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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 which physicians and specialists have access to a particular patient’s medical record can also be …

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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 impact on your potential legal claim and why you need to contact our firm right …

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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 medical records serve a vital purpose. By analyzing records, attorneys and others can reconstruct what …

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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 of skill. Sometimes a diagnosis is correct but is delayed for various reasons. Any delay …

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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 disabling or disfiguring as well. At the law office of Powers & Santola, LLP, our …

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At the outset, the answer to this question shouldn’t matter. Any and every child who suffers sexual abuse at the hands of an offender has experienced unbearable pain, emotional anguish, and agonizing suffering. Unfortunately, according to data assembled by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this horrific misconduct is shockingly common – and …

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Though many people have sought answers to this difficult question, accurate information on the reasons for sexual abuse in Catholicism is scant and largely based upon opinion. Still, no one would argue that it’s not a huge problem in New York and throughout the US. Even a leading publication in the Catholic Church has dubbed …

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Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2019 Powers & Santola, LLP Lawyers Recognized for Outstanding Work ALBANY, New York– The plaintiffs-only personal injury law office of Powers & Santola, LLP is proud to announce that many of its lawyers have been recognized for their outstanding work by various organizations and companies.  Indeed, those from …

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