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This blog is designed to educate and inform you about interesting things in the world of medicine and law and how they intersect. I offer news items, commentary and opinion on my blog. I welcome your comments and thoughts. To learn more about how medical malpractice, accident cases and wrongful death cases work in New York, I encourage you to explore my popular website here. As always, if you have legal questions, I urge you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-law.com. I welcome your call!

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1/16/2015
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Heart valve study reveals patients not told about risks

Research shows that U.S. hospitals are telling their patients about all of the benefits involved with valve replacement but none of the risks.

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1/4/2015
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What Should Doctors be doing for Kidney Transplant Candidates?

Kidney transplants from living donors give the best recipient survival outcomes according to the study. The study also found that shortages of deceased donor

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12/24/2014
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"It's a Known, Recognized Risk of Surgery," the Surgeon Said

The fact that a patient signed a consent form that has preprinted information saying that there are risks of surgery, is not a license to the doctor to violate

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12/9/2014
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Where should you go if you have problems after surgery?

Research shows that patients who go back to the same hospital where their surgery took place have a higher survival rate than patients who go elsewhere.

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11/15/2014
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Is Knee Replacement Surgery Worth it?

But there is mounting evidence that knee-replacement surgery may be too appealing. The research also shows that many people thinking about having surgery would

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11/8/2014
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Which Type of Weight Loss Surgery is Best?

Study found that gastric bypass surgery generates much greater weight loss than an alternative adjustable gastric band. However not everything is so rosy

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9/18/2014
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How Joan Rivers Likely Died-Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Joan Rivers' untimely death here in NY is big news. Was it medical malpractice that caused her to die? Learn more from an experienced malpractice lawyer.

Category: Surgical mistakes

9/3/2014
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Joan Rivers On Life Support; Family Considering Lawsuit

Joan Rivers is in a coma on life support. If family brings lawsuit, can they claim she experienced conscious pain & suffering? What damages are available?

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9/1/2014
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Joan Rivers Suffers Heart Attack During Surgical Procedure

Comedian Joan Rivers was in the news after suffering a heart attack after surgical procedure to her throat. Her daughter is believed to be considering a lawsuit

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7/31/2014
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He Woke Up with a Colostomy Bag-Valid Malpractice Case in NY?

He went in for a routine colonoscopy. He woke up two days later in the surgical intensive care unit with a colostomy bag. He wanted to know if he had a case.

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7/24/2014
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Surgeon tells me he wants out of this lawsuit

The surgeon wanted nothing to do with defending this lawsuit. He didn't want to appear for a deposition. He didn't want to go to trial. He wanted to treat patients

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7/24/2014
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Is Robotic Surgery Better than Conventional Surgery?

The newest, latest and greatest technology for performing surgery is now being questioned about the benefits compared to conventional surgery. Find out why...

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3/16/2014
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Why I Discontinued a Lawsuit Against a New York Anesthesiologist

Why I Discontinued a Lawsuit Against a New York Anesthesiologist

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12/24/2013
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NYC Orthopedist Puts Knee Implant in WRONG Place

Top Orthopedist in NYC Does Knee Replacement; Knee Incorrectly Positioned

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12/9/2013
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Your New Doctor Criticizes Your Original Doctor

You think something was done wrong by a doctor or surgeon who was treating you. You decide to seek out a second opinion. After explaining what happened

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12/2/2013
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How my clothes made a bigger impression on my client than what I was able to do for her

Shortly after beginning the colonoscopy procedure, it turns out that mom aspirated. That meant that whatever food contents were still remaining in her stomach had been vomited

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11/28/2013
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How Faxed Medical Records Allowed Me To Prove Doctor Was Lying

Two days after the patient last saw her surgeon, she asked for a copy of her medical records. She wanted to go to another doctor. The doctor faxed to the patient

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4/2/2013
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Risks of Laparoscopic GYN Surgery

Our medical experts tell us that injuries can occur upon insertion of a needle when beginning laparoscopic GYN surgery. If the surgeon fails to timely recognize and treat that injury,

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3/4/2012
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Informed Consent; "How Much Do You Know Before Your Surgery?"

John was having significant belly pain. He was doubled over. He couldn't go to the bathroom, thinking it was gas. His pain was getting worse. Still he thought it was gas pain. Finally, he decided it was wise to go to the emergency room. He was going to drive himself but realized that would be impossible.

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3/3/2012
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Hernia Operations and Pain

The Wall Street Journal this week reported on a little-discussed effect of hernia operations: chronic pain.

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10/27/2011
Gerry Oginski
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How Not to Die From Gall Bladder Surgery; Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, or "Lap Choly," is a procedure performed to treat patients who may have a gallstone in the gallbladder, bile duct or inflammation

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9/12/2011
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Medical Malpractice: Wrong Surgeries Program Indicates Success

A pilot project to reduce wrong procedures and wrong-site surgeries is citing progress, as of early last month.

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6/4/2011
Gerry Oginski
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Medical Malpractice: Does Teamwork Cause or Contribute to It?

A piece in the NY Times questions a long-held assumption that physician fatigue contributes to medical error. Instead, the article advances the theory that the

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3/22/2011
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292 Foreign Objects Left Inside of Patients 2008-2009 in New York

You might be wondering how it’s possible for a doctor to leave a surgical instrument inside your body and not realize it.

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2/16/2011
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Surgical Instruments (plural) Left Inside Patient During Surgery

These were not small instruments. These surgical instruments were no supposed to be left inside the patient. Yet for some unknown reason, SIX surgical forceps (clamps) were left INSIDE this hapless patient. A Phillipino man had been a gunshot victim during a robbery in the Phillipines and underwent corrective surgery. He survived and was left with an open wound that was being monitored. Two days later, he was dead.

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