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Archive for November, 2016

Unsafe medical drugs

When our doctor prescribes us medical drugs or when we buy them from the drugstores, we believe that the drugs will help us with our condition. We also trust that the companies who sell these drugs ensure that they are safe before they are sold to the public. Unfortunately, every year, a large number of people suffer serious side effects from unsafe medical drugs. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to unsafe medical drugs, you can sue the responsible parties.

Who are the responsible parties?

Manufacturers: Victims may sue the manufacturers of the unsafe medical drugs. However, it is important to note that manufacturers are typically large companies. They may compensate for the injuries but the majority of time they retain teams of high-priced lawyers to defend such cases.

Testing laboratories: The drugs that caused injuries may have worked its way through a series of tests on its way to the market. The laboratories that conducted the tests can be sued for the injuries even if they are independent from the manufacturers.

Medical sales representatives: Medical sales representatives often meets doctors and other members of the medical community to advertise about the latest drugs and make recommendations regarding their usage. These representatives may be held liable if they recommended the drugs that caused injuries.

Doctors: Doctors may be held liable for prescribing drugs that caused the injuries. They may also be held liable if they failed to warn about the potential side effects or provide adequate instructions regarding their usage.

Hospitals/clinics: Hospitals/clinics are part of the chain of distribution of drugs and hence they may be held liable for the injuries.

Pharmacies: When victims suffer injuries due to unsafe medical drugs bought from pharmacies, they may be held liable. Pharmacies are the final point in the chain of distribution of drugs.

Harmed due to an unsafe medical drug? Contact Us

If you have been harmed/injured by an unsafe medical drug, contact us for unsafe medical drugs attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. We represent people who have been harmed by unsafe medical drugs. Call us at 917-300-0797/718-619-4525 or email at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com


Construction accident

Accidents at construction sites can happen from ladder or scaffold falls, explosions, electrocution, etc. Regardless of the cause, accidents may result in financial loss or life-changing injuries to the workers. An injured construction worker under New York law can recover for damages suffered due to the accident. If you are injured in a construction accident due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to contact a construction accident lawyer to help you with your case. An attorney will do a thorough investigation of the construction site, medical records and witness’ statements that can help to determine liability. He or she can also help decide on the type of claim to pursue.

Construction Accident Damages

The different categories of damages are:

  • Lost Wages

    A construction worker can recover wages lost due to the injury sustained in the accident. These damages include the amount of money the injured would have earned, from the time of the injury to the date of the settlement and into the future. When the injured cannot earn the same amount of money because of the accident, he or she may be able to recover for future earning capacity.Other economic damages include union benefits, pensions lost, overtime pay, etc.

  • Pain and Suffering

    Construction workers are entitled to recover the past and future pain and suffering damages. To place a monetary value on this type of injury, the jury will consider the nature of the injury and the certainty of future pain. The severity and how long the injured is likely to be in pain is also taken into consideration.

  • Medical Expenses

    Construction workers can recover medical bills such as doctor’s fees, ambulance fees, hospital stays, emergency room treatment and nursing services. It can also include the cost of future medical expenses. The injured must show that the expenses are a result of the injury sustained from the accident.

Construction Accident Lawsuits

The different kinds of lawsuits a construction worker can file are:

  • Worker’s Compensation

    Workers are entitled to benefits provided by worker’s compensation insurance after proving that an injury occurred irrespective of the surrounding conditions.

  • Personal Injury

    In a personal injury claim, the worker has to prove that a third party was negligent and the negligence led to the accident.

  • Product Liability

    An injured worker can bring a lawsuit against any party in the chain of distribution if the injury was caused by a defective product.

  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought by the family if a worker is killed on the job.

Contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C. specializes in construction accident cases. We provide our services in NYC, Manhattan, Westchester and the Bronx in NY.If you need a construction accident lawyer, give us a 917-300-0797/718-619-4525 or email at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.