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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.

If you have urgent legal questions or need a lawyer, please pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 today.


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10/20/2018
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The REAL TRUTH About Attorney & Client Testimonials

If every attorney posts positive reviews about the great experience & great result the attorney achieved, then it gives the potential new client the impression

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/26/2018
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Objection Judge! The Defense Lawyer is Whining! Lawyer Yells

What's the purpose of an objection during trial? It's really to let the judge know that something's wrong. It's to alert the judge that there's a problem and

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/23/2018
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WHAT IS A NON-PARTY DEPOSITION?

Let’s say you sue your doctor for medical malpractice. You’ve also included your spouse in your lawsuit. The three ‘parties’ to the case are you, your spouse

Category: Medical Malpractice

5/5/2018
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What Documents Will You Sign When You Hire an Attorney?

You want to hire an attorney. The attorney is also deciding whether to allow you to hire him. You need to sign these documents to evaluate your malpractice case

Category: Medical Malpractice

3/14/2018
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The $6 Million Check Finally Came In- A Cardiac Nightmare

The long-awaited check finally came in. It sat on my desk along with a cover letter saying “Here is your check.” I stared at it. It had a lot of zeros.

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/23/2018
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Who Pays Court Fees to Start Your Medical Malpractice Case?

You're thinking of suing your doctor for medical malpractice. But you wonder how you can sue if you don't have money to pay court fees. Who pays the court fees?

Category: Medical Malpractice

1/23/2018
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A Horrible Example of Lawyers Giving Closing Arguments

I took my daughter to court today. She's interested in law. She got to hear closing arguments in a slip and fall case. They were horrendous. Just awful.

Category: Medical Malpractice

1/17/2018
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At Trial, Can You Guess if You Don't Know Answer?

You're not sure of the answer. You want to guess. You want the jury to know you know the answer, but you're really unsure. Can you guess during cross exam?

Category: Car Accidents

1/2/2018
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Why Would an Attorney BUY Your Trial Transcript?

Did you know that an attorney can BUY a transcript of everything that happens in court during your medical malpractice trial? Why would he want to do that?

Category: Medical Malpractice

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10/13/2017
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Exhibits: Numbered or Alphabetical | NY Law Firm Explains

It doesn't matter if it's a medical malpractice trial, an accident case or even wrongful death that goes to trial. In New York each one involves exhibits.

Category: General

10/10/2017
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The Judge REFUSED to Help Us Negotiate | NY Med Mal Lawyer

Multiple experts on both sides. In court every day. No attempt to ask if negotiation was possible. New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski explains.

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/9/2017
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Can a Jury Give You MORE Than You Ask For | Malpractice Law

Verdicts are unpredictable in medical malpractice cases. But can they give you MORE money? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski shares the answer

Category: Medical Malpractice

7/29/2017
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Medical Expert For The Defense Wants to Talk | NY Injury Law

Talking or sharing information while in court or a legal proceeding is one thing, doing so at a party or other function is a bad idea and get ruin a case fast.

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/22/2017
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What Happens If YOU DON'T Show Up for Your Malpractice Trial

If they don't see you because you decided to say screw it and hope your lawyer can try your case without you, you're mistaken. NY Med Mal Lawyer explains.

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/19/2017
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Can a New York Lawyer Refuse to Make Opening Arguments

When happens when the doctor says your case is baloney, you are faking your injuries and your case doesn't have any merit - this NY Med Mal Attorney explains.

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/3/2017
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Why the Best Attorneys Don't do a Touchdown Dance | NY Law

What if your New York injury lawyer were to celebrate after scoring some points against this opposing witness? Do you think the jury would appreciate it?

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/1/2017
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Suing For Injuries | Negligent Behavior | NY Injury Law Firm

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer explains why an attorney who intentionally ignores a key weakness in your case is doing you and your case a disservice.

Category: Medical Malpractice

6/1/2017
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New York Attorney Makes This Argument At Trial | Med Mal Law

Six jurors will have to decide if your doctors wrongdoing caused your injury. If the answer is yes they will decide how much money you are to receive.

Category: Medical Malpractice

4/20/2017
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5 Reasons NOT to Sue YOUR Doctor for Medical Malpractice

NY Injury Lawyer explains why you should not bring a lawsuit against your doctor if you adhere to any of these points. In New York call 516-487-8207

Category: Medical Malpractice

2/13/2017
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Can I Eat During Cross-Examination | New York Trial Lawyer

When your stomach is rumbling and you have not eaten, can you do so while in court? Learn the answer as this NY Medical Malpractice Attorney tells his story.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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

If an attorney knows that the maximum he can recover is limited, then in all likelihood he will decline your case. Learn why from an seasoned New York Law Firm

Category: Medical Malpractice

12/31/2016
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10 Ways to Prove Medical Malpractice |New York Injury Lawyer

Discover what must happen before we are legally permitted to start a lawsuit on your behalf. In NY call 516-487-8207 and speak with our experienced attorneys.

Category: Medical Malpractice

12/12/2016
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Medical Error Caused Patient to Suffer Heart Attack | NY Law

Patient withheld general anesthesia, suffers cardiac event. This was a fatal error that could have been prevented. New York injury lawyer shares the story.

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/22/2016
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Returning Back to Doctor You Sued | NY Injury Lawyer

Your treating oncologist failed to diagnose your cancer and now refuses to treat you. New York Medical Malpractice Attorney shares the story.

Category: Medical Malpractice

8/14/2016
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Lawyer Entices You to Sign Up with Him | NY Injury Law Firm

To an injured patient looking to bring a lawsuit seeking the lure of a fast cash settlement is enticing. Discover why this usually doesn't work in New York.

Category: Medical Malpractice