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5 Common Construction Site Accidents

Construction workers face significant hazards at every jobsite, even when an employer or construction company takes all necessary and available safety measures. New York State has recognized that construction work is a dangerous occupation even when safety measures are strictly… See More

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

If you have an elderly loved one who currently resides in a nursing home or assisted-living facility in New York and you have concerns about nursing home abuse, it is essential to learn more about making a report. A large… See More

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Can An Unsuccessful Procedure Be Considered Malpractice?

When you have a medical procedure completed and it does not go as planned, you may be wondering if you should think about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Generally speaking, the fact that a procedure was unsuccessful does not necessarily… See More

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How is Meaningful Information Extracted from Medical Records?

Uses of medical records can seem vague or unclear to many patients, especially when they have never actually looked at their own medical records themselves. The way in which healthcare providers obtain information from medical records, and the process by… See More

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What Damages Can Be Claimed in a Wrongful Death Case?

No amount of money awarded is adequate enough to replace a loved one, such as a parent, spouse, or child. However, providing compensation in the form of money damages is all a civil court can really do, so our clients… See More

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How Coronavirus (COVID-19) Might Affect Lawsuits in New York

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As a New York medical malpractice and personal injury law firm, we have received many inquiries as to how the coronavirus outbreak might impact lawsuits.  I want to share some of my thoughts on how the coronavirus could have an… See More

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What is the Importance of Medical Record Review?

Medical malpractice cases turn on key facts, such as what treatment a doctor ordered and what information the doctor knew at the time of diagnosis or treatment. Often, it is difficult to piece together what happened after the fact, so… See More

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When is a Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

Doctors make mistakes, and one common situation involves making a wrong diagnosis. A patient might show up at the emergency room with signs of measles, but the doctor doesn’t correctly identify the disease either because of carelessness, inexperience, or lack… See More

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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

Perhaps even more devastating than suffering any injury to one’s own person is losing a loved one following a catastrophic incident, such as a car accident or medical negligence. When a serious and fatal incident occurs, surviving family members are… See More

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What Is Considered A Catastrophic Injury?

While any injury has the potential to feel traumatic and serious, there are only a handful of injury types that experts classify as “catastrophic.” Catastrophic injuries aren’t only those that cause severe amounts of physical harm, but those that are… See More

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