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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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4/27/2015
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Benefits of brachytherapy for prostate cancer patients

Researchers reported that patients undergoing low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy via implanted radioactive seeds survive twice as long as those undergoing

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4/27/2015
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Closer to a Cancer Cure

Cancer arises as a result of mutations in the inherited genes as the body makes new cells to maintain various organs. A recent publication suggests that these

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12/12/2014
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Teaching the Immune System to Battle Cancer

According to doctors, the cancer is all about metastatic disease. The primary tumor can be cut out but it’s the metastatic disease the kills patients. That is

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11/5/2014
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PARP Inhibitors Could Treat Prostate Cancer

Olaparib was recommended for approval in the UK, in women with ovarian cancer and inherited BRCA mutation; also shows promise in advanced prostate cancer.

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7/31/2014
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Who pays the medical bills in a car accident in New York?

Who pays your medical bills in a traumatic car accident here in New York? No fault does. But they only pay a certain amount. Who pays the rest? Read on to learn

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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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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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3/19/2013
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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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12/27/2010
Gerry Oginski
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Snowblower injury-Man loses four fingers in New York

We had a foot and a half of snow today in New York. Today was the day I was going to try out my brand-new snowblower. For years I had resisted getting a snowblower, believing that shoveling was good for me. Last year we had especially large snowfall and I decided to take the plunge and buy a 22 inch gas powered dual-stage snowblower made by Sears. Before today, I made sure to read the owner's manual twice. I filled the snowblower with gas and tried it out, just to make sure I knew how it operated and how to work the controls. When I awoke this morning I felt like a kid in a candy store. I couldn't wait to go out and play with my new toy. I pulled the snowblower out of the garage and it started right up without a problem. It was actually a lot of fun. I had been using it for about an hour when I decided to clear a path toward the door. We have a thick doormat and apparently I got underneath the doormat and the next thing I knew, I heard an immediate grinding and I shut off the power and propulsion. I turned the machine off and removed emergency key.

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11/14/2009
Gerry Oginski
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How to Start a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in New York

Ever wonder how exactly a medical malpractice case gets started in New York? Reading this article will take you through the different steps an attorney needs to evaluate once you walk into their office. Take a look.

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