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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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8/29/2013
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Excellent Protocol for Heart Valve Issues

Bloomberg states, “People with damaged mitral valves, which allow blood to flow backward in the heart, live longer and healthier lives if they get immediate surgery to repair

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8/29/2013
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Saving Premature Babies

According to BBC, “Every year more than 20 million babies are born prematurely or with low birth wait- and an estimated 450 of them die each hour.” New studies show that

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8/24/2013
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Can a Lawyer Accept a "Friend" Request from a Juror on Facebook During a Trial?

During a trial in a medical malpractice case, an accident case or even a wrongful death case, the only time an attorney can talk to jurors is in court and only through testimony

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7/28/2013
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FDNY 911 Operator "My Life is Hell"

In today's New York Post, a 911 operator gives a brutally honest an in-depth look as to what it's like working as a 911 dispatch operator in one of the busiest emergency call centers in the country.

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7/15/2013
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Man Dies at Coney Island Hospital after Blood Transfusion Error

A man died at Coney Island Hospital last week after receiving the wrong type of blood during a blood transfusion. He was only forty years old.

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7/12/2013
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When It Comes To CT Scans of Lungs, Doctors Should Take A Deep Breath

CT scans are known to be effective at finding pulmonary embolisms - sudden blockages in the arteries of the lungs. But according to The New York Times

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6/20/2013
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Big Pharma May Be Inducing For-Profit Dialysis Centers to Prescribe Riskier Drugs

For-profit kidney dialysis centers use more dangerous and expensive drugs than their non-profit counterparts, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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6/18/2013
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Doctor Asserts that Near Misses of Medical Malpractice Should Be Teachable Moments

Dr. Danielle Ofri, now a professor at New York University School of Medicine, describes her error as a “near miss.” An elderly patient with dementia was sent to

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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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3/28/2013
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Why Some New York Doctors Get Away with Medical Malpractice & Don't Have to Pay a Dime in Compensation

If a doctor screws up and causes you harm, do you think he's going to come right out and tell you he screwed up? Do you think he's going to tell you "Mrs. Jones, I just want you to know

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3/20/2013
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Why would a medical malpractice and personal injury lawyer fire a client?

You might think that the client is the only one who can fire the attorney. Well actually the reverse is also true. The attorney can actually fire the client. However the mechanics of doing that

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3/19/2013
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Why lock a witness into their testimony at their pretrial deposition?

A pre-trial question-and-answer session, also known as a deposition, is a critical opportunity to lock a witness into their testimony.

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2/5/2013
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What happens when your treating doctor won't come to court as your expert in your medical malpractice case?

When you bring a medical malpractice case in New York, we are required to support your claim with expert medical testimony. That means a medical expert must come into court to testify

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1/15/2013
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Why do we need your Social Security number in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York?

The reason we ask for it is so we can have it in our files. We keep it in our files until the lawsuit has been started and the attorneys for the people you have

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1/15/2013
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What is the Purpose of a Deposition?

A deposition is nothing more than a question and answer session given under oath. It is pretrial testimony.

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1/5/2013
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The Threat of Taking a Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Trial Here in the State New York

Every trial lawyer you speak to who handles medical malpractice, accident cases or wrongful death matters here in New York will tell you they have no hesitation to taking a verdict in a case that goes to trial.

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12/14/2012
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What is a collateral attack on an expert medical witness in a New York medical malpractice trial?

When a medical expert takes the witness stand, his credibility is everything. If I can show that he has less than perfect credibility, I can make an argument to the jury that he should not be believed.

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11/17/2012
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Patient Dies of Sepsis When Feeding Tube Put Back in Wrong Place

The feeding tube was removed and cleaned out. Unfortunately for this patient, when the tube was reinserted, it was not put back into the correct position.

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