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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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Don’t Get Sick in July

Posted on July 16th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

It’s one of those secrets you normally don’t learn in nursing school: “Don’t go to the hospital in July.” That’s the month when medical residents, newly graduated from medical school, start learning how to be doctors, and they learn by taking care of patients. And learning means making mistakes. There’s disagreement in the medical literature […]

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Failure To Carry Out Emergency C-Sections

Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

If mother or baby is at risk during delivery, medical professionals may opt to perform an emergency caesarean section, rather than continue with a potentially dangerous vaginal birth. However, what happens if an emergency C-section is needed, but is not carried out? Does this amount to medical negligence? And it is possible to claim compensation […]

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House Committee Approves Auto Safety Bill

Posted on June 2nd, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved an auto safety bill where “automakers would be required to meet new safety standards to prevent unintended acceleration in vehicles” as well as “new rules for brake override systems and vehicle black boxes and tougher penalties for slowing down a recall. ”AP(5/26, Thomas).” The Washington Post (5/27, Whoriskey) […]

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Compromise in Auto Safety Bill

Posted on June 12th, 2010 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The Washington Post (6/8, Kindy) reports that a “series of compromises” between Congress and the auto industry over the auto safety bill that will force the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) “to set and enforce stricter standards,” citing “weaknesses” in NHTSA’s oversight of automakers. The bill, which could see action in both the House […]

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FDA May Take Action Against Johnson & Johnson

Posted on June 1st, 2010 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The New York Times (5/28, B1, Singer) reports that McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the division of Johnson & Johnson that recalled millions of bottles of liquid children’s Tylenol, “may face criminal penalties, product seizures, or other sanctions, an official from the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.” At a Congressional hearing yesterday, the principal deputy commissioner […]

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Senate Committee Links Diabetes Drug Avandia to Heart Attacks, Death

Posted on February 24th, 2010 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

On February 20, 2010 the New York Times carried a front-page story reporting that hundreds of patients taking the controversial diabetes medicine, Avandia (rosiglitazone), needlessly suffered heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential governmental reports.  The Wall Street Journal (Monday, 2/22), reported that a Senate Finance Committee concluded that Glaxo was aware […]

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Honorable Randolph Jackson has joined The Firm of Oddo & Babat

Posted on February 1st, 2010 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The Law firm of, Oddo and Babat is pleased to announce that effective January of 2011, the honorable Randolph Jackson has joined our firm as “of counsel.” We are thrilled that with his incredible breadth of experience he is now a part of our team.

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Graco Recalls 1.5 Million Strollers For Amputation Risk

Posted on January 19th, 2010 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Graco has recalled about 1.5 million strollers after some children’s fingertips were amputated by hinges on the affected products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission advised consumers to stop using the strollers, and to contact Graco to receive a free repair kit. The New York Times reports that Graco has received seven reports of finger injuries […]

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