Highlighting Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Issues Affecting New Yorkers

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Auto Accidents – Know Your Rights

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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The winter months always lead to an increase in the number of auto accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every year more than 118,000 people are injured or killed in vehicle crashes attributable to winter weather. If you are in an accident it is important to know what you need to do and what time limitations apply.

After an auto accident in New York you are required by law to stop and exchange information. If possible, take a photograph of the other driver’s insurance card, driver’s license and license plate. If anyone is injured Read More→

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Unsafe Injections

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

       Diabetic-foot-care

When you roll up your sleeve to get an injection do you ever think about asking the doctor or nurse whether they are reusing the needle? Most people would never think to, but unsafe injections are a serious and potentially deadly problem.

The recent articles regarding thousands of patients in upstate New York who may have been exposed to life threatening diseases due to hospitals reusing insulin pens are only the most recent example of how unsafe injection practices can expose patients to deadly illnesses. Read More→

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Protect Your Family Before An Accident

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

 

Being injured in an auto accident is traumatic, but that trauma can be magnified if there is insufficient insurance to compensate you for your injuries. You can protect yourself and your family by being smart about your own coverage before an accident by purchasing sufficient uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

Although the law prohibits driving without insurance, there are unfortunately drivers who ignore that law Read More→

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Dangerous Medical Instruments

Friday, March 9th, 2012

As surgical instruments have become smaller and more specialized they have become more difficult to clean, exposing patients to severe infections and life threatening illnesses. The Center for Public Integrity recently investigated this problem and reported on  “How Dirty Medical Devices Expose Patients to Infection”.

Experts have cited design flaws in certain reusable instruments that cause debris – often bone or tissue – to clog out of reach of cleaning brushes as a cause of this serious problem.

If you or a loved one has been injured in by dangerous medical instruments, we will listen to you, explain your options, and help you decide what action to take. The consultation is free, whether you call toll free at 1-888-MEDLAW1 or fill out a contact form on our website.

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