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Personal Injury

Personal injury law is a specialized area of law that concerns claims involving physical or psychological injury. Cases that fall under this category may include claims of injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe premises, construction accidents, fall down accidents, asbestos or other toxic contamination, and other accident types.

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Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury results from physical head trauma that leads to damage in one or more regions of the brain. The severity of TBI can vary, with the most minor injury type being a concussion. These typically lead to short-term loss of consciousness, but leave no evidence of long-term damage. More severe injuries can lead to paralysis, temporary or long-term, and debilitating health issues.

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Medical Malpractice or Doctor Negligence

Medical malpractice is a term used to identify an act or acts of negligence perpetrated by doctors, nurses, dentists, and other providers of professional health care. This typically occurs when a professional health care provider treats a patient in a manner that deviates from the standards of those with comparable training and expertise are expected to adhere to when faced with a similar situation, and a patient is harmed. Medical malpractice injuries can range from mild to severe, with many incidents resulting in injuries that have long-term consequences for patients involved.

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General Practice

Janet Madonia Calano assists clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions as well as with trusts and estates. From her offices in White Plains, and New York City, Janet Madonia Calano has represented clients doing real estate business in Westchester, New York City and the surrounding areas.

  • Residential Real Estate

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Trusts and Estates

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Statistics suggest that more than six million car accidents occur across the country every year. Thousands of people are killed or severely injured as a result. Car accidents also contribute to economic losses of billions of dollars annually. Sadly, a number of automobile accidents are caused by negligent or reckless behavior of drivers. The law allows for compensation for accident victims, who are injured as a result of negligent behavior of drivers on the road.

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Construction Accidents

Every year construction site accidents claim the health, the careers and unfortunately sometimes the life of construction workers. The Labor Law of the State of New York and the Industrial Code seek to protect construction workers by setting forth certain standards of care designed to keep construction sites safe and to afford protection for its workers.

Unfortunately, owners, developers and construction general contractors although charged with this responsibility often sacrifice safety for profits by failing to provide safety devices and/or failing to properly supervise and coordinate the various trades on construction sites.

The Courts in New York are charged with interpreting those Labor Laws and deciding the liability of owners and/or general contractors with reference to job site safety. In recent years, the Courts have sought to narrowly interpret these Labor Laws to make it more difficult for workers to obtain justice.

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Products Liability

Products liability is an area of law that pertains to the liability of manufactures, retailers, marketers, and others who may play a role in getting products available to the public that may be defective and lead to injuries. Several consumer protection claim types exist including those involving negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability. Products that may potentially lead to the injury of consumers may be found to contain defects in manufacturing, design, or marketing.

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