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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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10/9/2014
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Can I Have Private Discussions of Your Case with Judge?

Why can't you have private discussions with judge if your opponent doesn't show up in court? Want to learn what an ex parte discussion is and what it means?

Category: General

10/8/2014
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Joan Rivers Autopsy Report "Inconclusive"...I say "Nonsense"

News reports indicated that Joan's cause of death according to the medical examiner was inconclusive. I disagree. Cause of death is never inconclusive.

Category: Wrongful Death

10/7/2014
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Filing a Lawsuit in NY-Defense Wants to Know Where You Live

When bringing a car accident case, medical malpractice case or wrongful death case, choosing which venue to bring your case may make a difference in the result

Category: General

10/7/2014
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Why is Enterovirus Spreading?

Many are wondering why more and more American children are getting sick with the enterovirus. Are doctors doing enough to stop the spread?

Category: General

10/4/2014
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Cancer-Detecting Yogurt

Sangeeta Bhatia, professor at MIT, is working to replace colonoscopies and MRIS with helping of yogurt followed by a urine test. This would be a cheap and less

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

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

Category: General

10/2/2014
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How could attorney's videos have over 16,000 views per month?

How can a NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury attorney get so many people to watch his videos each and every month? It's not magic, but it is magical.

Category: General

10/2/2014
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Did The U.S. Ebola Victim Originally Go Unnoticed?

How is it possible that the ebola virus has made it's way to the United States? Did it get on a plane? Was it transmitted in the ocean? No. Someone dropped

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/18/2014
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How Joan Rivers Likely Died-Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Joan Rivers' untimely death here in NY is big news. Was it medical malpractice that caused her to die? Learn more from an experienced malpractice lawyer.

Category: Surgical Mistakes

9/18/2014
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New blood test may detect clinical depression

You've been feeling down lately. You don't know why. You're depressed. You're not yourself. New blood test may help determine if you have clinical depression.

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/16/2014
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Kids Getting Antibiotics More Than Usual- New Study

One of the main issues children are having today is a doctor prescribing them superfluous antibiotics. New reports show that countless pediatricians prescribe antibiotics

Category: General

9/15/2014
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Can Man’s Best Friend Detect Cancer?

The Walking Dog Center is run by Dr. Otto. She trains the dogs in various areas such as bomb sniffing. But her current focus lies in sniffing for cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/10/2014
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Kids and Hospital Based Infections

The study’s information shows that any device that must enter a person's body carries the risk of giving the body an infection. Ventilators can spark pneumonia

Category: General

9/1/2014
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Joan Rivers Suffers Heart Attack During Surgical Procedure

Comedian Joan Rivers was in the news after suffering a heart attack after surgical procedure to her throat. Her daughter is believed to be considering a lawsuit

Category: Surgical Mistakes

8/29/2014
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Amazing Advances in Children’s Surgeries

Little boy had his throat rebuilt using part of his own rib. He suffered severe injuries after he swallowed a button battery from a remote control at age one.

Category: General

8/23/2014
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What is Spoliation of Evidence in a NY Car Accident Case?

Careless driver says he wasn't careless. Instead, blames accident on defective brakes. Problem is that he trashed the car and there's nothing left to inspect.

Category: Car Accidents

8/13/2014
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Bee, Scorpion and Snake Venom May Cure Cancer

Venom turns out to hold healing properties in humans. Scientists are testing bee, scorpion and snake venom to see if it will slow and stop spread of cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/11/2014
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Does One Aspirin a Day Keep Cancer Away?

Does taking aspirin help reduce the risks of getting certain types of GI cancers? Some researchers say yes. However, there are still risks of taking aspirin.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/9/2014
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CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP...A TASTE OF YOUR SENSES...A short story

While on vacation in St. Maarten, I wanted to create a short story that used all five of our senses. While waiting for my family, here's what I came up with...

Category: General

8/8/2014
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Should you be screened for Prostate Cancer?

Any test that can determine if you have cancer should be used as a screening test. Why then are some doctors claiming it's not necessary? Find out why...

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

8/3/2014
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How much insurance coverage is available in NY Accident case

In a NY car accident case, why is it important to learn how much insurance coverage is actually available when you sue for compensation for your injuries?

Category: Car Accidents

8/1/2014
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Breakthrough in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

New scientific breakthrough may aid doctors in treating pancreatic cancer. Shorter time for FDA approval based on recent scientific testing.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

7/31/2014
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He Woke Up with a Colostomy Bag-Valid Malpractice Case in NY?

He went in for a routine colonoscopy. He woke up two days later in the surgical intensive care unit with a colostomy bag. He wanted to know if he had a case.

Category: Surgical Mistakes

7/31/2014
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Who pays the medical bills in a car accident in New York?

Who pays your medical bills in a traumatic car accident here in New York? No fault does. But they only pay a certain amount. Who pays the rest? Read on to learn

Category: Car Accidents

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

Category: Surgical Mistakes