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Update on Electronic Medical Records

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Nov 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

Today's LEGAL MEDICINE blog puts a renewed spotlight on the benefits of electronic medical records .  It discusses a new study in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” that suggests that converting to such a system may help to  curtail medical malpractice .

In local news, the GOTHAMIST notes that the family of an elderly Queens woman who was burned to death after a gas fireball exploded in her home has settled its negligence case against Con Ed for $3.75 Million dollars.  Details are provided in today's DAILY NEWS.

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Andrew J. Barovick

Mr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


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$7.9 million dollars for infant client who suffered severe brain injuries due to post- delivery medical malpractice.

$500,000 wrongful death/medical malpractice settlement on behalf of patient brought to hospital emergency room with serious injuries who suffered complications while unmonitored and died.

$425,000 wrongful death/medical malpractice settlement during trial on behalf of senior hospital patient whose surgeon failed to timely address her worsening symptoms, resulting in her death.

$250,000 to young man whose physician failed to diagnose an impending torsion testicle, causing the loss of the affected testicle.

$200,000 to young mother whose OB/GYN failed to timely diagnose and treat her ectopic pregnancy, resulting in excruciating, long-term pain and the need for surgery to address the ectopic pregnancy once it was diagnosed.