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Products do not Always Perform as Expected even when Used as Intended

Products do not Always Perform as Expected even when Used as Intended

Products do not Always Perform as Expected even when Used as Intended New York Product Liability Even when properly researched, designed, developed, tested, inspected, and approved products do not always perform as intended when put into actual practice.  Products may also be defective as a result of defective design or improper […]

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Zocor (simvastatin): increased risk of muscle injury with high doses

Zocor (simvastatin): increased risk of muscle injury with high doses

Zocor (simvastatin): increased risk of muscle injury with high doses Simvastatin is sold as a single-ingredient generic medication and as the brand-name, Zocor. It is also sold in combination with ezetimibe as Vytorin; and niacin as Simcor. Audience: Primary care providers, patients [Posted 03/19/2010] FDA notified healthcare […]

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Reluctance to Use an Intraoperative Cholangiography

Reluctance to Use an Intraoperative Cholangiography

Reluctance to Use an Intraoperative Cholangiography Why the reluctance to use an intraoperative cholangiography during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Intraoperative Cholangiography Cholecystectomy is the most commonly performed elective abdominal surgical procedure in the United States.  Each year approximately 750,000 cholecystectomies are performed in the United States alone.1  For […]

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SlingRider Baby Slings and Risk of Suffocation

SlingRider Baby Slings and Risk of Suffocation

SlingRider Baby Slings and Risk of Suffocation The SlingRider Baby Sling poses a serious risk of injury or death to infants.  The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using these slings for infants younger than four months of age due to a risk of suffocation.  The press […]

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Second Department Dismisses Auto Claim For Lack of Serious Injury

Second Department Dismisses Auto Claim For Lack of Serious Injury

New York Serious Injury Threshold Simply because you are injured in a car accident that was due to the fault of another, does not necessarily mean that you will obtain a recovery.  Many factors go into whether you will be successful.  Of course, the first being the extent […]

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Frivolous Lawsuits and Caps on Jury Verdicts

Frivolous Lawsuits and Caps on Jury Verdicts

Frivolous Lawsuits and Caps on Jury Verdicts “Frivolous lawsuits” and “caps on jury verdicts” are phrases that the insurance lobby likes to beat into psyche of the public.  It is their drumbeat.  They promise that if we only would adopt more and more measures to get rid […]

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Common Bile Duct Injury and the Anatomical Anomaly Defense

Common Bile Duct Injury and the Anatomical Anomaly Defense

Common Bile Duct Injury and the Anatomical Anomaly Defense When there is a surgical mistake during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (or gallbladder removal surgery) resulting in an injury or insult to the common bile duct, the classic defense is that there were anatomical anomalies that made it difficult […]

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Loss of Consortium

Loss of Consortium

What is Loss of Consortium? oss of Consortium is the term often used by judges and personal injury lawyers to refer to the claims of physically uninjured spouses in personal injury cases brought by their injured spouses. In New York, the claim for Loss of Consortium arises […]

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Cerebral Palsy – New York Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy – New York Medical Malpractice

Did a medical mistake cause your child’s cerebral palsy? nfortunately, medical mistakes are the cause of numerous cerebral palsy cases. Doctors and hospitals sometimes make mistakes during delivery of a baby. What is Cerebral Palsy? What is the definition of cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a term […]

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Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injuries

Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Injuries

New York Spinal Cord Injury : Quadriplegic and Paraplegic araplegic and Quadriplegic (Tetraplegic) are terms used to describe the medical condition, for a person who has been paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury. This classification depends on the level and severity of a persons paralysis, and […]

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