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Brett Rivkind

Jury Awards Cruise Ship Worker From Haiti $6,228,325 For Back Injury Suffered At Work Leading To A Back Fusion Operation

I recently represented a crew member who was hired from Haiti named Willy Dolcin.  Mr. Dolcin was 37 years old when he decided to leave his family in Haiti and go work onboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship as a […]

Brett Rivkind

A Vicious Sexual Assault By A Crewmember On A Passenger Aboard Holland America Cruise Ship

It has been reported that a crewmember from Indonesia violently attacked a passenger aboard the Holland America cruise ship the MS Niew Amsterdam, a passenger ship that departed from Port Everglades on February 9, 2014 for a cruise. The worker’s […]

Brett Rivkind

Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010: Has It Improved Cruise Ship Safety?

With the increasing number of problems occurring on cruise ships, including vessels stranded at sea, fires, and of course the major catastrophe involving the Costa Concordia, the cruise line industry has received greater scrutiny over the recent years from Congress. […]

Evan Rosen

Wait Times in Emergency Rooms Lengthen

According to a study, which was conducted by seven doctors affiliated with Harvard University and the Cambridge Health Alliance, a network of nonprofit Massachusetts hospitals, emergency room waiting times rose 36% for all patients and 150% for heart attack patients. An increase in the number of ER visits, plus a decline in the number of emergency rooms, likely has contributed to the wait. …

Evan Rosen

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Down

All over the country reports are coming in that Medical Malpractice lawsuits are down tremendously, despite the insurance lobby propaganda. In Pennsylvania, for example, medical malpractice lawsuits are down 38% since 2002 and in Philadelphia by 52%. Furthermore, two of the largest insurance carriers in the state for that kind of coverage are decreasing their rates and since 2002, 57 new…

Evan Rosen

Caps on Medical Malpractice Cap Citizens Right to Justice

A recent study of Medical Malpractice data conducted in California since its enactment of legislation capping awards on “non-economic” damages has shown that a lot of individuals can no longer afford access to the courts. Recently, a doctor found it impossible to find a lawyer to represent him after his mother had died from a medical error despite an exhaustive search of almost two dozen local…

Evan Rosen

Actor Dennis Quaid Sues Drug Maker After Twins Heparin Overdose

Recently, Dennis Quaid’s new born twins were mistakenly given 1,000 times the normal dose of the blood-thinning medication Heparin while under treatment for a staph infection. The twins have apparently recovered fully but the Quaid’s want Baxter Healthcare Corporation, the maker of Heparin, to fix the packaging so this never happens again and have filed suit to help effectuate that change. …

Evan Rosen

Medical Study Reveals Very Disturbing Findings About Doctors

According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, which surveyed more than 1,600 physicians in 2003 and 2004 for their recently published report, 46% of physicians admitted to not reporting serious medical errors that had been made. “There is a measurable disconnect between what physicians say they think is the right thing to do and what they actually do,” said Eric Campbell of Massachusetts…

Evan Rosen

Doctor Infects Patients with Hepatitis Again!

Dr. Harvey Finkelstein, of Long Island, New York, has been allegedly misusing syringes which have led to another confirmed report of Hepatitis C in one of his patients. Despite 10 prior medical malpractice settlements and a 34 month investigation following the initial discovery of these safety procedure lapses, letters finally went out to 628 of his patients advising them of this serious health…

Evan Rosen

Med Mal Insurance Rates Barely Lowered Despite Billions More in Insurance Company Profits

Despite a 68% increase in profits for Medical Malpractice insurance companies in Florida, up to $2.2 Billion from $700 Million in just one year, there was only a 3% rate reduction for doctors. The number of Medical Malpractice lawsuits have fallen since 2003 when the legislature voted to capped pain and suffering type damages. The only ones who continue to rake in more money than ever are the…