Category Archives: Medical malpractice law

Judge grants new trial against Olympus for wrongful death case, after scope maker concealed key documents

A new trial was granted in our client's wrongful-death lawsuit against Olympus, due to hidden documents... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Lies, Addiction Led to Smoker's Lung Transplant, Atty Argues as Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL—Attorneys sparred Thursday over whether R.J. Reynolds is responsible for the respiratory disease that forced a former dental assistant to undergo a lung transplant, as trial began against the tobacco giant. Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-022558... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What is Black Ice and Why is it so Dangerous?

The buzz word of the week in Southwest and Southside Virginia is “black ice”.  Black Ice is the thin layer on ice that forms over roadways when freezing rain is present or after snow has melted and refrozen on the roadway. This commonly occurs at night after recent snowfall has had a chance to melt during the day.  After the sun sets and temperatures begin to fall, the potential for deadly black ice to form begins to rise. The name “black ice” is not accurate, while the ice appears black, it is actually completely clear without cloudiness or bubbles.  This makes it very difficult to see and unfortunately you may feel its affects long before you ever know its there. It is especially dangerous because it is very difficult to see.  Drivers that are not aware of the potential for ice on the roadways may not change their driving behavior to accomodate the slick conditions. Black ice is also dangerous because it tends to form on bridges and….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Study Reveals Male Dermatologists Sued More Often Than Female Counterparts

While some skin conditions can be minor, others can have dire consequences for a person’s health. When a dermatologist fails to understand, diagnose, or treat a patient’s skin condition, the patient can suffer severe injuries and, in the most serious cases, death. If you or someone close to you is in this situation, you need the help and guidance of a trusted Syracuse dermatology malpractice attorney. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we can meticulously analyze your case and determine whether or not malpractice occurred. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that female dermatologists were sued less often than their male counterparts. The report scrutinized features of medical malpractice claims against dermatologists from 1991 to 2015 and found that female dermatologists were sued less because they communicated with their patients more than the male doctors. Specifically, the female….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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For The First Time, Accidents Are Now The Third Leading Cause of Death

In 2016, the United States had a record 161,374 accidental deaths.  According to the National Safety Council, every three minutes someone dies from a preventable accident.  And every second, an American is injured in a preventable accident.  These figures include motor vehicle accidents, falls, drownings, drug overdoses, etc.  Obviously, we can and must do better.   Safety on our roads, in our homes and in our businesses must become as much as a priority as curing cancer and preventing heart disease (the other top three leading causes of death) Here are some things you can do to protect yourself and your family: Despite vast improvements in vehicle design and safety technology, motor vehicle deaths rose 6.8 percent to 40,237 in 2016 (the 2017 data is not completed yet).  This issue really boils down to us becoming more conscientious drivers. Buckle up, slow down, maintain your vehicle’s brakes, tires, lights, etc.  Put down your….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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