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Oct

2017

Future Consequences of the Immediate Injury

Traumatic injury to a joint may very well be exhibiting signs of arthritis in later years. Depending on the joint involved and the specific injury, surgery can sometimes bring about temporary relief, but surgery can also bring with it additional complications.

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Sep

2017

Dog Bite and Many Medical Errors Nearly Cause Patient’s Death

Not every case in which a doctor “did something wrong” results in a medical malpractice case. Sometimes there is fault on the part of the doctor and the patient. Depending on the circumstances, a case may still be brought.

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Sep

2017

“My Doctor Made Me an Addict.” Can I Sue?

The epidemic rise of opioid addiction is a national problem that has a strong presence in the media today. Suits have been filed by states and other entities against pharmaceutical companies, alleging they have misrepresented the risks of addiction for their medications. These suits are still in their inception, and their future viability remains to be seen.

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Sep

2017

Birth-Related Brain Damage in Newborns

Some of the most serious medical malpractice cases our firm has handled are those in which newborns suffer a lack of oxygen during the labor and delivery process because of negligent management.

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Sep

2017

Who Really Did Your Surgery

Like any good idea, training new doctors by allowing them hands-on experience can be pushed beyond its reasonable limits. Recently, medical malpractice claims displayed the practice of surgeons delegating too much surgery or sometimes even entire surgeries to inexperienced residents been brought into the spotlight

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Aug

2017

Medical Malpractice from Incorrect Diagnosis

Lenox Hill Hospital surgeon apparently went ahead and performed a mastectomy on a woman's based solely upon the original, outside pathology reading. After the surgery, the removed breast was sent for further analysis in the Lenox Hill pathology department, where it was discovered that the breast contained no cancer. Hence, medical malpractice litigation resulted.

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Aug

2017

Bronx Hospital Shooting

Recently, New Yorkers (and many around the country) were shocked at the news that a doctor came into the Bronx Lebanon Hospital with a rifle hidden under his lab coat and killed another physician. Dr. Bello was allegedly fired from the hospital for many confrontational interactions with staff and ultimately an allegation of sexual harassment. In addition, Dr. Bello had at least two prior criminal convictions.

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Jul

2017

Life-Changing Injury Due to Negligence or Malpractice

We take a personal approach with all our clients, providing tailored advice to their situations during the pendency of a case. There are however some recurring issues during a case that are worth knowing for anyone considering bringing one.

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Jul

2017

Can Your Psychiatric Records Be Protected During A Case?

In a medical malpractice case, records of injury normally must be disclosed bring with it the question of whether the attorneys defending the doctor or hospital that caused an injury are entitled to review psychological counseling records in addition to medical records for physical injury treatment. Our clients sometimes ask whether we can withhold or restrict access to these records.

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Jul

2017

Medical Malpractice In Teaching Hospitals

Patients may assume that the attending (supervising) physician has done the surgery on his or her own. This is often not the case, and if adverse events occur, there is no record of whose hands caused the damage

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