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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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3/10/2016
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Cross-examination strategy-Yelling & screaming; a good idea?

Have you ever seen a trial lawyer cross examine a witness at trial and NOT yell or scream? That's the perception that movies give us about trial attorneys. Yet,

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3/8/2016
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Erin Andrews $55 Million Verdict for Breach of Privacy

Erin Andrews is a sportscaster who sued Marriott Hotels, along with a man who cut a hole in an adjoining hotel room in order to secretly peep in on her.

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12/29/2015
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Surprising New Brain Cancer Info

The study focuses on gliomas, which are the most common type of brain tumor in adults today. Glioblastomas, are the most aggressive type of gliomas

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9/22/2015
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1.5 Million People’s Private Medical Records Leaked on Amazon

Neglect from companies managing data has exposed sensitive information. Police injury reports, drug tests, detailed doctor visit notes and social security

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6/29/2015
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New Test to Detect Pancreatic Cancer

This is not the 1st time that experts have tried to find a protein that could test for pancreatic cancer. Researchers have unsuccessfully tried, to find marker

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6/29/2015
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Study Links More Sex to Less Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study found that regular sex, specifically ejaculation, was associated with a statistically significant lower risk of prostate cancer.

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5/24/2015
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Almost Half of Pediatric Medical Errors Are Preventable

A tool to prevent medical errors in pediatric inpatients has discovered that almost half of the harms in patient charts were preventable. New study reveals

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3/3/2015
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Vaccines: Who's right? Parents who delay or Doctors?

Some parents have decided to delay their childrens’ vaccinations or not vaccinate them at all given new information. Some experts say that the vaccines

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1/29/2015
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Why some parents refuse to vaccinate kids for measles

Given the recent rise in measles cases many parents are thinking twice about having their children vaccinated. Proponents are saying that pediatricians should

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1/21/2015
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Can a Cocktail Once a Day Keep the Doctor away?

new study shows that one drink a day can help protect a person against heart failure later in their lives. The study was published in European Heart Journal.

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1/19/2015
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New Genetic Insight into Fragile X Syndrome

Researchers have furthered their knowledge of the fragile X syndrome. This advancement was possible thanks to a patient with a mutation in a specific gene

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1/19/2015
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With Health Coverage Fewer Struggle With Medical Costs

Since President Barack Obama’s health care law expanded coverage, not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs

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1/13/2015
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Can Eating Fiber Extend Your Life?

Experts say people can get their extra fiber by consuming two servings of whole grains (such as cereal) and two servings of fruit or veggies. Cereal is said to

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12/30/2014
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Defense claim you caused your own injuries under anesthesia

After you start your lawsuit, defense attorneys will typically throw in every type of defense they can think of as a knee-jerk reaction to the allegations.

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12/29/2014
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When searching for a NY Accident Attorney Always Look For

You may ask yourself what guarantee I was referring to in the headline of this article. That's a fair question. The guarantee has nothing whatsoever to do with

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12/28/2014
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Will Your Clothing Affect the Outcome of Your Trial?

Some injured victims think it's ok to wear whatever they want to court. Some litigants think they don't care what other people think of them and what they wear

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12/27/2014
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The Hidden Side Effects of Diabetes in Children

A new study shows that high blood sugar has the propensity to slow brain growth in children. This typically affects children suffering from type 1 diabetes

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12/26/2014
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Will NY Medical Malpractice Attorney give you guarantee?

Do doctors give you a money-back guarantee if their treatment doesn't work? Have you ever seen a surgeon offer a money-back guarantee if surgery doesn't work?

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12/26/2014
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Doctors Thinking Outside the Box

When the baby was born, physicians quickly discovered that the baby had inhaled meconium. This is amniotic fluid mixed with her stool, which caused her lungs

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12/5/2014
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How many malpractice victims in NY start cases on their own?

Did you know that in New York before you are permitted to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf, you must get confirmation from a medical expert

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11/20/2014
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Does a Second Risk of Breast Cancer Increase Over Time?

Reuters reports that with gene mutations a second breast cancer risk rises over time. Are women who are genetically susceptible to breast cancer and have it in

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11/6/2014
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Lawyer review sites...How do you choose the right attorney?

There are lots of attorney review sites online. When deciding which lawyer is right for you, look critically at what's contained on these lawyer review sites.

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11/4/2014
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Why watch an attorney giving a “fake” interview in a video?

You're looking for an attorney and find marketing videos that appear the attorney is being interviewed. Look closer. They're not. It's a fake interview. Fake!

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10/14/2014
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Can you review records before pretrial testimony? Not smart.

Many injured victims want to review the accident report or their medical records before testifying in pretrial testimony. Find out why that's a really bad idea.

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10/13/2014
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NY Trial lawyer objects to most every question during trial

What happens when a trial lawyer objects to questions over and over again? What impression does that have on the jury as they listen to the trial progress?

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