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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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3/30/2013
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The Hazards of Swimming in a Pool Without a Lifeguard

The reality is that there are instances where a hotel or resort MAY be responsible for injuries that occur in and around a pool even though there are signs warning "No Lifeguard on Duty!"

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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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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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1/5/2013
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The Threat of Taking a Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Trial Here in the State New York

Every trial lawyer you speak to who handles medical malpractice, accident cases or wrongful death matters here in New York will tell you they have no hesitation to taking a verdict in a case that goes to trial.

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12/14/2012
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What is a collateral attack on an expert medical witness in a New York medical malpractice trial?

When a medical expert takes the witness stand, his credibility is everything. If I can show that he has less than perfect credibility, I can make an argument to the jury that he should not be believed.

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10/16/2011
Gerry Oginski
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Kidney Dialysis Leads to Bloodbath & Death

You would think going to dialysis is a routine thing. You have to go every other day to “wash your blood” of contaminants. Your kidneys are not working well

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9/12/2011
Gerry Oginski
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CDC: Carbon Monoxide is a Leading Cause of Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study on August 5, listing carbon monoxide (CO) as a leading cause of unintentional poisoning

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1/10/2010
Gerry Oginski
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Ambulance Chasers

Do you still think that personal injury attorneys are "Ambulance Chasers?" Personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers earn a living by helping injured victims recover compensation. Read the blog post to see what might happen if there were no trial lawyers around to help someone injured by another person's carelessness.

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11/27/2009
Gerry Oginski
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Failure to Diagnose Aneurysm

What is an aneurysm? How does someone fail to diagnose an aneurysm? What are the ramifications of missing a bleeding or rupturing aneurysm? Read the blog post to find out.

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2/16/2009
Gerry Oginski
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The failure to recognize that a nerve was being compressed, despite the patient complaining about symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling were ignored during a busy emergency room shift. The failure to perform surgery in a timely manner resulted in permanent damage to the nerve, the arm and hand. This case was settled during discovery and shortly before it was placed on the trial calendar.

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