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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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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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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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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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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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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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12/9/2014
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Where should you go if you have problems after surgery?

Research shows that patients who go back to the same hospital where their surgery took place have a higher survival rate than patients who go elsewhere.

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7/24/2014
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Surgeon tells me he wants out of this lawsuit

The surgeon wanted nothing to do with defending this lawsuit. He didn't want to appear for a deposition. He didn't want to go to trial. He wanted to treat patients

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6/21/2011
Gerry Oginski
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Failure to Timely Diagnose Recurrence of Breast Cancer in NY; Viable Case?

I recently evaluated a failure to diagnose a recurrence of breast cancer case involving a woman who'd been diagnosed with stage IIIB breast cancer.

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2/16/2011
Gerry Oginski
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Surgical Instruments (plural) Left Inside Patient During Surgery

These were not small instruments. These surgical instruments were no supposed to be left inside the patient. Yet for some unknown reason, SIX surgical forceps (clamps) were left INSIDE this hapless patient. A Phillipino man had been a gunshot victim during a robbery in the Phillipines and underwent corrective surgery. He survived and was left with an open wound that was being monitored. Two days later, he was dead.

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