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Motor Vehicles Injuries Are The Leading Cause of Injury Related Death in New York State

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

The New York State Department of Health website states that Motor vehicles traffic injuries are “the leading cause of injury related death, second leading cause of injury related hospitalizations and third leading cause for injury related emergency department visits in New York State.” Studies available on the website and through links provided there indicate specific incidence, risk […]

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Senior Care & Skilled Nursing Home Negligence

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

It’s a difficult decision to place someone you love in a nursing home. After screening facilities and ultimately making a decision, it’s important as a family member to be mindful of the circumstances and monitor for any signs of negligence since elders are in many cases are emotionally and/or physically unable report inadequate care. Be […]

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New York City Subway Accidents

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

A recent New York Times article indicated that while the subway operator’s union is advising its member workers to “drastically reduce their trains speeds,” The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has officially stated that any change in train speed would be a “violation of work rules.” While the union’s effort to reduce train speeds is in an […]

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Glass Particles May Be Found in Generic Lipitor

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to a November 29 article by Katie Thomas in The New York Times, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has stopped producing its generic version of Lipitor, pending investigation into the possibility of small glass particles being found in pills. The Food and Drug Administration announced the halt earlier that day. The FDA claims they have not received […]

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Roadway Conditions and Auto Accidents

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Automobile accidents are caused by a number of circumstances ranging from driver neglect, impairment or recklessness, to roadway conditions involving weather, construction, obstructions or other circumstances. Unfortunately, automobile accidents happen every day and regardless of the circumstances, and even if you are only mildly injured, it is important that you call the police from the […]

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Trampolines Recalled by Sportspower Due to Injury Hazard

Posted on November 28th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall involving Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The trampolines are 14 feet in diameter and were sold with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and […]

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How Much Legal Authority Does the FDA Have, and Use in Regulating Drug Compounding?

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Legal experts are engaged in a new debate over the Food and Drug Administration’s authority of the drug compounding industry and perhaps their failure to use it. The recent outbreak of meningitis and the shutdown of Massachussets-based New England Compunding Center have again surfaced this issue with law makers and it is raising the question […]

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to assist a patient in losing weight. There are different types of surgery that may be performed from a restrictive procedure where a band is placed around the stomach, or a more involved bypass procedure to modify the gastrointestinal tract. With each procedure, there may be different consequences. […]

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Property Accidents Due to Negligence

Posted on August 13th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their property safe and to warn visitors of potential hazards. In such cases where an accident is sustained on someone’s property due to negligence or a wrongful act, there are a number of questions that arise. Premises liability cases can be complex and victims typically need to […]

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Mold In Your New York City Apartment

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

What is Mold? Molds produce tiny, invisible spores that float around until they find an environment in which they can grow. There are over one hundred thousand varieties of mold, with over 1,000 common in this country, and their spores are flying around all the time. Many molds are helpful (medicines and cheeses), many harmless, […]

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