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How can a doctor or medical practice in New York find themselves the focus of a health care fraud or overbilling investigation, when they think they followed the rules correctly?

Health care providers can become the subject of a health care fraud or overbilling investigation in several ways, including: (1) billing CPT codes …

Answered by Aaron Mysliwiec, 4 weeks ago

Am I eligible to file for a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund cancer claim in New York?

Can you say “YES” to both 9/11 related questions below? 1. Were you present in the “9/11 Crash Site Area” (generally …

Answered by Troy G. Rosasco, 2 months ago

A doctor told me that my repetitive strain injury, like carpal tunnel, is work-related. Can I get workers’ compensation in New York?

Yes, you can! A repetitive strain injury or repeated trauma is compensable under workers’ compensation law and is covered under the category of …

Answered by Edgar Romano, 4 months ago

How much is a work injury worth in New York? Is it worth it to contact a lawyer?

It is hard to quantify exactly how much a work injury is worth. It may be worth very little if your injury is minor and results in little or no time …

Answered by Edgar Romano, 4 months ago

How can I protect my assets in a divorce in New York?

When clients first come to me and tell me that they believe they are about to get divorced, they often follow up this declaration with a concern: …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman, 4 months ago

How do I choose a law firm to handle my New York Mesothelioma case?

The best predictor of future success is past success. Choose the firm that has obtained great results for workers suffering from …

Answered by Joseph P. Williams, 1 year agoWatch Video

Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement in New York?

Marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. While you are considering whether to get married at the Mandarin Oriental …

Answered by Jacqueline N. Newman, 1 year ago

How to choose the best lawyer to handle a traumatic brain injury case in New York?

At tbihelpline.com, we would like to share a few simple “do’s and don’ts” to apply when selecting a lawyer to represent you …

Answered by Andrew W. Siegel, 2 years ago

How can I sue the city or state of New York?

The concept of "sovereign immunity" prevents the city and state of New York from being sued UNLESS they consent. Consent is easily …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin, 2 years ago

Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in an accident in New York?

If you are injured in an auto (truck, bus) accident in New York, you may be covered by "no-faut" insurance.  If you are a driver and …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin, 2 years ago

Can I sue my landlord in New York for injuries inside the building?

In some cases, yes, whether you are the tenant or a guest of a tenant. In general, a landlord must keep the building in good repair and prevent a …

Answered by Stephan H. Peskin, 2 years ago

When hiring a traumatic brain injury lawyer in New York, should you ask the lawyer about his results in prior TBI cases he has handled?

Yes. This is one of the most important questions you can ask. These are some of the case results for attorney Andy Siegel in traumatic brain injury …

Answered by Andrew W. Siegel, 2 years ago

What types of sex crimes can I be charged with in New York?

Sex crimes cases present very specific and complex issues and many of the cases will often go to trial. Generally, a sex offense occurs when a person …

Answered by Kimberly Summers, 2 years ago

What can I do if I receive an "indicated" or "unfounded" letter from Child Protective Services in New York?

This Report of Child Neglect/Abuse could impact your future employment because of the fact that the existence of an "indicated" report …

Answered by John M. Zenir, 3 years ago

As a New York State business owner do I need workers' compensation insurance? What are my rights when my workers alleges he was injured on the job? Who will pay for the medical bills and lost wages if I am not able to pay?

 Yes. I have represented many business owners who have failed to obtain the required workers' compensation coverage. The failure …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles, 3 years ago

I have heard about settlements in New York Workers' Compensation known as a Schedule Loss of Use and a Section 32. Can you explain I only injured my arm?

There are many different types of settlements. As your attorney, it would be my job to review the needs of the injured worker both …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles, 3 years ago

Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in preparing you for many different …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli, 3 years ago

What should I do if my marriage is failing in New York?

Three Things To Do If Your Marriage Is Failing In NY 1. Be Sure. Work with a therapist and/or a marriage counselor to be sure the problem …

Answered by Katherine Eisold Miller, 3 years ago

When can an employee assert a legal claim that s/he was sexually harassed in the workplace in New York?

As a preliminary matter, if you work for a company with at least fifteen employees you may have a legal claim under the Federal discrimination law, …

Answered by William H. Kaiser, 3 years ago

When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be fired for good reasons, bad reasons, …

Answered by Daniel J. Kaiser, 3 years ago

Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can satisfy one of two elements: (1) Was …

Answered by Henry L. Saurborn, Jr., 3 years ago

I was injured in the Bronx, New York, on the job. Do I need an attorney?

The answer to this question actually depends on the specifics of the accident. The best decision you can make is to speak to an experienced work …

Answered by Jeffrey S. Stillman, 3 years ago

I was hurt in the Bronx, New York, when I fell from a scaffold or a ladder. Can I sue?

Scaffold and ladder accidents in the Bronx, New York mainly occur at sites of construction. The question from construction workers often is -- can …

Answered by Jeffrey S. Stillman, 3 years ago

If I'm injured in the Bronx, New York, who is the best attorney to call?

A personal injury can set you back, but the personal injury attorneys of Stillman & Stillman, P.C., can help you get the compensation you deserve …

Answered by Jeffrey S. Stillman, 3 years ago

How does New York law apply to pedestrians and bicyclists hit by motor vehicles?

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are treated much like other types of accidents in personal injury proceedings. The first and most …

Answered by Mitchel H. Ashley, 3 years ago

Do I need a lawyer if I have been hurt in New York?

The short answer is YES. If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured as a result of an accident, you should speak to a New York accident lawyer …

Answered by Ian M. Chaikin, 3 years ago

Can an illegal alien sue in New York?

The short answer is YES. Accidents happen to many. Accidents do not discriminate based on nationality or immigration status. If you are an illegal …

Answered by Ian M. Chaikin, 3 years ago

Can I fire my lawyer at any time in New York?

The short answer is YES. As a personal injury victim, you are entitled to representation that meets your expectations. You are not shackled by your …

Answered by Ian M. Chaikin, 3 years ago

Can I sue if a police officer hurts me in New York?

In the course of protecting the public, the police are granted certain liberties when it comes to pursuing suspects, making arrests and detaining …

Answered by Duane R. Morgan, 3 years ago

Can I go to jail for a DWI first offense on Long Island, New York?

The simple answer is YES. If you blow more than a .08 on the Intoxilyzer and are charged with the statutory misdemeanor of VTL 1192.2, you face up to …

Answered by Edward P. Jenks, 3 years ago

If I am unable to return to work after my New York State work related injury, can I apply for Social Security Disability?

Yes. Workers' compensation and Social Security cases work well together. The injured worker can receive both workers' compensation …

Answered by Leslie G. Tilles, 4 years ago

Why Do I Need A Lawyer When I Win The Lottery In New York?

You need an estate planning lawyer if you win the lottery in New York for several reasons. Although you will have paid the income taxes on your …

Answered by Susan B. Slater-Jansen, 4 years ago

How does Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce work in New York?

Divorce can be emotionally painful and financially draining. When children are involved, divorce can be even more heartbreaking and …

Answered by Katherine Eisold Miller, 4 years ago

Will New York State take my home and my other assets before I can qualify for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home or home care?

The greatest concern expressed by my clients is whether or not they will outlive their money, particularly when it comes to paying for nursing home …

Answered by Felicia Pasculli, 4 years ago

Am I entitled to receive tips in New York?

Many occupations receive tips/gratuities as part of their compensation, especially food service workers in restaurants, night clubs, and catering …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli, 4 years ago

Am I entitled to overtime pay in New York?

An employer covered by Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) must pay their eligible …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli, 4 years ago

Can I sue for Wrongful Termination in New York?

“At-will” Employees In New York, most employees are considered “at-will.” This means that either the employee or the employer …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli, 4 years ago

“Am I entitled to overtime pay when I’m paid a salary in New York?”

Frequently, salaried employees are misclassified as exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli, 4 years ago

If I have an application for a subdivision or a site plan approval in New York, will I be required to go through a costly and extended environmental review under SEQRA?

The answer to the question, like the answer to many legal questions, depends on all of the circumstances. Some land use applications – like …

Answered by Steven M. Silverberg, 4 years ago

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