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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.


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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Woman Kills 3 Kids Then Demands Share of Wrongful Death Settlement Proceeds

A woman killed her three little kids by drowning in 2008. She then tried to commit suicide by drinking toxic chemical such as bleach, Oxiclean and other lovely cleaning solutions.

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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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8/3/2013
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Doctors Prescribing Unnecessary Expensive Tests; Study Says...

Doctors are relying more and more on expensive urine tests to ensure that their patients are not taking prescription drugs according to The Times. The article states that

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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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7/8/2013
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Tort Reform Sounds Reasonable, But It Could Cost Victims Dearly; NY Post Article Cries Out for Changes in Accident Law

New York’s law on “joint and several” liability was taken to task by The New York Post in an opinion piece this weekend, which called for tort reform.

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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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