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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.


6/23/2018
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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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3/14/2018
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The $6 Million Check Finally Came In- A Cardiac Nightmare

The long-awaited check finally came in. It sat on my desk along with a cover letter saying “Here is your check.” I stared at it. It had a lot of zeros.

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1/17/2018
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At Trial, Can You Guess if You Don't Know Answer?

You're not sure of the answer. You want to guess. You want the jury to know you know the answer, but you're really unsure. Can you guess during cross exam?

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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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6/22/2017
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What Happens If YOU DON'T Show Up for Your Malpractice Trial

If they don't see you because you decided to say screw it and hope your lawyer can try your case without you, you're mistaken. NY Med Mal Lawyer explains.

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6/3/2017
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Why the Best Attorneys Don't do a Touchdown Dance | NY Law

What if your New York injury lawyer were to celebrate after scoring some points against this opposing witness? Do you think the jury would appreciate it?

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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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11/12/2015
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How Important is it to lower your Blood Pressure?

Experts conducting the new study found that people should drive their blood pressure levels far below what current guidelines recommend, less than 120 instead

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6/30/2015
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Development of New Microscope Leads to New Breast Cancer Info

Researchers have developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy. For the first time, this microscope is able to reveal details about how deactivation

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6/30/2015
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Errors in your Electronic Medical Records

A 2012 study examined more than 300 reports of problems involving faulty records at Pennsylvania hospitals and found that errors in electronic medical records

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6/30/2015
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Program Helps Caregivers Under Stress After Errors

Second-victim phenomenon. The first victims of a medical error are patients and their families. However, the second set of victims, the health-care professional

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6/30/2015
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Can Too Much Citrus Can Cause Skin Cancer?

Researchers reported that people who drink large amount of orange juice or who eat a lot of grapefruit may be increasing their risk of melanoma.

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6/30/2015
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Starving Cancers

Fast-growing cancers are exceptionally hungry. Their cells commander all the glucose and other nutrients they can get. They will even stimulate new blood vessel

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6/30/2015
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Viagra Unlikely to Cause Skin Cancer

A new study published this week found that Viagra may cause side effects, but skin cancer isn’t one of them.

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6/30/2015
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Liquid Biopsies, a Great Cancer Test Experiment

Liquid biopsies are being used as “theragnositcs,” also known as tests that guide decisions about treatment If doctors can spot a patient’s key mutation

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6/29/2015
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Study Links More Sex to Less Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study found that regular sex, specifically ejaculation, was associated with a statistically significant lower risk of prostate cancer.

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6/28/2015
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Early Detection Test for Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test

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6/28/2015
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Distress in Prostate Cancer Patient & Personality Traits

A new study has identified beliefs and personality traits that are associated with higher levels of distress in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.

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6/28/2015
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New Cancer Drugs Wake Up Sleeping Killer T Cells

Tumors are able to co-opt “checkpoint” proteins found on the immune system’s T cells. The checkpoints are activated they can turn a T cell from a warrior ready

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5/20/2015
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How important is Cancer screening?

American College of Physicians (ACP) reported on when average-risk patients should be screened for breast, cervical, colorectal, ovarian, and prostate cancer.

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5/20/2015
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Trying to Stop Cancer Before It Starts

Over 50% of all cancer can be prevented by applying what researchers know right now. Although evidence is strong for the power of prevention through lifestyle

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5/20/2015
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Prostate Cancer Testing Decreases After Controversial Recommendations

New study found that in the wake of a national panel’s conclusion that prostate cancer screening test does men more harm than good has led to fewer American men

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5/20/2015
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New Test Could Reduce Lung Cancer Biopsies

Researchers at Boston University discovered that thin epithelial cells that line the entire airway show changes which indicate whether a growth is malignant.

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5/19/2015
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Autoantibodies May Help Detect Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have identified three promising biological signals that could help detect ovarian cancer before patients display any symptoms of the disease.

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