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The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
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Civil Sexual Assault Episode 3: Challenges Facing Survivors Seeking Redress Through the Civil Courts
The Keys to Assessing Sexual Abuse Claims - Civil Sexual Assault Episode 2
Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Superman's Legal Duty
Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
What Money Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Department of Health & Ageing -
..1 November 2013 - GPs can now order subsidised magnetic resonance...more
This year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down several well-publicized decisions pertaining to groups that have been struggling for their rights. But minorities and gay-rights advocates were not the only ones whose future was...more
I. 2013 Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation -
In less than a month, the way medical malpractice cases are handled in Florida will change significantly....more
In this medical malpractice action, defendant-respondent hospital, skillfully represented by Aryeh Klonsky and Esther Widowski of Widowski Law Group LLP, moved for summary judgment to dismiss the patient plaintiff's case. ...more
Connecticut Supreme Court finds no duty to third party pedestrian based on alleged malpractice of physician in failing to warn patient of driving risks associated with hepatic encephalopathy....more
UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Medical Malpractice – Harmless Error. Question certified: To avoid a new trial in a civil case, does the beneficiary of the error in the trial court have to show on appeal that it is...more
I wrote this article for attorneys. It illustrates the need for medical assessment in complex cases of personal injury. The setting was altered enough to protect identities in this high profile, multi-million dollar case. I...more
Oftentimes, physicians are employed by more than one medical institution. This can make it difficult establish liability for negligent treatment in medical malpractice cases, since it is sometimes difficult to prove which...more
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the grant of summmary judgment by Bronx Supreme Court to our client in a claim involving the faiure to diagnose and treat colon cancer in a then 37...more
Esther Widowski and Aryeh Klonsky of Widowski Law Group LLP successfully argued that defendant established its entitlement to summary judgment by showing that the treatment provided to plaintiff comported with good and...more
With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,...more
New York cerebral palsy lawyer David Perecman comments on new research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Scientists at the school recently have shown that a protective protein may help prevent...more
New York Erb’s palsy lawyer David Perecman applauds Adrian Clayborn of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive end is playing outstanding NFL football this season even with damage to his arm caused by Erb’s palsy.
Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on the death of a six-month-old baby at Brookdale University Hospital. Baby Amaan Ahmmad died after medical staff mistakenly gave him an adult dose of...more
In our posts on medical monitoring, we have pointed out that even in those jurisdictions which do recognize this type of claim/damages, plaintiffs typically must show that the proposed medical monitoring regime is reasonably...more
New York nursing home abuse lawyer David Perecman comments on the charges filed by residents at the Garden of Eden Home in Brooklyn. The residents claim that they were abused mentally, emotionally, and financially by adult...more
In this issue: "NNT" -- What It Means and Why You Should Care; Finding NNT's for Any Condition; and Eye-Popping NNT's for Breast Cancer Screening.
Every single recommendation you will ever get for health care -- at least...more
Medical professionals are required to make sure patients are fully informed about a procedure in order to consent to it. In the United States, failure to obtain informed consent prior to performing a medical procedure is...more
For New York medical malpractice lawyers, a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kentucky raises a serious question: Can a doctor decide to remove an organ or limb if he/she feels it will save a patient's life?
New York medical...more
On August 12, 2011, the Fourth Appellate Court of Appeals of California decided Carter v. Prime Healthcare Paradise Valley LLC and affirmed a San Diego Trial Court's ruling sustaining the defendant hospital's Demurrer to...more
New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on the recent death of an autistic patient at a Staten Island mental health facility
As reported by the New York Post, Jawara Henry, 27, died after being held in...more
In Zangara v. Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2011 WL 2342736, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, the plaintiffs contracted methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureas (MRSA) while patients at Advocate. One...more
This article examines the problem of "defensive medicine." Those who advocate tort reform often point to the problem of defensive medicine as a justification to limit the right of redress of victims of medical malpractice....more
A recent report from Quality of Health Care in America puts to light the deviation between what is known to be good care in the hospital environment and the care that is actually received. This deviation in care is described...more
It’s no secret among the medical community that there are patients whose only purpose is to find fault with everything the physician, nurse and health care team are doing. These patients are rarely seriously ill but want to...more