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Gerry Oginski

Gerry Oginski

  • Founder
  • The Law Office Of Gerald Oginski, LLC
  • 35 South Drive
    Great Neck, New York 11021
  • 516-487-8207
Gerry Oginski has been in practice since 1988.
While in law school he worked for a defense medical malpractice insurance company, and began working full time at an aggressive Wall Street law firm handling defense injury and medical malpractice cases.
 
Four years of trial experience later, he began representing injured victims in injury cases and medical malpractice.
Four years after that, he joined forces with a large law firm in Queens where he was the senior trial attorney handling all of the firms' medical malpractice cases.

He is a graduate of Touro College, Jacob Fuchsberg College of Law in Huntington, NY and he is admitted to practice law in New York.
 
He started his legal career working for Leahey & Johnson, a well-known defense firm on Wall Street representing doctors, hospitals and businesses who were sued.
 
Four years later he felt the gravitational pull to represent injured victims of medical negligence and accidents working with two really smart Brooklyn attorneys; Gary Zucker and Mike Ballen.
 
Four years later, he joined forces with a large personal injury law firm in Queens, NY.
While there, he was in charge of the medical malpractice department.
Six years later, Gerry decided he could best serve his clients by opening his own office for the practice of law in cases dealing with injured victims of medical negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and accident cases.
 
As of September 1, 2002, Gerry has been a solo practitioner, and the name of his firm is The Law Office of Gerald M. Oginski, LLC. Our main office is located in Great Neck, Long Island, and he has affiliate offices in Brooklyn.

Having his own law firm, he is able to provide the utmost in personalized, individualized attention to each and every client. In our office, a client is not a file number. Client's are always treated with the respect they deserve and expect from a professional.  Gerry prides himself on knowing all the details of each case he handles. Cases are not handed off to associates. When a client calls, he doesn't need to check a file to determine what happened last on the client's case. He knows what happened, since he was the one who handled the matter.

Gerry has become a prolific writer and publishes hundreds of articles each year as well as produced and created an entire video library of instructional videos that help consumers learn about medical malpractice and accident law in New York.
 
At the present time he has created over 2000 videos to teach and educate consumers how cases like these work.

Gerry welcomes calls about serious accidents or injuries arising from improper medical care by a doctor or hospital in the State of New York.
 
He promises to give you a straightforward and honest answer about every question you ask.
Take a look at his website, where he has over 500 FAQ's, free reports about medical malpractice, wrongful death and accident cases, actual testimony of doctors in cases he's handled, and an entire video library you really should see.

Education:

  • Touro Law School, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, N.Y. 1988
  • SUNY Stony Brook, B.S., 1985
  • Great Neck North High School, 1981
  • Gerry participates in continuing legal education every year on wide ranges of topics including trial practice, jury selection, cross-examination, evidence, wrongful death, negligence and medical malpractice.
  • Gerry often lectures at the NYC Bar Association in their Bridge the Gap Program, teaching non-personal injury attorneys how medical malpractice cases work in NY.

Professional Honors & Activities:

Attorney Oginski is a member of the following legal organizations:
  1. New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  2. New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers 
  3. Nassau County Bar Association
  4. He has lectured to physicians at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY, Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York City &  Mt. Sinai Medical Center, in NYC.
  5. Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NY; by the National Trial Lawyers
  6. AVVO (lawyer review site): Score of 10.0/ Superb

Presentations & Speeches:

Gerry has lectured to the New York City Bar Association titled "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Medical Malpractice."

He has also lectured to physicians in New York City and Long Island about medical malpractice.

Publications:

  1. Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim
  2. A Consumer's Guide to Bicycle Safety and Accident Prevention
  3. Why Most Medical Malpractice Victims Won't Recover A Dime
  4. How not to get hit by cars- 10 Ways not to get hit by a car
  5. Medical Malpractice- Deposition Techniques & Strategies
  6. Camp Injuries- 7 Things You Need to Know
  7. 10 Things Your New York Medical Malpractice And Personal Injury Lawyer May Not Tell You
  8. How New Yorkers should decide on an Injury Attorney
  9. 10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know to Start a Lawsuit
  10. New York Injury Times- Our Monthly Newsletter
  11. 10 Facts Your New York Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Attorney May Not Tell You
  12. Expert articles by Gerry Oginski, http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Gerry_Oginski
  13. When you hire a New York personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer, here are 10 Facts Your New York Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Attorney May Not Tell You.
  14. 10 Things You Absolutely Need To Know To Start An Injury Lawsuit
  15. Learn the 10 things that you need to know before you start an injury lawsuit.
  16. Read about how lawsuits work and why having an experienced attorney is a must in your case.
  17. 15 Key Deposition Techniques in a Medical Malpractice Case
  18. How to take a doctor's medical malpractice deposition. Learn Deposition Techniques that will help you conduct your deposition.
  19. 3 Things To Know When You Cross-Examine a Doctor at Trial
  20. Learn three important things when cross-examining a doctor at trial
  21. 4 Things Your New York Injury Lawyer Looks For When You Show Up In His Office
  22. Learn why your lawyer sizes you up at the same time you're sizing him up.
  23. Accidents: 5 Deadly Sins That Could Wreck Your Injury Claim In this article you'll learn what you should never do in an accident case. Find out why a lawyer should never refer you to a doctor. Find out why hiding your previous accidents will be the 'kiss of death' to your claim. Learn why it's so important to be truthful when describing your injuries.
  24. Attorney Advertising: How To Choose an Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyer You need to have lots of information before choosing the right injury attorney. Do your research, ask questions, and importantly, get references.
  25. Autopsies - Do I Need An Autopsy To Prove Our Death Case? Learn why an autopsy is a vital piece of evidence in proving a wrongful death case. You'll learn why having an autopsy can make or break your case.
  26. Bankruptcy - In New York, can I bring a lawsuit for my injuries and keep all the proceeds? Learn whether a bankruptcy prevents you from collecting money for your injuries.
  27. CAMP INJURIES- 7 Things You Must Know When your child is injured at camp, where do you turn? What questions do you ask? What do you do? Read the 7 Things You Must Know When Your Child Is Injured at Camp.
  28. Depositions- Can I Be In the Room When You Question The Doctor Who Botched My Surgery? Learn why it's not a good idea for you to be in the room when your doctor is questioned by your malpractice attorney.
  29. Failure To Diagnose Lung Cancer- The Ten Most Imporant Things Your Lawyer Needs To Know Learn what is needed to prove a case involving a failure to diagnose lung cancer.
  30. Five Reasons Why Your Malpractice Case Won't Be Accepted By A New York Malpractice Lawyer
  31. Learn why your malpractice case won't be accepted by a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney.
  32. If You've Been Injured, Do You Even Need A Lawyer? Learn why you can settle an injury claim yourself. Then again, you might reconsider and realize that having an experienced attorney on your side might just be the best thing for your case.
  33. In a personal injury lawsuit, will I have to be examined by a doctor for the other side? Learn why a physical examination is required by the other side when you bring a lawsuit to get compensated for your injuries.
  34. Is A Doctor's Past Legal History Admissibile In My Current Lawsuit? [Legal] Learn why your doctors' previous lawsuits may not be the 'smoking gun' you need to prove wrongdoing in your current lawsuit.
  35. Learn Why Some People Need a Big City New York Law Firm for Their Malpractice Case Big New York City lawyers- learn why some people need to go to them. Do you?
  36.  Legal Ethics - Is it proper for a NY lawyer to solicit an accident victim after a car crash? Learn whether it's ok for a lawyer in New York to send a car accident victim a letter telling them about their legal services.
  37. Medical Malpractice: 10 Reasons Why Most Victims Won’t Recover a Dime Learn why most victims of malpractice don't ever get money for their injuries.
  38. Learn why not getting an autopsy could be the kiss of death for your case. Learn why a bad outcome doesn't always mean malpractice. Learn why having good experts and an experienced attorney make all the difference. Medical Malpractice victims need to know their rights.
  39. My Bicycle Accident - A Detailed Account Of a Woman Who Didn't Care A true story account of a recent bicycle accident, written by personal injury attorney Gerry Oginski. If only she had looked behind her when opening her car door.
  40. Plastic Surgery - Can I bring a lawsuit against my surgeon if he destroyed my breasts? Learn why breast surgery cases are not always as sexy as they appear. Learn whether your unhappiness with your plastic surgery justify bringing a lawsuit.
  41. Slip & Fall - The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know If You Slip and Fall in NYC Learn what information your lawyer needs to properly evaluate your slip and fall case. Learn this BEFORE you ever call or speak to an attorney.
  42. Slip & Fall On Snow Or Ice - Can You Get Money For Your Injuries? Winter time inevitably causes people to slip on snow and ice. They don’t wear the right shoes or boots, the driveway wasn’t plowed and the street wasn’t sanded. If you fall and injure yourself while slipping on snow or ice, can you be compensated (get money) for your injuries?
  43. Ten Things A Doctor Joining a Medical Group Must Know Before Signing Your Employment Contract Learn the important questions a doctor must ask before joining a medical group. The Top Nine Things A Doctor Needs To Know When Negotiating His Employment Contract Learn how to negotiate your own physician employment contract.
  44. Top Ten Things To Look For In A Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney Learn the most important things to know when choosing a medical malpractice or personal injury attorney.
  45. What Does a 'Right of Subrogation' Mean? What does it mean when my health insurance company says they have a 'right of subrogation?'
  46. What Does It Mean If A Doctor Is Board Certified? Being Board Certified doesn't necessarily mean that doctor practices good medicine, but it might. Read why.
  47. What Does Speed, Time and Distance Have to Do with My Car Accident Case? Learn the three important elements needed to evaluate who's responsible in a car accident case.
  48. What Is A Deposition and Will I Have To Testify? Learn what a deposition is and why it's an important piece of evidence in your civil lawsuit. If you've brought a lawsuit for your injuries, learn why you'll need to testify.
  49. When is a Settlement Not a Settlement? Learn what happened when a lawyer settled a case without putting the settlement 'on the record'. Learn how to prevent problems in New York, by making sure you fully document any settlement agreement.
  50. Why Are Some Settlements Confidential? Learn why insurance companies prefer to keep injury settlements private and confidential.
  51. Why Shouldn't I Let My Family Lawyer Handle My New York Medical Malpractice Case? Learn why it's important to have an experienced malpractice attorney handle your case.
  52. Why Won't You Take My Small Medical Malpractice Case? Learn why most New York medical malpractice lawyers can't and wont take your small malpractice case.
  53. Why You Shouldn't Rely on a Lawyer Who Tells You Your Case Is Worth Millions Some lawyers promise clients their case is worth millions- at the very first office visit. Others are more cautious and wait to review all the records. Learn why telling an injured victim that their case is worth millions- at the beginning- is just not good practice.
  54. Would You Allow A Trial Judge To Sit As A Juror On Your Malpractice Case? Learn what happened when one plaintiff's attorney agreed to accept a trial judge onto her jury panel in a medical malpractice case in Mineola, New York.

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to the Bar of:
  • New York

Court Admissions:

  • State of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Eastern District

Community Activities:

As part of giving back to the community, Gerry has lectured to high school students interested in medicine. Here's what these students had to say: "Dear Mr. Oginski, Thank you for taking the time on Wednesday, January 21, to meet with the Medical Explorers and to explain your career to us. We found it very interesting that you had started out going to school as a Pre-Med student and ended up studying law. Through your experience, we were able to learn that we can still be involved in medicine without necessarily becoming doctors. Your description of the anatomy of a malpractice suit was fascinating! We did not realize the amount of investigational and procedural work needed to even file a complaint, let alone argue the Plaintiff's case.

It is amazing how much time and effort goes into proving a doctor's departure from good care at one particular moment, on one particular day. The tips you gave us on how to practice aggressive medicine were very informative. We now have a greater understanding as to the importance of writing things down and keeping good records. It did not occur to us how crucial minor notes could be in a malpractice lawsuit. Once again, thank you for coming to speak with us; it was a pleasure to have you! Sincerely, Amanda G., Secretary, Medical Explorers."

In addition, Mr. Oginski has provided free employment contract reviews as a way of lending his knowledge and expertise to those who were unable to afford legal services.

On November 7, 2005 I received this wonderful note from one of my clients, S.P.
She writes, "Going through the litigation process was difficult beause I had to relive the surgery, but Gerry, you made everything flow and very easy. Your law office is the definition of what an ideal legal professional should be. Gerry, all the research and knowledge you had regarding malpractice law and other cases made me very impressed as a client. It was an exceptional service and I will never forget it."

I received this incredible note from a man, whose case, I felt, did not have merit. "Dear Mr. Oginski, I can't thank you enough for sending me the most helpful package of information concerning medical malpractice. It has hightened my awareness to a degree of confidence that will allow me to make more informed decisions." Sincerely yours, B.Z., Glendale, N.Y.

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