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New York Medical Device Defect Injury Blog

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If you or someone you love has been injured due to the medical device defect of another person or organization, it is important to know your legal rights. Keeping current on relevant legislation and court decisions involving personal injury and medical malpractice claims is an important part of recognizing and asserting your rights.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., we have dedicated our careers to helping people throughout New York with issues ranging from car accidents and workplace accidents to birth injuries and surgical errors. We have created this Blog for the purpose of informing injury victims on new developments in legal areas that affect them.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us today, and please check back for regular updates. Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-750-1200 to discuss your specific legal problem.

$2.5BDePuy ASR Settlement Finalized

When doctors inform their patients that there is a possibility of having an implant to improve their health, most of them go for it. Of course standard procedure dictates that the doctor must inform patients of any risks involved. Usually, the manufacturer ensures that the implant is safe for the patient and does not lead to worse injuries in the future. However, there are times when the implant leads to severe injuries to patients. This is what happened with the DePuy ASR implant. The hip implant had to be removed leading to a very painful surgical procedure in patients.

Res Ipsa Surgical Mistakes

There are certain cases where the evidence is so clear that the only thing the plaintiff needs to do is to show that the injury was due to the defendant’s negligence. This is legally known as “Res IpsaLoquitor”.  There are times when doctors can be so careless during surgery that they leave sponges, forceps and other surgical instruments inside the patient. The patient might continue staying in hospital and having CT scans but the doctors can still fail to recognize the foreign matter in the body of the patient. This happened to one patient who underwent surgery.

What is the statute of limitations when it comes to suing for a botched infant circumcision?

Circumcision procedures may be minor surgical operations but then they can turn out to have devastating effect if not done properly. While the fact that the procedures commonly take place during infancy the effects can be present throughout a lifetime. So what is the statute of limitation for when suing for a botched infant circumcision? In summary of this article, it would be good to point out that it is not general for the whole country. It all depends on the legal jurisdiction within which you are in.

The Controversy behind the Mogen Clamp

The Mogen Clamp is commonly used to carry out circumcision on infant males in the United States. However, the company that produces these instruments paid off so much money to settle personal injury lawsuits that they went out of business in July of 2010. Invented by Harry Bronstein, a rabbi in Brooklyn, in the year 1954, it has been used ever since to carry out circumcisions. During the procedure, the penis is completely covered by the device. The person carrying out the procedure must complete the process blindly. As a result, it has been said to be a very dangerous, as well as difficult, tool to work with.

Sugary Soda Habits May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggest

If you have made a habit of drinking sugary sodas every day, then it means you could be raising the risk of suffering kidney disease, according to a new research. At a university of Japan, employees who took more than two sodas a day could show protein in their urine when compared to those who took fewer or did not take any soda each day.

What Happens at a Case Management Conference?

After a plaintiff suffers from an injury, he can then decide to file a personal injury lawsuit. With the assistance of an attorney, the legal counsel will begin the process of ensuring that his client gets compensation for the injuries.

They left parts in me after surgery! What can I do? (Q&A)

When you fall sick and the doctor tells you that you have to undergo surgery, this is when you know that your condition is serious. Most patients tend to be wary of surgeries because having someone cut your body parts sounds like a life-threatening thing to do. Although doctors have the skill and experience to perform these surgeries, there are times when a simple operation can lead to severe complications that can change your life.

The Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim

When you become sick and go to hospital, the last thing you would expect is for the doctor to make you worse. There are times when a doctor’s mistake has led to the death of a patient. Anytime the doctor makes a careless mistake and this leads to injuries, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim.

Depakote Lawsuits

Depakote is a popular drug used in the treatment of epilepsy. Doctors have recommended the drug to patients from 1983. The prescription drug was also a great solution to patients who suffered from seizures. The drug helped in managing brain activity of patients who also suffered from severe headaches and bipolar disorder. Patients with ADHD and hyperactive movement disorder, chorea, also received Depakote.

Medical Malpractice in Gynecology

Medical malpractice in gynecology means the doctor or medical staff failed to accomplish the minimum standards required in their practice. The result of the malpractice might have led to injuries or death of a patient. These patients are mainly women.

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