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Gerry Oginski's New York Legal Blog

This blog is designed to educate and inform you about recent news and how it may impact your legal case in New York. I have provided commentary and opinion and welcome your comments to keep the conversation going.

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2/13/2017
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Can I Eat During Cross-Examination?

My stomach is grumbling. It's been hours since I got up. I didn't have time to grab some breakfast. Nor did I have a chance to drink something besides water.

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/7/2017
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3 Reasons Why Your Lawyer Won't Take YOUR Malpractice Case

If an attorney knows at the beginning that the maximum he can recover for you is limited, then in all likelihood he will take a significant loss by bringing

Category: Medical Malpractice

12/31/2016
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10 Ways to Prove Medical Malpractice in New York in 2017

Our medical expert must confirm three things before we are legally permitted to start a lawsuit on your behalf. He must confirm your doctor violated the basic

Category: Medical Malpractice

12/12/2016
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This Medical Error Caused Patient to Suffer Heart Attack!

Had you given this patient general anesthesia, would you agree he would not have suffered this cardiac event? Yes. Would you also agree that before performing

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/22/2016
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You Think You'll Return Back to Doctor You Sued. Dreaming?

You're treating oncologist told you that if this had been diagnosed ten months earlier, it would have been stage I and easily treated. It would not have spread.

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/14/2016
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Lawyer Entices You to Sign Up with HIm- "We Settle Fast!"

An an injured patient or an injured consumer looking to bring a lawsuit seeking money as a form of compensation, the lure of a 'fast' settlement is enticing.

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/3/2016
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Researchers Learn New Method of Triggering Cell Death

Apoptosis is the natural process of programmed cell death. It allows for removal of unwanted cells from the body. Cancer is a result of the lack of or incorrect

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/3/2016
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What's the chance of new cancer drug being approved by FDA?

The study found that drugs that target blood disorders have the greatest chance of receiving FDA approval while cancer drugs have the smallest changes.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/2/2016
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Commonly Prescribed Painkiller may Slow Cancer Growth

The study demonstrates that COX2 inhibitors have an impact on tumor cells. Researchers believe that the drugs' role in inflammation is the cause of this

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/2/2016
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Greater Cancer Risk linked to Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm

New study suggests that women with a common heart rhythm abnormality are at an increased risk of developing cancer, most commonly, colorectal cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/2/2016
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Cases of Colon Cancer in People Under 50 is Rising

The U.S. rate of colon cancer is declining however, study shows that in the last 10 years, rate of colon cancer in people < 50 has increased by more than 11%.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/2/2016
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Researchers Say We're Closer to Holy Grail of Curing Cancer

A leading oncologist claims that a cure for cancer is nearer than it has ever been. Oncologists rarely use the word cure. They talk a lot about being “in

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/1/2016
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Breast Cancer Prognosis linked to Genes of Normal Tissue

This study demonstrates the benefits of radiation therapy which has shown lower recurrence rates in women who chose breast-conserving surgery.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

6/1/2016
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Can Lifestyle Affect Your Chances of Getting Breast Cancer?

A research team at Johns Hopkins came out with a new study about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent breast cancer. The leading

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/31/2016
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Study Identifies Proteins in Metabolism of Cancer Cells

Cry-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) is a technology that allows for the visualization of proteins. Scientists broke through a technological barrier using this

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/30/2016
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Lowered Risk for Individuals with Breast Cancer Prone Genes

Researchers believe that about 30% of breast cancer cases found in white women could have been prevented. 4 preventative measures include not smoking, drinking

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/30/2016
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Study Suggests Decline in Medical Errors

Medical errors are the leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the United States. However, another study suggests that doctors and other

Category: Medical Malpractice

5/30/2016
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Uptick in Cancer Deaths During the Recession

A new study found that wealthy countries experienced an increase in cancer deaths during the global economic crisis. The associations between unemployment

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/29/2016
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Long-Term Survival after Skin Cancer Due To Immune Drug

The drug is Keytruda and it is part of a new class of genetically engineered anti-body based medicines. Cancers grow because proteins prevent the immune system

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/29/2016
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Antibodies Can Reprogram Cells to Kill Tumor Cells

Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment different than chemotherapy as the immune system itself is enhanced in order to kill the tumor cells.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/29/2016
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New Precision Cancer Treatment Outperforms Old Treatments

An analysis of nearly 350 clinical trials, patients experienced nearly double the time before the cancer resumed growing when compared to normal chemotherapy.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/27/2016
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FDA Approves Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

FDA approved an immunotherapy drug developed by Roche for the treatment of advanced cases of urothelial carcinoma. Urothelial carcinoma is a bladder cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/27/2016
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Natural Killer Cells Fight Cancer

Natural Killer cells are specialized white blood cells that act as immune system assassins. Their job is to locate and eradicate “deviant” cells in the body

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/26/2016
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Possible Link Between Light Therapy and Cancer

Two new studies raise questions about a possible link between childhood cancer and light therapy for newborn jaundice.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

5/26/2016
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Can Exercise Reduce Cancer Risk

Analysis of 1.4 million adults between the ages of 19 and 98 has found that exercise reduces the risk of an additional 10 cancers including esophageal, stomach

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose