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For 50 years, the attorneys of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria have been committed to serving all the legal needs of the Western New York community and beyond. The firm now carries that commitment to the digital world with this blog. Here you will find Lipsitz Green’s attorneys providing helpful tips, important warnings, alerts on changes to the law, and an abundance of other useful posts to keep you informed on virtually all your legal needs.

Cataract Surgery Medical Errors

July 30, 2015 by Joseph J. Manna

Cataract surgery is a common medical procedure that normally results in improved vision. However, a patient can also have severe complications during surgery that can result in impaired vision and even blindness. Many times a poor outcome is caused by medical malpractice in managing the complications that occur during the operation. One possible complication is a rupture of the posterior capsule, the thin membrane that houses the natural lens of the eye before surgery and, after surgery, the new artificial lens.


Fiduciary Responsibility for Employee Benefit Plans

July 27, 2015 by Mark L. Stulmaker

In order to stay competitive and retain the best workforce, most companies offer their employees benefits that go above and beyond those required by law. These additional benefits often include retirement, health, and life insurance plans. While offering employee benefit plans can be rewarding for employers, it can also be among the most challenging activities an employer can undertake. Managing benefit plans is a great responsibility that falls to those with fiduciary duty.


Pros and Cons of Section 32 Settlements

July 24, 2015 by Thomas C. Burnham

 When picketing a construction site with multiple companies, striking workers should avoid blocking their entrance and exit from the site.

If you have been injured at work and are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you may be offered the opportunity to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment rather than ongoing weekly payments over a specified time period. This opportunity is part of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law called Section 32. In certain instances, accepting this type of settlement may be more beneficial than taking weekly payments.