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$12 Million Settlement Obtained for Worker Injured by a New York State Trooper in a Distracted Driving Accident

In a front-page story, The Buffalo News reported on a $12 million settlement obtained by attorney Michael P. Stuermer on behalf of his client, who was injured in a distracted driving accident involving a New York State Trooper.

As reported by The Buffalo News, George Cole, along with 4 coworkers, were traveling in a minivan on the New York State Thruway. While slowing down for road construction, the rear of the minivan was struck by a New York State Trooper’s Dodge Charger, which was traveling at 73 mph at the time of impact. Mr. Cole, who was a passenger in the minivan, was severely injured as a result of the accident.
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Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria Has Most Attorneys in Buffalo Named to Best Lawyers’ Inaugural The Injury and Malpractice Issue

Best Lawyers®, recognized as the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, has released the inaugural edition of a new publication, The Injury and Malpractice Issue.

The Injury and Malpractice Issue features attorneys “recognized for their top legal talent in injury and malpractice-related practice areas” in the 2021 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

The editor of The Injury and Malpractice Issue stated, “For the first time, Best Lawyers offers a consolidated guide geared to empower everyday people with the knowledge to make informed decisions and the resources to find the best legal representation when they need it.”

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria earned the designation of “Top-Listed” by The Best Lawyers in America for three areas of practice: Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs; and Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs. The “Top-Listed” distinction signifies that no other firm in Buffalo, NY has more attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America for each of those particular practice areas.
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Failure to Diagnose Breathing Problem Results In Structured Settlement of Over $1,000,000

Attorneys Joseph Manna and Lynn Bochenek recently obtained a structured settlement of over 1,000,000 for their client against a hospital that failed to diagnose and treat an intubation problem, which caused the death of a father. The patient had been intubated after sustaining non-life threatening burns in a house fire. He was rushed to a hospital where he was recovering while intubated.

What is Intubation?

Intubation is the use of a breathing tube to deliver oxygen to a patient’s lungs. Many times, a patient’s natural breathing is suppressed with medications in order to ventilate the patient more comfortably and efficiently. When this type of ventilation is done, the patient is unable to breath on their own and healthcare providers must be careful that there are no problems with the breathing tube. If problems with the intubation tube arise, they must be addressed immediately so that the patient is not deprived of life giving oxygen.
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