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Oginski Law's New York Medical Malpractice Blog

Gerry Oginski is a medical malpractice lawyer who has been where you are and who has helped victims all over New York seek justice and obtain compensation for injuries related to misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, birth injuries, and much more. Read more to learn about your medical malpractice rights and how to protect them.

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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.

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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

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5/17/2016
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Medical Errors Are 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

The authors assert that death from medical error has been understated because such error by health providers is not included in death certificates.

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5/11/2016
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Can being Overweight Lead to Poor Health?

Numerous overweight individuals have high blood pressure and are unaware that this could lead to a stroke or early death. Researchers are saying that instead

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5/9/2016
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How prevalent are deadly medical errors?

“Scientists from Johns Hopkins found more than 250,000 Americans die due to medical mishaps every year, greater than the toll from any major medical condition

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5/5/2016
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Are Antibiotics Always the Best Answer?

The new research showed that around 30 percent of outpatient oral antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. from 2010 to 2011 were probably unwarranted.

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5/3/2016
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Are Sleeping Pills Good for Insomnia?

New study shows that there is a better way to treat insomnia than taking pills. Research shows that before you are prescribed pills, you should be prescribed

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4/30/2016
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How doctors cope, learn & change after making medical error

The study explored whether physicians move through the experience of making a harmful error and not only survive but also learn something about themselves

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4/11/2016
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Woman suffers vision loss after weight loss surgery

She had recently underwent weight-loss surgery and started to experience vitamin deficiency soon after. Then the vitamin deficiency soon led to vision loss.

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4/11/2016
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Is Diabetes Now the most Common Disease in the World?

Health officials are saying that as the world's waistlines have ballooned ‘with one-in-three people now overweight’, so too has the number of diabetes patients.

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3/31/2016
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What's in Your Doctor's Past History? Good or Bad?

There was one OB/GYN who was placed on ‘probation for 40 cases of negligence and incompetence, including removing the wrong ovary’. The doctor was actually

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3/23/2016
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What You Need to Know about Prescription Pain Killers

The FDA announced that they plan to add a boxed warning, the most serious and cautious type, to all immediate-release opioid painkillers. This includes

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3/18/2016
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Are Painkillers More Harmful than Helpful?

The CDC is urging doctors to try prescribing aspirin and ibuprofen before turning to highly addictive painkillers for patients, as many tend to get addicted

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2/24/2016
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What if doctors and hospital staff said 'Sorry' more often?

It's estimated that 440,000 people die annually due to preventable hospital error. This statistic makes medical errors the 3rd leading cause of death in the US.

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11/22/2015
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Are Supplements Safe?

Young adults taking products to lose weight or increase energy should keep in mind that some products could affect their heart. Also the items should

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11/12/2015
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How Important is it to lower your Blood Pressure?

Experts conducting the new study found that people should drive their blood pressure levels far below what current guidelines recommend, less than 120 instead

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11/3/2015
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What Medicine Should You be Taking This Flu Season, If Any?

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice; Looked at the effectiveness of phenylephrine hydrochloride, widely used in over-the-counter treatments

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9/24/2015
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What are the True Costs of Diagnostic Errors?

Experts estimate that every person will face at least 1 diagnostic error in their life time. What is the true cost of this? In some cases it is a person’s life.

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9/10/2015
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How common is Diabetes among Americans?

Some experts find that one of the main problems with diabetes and diabetics is that sometimes physicians miss it and diabetics are not getting treated. Diabetes

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8/21/2015
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Yo-yo Dieting Most Likely Not a Cancer Risk

Yo-yo dieting is a popular term and is technically known as weight cycling. A number of studies have linked it to cancer. However, according to investigators

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8/21/2015
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Hospitals Slow to Adopt Patient Apology Policies

Patients and their loved ones are more likely to pursue a lawsuit if they believe there was a lack of accountability, disrespect or poor communication

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8/2/2015
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Recorded Surgeries Could be Future of Medical Malpractice

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a surgical “black box” that would track a surgeon’s actions during surgery and record any errors.

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7/18/2015
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Newborn Names Could Reduce Medical Errors

A new study showed that using a generic naming convention increases the risk of wrong patient errors, such as placing orders on the wrong patient.

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6/30/2015
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Errors in your Electronic Medical Records

A 2012 study examined more than 300 reports of problems involving faulty records at Pennsylvania hospitals and found that errors in electronic medical records

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6/30/2015
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Program Helps Caregivers Under Stress After Errors

Second-victim phenomenon. The first victims of a medical error are patients and their families. However, the second set of victims, the health-care professional

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