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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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5/1/2016
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Which Surgeries Lead to the most Complications | NY Lawyer

A new study shows seven emergencies patients should try to avoid as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski

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4/11/2016
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Woman suffers vision loss after surgery | NY Med Mal Lawyer

She had recently underwent weight-loss surgery and started to experience vitamin deficiency soon after. New York Medical Malpractice Attorney shares article

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12/23/2015
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Prostate Outcomes Better With Surgery | NY Med Mal Lawyer

New research says cancer patients do better with surgical operation instead of radiation therapy as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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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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6/30/2015
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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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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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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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5/20/2015
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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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5/19/2015
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Lab Errors Across the United States

Lab tests influence about 70% of medical decisions, guiding treatments big and small: how much blood thinner should a heart-attack receive? Does the baby need

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5/19/2015
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Is Dense Breast Tissue Always a Higher Cancer Risk?

A new study shows that having dense breast tissue does not necessarily mean that you have a higher chance of getting breast cancer.

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5/13/2015
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Prostate Cancer Treatment May Impair Thinking

A new study suggests that men undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired mental function within the first six months that

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4/16/2015
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New breast cancer drug Ibrance found to be more effective

New breast cancer treatment drug Ibrance found to be more effective treating advanced breast cancer than the current treatment drug Femara (letrozole)

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