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medical malpractice vs negligence differences and similarities

Both negligence and medical malpractice can have the same tragic outcomes: injury and death. This may account for the common misconception that they are one and the same. Both negligence and malpractice involve the following: A breach of duty owed to the patient Foreseeable consequences  An action or inaction that caused injury or death Damages…

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emergency room errors law

When someone visits a hospital’s emergency room, they expect their needs to be addressed immediately, and with expert care. However, emergency rooms are notoriously chaotic environments, and many of them are understaffed relative to their needs. This creates multiple opportunities for mistakes, even from well-intentioned medical professionals. To make matters worse, many people who visit…

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vision loss after non eye surgery

Vision loss is always a risk of ocular surgery. But patients never expect to lose their vision when they go to the hospital for surgery that involves their heart, spine, or other body parts unrelated to the eyes. Even so, thousands of people suffer from postoperative vision loss every year, even though their eyes were…

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anesthesia injuries new york

Anesthesia allows surgeries to take place that would otherwise cause pain for patients. General anesthesia is typically safe, but the way it’s administered makes it possible for various forms of injury result from errors.  Many injuries sustained from anesthesia are avoidable and occur due to human error when medical professionals do not adhere to established…

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  New York Governor Andrew Coumo has signed legislation that will require all motor vehicle passengers over the age of 16 to wear seat belts—including anyone in a seat behind the driver and front passenger. The law will go into effect November 1, 2020.  A (New) New York Seatbelt Law Governor Cuomo’s new seatbelt law…

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spine injury stats and lawsuits new york

Spinal cord damage is one of the most devastating injuries. In a sudden traumatic blow, most often related to an accident, an individual can lose the ability to perform simple daily tasks. Each year, roughly 1,100 New Yorkers suffer traumatic spinal cord injuries, according to the New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB). …

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medical malpractice vs wrongful death

Medical mistakes account for more than 250,000 deaths a year in the U.S., according to a Johns Hopkins’ 2016 report. This makes medical malpractice the nation’s third leading cause of fatalities—right behind heart disease and cancer. To put that in dollars and cents, payouts for medical malpractice exceeded $4 billion in 2018, according to the…

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monsanto roundup cancer lawsuits and settlements

A divide in the scientific community over the potential health risks of Monsanto’s Roundup products has created a complicated situation for both consumers and cancer victims from New York to Los Angeles. In fact, the disagreement among health agencies has created an unlikely situation: people can easily buy a product not determined to be cancer-causing…

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Paralegals are the unsung heroes of most successful lawsuits. They work behind the scenes to help attorneys stay organized, keep clients updated and satisfied, and ensure that a case’s progress stays on track. As a law firm known for their excellent paralegal services, the team at Sobo & Sobo encourage all clients to get to…

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paralegal role job description and education

Paralegals assist personal injury lawyers in all aspects of personal injury litigation. A paralegal’s duty encompasses a wide range of responsibilities geared towards assisting lawyers to ensure every detail of a case is handled accurately and efficiently. Paralegals provide essential contributions to a law firm, and the value of their role within a legal team…

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