standard that all health care professionals must adhere to. Most importantly, this includes practicing safe sanitation and cleanliness standards. As nursing homes and other health care facilities carry many kinds of germs and bacteria, and have a vulnerable population living in close proximity to each ...
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  • Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

    || 13-Jan-2017

    There is nothing more devastating than the death of a loved one, and if that was the direct result of the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another, the heartache and grief can be overwhelming. In addition, aside from the loss of love and companionship, you may also be left with enormous medical and funeral bills and the loss of income. New York State recognizes the surviving relatives ...
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  • Another Crane Accident Results in Two Deaths

    || 5-Dec-2016

    On November 22, just after noon, two construction workers were killed on a job site in Briarwood, Queens. A steel beam fell, causing their death. Witnesses and authorities both said that as the beam was being lifted, the cable snapped causing it to fall. The crane operator and a co-worker were both killed. Weather reports showed that winds were 20-25mph and gusts were 40 mph. Under a new law, all ...
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  • Attorney Michele Mirman Addresses Jury During Summations in a Car Accident Trial

    || 29-Nov-2016

    In a recent article titled, “SKETCHES OF COURT: Liability determined in 3-car rear-ender,” published by Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Attorney Michele Mirman is illustrated (by Alba Acevedo) addressing a jury during her summation in the trial Johnson-Simmons v. Hossain. In this case, the plaintiff driver, who brought the lawsuit and was represented by Mrs. Mirman, was stopped at a red light at ...
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  • CDC Issues Warning Over Infections from Heart Surgery Device

    || 16-Nov-2016

    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated various bacterial infections of open-heart surgery patients who were exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera, a rare species of nontuberculous mycobacterium, using the Stӧckert 3T heater-cooler devices. Since, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that patients should be notified that these devices used during ...
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  • Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is pleased to announce that senior partner, attorney Michele S. Mirman has been selected to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. The award is reserved to identify the most exceptional attorneys throughout the United States, whose accomplishments and effect on the legal profession merit this Lifetime Achievement award. Due to the high level of expertise ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Loses Third Trial Over Ovarian Cancer Link to Talc Powder

    || 31-Oct-2016

    A third woman was just found by a jury to have developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson talc-based powder and Shower-to-Shower products. She was awarded more than 70 million dollars. Johnson & Johnson has been named as a defendant in approximately 1,700 talcum powder lawsuits across the United States for ignoring studies which link its Shower-to-Shower and baby powder products to ...
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  • Investigations Continue into Hoboken Train Crash that Killed 1, Injured Over 100

    || 4-Oct-2016

    Investigators are still working to determine what caused a commuter train to crash into a station in Hoboken, New Jersey last Thursday morning. The crash, which occurred at the peak of rush hour, killed one victim standing on the platform and injured more than 100 other passengers and bystanders. According to authorities, the crash involved a Pascack Valley line train from Spring Valley, New York, ...
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  • Testosterone Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

    || 28-Sep-2016

    Testosterone therapy has become a billion-dollar business. Doctors often prescribe products such as AndroGel when men complain of fatigue, rather than finding out what is really wrong with their patients, many of whom suffer serious heart disease or vascular problems. Instead of properly testing and examining their patients, doctors rely on the easy diagnosis “low testosterone” to ...
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  • Things Parents Should Know After a Child Has Suffered a Birth Injury

    || 1-Aug-2016

    Infants injured during birth unfortunately usually face a vast number of life-long challenges. Some difficulties are immediately identifiable. For example, parents naturally expect that children with birth injuries will need special medical care and assistance. Other challenges, however, may not be apparent or surface for many years. The Difficulties a Birth Injured Victim Can Face One of the most ...
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  • 20 Percent of Nursing Home Residents Are Victims of Abuse

    || 13-Jul-2016

    When people think of nursing home abuse, they usually think that staff members are the abusers. In fact, residents of nursing homes are also abused by other fellow residents. According to a study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, at least one in five residents of nursing homes is a victim of elder abuse by roommates or other residents. Elderly patients who have neuro-degenerative ...
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  • NY Medical Malpractice Claims & the Statute of Limitations

    || 20-Jun-2016

    In New York State, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a negligent doctor or medical facility is, in general, two and a half years. When this deadline expires, you will no longer have a chance to collect money for injuries and other damages no matter how injured you or your loved one might be. It is important to remember that there are extensions of time to sue ...
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  • Keep Connected With Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C.

    || 19-Apr-2016

    Since 1977, our New York personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. have been dedicated to helping the injured and the wronged assert their legal rights in the fight for justice. In the 40+ years our firm has been serving the working men and women of New York City, we’ve forged positive relationships with the local and legal communities. Michele Mirman has also been a ...
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  • Talcum Powder Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk by 33 Percent

    || 11-Apr-2016

    Studies show that talcum powder products used in the perineal region increase a woman’s chances of developing ovarian cancer by 33 percent. Evidence of this link has been known for more than four decades, but a jury has recently found that Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of talcum baby powder and Shower-to-Shower powder, failed to warn consumers in an effort to protect their own ...
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  • Lead Poisoning Causes Permanent Injuries

    || 25-Mar-2016

    It's not just lead water pipes. Lead paint in NYC walls causes lead poisoning too. Lead contamination and the dire health issues it causes have been prominent in the news, because of the publicized problems that Flint, Michigan has had with high levels of lead in the pipes that transport its public drinking water. Lead Poisoning in New York City While Flint Michigan’s problems are in the ...
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  • Construction Worker Suffers Serious Injury

    || 9-Feb-2016

    The news recently reported that a construction worker suffered gruesome injuries after falling five stories inside a Flatiron building under renovation and being impaled on steel rebar. Aside from issues about safety procedures that would have prevented the accident altogether, there is no question that the severity of his injuries could have been avoided had the construction company placed caps ...
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  • Our Commitment to Serving the Community

    || 18-Jan-2016

    “I believe that attorneys have an obligation to take their knowledge and training back to their communities and perform volunteer work for people who need it. I look for the kind of lawyer who cares about others and making New York City a better place to live. This type of work is proof to me that an attorney has compassion and a moral sense and will be dedicated to our clients’ ...
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  • New Yorkers Fed Up With Neglect to Construction Worker Safety

    || 14-Jan-2016

    As construction in the Big Apple booms, New Yorkers are raising concerns about the increasing number of worker injuries on construction sites due to a clear failure by companies to follow safety rules. In December, labor unions joined together to demonstrate against unsafe construction sites in New York City. At the same time, the New York City Council met to fast-track legislation that would ...
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  • New Trucking Regulation Aims to Eliminate Fatigue Fatalities

    || 8-Jan-2016

    According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, truck drivers have the most dangerous occupation in the nation because they cause a high number of accidents that result in death and devastating injuries, not only to truckers themselves, but also to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Many of these accidents occur due to drowsiness truckers experience as a result of their extremely long ...
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  • Construction Accidents Continue to Rise in New York City

    || 17-Dec-2015

    Construction accidents in New York City have reached an all-time high over the last year. While it is true that the rate of construction has risen, the number of accidents in the past twelve months is grossly disproportionate to the rate of building. In fact, eighteen workers were killed in construction accidents between October 2014 and September 2015. According to a New York Times expose, ...
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  • Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Proudly Supports the Safe Homes Project of Brooklyn

    || 7-Dec-2015

    Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is pleased to announce our support of Good Shepherd Services’ Safe Homes Project, a community-based, multi-service domestic violence program committed to confronting domestic and partner violence by providing the support, information, and advocacy needed by communities and individuals to live safely. Since 1977, staff and volunteers have provided a wide ...
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  • A most exceptional attorney. Trustworthy and competent attorney who goes above and beyond to help clients who have been injured in accidents. Ms. Mirman's tenacious and dynamic ... - Carol

  • Will work to get the best settlement for case. She has the knowledge and experience to help get the best settlement amount. I was kept informed about the process and the status of my case. - Karen

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  • Michele Mirman Truly Cares Michele Mirman truly cares about people and will tirelessly fight for them to be compensated for their pain and suffering. - Alexandra

  • Exceptional Lawyer! Ms. Mirman is an exceptional personal injury lawyer--smart, professional, experienced, hardworking and compassionate. Following my accident, she gave ... - Janet

  • Very Professional and Competent Very professional and competent, she also raised the amount of the settlement and won my case, I would recommend her to everybody who has an injury. - Florence

  • Excellent Personal Injury Attorney Michele Mirman represented me in a personal injury case against a Manhattan restaurant, where my hand was severely lacerated and required surgery. I ... - Ron

  • Attention to Detail and Quick Responsiveness As President of a local law enforcement union, I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Moore on many cases involving employment/labor issues. Mr. ... - Roberto

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