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August 2012 Archives

Heart attack test could prevent misdiagnosis

When a patient enters the emergency room with chest pain, diagnosis can be complicated. Rushed doctors or nurses could ignore the immediate warnings of a heart attack, leaving patients without appropriate or timely treatment. In many of these medical malpractice cases, patients are sent home and later die of heart attack.

Traffic violations cause majority of bike and pedestrian fatalities

As New York City bike enthusiasts already know, cyclists are vulnerable to reckless drivers on the road. Pedestrians face many of the same dangers. According to a new report, the majority of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities are caused by illegal behavior behind the wheel. The report has incited many New Yorkers, especially since recent reports also indicate that the NYPD has failed to curb or punish reckless driving.

Block O'Toole & Murphy attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP, is proud to announce that in the year 2012 attorneys Jeffrey A. Block, Daniel P. O'Toole, Stephen J. Murphy and S. Joseph Donahue have been recognized as 'Super Lawyers' for their outstanding achievements in the courtroom. Each of these accomplished trial lawyers were previously honored in 2011. That means 40% of the firm have once again received this prestigious distinction, a feat that few firms anywhere can match.

Attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy recognized by The National Trial Lawyers

In 2011 Daniel P. O'Toole and Stephen J. Murphy of Block O'Toole & Murphy were recognized among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State by 'The National Trial Lawyer.' In 2012, O'Toole and Murphy received the distinction again as being named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York State and were joined by Jeffrey A. Block as well. Thus, three of the lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been honored for their commitment to justice and proven excellence in the courtroom.

Seat belt reminders may be required for back seat

For many of us, the sound of an alarm telling us to put on our seat belt is an annoyance. You finally put on your seat belt just to stop the sound. Still, the somewhat annoying safety feature could be a lifesaver in the event of an accident. Now the constant chime of a seatbelt alarm could triple when you are carrying back seat passengers. The government is considering a proposal to equip backseats with the same reminders in New York and nationwide.