New York personal injury attorney Frank Dito of Decker, Decker, Dito & Internicola uses Staten Island Injury Law to provide commentary and insights on injury issues impacting residents of Staten Island and New York City.
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An article in today's Staten Island Advance tells of the filing of a lawsuit over an incident that occurred on February 12, 2010 in front of Morris Intermediate School. The lawsuit, filed today in State Supreme Court in St. George, alleges that the mother of a 12-year old Morris Intermediate School...
A record $677 million verdict against a California nursing home has shaken the "industry" to its core. The verdict was the result of a class action lawsuit representing 32,000 patients against Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc., the corporate owner of 22 nursing homes throughout the...
Just days after the dangers of Four Loko were thrust into the public eye, a new threat to the Staten Island teenager has emerged. Apparently, its perfectly legal to buy "synthetic marijuana" in Staten Island. The "drug", sold as incense under such names as K2, Red Dragon or...
As I have blogged before, I fear that the true extent of the PCB problem in our public schools is only starting to become fully known. Three more New York City public schools have been found to contain elevated levels of PCBs, in violation of federal standards. New York City acknowledges the...
I have blogged about the dangers of four loko, a highly-caffeinated cheap alcoholic drink, and incense, widely available to all and known as the "legal pot." Through responsible government action, four loko was removed from store shelves in New York City. We are still waiting...
Despite the City of New York continuing to downplay the significance, more and more test results have shown high levels of PCBs in New York City Public Schools. These results have come from spot checks conducted at various schools throughout the City. Last year, the City of New...
Many of you have heard about the Bronx tragedy where two small children suffered carbon monoxide poisoning as they sat in their car as their mother cleared it of snow. The car was running to keep the small children warm while the most recent snow fall was removed from around the car. What the...
As midnight approaches, I am sure that many people are busy with plans for the New Year's celebration. Unfortunately, many of those celebrations include excessive amounts of alcohol. Coupled with the difficult driving conditions that New Yorker's have faced over the last several days, this New...
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has informed the City of New York that they will start to inspect public schools for PCB contamination starting next month. The EPA has advised the City to remove older fluorescent fixtures that can leak PCB into the air and onto surfaces such as...
Picking up yesterday's Staten Island Advance, I still cant believe what I read. The article, Backers of 9/11 Health Bill Optimistic, seemed to relay some good news to the thousands of sick and suffering workers waiting for medical care and compensation for their injuries. The bill is named after...