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Rule Allows Residents & Families to Sue Nursing Homes for Abuse & Neglect

By Basch & Keegan |

Last fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a broad revision of nursing home regulations. The goal? To help improve care for the country’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. Some of the revised regulations include: Strengthening the residents’ control over important decisions in their lives. For example, the rules allow people to… Read More »

Basch & Keegan Sponsors Shamrock Run in Kingston, NY

By Basch & Keegan |

We are pleased to sponsor the 2017 Shamrock Run in Kingston, NY! Sunday, March 12th 2017: The Shamrock Run is a 2-mile Family Fun Run that leads the St. Patrick’s Parade down Broadway. The run starts at Academy Green and ends at the foot of Broadway in the Rondout district. This event brings Kingstonians… Read More »

Construction Site Accidents: Who Can I Sue for My Injuries?

By Basch & Keegan |

According to OSHA, 1 in 10 construction workers are injured every single year on the job site. Out of 4,386 worker fatalities in private industries during the calendar year of 2014, 20.5% were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by electrocution, struck… Read More »

Slipped on “Black Ice,” You Say? Well, Don’t Say It.

By Basch & Keegan |

The phrase “black ice” is often used by slip and fall victims when explaining how their accident happened or describing their injuries to a medical professional. We know that property owners are responsible for maintaining their property after the accumulation of ice or snow, but “black ice” cases can present unique legal challenges. What… Read More »

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A Big Win for The Rights of the Elderly & Their Families

By Basch & Keegan |

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that prohibits any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that its residents resolve any disputes in arbitration, instead of in court, according to a recent New York Times article.  This rule, as issued by… Read More »

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Faulty Car Repair Results in $95,000 Lawsuit Settlement for Father and Daughter

By Basch & Keegan |

When Nicholas picked up his daughter from school and headed home for dinner after a long day at work, the last thing he expected was that a mechanic had put his life in danger. Nicholas had his car serviced at a Kingston, NY garage a few days earlier. The work was routine, four tires… Read More »

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Basch & Keegan Personal Injury Lawyers Work Together For $775,000 RSD Lawsuit Settlement

By Basch & Keegan |

What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome? The personal injury lawyers at Basch & Keegan handle hundreds of car accident cases every year. The severity of injuries can vary from minor soft-tissue strains to serious, life threatening injuries or conditions such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)… Read More »

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Erin Andrews – Privacy & Emotional Distress

By John DeGasperis |

A Nashville jury awarded sportscaster Erin Andrews over $50 million dollars for emotional distress and a violation of privacy rights. The lawsuit was against the Marriott Hotel chain and Ms. Andrew’s stalker. The stalker had specifically requested the Marriott allow him to stay in a room adjacent to Ms. Andrew’s, from where he secretly videotaped… Read More »

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Spada Wins Injury Case Appeal, Causes Outrage in the Community

By Basch & Keegan |

In a recent article, The Kingston Daily Freeman has reported that, “A state appeals court has ruled an injury lawsuit filed against the Kingston YMCA… can proceed…for damages related to a fall [the plaintiff] took in the facility’s parking lot.” The reporter states that this has caused some outrage in the community primarily because: The… Read More »

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The Legal Considerations of Auto Technology Advances

By John DeGasperis |

The NY Times recently published an article entitled End of the Road May Be Near for Side Mirrors. This article was interesting to me because it reminds me of the many advancements made in vehicle safety over the course of the last thirty years, as well as the effects those safety improvements have had on… Read More »