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New York City Elevator Safety

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

In a highly-publicized incident in 2012, a New York City woman was fatally injured and five maintenance workers were fired after several security precautions were not followed during service on an elevator. This put the issue of elevator safety more prominently in the headlines and led to closer examination of the frequency and causes of […]

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New York Bicycle Accidents

Posted on May 16th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

With warmer weather in the New York Metropolitan Area, more and more bicyclists are venturing out on the busy city streets, navigating car and heavy vehicle traffic. The city’s roads, parks and recreational areas, sadly, see an increase in injuries, many times involving motor vehicles and bicycles. Of course, bicyclists are also expected to observe […]

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Occupational Injuries and Young Worker Safety

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

As graduation season approaches each year, more young people enter the seasonal or full-time workforce. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, in 2010, there were approximately 17.5 million workers less than 24 years of age, and these workers represented 13% of the workforce. Young workers have high occupational injury rates which […]

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Playground and Amusement Park Injuries

Posted on March 27th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries. Children ages 5 to 9 have higher rates of emergency department visits for playground injuries than any other age group and most of these injuries […]

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New York City Taxi & Limo Accidents

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

With the substantial volume of traffic regularly streaming in and around Manhattan, the five boroughs and nearby airports on a regular basis, it’s inevitable that numerous taxi, limousine and car service accidents occur in the NewYork City Metro area annually.  Aggressive driving, driver fatigue, substance abuse and other causes may result in severe injuries and […]

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New York City Car Accident Claims

Posted on March 18th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident, an, Oddo & Babat accident lawyer can handle all of the details, including your no-fault insurance claim. Our attorneys work diligently, often working with a variety of experts who help us find the factors that support our clients’ claims and establish liability. Often […]

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Will Proposed New York Scaffold Law Amendment Compromise Construction Worker Safety?

Posted on March 4th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to the New York Labor Law sections 240 and 241 also known as the Scaffold Law, contractors and building owners are required to provide the proper safety equipment and training for workers performing duties at elevated heights. Failure to do so, if proven, means they can be held 100% liable for damages and injuries to […]

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Product Recall: Dynacraft Recalls Monster High City Motor Scooter Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

Posted on February 28th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on February 26, 2013 on the Dynacraft Recalls Monster High City Motor Scooter which has been sold exclusively at Walmart nationwide. According to the CPSC, nine reports of incidents of City Scooters accelerating unintentionally, including three with minor injuries that include a bloody nose and bruises. The scooters can accelerate […]

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Wild Alaskan Salmon Product Recall

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The Food & Drug Administration recently posted two recalls/food safety alerts pertaining to Whole Foods Market Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (4 oz). On Friday January 25, a recall was issued by the FDA on lot code 7425A2298B, which was sold in Whole Foods stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New […]

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New Disclosure on 2010 Hip Implant Recall

Posted on January 26th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Earlier this month it was revealed in an extensive New York Times article by Barry Meier that newly disclosed court records pertaining to the 2010 Johnson & Johnson hip implant recall indicate that Johnson & Johnson did not reveal their internal analysis regarding the potential early failure rate of their all-metal hip implant device. The […]

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