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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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6/26/2018
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Objection Judge! The Defense Lawyer is Whining! Lawyer Yells

What's the purpose of an objection during trial? It's really to let the judge know that something's wrong. It's to alert the judge that there's a problem and

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10/10/2017
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The Judge REFUSED to Help Us Negotiate | NY Med Mal Lawyer

Multiple experts on both sides. In court every day. No attempt to ask if negotiation was possible. New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Gerry Oginski explains.

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6/19/2017
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Can a New York Lawyer Refuse to Make Opening Arguments

When happens when the doctor says your case is baloney, you are faking your injuries and your case doesn't have any merit - this NY Med Mal Attorney explains.

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6/1/2017
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Suing For Injuries | Negligent Behavior | NY Injury Law Firm

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer explains why an attorney who intentionally ignores a key weakness in your case is doing you and your case a disservice.

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6/1/2017
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New York Attorney Makes This Argument At Trial | Med Mal Law

Six jurors will have to decide if your doctors wrongdoing caused your injury. If the answer is yes they will decide how much money you are to receive.

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2/13/2017
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Can I Eat During Cross-Examination | New York Trial Lawyer

When your stomach is rumbling and you have not eaten, can you do so while in court? Learn the answer as this NY Medical Malpractice Attorney tells his story.

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8/14/2016
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Lawyer Entices You to Sign Up with Him | NY Injury Law Firm

To an injured patient looking to bring a lawsuit seeking the lure of a fast cash settlement is enticing. Discover why this usually doesn't work in New York.

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3/10/2016
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Yelling and Screaming During Cross Examination | NY Lawyer

Its important to have a clear strategy about the information you are trying to obtain from the witness as shared by New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

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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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12/12/2014
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Teaching the Immune System to Battle Cancer

According to doctors, the cancer is all about metastatic disease. The primary tumor can be cut out but it’s the metastatic disease the kills patients. That is

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11/5/2014
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PARP Inhibitors Could Treat Prostate Cancer

Olaparib was recommended for approval in the UK, in women with ovarian cancer and inherited BRCA mutation; also shows promise in advanced prostate cancer.

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10/13/2014
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NY Trial lawyer objects to most every question during trial

What happens when a trial lawyer objects to questions over and over again? What impression does that have on the jury as they listen to the trial progress?

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10/3/2014
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Medical Expert Can Testify Even If Opinions Are Unpopular

In a medical malpractice trial in NY we must have medical experts testify. Sometimes their conclusions are unpopular. They may not be in accord with standards

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7/21/2014
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I object to that question Judge! It's privileged.

How many times have you watched a movie or TV show of a courtroom scene and seen an attorney object? Did you know there are many different types of objections?

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3/13/2014
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Why a Defendant Doctor Can be Treated as a Hostile Witness at Trial

Why a Defendant Doctor Can be Treated as a Hostile Witness at Trial

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3/4/2014
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Will defense tell jury how much he thinks you should get?

Will the defense tell the jury how much money he thinks you should get?

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2/12/2014
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Who is sitting in the back of the courtroom that might influence settlement negotiations?

Who is sitting in the back of the courtroom that might influence settlement negotiations?

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11/28/2013
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Faxed Medical Records Allowed Me To Prove Doctor Was Lying

Two days after the patient last saw her surgeon, she asked for a copy of her medical records. She wanted to go to another doctor. The doctor faxed the patient

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10/23/2013
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Juror falls asleep during trial, what can I do about it?

What is a trial attorney to do when one of the jurors falls asleep during the course of testimony? Can the attorney go over to the juror and wake them up? Can

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8/24/2013
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Can a Lawyer Accept a "Friend" Request from a Juror on Facebook During a Trial?

During a trial in a medical malpractice case, an accident case or even a wrongful death case, the only time an attorney can talk to jurors is in court and only through testimony

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3/19/2013
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Why lock a witness into their testimony at their pretrial deposition?

A pre-trial question-and-answer session, also known as a deposition, is a critical opportunity to lock a witness into their testimony.

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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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