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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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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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11/2/2015
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Medication Errors During Surgery

The mistakes included drug labeling errors, incorrect dosing, drug documentation mistakes, and/or failing to properly treat changes in a patient's vital signs

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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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8/31/2015
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Sleepless Surgeons; Does it Affect Surgical Outcomes?

The study surprisingly showed that the risk of death or complications after surgery was no more likely if the surgeon pulled a midnight shift before

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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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6/13/2015
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Surgical Safety Studies

How safe is surgery today? More importantly, how common are surgical errors?

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5/24/2015
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Pre-Surgery Education Lacking for Patients

Positive correlation between patient education and post-surgery outcomes is good news for patients and has significant implications for healthcare providers

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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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4/27/2015
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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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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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4/4/2015
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Is it Important to have an Experienced Surgeon?

Experts are urging patients to research their surgeons (to see how many surgeons they have performed and what their fatality rates are) before picking one

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4/1/2015
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Botched Operation: Forceps Left in Abdomen

A woman’s surgeon accidentally left forceps in her abdomen after her surgery. Case study in Spain of a retained foreign body during surgery.

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3/17/2015
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What are your Chances of Surviving a Risky Surgery?

Experts say the chance of surviving any of four high-risk surgeries can vary by as much as 23 percent depending on what hospital patients use, according to

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2/27/2015
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Are New Surgeons Skilled Enough to Operate on You?

Surgery is known to have many risks. What if on top of the risks that surgery already poses, your surgeon did not have enough training? A new report shows that

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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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12/28/2014
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Will Your Clothing Affect the Outcome of Your Trial?

Some injured victims think it's ok to wear whatever they want to court. Some litigants think they don't care what other people think of them and what they wear

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12/24/2014
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"It's a Known, Recognized Risk of Surgery," the Surgeon Said

The fact that a patient signed a consent form that has preprinted information saying that there are risks of surgery, is not a license to the doctor to violate

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