Rockland County Personal Injury Law Blog

Sony Data Breach: Has a Class Action Lawsuit Been Filed By Employees?

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Has your personal information been disclosed online through a data breach? Our law firm is currently involved in a class action lawsuit over the Home Depot data breach, which exposed up to 56 million credit cardholders who shopped at the hardware store. For more information about the Home Depot case and the complaint we filed in the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, you can click here. Companies, including employers, have a duty to keep personal information secured, as the failure to do so can result in hacks leading to widespread identity theft and/or the sharing of personal information. Recently, Fox News reported that several former Sony employees are contemplating filing a class action lawsuit over a data breach that has significantly affected the company. Email chains that include personal contact information, as well as information like Social Security numbers, have allegedly been shared by the hackers involved over the…
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Why Do People Get Divorced?

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Have you ever found yourself questioning the motives behind a friend or family member’s divorce? As we have reported previously, marriages fall apart for a number of reasons, including finances, infidelity and general unhappiness. Recently, a pair of researchers from Pennsylvania State University analyzed a survey given to about 200 divorced adult couples to discover why some marriages fall apart. Their findings were not shocking. According to the researchers, the most common reasons people get divorced (along with the percentage of people who said the issue contributed) are: Infidelity (21.6 percent) Incompatibility (19.2 percent) Substance abuse (10.6 percent) “Growing apart” (9.6 percent) Personality problems (9.1 percent) Communication issues (8.7 percent) Physical or mental abuse (5.8 percent) “Loss of love” (4.3 percent) Not meeting family obligations (3.4 percent) Employment problems (3.4 percent) Our attorneys have worked with clients who have suffered through all these problems. Remember, you have no obligation to…
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Do Nursing Homes Prescribe Risky Antipsychotic Medications?

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

Do you have a loved one who is currently a resident at a nursing home? Make sure you pay attention to any medication prescribed to him or her, as there have been reports of facilities using powerful antipsychotic medications in an attempt to sedate residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. According to National Public Radio, the drugs are only approved to treat people with serious mental illnesses, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Many of the drugs have black box warnings about complications, including heart failure, infections and death. NPR reported that some of the drugs being used, including Risperdal and Seroquel, have been involved in lawsuits over injury claims. The news outlet reported that a study in 2011 found that “88 percent of Medicare claims for antipsychotics prescribed in nursing homes were for treating symptoms of dementia, even though the drugs aren’t approved for that.” The number is…
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