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Expert Witnesses and Your Medical Malpractice Case

All health care providers must meet certain standards of care every time they treat patients. They are the “patient safety rules” doctors must follow. Meeting the standard of care means that the doctor or other medical provider is acting with the amount of skill and care that doctors expect from each other.  When the standard of care has not been met and harm has resulted, the provider can be sued for medical malpractice.


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Pros and Cons of Section 32 Settlements

If you have been injured at work and are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you may be offered the opportunity to receive a one-time, lump-sum payment rather than ongoing weekly payments over a specified time period. This opportunity is part of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law called Section 32.

Accepting this type of settlement may be more beneficial than taking weekly payments, but that is not always the case. You’ll need to do a careful analysis of your future lost-wage and medical benefits to determine if it is right for you.


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Texting and Checking Social Media During Surgery?

On July 13, 2015, the Washington
Post
published a story called, “Do Cellphones Belong in the Operating Room?” The article discusses the fact that some medical professionals routinely use cellphones for social media and other non-patient related purposes while caring for patients. These distractions may have disastrous results, including unnecessary injuries and other potential medical malpractice issues.


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