Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke



Municipality Not Entitled To Qualified Immunity - Claim of Negligent Design of Intersection Traffic Control Devices Goes to Jury Trial

On August 11, 2021, the City of New Rochelle received a rude awakening from the Appellate Division, Second Department when their defense of qualified immunity arising out of a highway planning decision was rejected as baseless. The plaintiff was a pedestrian crossing the street in the crosswalk w...

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Nurse Administers "Underdose" of Clot Busting Drug Ordered by Doctor Leading To Progression of Stroke-Malpractice or Ordinary Negligence?

This month an appellate court covering Tompkins County, New York addressed the issue of whether a nurse's error in administering medication ordered by a doctor would be resolved under an "ordinary negligence" or a "medical malpractice" standard of law. The plaintiff arrived at an emergency room w...

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