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In addition to obtaining accident victims the compensation they deserve, our goal is to provide them with the information they need to help them understand the process and make informed decisions.  As part of that effort, Stuart DiMartini is the founder and main contributor of the Personal Injury Law Blog.  Please feel free to explore our blog!

Personal Injury and Assumption of Risk

Personal Injury and Assumption of Risk

New York Assumption of Risk Law New York has long abolished “assumption of risk” as a complete bar to an action to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death. The Court of Appeals held that the “[r]ight to apportionment of liability or to full indemnity, then, […]

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New York No-fault Application for Benefits

New York No-fault Application for Benefits

Requirement to obtain No-fault Benefits If you were injured in a car accident in New York, or were a pedestrian that was struck by a car you must file a No-Fault application within the appropriate time in order to receive benefits. Insurance Regulation 68 requires that “in […]

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Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Surgical Error The case of WILLIAM DeSANTIS and ANN DeSANTIS, Plaintiffs, v. GARY ZITO, M.D., METROPOLITAN LITHOTRIPTOR ASSOCIATES, P.C. and METROPOLITAN UROLOGICAL SPECIALIST, P.C., Defendants, Index No. 109753/09 (Supreme Court, New York County, April 24, 2011). In this case, the plaintiff suffered from an enlarged prostate. As […]

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CDC Features – Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and, possibly, death. Protect yourself. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and […]

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Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm

Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm

Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (“AlloDerm”) is a biologic allograft product manufactured by LifeCell Corporation. Surgeons use AlloDerm in abdominal repair surgeries, hernia repair surgeries, and other reconstructive surgeries. There have been patient complaints of having experienced complications from the use […]

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The most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

The most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians

The most dangerous cities for pedestrians By: Emmet Pierce Last updated 11:45 AM Jul-07-2011 The four most dangerous places to walk in America are in Florida. Transportation for America just released the 2011 edition of its “Dangerous by Design” report, which calculated the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) […]

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Texting and Driving don’t Mix

Texting and Driving don’t Mix

Texting and Driving don’t Mix The following video demonstrates the dangers of texting while driving.

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Do I have the right to see my medical records?

Do I have the right to see my medical records?

Do I Have the Right to See My Medical Records? New York State Law gives patients and other qualified individuals access to medical records. There are some restrictions on what may be obtained and fees may be charged by physicians, other health care professionals and facilities for […]

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Breast Cancer Screening – Thermography is Not an Alternative to Mammography

Breast Cancer Screening – Thermography is Not an Alternative to Mammography

FDA Safety Communication: Breast Cancer Screening – Thermography is Not an Alternative to Mammography Date Issued: June 2, 2011 Audience: Women Health Care Providers Cancer Advocacy Organizations National Association of Attorneys General Medical Specialties: Radiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology, Nursing, General Practice, Breast Surgery, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, […]

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Judge Jonathan Lippman, Dissenting Often, Sets Liberal Tone

Judge Jonathan Lippman, Dissenting Often, Sets Liberal Tone

Dissenting Often, State’s Chief Judge Establishes a Staunchly Liberal Record Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times Jonathan Lippman has written far more dissents than his two predecessors as chief judge of New York State. “The result I am looking for is not necessarily unanimity,” he said. […]

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