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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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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

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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.

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5/9/2016
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How prevalent are deadly medical errors | NY Med Mal Lawyer

Scientists from Johns Hopkins found more than 250,000 Americans die due to mishaps every year, as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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2/24/2016
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What if doctors said Sorry more often | NY Med Mal Lawyer

Medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States as shared by New York Medical Malpractice and Trial Accident Attorney Gerald Oginski

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9/24/2015
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What are the True Costs of Diagnostic Errors?

Experts estimate that every person will face at least 1 diagnostic error in their life time. What is the true cost of this? In some cases it is a person’s life.

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8/2/2015
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Recorded Surgeries Could be Future of Medical Malpractice

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a surgical “black box” that would track a surgeon’s actions during surgery and record any errors.

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7/18/2015
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Newborn Names Could Reduce Medical Errors

A new study showed that using a generic naming convention increases the risk of wrong patient errors, such as placing orders on the wrong patient.

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6/21/2015
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How to Stop Preventable Medical Errors

JAMA Surgery recently published a study this week looking at surgical never events, including wrong-site surgery, retained surgical items and surgical fires

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6/21/2015
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New Guidelines for Investigating Medical Errors

Millions of patients in the United States fall victim annually as a result of healthcare mistakes. If 2013 research is correct, hospital medical errors are now

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5/24/2015
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Important Role of Patients in Ensuring They Receive Good Medical Care

If patient has more than one chronic condition, he is likely to see more than one doctor. A primary care physician can help facilitate the communication among

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5/24/2015
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Almost Half of Pediatric Medical Errors Are Preventable

A tool to prevent medical errors in pediatric inpatients has discovered that almost half of the harms in patient charts were preventable. New study reveals

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4/26/2015
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Harvard Study Shed Light on Public’s View of Medical Errors

Harvard School of Public Health published article based on study on how the citizens of Massachusetts perceive and feel about medical errors in their state

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1/6/2015
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Cruise Line Could be Open to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The judges noted that Royal Caribbean doctors and nurse wore cruise line uniforms and were presented as ship employees. Furthermore, the onboard medical center

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10/28/2014
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Possible Downward Trend in Medical Malpractice Payment

According to consumer group, Public Citizen, medical malpractice payments seem to be trending downward, although medical errors continue to be a major problem.

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2/26/2014
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Can You Trust Electronic Medical Records?

Can You Trust Electronic Medical Records?

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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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