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June 2015 Archives

Facing allegations of a traffic violation in New City


Even the most careful drivers in New City may find themselves in a tough legal situation. Perhaps they are being blamed for a car accident or of fleeing the accident scene. Perhaps they are accused of driving recklessly or engaging in dangerous behaviors such as texting while driving. Perhaps they are even facing allegations of driving with a suspended license. All of these accusations can lead to traffic tickets and long-term consequences.

Change to medical malpractice statute of limitations coming?

The statute of limitations in New York is something that potential medical malpractice plaintiffs need to take seriously. Not initiating your legal claim in a timely manner can lead to the unfortunate result of your claim being barred from consideration. This is what happened in a 2013 case, involving a patient who died after doctors misdiagnosed her otherwise-treatable form of lung cancer but whose surviving relatives waited too long before filing a lawsuit. Their legal claims were accordingly rejected by the court.

What is a certificate of merit in a medical malpractice action?

So you believe that you have been injured by an act of medical malpractice. You and your attorney both further believe that you have a strong case, and your lawsuit is not barred by the applicable New York statute of limitations governing medical malpractice actions. Everything looks good to file your lawsuit, or so you think. But there is one more requirement that you will need to satisfy before you can take your complaint to court: you will need to obtain, or at least make a good faith effort to obtain, a certificate of merit.

187 people accused of drunk driving over Memorial Day weekend


Many New Yorkers celebrated the Memorial Day weekend with picnics, parades and other special events. Alcohol was served at many of these events, and most people drink responsibly. However, New York police were cracking down on the Memorial Day weekend on those who they claim had gotten behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink.

Diagnosis failure: a common source of medical malpractice

Hospital physicians by necessity often work in a high-stress environment in which the ability to quickly assess injury or illness and to determine the most appropriate treatment path is not only highly valued but can also make the difference between between recovery and a worsened medical condition. But on occasion the need for alacrity can lead to a misdiagnosis, a common source of medical malpractice.

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