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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 09:00

While medical issues can sometimes be complex, it is the doctor’s job to explain things in a way that patients understand.  Therefore, the requirement of being able to dispel a patient’s confusion is at the heart of informed consent laws.

What is informed consent?

In order to meet the requirements of the law, informed consent mandates that patients understand the kind of...

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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 09:00

No matter the circumstance, losing a loved one is one of the hardest situations to go through in life and can be traumatic to say the least. However, if the death was caused by the negligence of another party, the grief can be exceptionally harder. Wrongful deaths in New York often involve fatal car accidents, but may involve many other types of death, such as: medical malpractice,...

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 09:00

If you have ever been to a hospital, you know that there are many noises associated with the institution. The beeps of a monitor, the buzzing of a machine, and the other sounds of the instruments are all just a part of a busy hospital unit. However, as nurses and doctors become accustomed to hearing the every-day sounds of their workplace, a very serious problem is emerging. Since most of the...

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Monday, July 15, 2013 - 09:00

Imagine you are given the horrific news that you have cancer, or any other life threatening disease or diagnosis. Your world as you know it is coming tumbling down and you’re looking for help and a way to make it better. Now imagine that that diagnosis could have come sooner and action could have been taken earlier but for the negligence of a doctor, or medical personnel.

Many...

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Monday, July 8, 2013 - 09:00

Many New York families take advantage of the many themed parks and amusement parks in the area during the summer months. The weather is nice, the children are enjoying the outdoors, and the family friendly atmosphere invites families into a safe atmosphere….or so you think. A recent study has found that rides at such parks injure 4,400 children in the United States each year. From 1990 to 2010...

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Monday, June 24, 2013 - 16:12

You’ve fallen on another person’s property and injured yourself. It could be slipping on something in a store, tripping on a crumbling staircase or falling on an icy sidewalk. Now what do you do?

Try to remain calm. This may be easier said than done, but it is important to remember as much as you can about the accident. Here are some common sense things to do in the after an accident,...

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Monday, June 10, 2013 - 16:06

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Some reports suggest that as many as 40% of medical malpractice cases involve a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. These issues are a clear patient safety problem.

Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor diagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. For example, a doctor might improperly conclude that...

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Monday, May 27, 2013 - 15:54

Sometimes your personal injury may be caused by the negligence of the State of New York or a municipality. But suing the government is not is not the same as suing other defendants. Because there are strict notice requirements, time is of the essence. Here are some things you need to know about suing the government in New York.

• If you are suing the State of New York (or one of the...

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