NY Governor Cuomo Signs “Lavern’s Law”: Med Mal Bill Extending Time Period for Patients To File Suit

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation known as ‘Lavern’s Law’ which corrected an injustice in the law which had left certain victims of medical malpractice without...

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Thurman Finally Talks About Her Injuries In a Car Crash on the Set of the 2003 Film “Kill Bill”

Legal Rights After a Car Accident

Uma Thurman shared in an interview published in the New York Times in February 2018 about getting injured in a car crash on the set of the 2003 film “Kill Bill.” The film was directed by Quentin Tarantino and produced by Harvey Weinstein.  According to Thurman, Tarantino pressured her into driving in a car scene, despite the fact that she wanted a stunt person to do it. He was upset Thurman had wasted a lot of time because she was scared to do the scene. Tarantino promised the car would be fine and driven on a straight road with...

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The Challenges of Living With Erb’s Palsy

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As a parent of a child who suffered a birth injury that caused Erb’s palsy, you know that he or she may be permanently disabled. Erb’s palsy is a condition that is caused by injury to the nerves in the brachial plexus, a network of nerves near the neck that provides movement and sensation to the shoulder, arm, hand and fingers. In some cases, the injury can impact the entire trunk. In most cases, the Erb’s palsy affects the spinal cord’s ability to send messages to the arm, wrist, hand, or fingers through normal nerve impulses. Erb’s Palsy birth...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Retained To Pursue Legal Action Against the NYPD For Possible Stairwell Homicide of Tonie Wells

Tonie Wells was found dead early morning on December 27, 2017 at the bottom of the basement of her Crown Heights home on Sterling Place after neighbors heard the cries of her toddler daughter and called the police. Wells had bruising on her neck, which led investigators to treat the death as a possible homicide by Tonie’s husband of nine-months, Barry Wells. About an hour earlier that morning, Tonie Wells had called 911 to report that she was in fear of her husband, who was acting strangely. Two officers, identified as Wing Hong Lau and Wael Jaber, responded to...

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Get a Second Medical Opinion!

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When you get sick, you go to the doctor and trust that he or she will properly diagnose and treat your ailment. However, doctors are human and as trusting as you may be of them, there is always the risk that he or she may make a mistake. A mistake or misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition can have significant impacts on your life and your well-being. If you are seriously ill, it is always important to get a second medical opinion. Although you may not think you can afford a second opinion, the price you could end up...

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Study Claims Medical Errors Kills 251,000 People Annually

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

We all make mistakes. However, when a healthcare professional makes a mistake, it can result in serious injuries or even death. One study shows that medical mistakes lead to 251,000 deaths each year in the United States. This shocking statistic does not even account all non-fatal incidents. To further grasp the scope of the problem, it is important to highlight the fact that 251,000 fatal medical errors makes medical malpractice the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Medical malpractice ranks ahead of accidents, Alzheimer’s, strokes and even respiratory disease. The only two other main killers in the...

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Misdiagnosis of Serious Medical Conditions

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The human body presents itself and its illnesses in different ways. Our body can display many symptoms that may be consistent with more than one disease. This can easily lead to a misdiagnosed condition. Misdiagnosis can significantly impact your life and well-being. Wrongfully identifying a medical condition can result in administering the wrong treatment and even a wrongful death. A simple cough could mean a cold, or it could be a symptom of lung cancer. Chest pain could be related to a cold or signal a heart attack. At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we know misdiagnosis can result...

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How To Hold the Right Parties Accountable for Accidents Caused By Road Defect

Car Accident

According to the New York Department of Transportation (DOT), more than 300,000 motor vehicle accidents were reported in 2016. Motor vehicle accidents occur for various reasons. Although most accidents happen due to the negligent driving of another motorist, some accidents happen as a result of poor road maintenance or design. Road design defect car crashes generally result in catastrophic injuries that can significantly alter the victims’ lives. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a road defect or poor design, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. These...

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Holding Hotels Liable for Accident Injuries

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Our culture thrives on tourism and travel. The American Hotel and Lodging Association reports that we spend more than $2.2 billion a day on traveling. This generates approximately $813 billion in sales. Hotel stays account for most of the costs of traveling, whether it is for business or pleasure. Hotels generally take extensive measures to make their property attractive in order to appeal to tourists. Unfortunately, these amenities also come with a great risk of accident injury to hotel guests and employees. If you or a loved one has suffered an accident injury in a hotel, you may be...

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