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New York Personal Injury Law Blog
September 3, 2015

How Expert Witness Testimony is Used in a Medical Malpractice Case

The term “expert witnesses” is often used in conjunction with medical malpractice litigation. However, the use of these experts is often misunderstood. Expert witnesses are required to prove the essential elements of a medical malpractice case including liability/responsibility, causation and damages. Expert witnesses also serve to educate the jury regarding complicated medical issues that arise..

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

September 1, 2015

How We Decide Whether an Individual Has a Meritorious Medical Malpractice Case

A common misconception regarding medical malpractice cases is that the process of filing a lawsuit is quick. In television we see an act of negligence occur, a lawsuit be filed and a trial be conducted within one hour. Obviously, in real life, the process is different. In other areas of personal injury law, the commencement..

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

August 20, 2015

Driver Remains Uncharged After Fatal Pedestrian Accident

According to Newsday, Dimas Debrito, the driver of the Mercedes that struck and killed 24-year-old Mallory Weisbrod on August 10th remains uncharged. The lack of formal charges comes as a surprise to some as the circumstances surrounding the accident are questionable. On August 10, the NYPD responded to reports that a Mercedes-Benz travelling south on..

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Posted in: Car Accidents

August 6, 2015

Police Use of Long Range Acoustic Device May Have Been Excessive Force

July 17 was the one year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death. After the incident that recently occurred in Dallas, regarding the alleged suicide of Sandra Bland, many people gathered in a collective peaceful protest against police brutality. The protest escalated into a sit-in and the police responded by making arrests and utilizing their new crowd-control..

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Posted in: Police Brutality

August 4, 2015

“Lavern’s Law” Could Drastically Change Medical Malpractice Law in New York

A bill currently waiting for a vote in the senate has the ability to completely change the scope of medical malpractice cases in New York. The law is named after Lavern Wilkinson, a 41-year-old Brooklyn mother who died in 2013 from a form of lung cancer that was believed to be curable. Ms. Wilkinson’s passing..

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

July 23, 2015

Charges Could be Upgraded and Lawsuits May be Filed Following Long Island Limo Crash

Following the limousine accident which left 4 Long Island women dead, investigators are contemplating upgrading the charges against Steven Romeo; the driver of the pickup truck that struck the limo. Mr. Romeo initially ran from the scene of the accident and jumped a nearby fence before being apprehended by police and being charged with a..

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Posted in: Car Accidents

May 5, 2015

Sprue-like Enteropathy Linked to use of the Drug Benicar

A condition known as sprue-like enteropathy has been linked to use of the hypertension medication Benicar. Sprue-like enteropathy is a disease often characterized by celiac-like symptoms which have been known to damage the small intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients. The symptoms of sprue-like enteropathy are wide-ranging, from chronic diarrhea to kidney damage to villous atrophy;..

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April 9, 2015

Two Roommates File Suit After East Village Explosion

According to Syracuse.com, two women who lived close to the East Village blast site are filing lawsuits for suffering injuries and “severe” emotional trauma resulting from the explosion. The suit is being filed against ConEd, 121 Second Avenue landlord Maria Hrynenko, a contractor named Dilber Kukic, and Hyenol Kim, the owner of Sushi Park. Lucie..

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Posted in: Uncategorized

March 2, 2015

Tempers Flare Between MTA Union and City Government

Early last month, an MTA bus struck and seriously injured a 15-year-old girl. Following the accident, the bus driver, Francisco de Jesus, was charged with a criminal misdemeanor. The NYPD were able to file charges in conjunction with Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic law that was passed last summer. The MTA is outraged that..

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Posted in: Uncategorized