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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.

Coaches Sued Over Teen's Hazing, Brain Injury

All forms of sports have yielded injuries one way or the other. Every sport be it boxing, football, rugby, soccer, skating and many more do not offer a guaranteeing of being 100 percent safe. Sportsmen may follow safety measures but accidents are prone to happen at the most unusual times.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Lead to Lawsuits

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Its abbreviation is CO and it is a colourless gas with no particular smell but can lead to death of the inhaler. This gas is present in fumes produced by burning of any form of fuel. Production of these fumes occurs when fuel burns in cars, cookers, fireplaces and so on. Once the fuel completely burns, the carbon monoxide builds up around the area and it can easily kill the occupants present at that particular room or area.

Can you Sue the Lab for Not Performing a Time Sensitive Test?

When you fall sick or require a test to assess the condition of your body, the doctor will take a blood sample or test other body fluids. This sample will then be taken to the lab. A diagnosis is then reached based on the lab tests and then treatment follows.

Hospital Sued Over Patient Records Posted on Facebook

Does a hospital have permission to post your information on social media or generally post it anywhere? Well, posting it on a bulletin board outside the office would be a bit nice but Facebook is just showcasing to the rest of the world information about the patient. Shawntelle Turley was treated for syphilis at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Things were good so far, until her medical bills and diagnosis were spotted having been shared on a Facebook page called ‘Team No Hoes’.

How Many Jurors Do You Need to Decide Your NY Medical Malpractice Case?

When a patient is harmed because of negligence of a doctor, he consults with an attorney to determine whether he can file a medical malpractice case. The attorney will look at the evidence, consult an expert witness and then file the lawsuit. There are times when the defendant denies responsibility for the injuries of the patient. When this happens, the case can proceed to trial where the jury decides who is responsible for the injuries.

After Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits, FDA Seeks Stricter Rules

The pelvic mesh has been in use for more than fifteen years since its inception. The mesh repairs the pelvic wall of the patient to prevent pelvic organ prolapse. A characteristic of pelvic organ prolapse is bladder leaks. This condition affects older women as well as those who have given birth. The pelvic muscles start to weaken and this affects the bladder, uterus and the rectum.

Equitable Indemnity and Contribution Statute of Limitations Differs from Underlying Medical Malpractice Claim

The legal issues surrounding medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death are very intricate. No wonder any legal TV drama created will always have something related to the aforementioned. There is always something that is different in all these medical malpractice cases. Take for instance the statutes of limitation; they are not the same in all states and in all cases. There are certain circumstances that can cause a difference in the statutes of limitations. This is more so when you throw in the issues of equitable indemnity and contribution.

Multiple Lawsuits Arise Alleging Freseniuss Failure to Warn

Pharmaceutical companies offer solutions to patients when they are sick. Drugs and other medical products are indeed the answer to illnesses. However, there are certain cases when the very drugs and related products that are supposed to offer relief become the very reason why patients’ lives become a living hell.

How to Determine Your Damages in a Possible Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

How much is your medical malpractice case worth? There are people who get millions in settlements while others get thousands of dollars. There are very many dynamics involved in the calculation of the damages that one suffers in a case of medical malpractice. You can do the calculations on your own but it is always best to get in touch with a medical malpractice attorney who will help you determine the damages in your medical malpractice suit.

Can You Sue Someone for Giving You an STD?

Sexually transmitted infections can do a number on your health not to mention your personal image. Others are deadly without any cure- HPV, HIV, Hepatitis and others that people talk about in hushed tones are included in this list. What would you do to someone who infects you with an STD? Well, you can file a lawsuit against him or her. STD related lawsuits are not so common because people fear the stigma that comes with revelation of having these diseases.

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