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The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC
32 Old Slip, 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10005
PHONE. 6468677029
EMAIL: [email protected]

CORRECTING/REPLACING: APRIL 2: Metro-North Railroad Reneges On Paying The Medical Bills Of Those Injured In December Derailment, Reports Law Offices Of Michael S. Lamonsoff

EDITORS: The change reflects the location of the PRESS CONFERENCE: 1:30 p.m. at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, 80 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10007

Media Advisory

NEW YORK/EWORLDWIRE/April 2, 2014 --- After the specter of the media spotlight dimmed on the Metro-North Derailment disaster three months ago, Metro-North Railroad Company surreptitiously announced to its victims that it would stop payment of all medical benefits to them, affirms the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff.

The Dec. 1, 2013, derailment left four dead and scores severely injured.

According to Michael Lamonsoff, "Many of those injured, like Dr. Denise Williams, DDS, a former military colonel and dentist who fractured her spine, ribs and shoulder among other serious injuries, require round-the-clock medical care and may need many months and perhaps years of rehabilitation. Federal and state investigations into the disaster found the railroad company to be blisteringly negligent.

"Metro North's unconscionable lack of safety protocols, awareness and implementation led to this preventable tragedy. Although they agreed to pay the medical bills associated with the victims' treatment initially, Metro-North Railroad has now outrageously broken that promise and has ceased paying any medical bills for those injured by their negligence.

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff was the first firm to file a claim with Metro-North Railroad to hold the rail responsible for the disaster. "As Metro-North continues to evade responsibility, our firm has now filed a lawsuit in Supreme Court, Bronx County, on behalf of many of the victims," added Lamonsoff. "The lawsuit will now include a demand for financial redress for the outrageous new burdens placed upon the victims by Metro-North's shameful termination of benefits. Metro-North Railroad has offered no reasonable basis for the decision to cease paying victims' medical bills.

"Metro-North prioritized speed over safety in its hierarchy of concerns for commuters. Now Metro-North prioritizes its financial interests over the medical treatment and rehabilitation of those who fell victim to their negligence."

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff (http://www.msllegal.com) will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Metro-North's broken promise to the victims of the derailment. Dr. Denise Williams, DDS, will be available to discuss Metro-North's decision.

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John Pinto
Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff
80 Maiden Lane, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10038
PHONE. 2129621020

KEYWORDS: lawsuit, law, legal, train derailment

SOURCE: Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff


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