What Should I Do After an Uber Accident?

In Accident by Michele Mirman

Uber has transformed the way you can travel to, from, and around the city of New York. Every day, thousands of drivers roam the city’s streets, waiting for passengers to request a ride. Here’s the thing, though, NYC Uber drivers aren’t professionals. They’re everyday people trying to earn some extra cash. There’s no guarantee that you’ll be safe when you …

Do You Uber In New York City? You Are Not As Safe As You Think…

In Accident, Rideshare by Michele Mirman

Did you know that a newly enacted New York State Rideshare Law aimed at protecting injured New Yorkers EXCLUDES those injured in an accident which occurs in New York City? Wrap your head around this: within the five boroughs, New Yorkers are covered for $100,000 per injured person and $300,000 per accident. Outside of the five borougs of New York …

There Are Ways to Relieve Pain Without Opioids

In Accident, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

In the past, drug companies have pushed opioid pills as the answer to back pain. They are not.  Opioids come with a grave risk of terrible side effects, including addiction, respiratory depression (slow breathing), heart complications (such as arrhythmia) and overdose. The opioid epidemic now claims more than 40,000 lives each year.  If you are struggling with opioid addiction or …

Five Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

In Accident, Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Trying to settle a case? Unhappy with the offer to settle? After an accident, hiring a personal injury attorney to help you is not only the wisest move you can make, you also can have better chances of handling the process efficiently. The claims process is not always easy, especially when you should rather be […]

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Johnson & Johnson pierde el tercer juicio por un caso de cáncer de ovario relacionado con los polvos de talco

In Blogs Españoles by Michele Mirman

El jurado determinó que una tercera mujer contrajo cáncer de ovario debido al uso de los polvos de talco de Johnson & Johnson y de los productos Shower-to-Shower. Ella recibió más de 70 millones de dólares. Johnson & Johnson ha recibido aproximadamente 1.700 demandas en todos los Estados Unidos por ignorar estudios que relacionan el […]

Cosas que los padres deberían saber si su hijo sufrió lesiones durante el parto

In Blogs Españoles by Michele Mirman

Desafortunadamente, los bebés lesionados durante el parto se enfrentan normalmente a numerosos retos durante el resto de su vida. Algunas dificultades son identificables inmediatamente. Por ejemplo, los padres saben que los niños que sufren lesiones durante el parto necesitarán cuidados médicos y asistencia especial. Otros retos, sin embargo, puede que no sean evidentes o que […]

Demandas por negligencia médica en NY y su plazo de prescripción

In Blogs Españoles by Michele Mirman

En Nueva York, el plazo de prescripción para poner una demanda por negligencia médica contra un doctor negligente o contra un centro médico es, en general, de dos años y medio. Cuando este plazo expire, usted no podrá recibir dinero por sus lesiones y otros daños, sin importar lo graves que estos sean. Es importante […]

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Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

In Claims by Michele Mirman

There is nothing more devastating than the death of a loved one, and if that was the direct result of the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another, the heartache and grief can be overwhelming. In addition, aside from the loss of love and companionship, you may also be left with enormous medical and funeral […]

Five Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

In Accident, Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Trying to settle a case? Unhappy with the offer to settle? After an accident, hiring a personal injury attorney to help you is not only the wisest move you can make, you also can have better chances of handling the process efficiently. The claims process is not always easy, especially when you should rather be […]

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3 Biggest Accident Risks Construction Workers Face

In Construction Accidents by Michele Mirman

3 Biggest Accident Risks Construction Workers Face Posted By Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. || 16-Feb-2018   Accidents among construction workers occur more frequently than in most other types of occupations. In fact, fatalities and injuries caused by construction site accidents occur more often than you would ever think. This is why building owners, construction […]

Unsafe Places to Work

In Construction Accidents by Michele Mirman

Experienced Construction Accident Lawyers in New York Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. represents clients injured in a variety of construction accidents in New York. Whatever your situation, our New York construction accident attorneys can provide tenacious representation for your case. Employers and companies have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe place for employees to […]

Who is Responsible for a Construction Accident?

In Construction Accidents by Michele Mirman

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, and there are many ways in which equipment, tools, or plans may fail, resulting in dangerous risks for workers and anyone else in the vicinity. If you suffered an injury at a construction site because of the negligence or error of another person, you have legal options. There are […]

Another Crane Accident Results in Two Deaths

In Construction Accidents by Michele Mirman

On November 22, just after noon, two construction workers were killed on a job site in Briarwood, Queens. A steel beam fell, causing their death. Witnesses and authorities both said that as the beam was being lifted, the cable snapped causing it to fall. The crane operator and a co-worker were both killed. Weather reports […]

Construction Worker Suffers Serious Injury

In Construction Accidents by Michele Mirman

The news recently reported that a construction worker suffered gruesome injuries after falling five stories inside a Flatiron building under renovation and being impaled on steel rebar. Aside from issues about safety procedures that would have prevented the accident altogether, there is no question that the severity of his injuries could have been avoided had […]

Construction Accidents Continue to Rise in New York City

In Construction Accidents, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Construction accidents in New York City have reached an all-time high over the last year. While it is true that the rate of construction has risen, the number of accidents in the past twelve months is grossly disproportionate to the rate of building. In fact, eighteen workers were killed in construction accidents between October 2014 […]

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Michele Mirman has been selected to Super Lawyers as top rated personal injury attorney in New York City for a second year.

In Firm News by Michele Mirman

Super Lawyers creates a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys for both consumers searching for legal counsel and as a resource for attorneys. Below is my listing in Super Lawyers for 2018-2019.  You can also view it at  https://profiles.superlawyers.com/new-york-metro/new-york/lawyer/michele-s-mirman/d12c208c-dff9-4ec7-bb46-7d30b9a976d3.html  Michele S. Mirman is Senior Partner of Mirman Markovits & Landau PC, a Manhattan based Personal Injury and Medical …

Michele S. Mirman Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2018 AIOPIA’S 10 Best in New York For Client Satisfaction

In Firm News by Michele Mirman

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of New York’s Personal Injury Attorney Michele S. Mirman as 2018 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Personal Injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who …

Michele Mirman is New President Elect of New York State Trial Lawyers Association

In Firm News by Michele Mirman

Attorney Michele Mirman of Mirman, Markovits & Landau, PC, is the new president elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). The association’s mission is to promote a safer and healthier society, to assure access to the civil justice system by those who are wrongfully injured and to advance representation of the public by ethical, well-trained lawyers.” “I …

Governor Cuomo Signs Lavern’s Law, Assisting Medical Malpractice Patients Statewide

In Firm News, Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

Governor Cuomo Signs Lavern’s Law, Assisting Medical Malpractice Patients Statewide In New York, people were only given a 30-month window to file a medical malpractice claim after their cancer was misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. However, the 30-month statute of limitations started on the date of the error. Since cancer can develop quite slowly, […]

Michele Mirman Named President of Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

In Firm News by Michele Mirman

Michele Mirman Named President of Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association Posted By Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. || 26-Jun-2017   Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is pleased to announce that New York Personal Injury Attorney and Firm Partner Michele S. Mirman has been named President of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association (BWBA)! Mrs. Mirman was officially […]

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In Firm News by Michele Mirman

Since 1990, the month of May has been designated by Congress to be Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (previously designated for one week in May from 1979 to 1990). May was chosen specifically to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in May 1843 and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in May 1869 (the […]

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Settle or Try?

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

Try Or Settle? Should Plaintiff Settle Her Trip And Fall Case When She Has A Fractured Leg Requiring Surgery? Our injured client, a 61-year old female home attendant, tripped and fell, when an employee at the St. Barnabas Hospital Occupational Therapy Department unthinkingly placed a step stool directly behind our client’s feet, just as our client’s back was turned to …

New Legislation Will Allow Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse To Sue Their Abusers

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse in New York will soon get their chance to seek civil justice against their abusers and the institutions that harbored them even if the crimes occurred long ago. On Monday, the State Legislature approved the Child Victims Act, a long-stalled measure that will relax the state’s strict statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children …

Testosterone Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Testosterone therapy has become a billion-dollar business. Doctors often prescribe products such as AndroGel when men complain of fatigue, rather than finding out what is really wrong with their patients, many of whom suffer serious heart disease or vascular problems. Instead of properly testing and examining their patients, doctors rely on the easy diagnosis “low […]

Talcum Powder Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk by 33 Percent

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Studies show that talcum powder products used in the perineal region increase a woman’s chances of developing ovarian cancer by 33 percent. Evidence of this link has been known for more than four decades, but a jury has recently found that Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of talcum baby powder and Shower-to-Shower powder, failed to warn […]

Five Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

In Accident, Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Trying to settle a case? Unhappy with the offer to settle? After an accident, hiring a personal injury attorney to help you is not only the wisest move you can make, you also can have better chances of handling the process efficiently. The claims process is not always easy, especially when you should rather be […]

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Gender Bias in the Healthcare System may put Women at a Disadvantage

In Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

Current, important, controlling studies show beyond doubt that there is gender bias throughout the healthcare system that adversely affects women. Because of bias, women are disadvantaged in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, stroke, diabetes and especially heart disease. What exactly does this mean for women? It means that, from the get-go, women are not accurately diagnosed and not properly …

Governor Cuomo Signs Lavern’s Law, Assisting Medical Malpractice Patients Statewide

In Firm News, Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

Governor Cuomo Signs Lavern’s Law, Assisting Medical Malpractice Patients Statewide In New York, people were only given a 30-month window to file a medical malpractice claim after their cancer was misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. However, the 30-month statute of limitations started on the date of the error. Since cancer can develop quite slowly, […]

Never Events in Medical Malpractice: When “Never” Actually Happens

In Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

Many medical malpractice claims originate from a subtle physician mistake that creates a serious health issue later in the patient’s life. However, some incidents of medical malpractice errors are so egregious and unthinkable, medical groups and legal organizations categorize them as a never event, or a medical error that never occur if reasonable safety precautions […]

CDC Issues Warning Over Infections from Heart Surgery Device

In Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated various bacterial infections of open-heart surgery patients who were exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera, a rare species of nontuberculous mycobacterium, using the Stӧckert 3T heater-cooler devices. Since, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that patients should be notified that these devices used during their […]

Things Parents Should Know After a Child Has Suffered a Birth Injury

In Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

Infants injured during birth unfortunately usually face a vast number of life-long challenges. Some difficulties are immediately identifiable. For example, parents naturally expect that children with birth injuries will need special medical care and assistance. Other challenges, however, may not be apparent or surface for many years. The Difficulties a Birth Injured Victim Can Face […]

NY Medical Malpractice Claims & the Statute of Limitations

In Medical Malpractice by Michele Mirman

In New York State, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a negligent doctor or medical facility is, in general, two and a half years. When this deadline expires, you will no longer have a chance to collect money for injuries and other damages no matter how injured you or your […]

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What is a Motorcycle Crash Bar? Do I Need One?

In Motorcycle Accident by Michele Mirman

Motorcycles only comprise a small fraction of the vehicles on NYC roads. Despite this, motorcyclists account for about 14 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities every year. Statistics show that a motorcyclist in NYC is about 38 times more likely to die in an accident than passengers in larger vehicles. Motorcyclists are vulnerable to catastrophic and fatal injuries because …

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What To Do If ICE Agents Show Up At Your Door

In News by Michele Mirman

What To Do If ICE Agents Show Up At Your Door We care about all our clients, and we want to pass on this critical information from the ACLU about what to do if ICE comes to your door. Please read this, and remember to call us if you need help. We can help you […]

Female TV Judges Have Helped Perception on The Bench

In News by Michele Mirman

A positive upwards trend in appointing women to more judiciary positions may be as a result of female TV judges, according to recent polls. 5 women, Connie Melendez, Robin Sheares, Patria Frias-Colon, Sandra Roper and Ellen Edwards, have all won boroughwide elections for spots on the Kings County bench. Judge Patricia DiMango, of the show […]

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20 Percent of Nursing Home Residents Are Victims of Abuse

In Nursing Home Abuse by Michele Mirman

When people think of nursing home abuse, they usually think that staff members are the abusers. In fact, residents of nursing homes are also abused by other fellow residents. According to a study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, at least one in five residents of nursing homes is a victim of elder abuse […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Common Signs and How to Avoid Them

In Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Placing the care of your loved one into the hands of a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other long-term care facility can be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. While you do everything possible to research your options and choose a safe, clean, and reputable facility, medical malpractice, neglect, and […]

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Settle or Try?

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

Try Or Settle? Should Plaintiff Settle Her Trip And Fall Case When She Has A Fractured Leg Requiring Surgery? Our injured client, a 61-year old female home attendant, tripped and fell, when an employee at the St. Barnabas Hospital Occupational Therapy Department unthinkingly placed a step stool directly behind our client’s feet, just as our client’s back was turned to …

No Fault is No Guarantee

In Personal Injury, Truck Accidents by Michele Mirman

According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, truck drivers have the most dangerous occupation in the nation because they cause a high number of accidents that result in death and devastating injuries, not only to truckers themselves, but also to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Many of these accidents occur due to drowsiness truckers experience […]

There Are Ways to Relieve Pain Without Opioids

In Accident, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

In the past, drug companies have pushed opioid pills as the answer to back pain. They are not.  Opioids come with a grave risk of terrible side effects, including addiction, respiratory depression (slow breathing), heart complications (such as arrhythmia) and overdose. The opioid epidemic now claims more than 40,000 lives each year.  If you are struggling with opioid addiction or …

New Legislation Will Allow Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse To Sue Their Abusers

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse in New York will soon get their chance to seek civil justice against their abusers and the institutions that harbored them even if the crimes occurred long ago. On Monday, the State Legislature approved the Child Victims Act, a long-stalled measure that will relax the state’s strict statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children …

Did you trip and fall and suffer a serious personal injury?

In Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

Did you trip and fall and suffer a serious personal injury? You are not alone. Those broken, cracked NYC sidewalks and icy walkways, the missing tiles, broken nosing, and cracked steps at NYCHA and other buildings, and the misleveled elevators at residential and commercial buildings, have caused more injuries and deaths than we can imagine. In fact, the NYS Department …

Lead Paint Poisoning

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Hundreds of Children in NYC’s Public Housing Are Known Victims of Lead Poisoning Daily News shocking discovery — “NYCHA Nightmare: More than 800 kids tainted by lead.” In fact, the Department of Health confirmed that so far 820 young children living in NYCHA housing have poisonously-high lead levels from lead paint leaching through their apartment walls. What does this mean for …

Sexual Assault & Harassment

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Sexual Assault & Harassment Posted By Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. || 6-Dec-2017   On October 5th, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was exposed by droves of women who accused him of sexual assault and harassment. As the truth continued to pour out about Weinstein’s heinous actions, so did that of other men in power. One […]

Change to Nursing Homes

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Nursing homes are held to the duty to provide patients with proper care. There is a medical standard that all health care professionals must adhere to. Most importantly, this includes practicing safe sanitation and cleanliness standards. As nursing homes and other health care facilities carry many kinds of germs and bacteria, and have a vulnerable […]

Johnson & Johnson Loses Third Trial Over Ovarian Cancer Link to Talc Powder

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

A third woman was just found by a jury to have developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson talc-based powder and Shower-to-Shower products. She was awarded more than 70 million dollars. Johnson & Johnson has been named as a defendant in approximately 1,700 talcum powder lawsuits across the United States for ignoring studies which […]

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Is It Legal to Own a Sloth in NYC?

In Premises Liability by Michele Mirman

Sloths have become quite popular in recent years. They’re cute and funny. They’re beloved by Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell. It’s no surprise that more and more people have shown an interest in having a sloth as a pet. Is this something you can do if you live in New York City? Is it legal to own a sloth? Under …

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Do You Uber In New York City? You Are Not As Safe As You Think…

In Accident, Rideshare by Michele Mirman

Did you know that a newly enacted New York State Rideshare Law aimed at protecting injured New Yorkers EXCLUDES those injured in an accident which occurs in New York City? Wrap your head around this: within the five boroughs, New Yorkers are covered for $100,000 per injured person and $300,000 per accident. Outside of the five borougs of New York …

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Settle or Try?

In Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

Try Or Settle? Should Plaintiff Settle Her Trip And Fall Case When She Has A Fractured Leg Requiring Surgery? Our injured client, a 61-year old female home attendant, tripped and fell, when an employee at the St. Barnabas Hospital Occupational Therapy Department unthinkingly placed a step stool directly behind our client’s feet, just as our client’s back was turned to …

There Are Ways to Relieve Pain Without Opioids

In Accident, Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

In the past, drug companies have pushed opioid pills as the answer to back pain. They are not.  Opioids come with a grave risk of terrible side effects, including addiction, respiratory depression (slow breathing), heart complications (such as arrhythmia) and overdose. The opioid epidemic now claims more than 40,000 lives each year.  If you are struggling with opioid addiction or …

Did you trip and fall and suffer a serious personal injury?

In Personal Injury, Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

Did you trip and fall and suffer a serious personal injury? You are not alone. Those broken, cracked NYC sidewalks and icy walkways, the missing tiles, broken nosing, and cracked steps at NYCHA and other buildings, and the misleveled elevators at residential and commercial buildings, have caused more injuries and deaths than we can imagine. In fact, the NYS Department …

Slip and Fall Injuries are a Significant Public Health Problem that Must Be Addressed

In Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

A fall can change your life. Falls, which can happen anywhere and to anyone, account for the most serious injuries we suffer, according to the CDC: fractures requiring surgeries; concussions with brain damage; permanent disabilities. And they also cost thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages. How does this happen? Most commonly, those responsible for buildings and sidewalks …

Slip and Fall Injury

In Slip & Fall Injuries by Michele Mirman

A Slip-and-Fall Accident Can Happen to You In a Split Second & Change Your Life Forever You’re pushing a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, browsing the shelves for the items you need. All of a sudden, you slip on a wet area. Your cart keeps rolling forward, but you fall hard on your back, hitting your head on the floor. …

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No Fault is No Guarantee

In Personal Injury, Truck Accidents by Michele Mirman

According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, truck drivers have the most dangerous occupation in the nation because they cause a high number of accidents that result in death and devastating injuries, not only to truckers themselves, but also to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Many of these accidents occur due to drowsiness truckers experience […]

New Trucking Regulation Aims to Eliminate Fatigue Fatalities

In Personal Injury, Truck Accidents by Michele Mirman

According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, truck drivers have the most dangerous occupation in the nation because they cause a high number of accidents that result in death and devastating injuries, not only to truckers themselves, but also to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. Many of these accidents occur due to drowsiness truckers experience […]

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