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The Effects of Traumatic Birth Syndrome

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to medical researchers specializing in the care and treatment of newborns, there has been a rise in traumatic birth syndrome — the effects of which could adversely affect a newborns well-being. Traumatic birth syndrome describes the presence of trauma-induced skull and spinal damage a...

When Email Is Evidence Of Continuous Treatment

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Apr 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Medical malpractice lawyers know that a lawsuit for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice must be commenced within two years and six months of the malpractice. Barring an exception or two, any case that is brought beyond this time limit will be dismissed.  That is why this limit, memorialized ...

New York Sets No Limits on Non-Economic Damages

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Mar 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, a successful plaintiff may be compensated for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical costs and compensation for lost wages. Non-economic damages are for losses that are hard to quantify, such as loss of the ability to biologically hav...

Rare RES IPSA LOQUITUR Victory For Bronx Plaintiff

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Jan 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Res ipsa loquitur  is one of those archaic Latin phrases that actually has meaning in the present day. Literally, it means that the thing speaks for itself.  Whats “the thing”? Negligence. When an injury occurs that could not have happened in the absence of negligence, and the instrumentality ca...

It’s Deja Vu All Over Again For American Consumers

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Aug 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year,  we were warned. The sugar industry was unwilling to let sales drop, just because its product helped make people obese and diabetic. Posts like this became more frequent. It wasnt just about the dangers of too much sugar–it was about how to distract the American consumer from those da...

Marital Vows and Medical Malpractice

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am not a religious officiant. I have never become a Universal Life Minister, even for a day to marry close friends. But I know this: when you married folks promised to stand by him or her “in sickness and in health,” there were unspoken limits in that phrase.  For instance, if you were a young ...

Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Feb 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was happy with Mayor Bill de Blasio for a while. He brought a youthful, refreshing blast of liberal-themed common sense into the Mayors office, and was so forthright that he hurt himself politically.  Im referring to his acknowledgment that he had given his teenage son, Dante, “the talk,” war...

The Foreseeability of Accidental Shootings

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Jan 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his own mother while she shopped in an Idaho Walmart. By all accounts, the mother was a smart, professional and otherwise responsible woman. The infant had managed to unzip a specially-designed gun compartment in his mothers ...

Will Ohio Doctors Say “It’s My Fault”?

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Dec 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

Words can mean a lot when patients are injured or killed by medical malpractice.  First came the phrase, “Im sorry,” which I discussed just over one year ago in this post.   Even the medical establishment has recognized the true value of an apology, as they have come to acknowledge that medical ...

Tort Reform-The Ugly Elephant In The Room

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Nov 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The NY Times editorial board has called for increased accountability and transparency in products liability cases–a call prompted by the recent revelations that General Motors, maker of faulty ignition switches that killed drivers,  and Takata, maker of airbags with deadly defects, hid evidence o...

How California Works To Not Improve Patient Safety

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Nov 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

They say you should learn from your mistakes, and they are right. Thats how growth and development happen. But it is hard, and usually impossible, to learn from your mistakes if you dont know what they are.  So when hospitals fail to report medical errors, or lump all of them together into the ...

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REPRESENTATIVE VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS:

$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.

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