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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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10/15/2015
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Microbes Can Reveal Colon Cancer Mutations

A new study suggests that microbes can reveal which mutations drive colon cancer. The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 5%

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/13/2015
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Dissolving Cardiac Stent May Help Patients with Heart Disease

Typical stents are small mesh cages that keep blood vessels from re-clogging after an angioplasty procedure. The point is to open one’s arteries.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/12/2015
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Bowel Screening Kit Could Save More Lives

According to a Cancer Research UK study, thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/12/2015
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Diamonds may help detect cancer through MRI testing

A new study found synthetic versions of diamonds to be very effective at detecting early-stage cancerous tumors through magnetic resonance imaging.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/12/2015
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Elephant Genes Save Them From Cancer

New study released asserting that elephant genes may have a crucial clue in the fight against cancer. Elephants rarely get cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/9/2015
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Do Elephants have the Secret to Curing Cancer?

New study shows elephants have an extremely low cancer rate even though they have way more cells than humans. Scientists have speculated that large animals must

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/9/2015
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Antioxidants May Worsen Cancer

Antioxidants are supposed to keep cells healthy. However, a new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests that supplements like vitamin E and beta

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/9/2015
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Cancer Linked to Japan Nuclear Radiation

New study asserts that children residing near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/9/2015
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How Unboiling an Egg Can Lead to Better Cancer Treatment

Research on unfolding proteins led to scientist figuring out how to unfold proteins in an egg. The results are directly related to cancer treatment. Learn how.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/8/2015
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Are Heart Valve Implants Safe?

Doctors are now saying that the heart valves they do not always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/4/2015
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What Factors Increase Cancer Risk?

Experts are saying that taller people have more growth factors, which could encourage cancer development; they have more cells in their body because of their

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/1/2015
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Promise for Advanced Kidney Cancer

A new study found that a drug which harnesses the power of the immune system in order to fight tumors spears to help patients battling advanced kidney cancer.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/1/2015
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Support for Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy

One of the most difficult dilemmas in medicine is whether a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis should begin treatment before her child is born.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

10/1/2015
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Genetic Test Helps Predict Need for Chemotherapy

Doctors have used a genetic test to decide which patients may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery for breast cancer for the past 10 years.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/29/2015
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New Changes in Breast Cancer Treatment

The usual treatment for early stage breast cancer is surgery followed by years of a hormone-blocking drug. After this many women are instructed to have chemo

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/27/2015
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How can You Fight Kidney Cancer?

Kidney cancer is known as a difficult to fight disease; but now experts are saying there is a certain regimen you should be on, which could get you positive

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/27/2015
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Is Current Prostate Screening Effective?

The current relaxed guidelines for prostate cancer screening might be delaying diagnosis as well as treatment for many with aggressive tumors.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/24/2015
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What are the True Costs of Diagnostic Errors?

Experts estimate that every person will face at least 1 diagnostic error in their life time. What is the true cost of this? In some cases it is a person’s life.

Category: Medical Malpractice

9/24/2015
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Smart Robot Created to Boost Cancer Research

Scientists have developed a “smart” robot in order to accelerate cancer research. The “smart” robot plans and conducts experiments with many substances

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/24/2015
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Exercise After Cancer Diagnosis May Extend Life

According to a new analysis of more than 70 existing studies, the risk of cancer death for those diagnosed with cancer falls as physical activity rises.

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/24/2015
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A Mooving Story; Connection Between Breast Cancer and Cows?

Researchers found a high association between exposure to a virus and the onset of breast cancer. But the interesting twist is that it isn’t a human virus, but

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/24/2015
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Americans Overpaying for Cancer Drugs

The United States statistically pays more than double the price charged in Europe for tyrosine kinase inhibitors, which are a potent class of cancer pills with

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/22/2015
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Possible Link Between Male Breast Cancer and Pollutants

Federal scientists studying drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have found a possible connection between pollutants and cases of

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

9/22/2015
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1.5 Million People’s Private Medical Records Leaked on Amazon

Neglect from companies managing data has exposed sensitive information. Police injury reports, drug tests, detailed doctor visit notes and social security

Category: General

9/22/2015
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Cancer is #1 Cause of Death for Latinos

Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos in the United States. This statistic is largely driven by lung malignancies in men and breast tumors in women

Category: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose