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New York City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Since 1999, New Yorkers have been turning to the catastrophic injury lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates to help them recover maximum compensation. Specializing in serious and catastrophic injury litigation, the our law firm works tirelessly to build the strongest case possible to present to a jury achieving top verdicts and settlements. According to the New York State Department of Health, injuries constitute the main cause of death for New Yorkers aged 1-34. Not only this, but they are also among the top causes of death in other age groups. Actually, up to 7,000 New Yorkers die every year because of injuries. This...

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Legal Representation for Erb’s Palsy Birth Injuries in NYC

Birth Injury Lawyers, Frekhtman & Associates represent victims of Birth Injuries including Erbs Palsy, Cerebral Palsy, and Brachial Plexus Palsy within New York City. We represent victims of medical malpractice and birth injuries including Erbs Palsy within the NYC region including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Long Island. Call us now at 1-855-ERBS-PALSY for a free consultation. The brachial plexus is the area where the neck joins the shoulder. This area is comprised of a bundle of nerves that provide for movement and sensation to the arm, hand, and fingers. If the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck on the mother’s pelvis during...

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New York City Hemiplegia Lawyer

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[table-of-content] What is Hemiplegia? Hemiplegia is a type of paralysis that affects only one side of the body, usually just one arm and one leg. (A related condition, hemiparesis, is the significant loss of mobility on one side of the body, but not a full paralysis.) Some people with hemiplegia develop the condition after dealing with hemiparesis. Though the arms, legs, and sometimes torso are the regions of the body most affected by hemiplegia, in most cases these body regions are actually perfectly normal and healthy. Instead, the problem stems from the brain which is unable to produce or send signals to control...

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New York City Paralysis Lawyer

Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function for a muscle group and can occur in a number of ways including the result of a car accident, a fall, medical malpractice or an on the job accident and is most often caused by damage to the central nervous system, especially the spinal cord. With paralysis injuries, long term solutions are needed. A traumatic accident may cause a wide range of devastating injuries including paralysis. Paralysis can be caused by trauma to the brain, spinal cord, or other severe accident. Paralysis can be total as in the case of quadriplegia or partial as...

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Head-On Collisions Remain a Deadly Threat to Many


Unfortunately, head-on collisions can be devastating to witness and hard for first responders to handle. And all too often, survivors must endure lengthy treatment regimens and complete long-term rehabilitation programs. However, our law firm’s experience in handling these types of major accident claims can help clients win sizeable settlement awards or fully comprehensive verdicts. Once you contact our office, we will carefully review the facts of your case to see if there’s clear proof that another party negligently caused your accident. In some cases, you may still be able to recover for your injuries, even if a small percentage of fault...

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New York City Quadriplegia Lawyer

Total loss of movement and sensation from the neck down to both feet is known as Quadriplegia. It is caused by trauma to the brain and or cervical spine at a high level (neck vertebrae closest to the brain). The severity of the injury depends on which cervical disc is injured. C1 is the closest cervical disc to the brain and a traumatic injury to this dics will most likely render the patient a complete quadriplegic unable to move his or her arms or legs. An injury to the C5-6 disc (lowest disc from brain) may only injure the legs while...

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New York City Paraplegia Lawyer

Paraplegia refers to the human body’s inability to move as a result of a serious accident. The condition involves complete or partial loss of movement of the legs and or from the waist down. Paralysis of the entire body including the arms is called Quadriplegia. What Causes Paraplegia? Injury to the spinal cord is a common cause of paraplegia. Injuries and or causes include: Broken neck (cervical spine) Broken back (lumbar spine) Spinal cord injury Infection Autoimmune diseases Symptoms of Paraplegia Symptoms may include: Severely decreased or complete loss of movement in the legs, feet, and or toes Loss of feeling in the legs, feet,...

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Surgical Error Malpractice Lawyer


Legal Representation for Victims of Surgical Errors The number of deaths and injuries due to medical mistakes in the U.S. every year is saddening. There are nearly 100,000 deaths every year due to medical errors in U.S. hospitals. Of all medical mistakes, surgical errors are usually the most serious type. Surgical mistakes happen to more people than we would like to think. A surgical procedure with errors can end with catastrophic consequences. The patients in New York City medical centers are informed about the risks of potential surgeries. They go for surgery as they expect their doctors to be competent and capable...

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