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For 50 years, the attorneys of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria have been committed to serving all the legal needs of the Western New York community and beyond. The firm now carries that commitment to the digital world with this blog. Here you will find Lipsitz Green’s attorneys providing helpful tips, important warnings, alerts on changes to the law, and an abundance of other useful posts to keep you informed on virtually all your legal needs.

Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Death in America

July 18, 2016 by Laraine Kelley

You often hear about cancer and heart disease as being the two leading causes of death in America, and rightfully so. But you may be surprised to learn that a sobering new study authored by doctors at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows that medical errors are in fact the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study reports that there is currently no real effort to study these errors or to put effective preventative measures in place. Read on to discover how medical malpractice and physician error can affect you and what a medical malpractice attorney can do to help.

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What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Your Business

July 13, 2016 by Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

Senior partner and intellectual property attorney Jonathan Brown wrote a guest column that appears in the July 11 issue of the Buffalo Law Journal. “Law provides new tools to protect trade secrets” describes a new federal law, called the Defend Trade Secrets Act, recently signed into effect by President Obama. The DTSA is the first federal civil cause of action regarding misappropriation of trade secrets and it provides some consistency and predictability to their protection.

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Medical Malpractice Myths

June 20, 2016 by Laraine Kelley

Throughout the country, medical malpractice suits are thought to flood the legal system. People are led to believe these law suits are frivolous, as it is alleged that they lead to outrageously large verdicts that drive doctors out of business or out of state. In reality, medical malpractice suits comprise well under 2% of all civil cases in the country, despite the fact that preventable medical errors are the third largest cause of death in America. Don’t let misconceptions prevent you from seeking justice if you experience a medical error. Learn the truth about medical malpractice and what to do if you believe you have a case.

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