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Brooklyn Jury Awards $5M To Autistic Child--Failure To Prevent Pre-Term Labor Causing Premature Birth

On February 2, 2017, a Brooklyn jury found that an obstetrician, Dr. Rubin Frenkel failed to diagnose and prevent pre-term labor in a woman who was 25 weeks pregnant. Her baby's birth weight was 1.5 pounds. At the time of trial the child was 9 years old. The mother claimed that the low birth weight and prematurity was a cause of her child's autism.

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Drug Resistant "Superbugs" Increasingly Encountered

ABC News reported yesterday how drug resistant "Superbugs" are an urgent threat to public safety because no known antibiotic can effectively treat them. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported on the death of a 70 year old woman a few months ago, who died in a hospital from an untreatable drug resistant infection.

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Highest Appeals Court Holds NYC Liable for $20M Award to 12 yr old Bicyclist Struck By Speeding Motorist

On December 22, 2016 the New York State Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict against New York City and a speeding motorist who struck a 12 year old boy/bicyclist who was crossing Gerritsen Avenue in the middle of the block. The jury awarded the boy $35.5 million dollars which was ultimately reduced to $20 million dollars.

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