Archaic Rules Discarded to Allow Medical Malpractice Suits Against Cruise Lines

In 1988, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit adopted the so-called Barbetta rule stating that cruise ships are not floating hospitals and as such could not be held liable for the actions of their on-board physicians and nurses. Now, nearly three decades later, by the decision in the matter of Franza v.

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5 Things To Do after a Car Accident

The extent of car accident injuries can significantly vary depending on the severity of the impact. While one victim may suffer only a small scratch, another may sustain broken bones or even be pronounced dead at the scene. Regardless of what type of injury you suffer, it may nevertheless have a serious impact on your

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Snow and Ice Hazards on Roads In Winter Months

The snow and icy conditions of the winter months in New York result in dangerous roads, reducing pavement friction and challenging drivers in maneuvering their vehicles due to reduced visibility. This inclement weather can result in a dramatic increase in car accidents, especially for drivers who are not familiar with the dangers of such harsh

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Ithaca Surgeon With a History of 12 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits


When the negligent actions of a healthcare professional causes harm, injury or death, the patient may be entitled to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. In 2012, more than $3 billion in medical malpractice payouts were made to victims. This averages to a payout every 43 minutes. This alarming number leads to serious injuries for innocent

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Ranked Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” in 2015 Edition of U.S. New

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is pleased to announce that its practice has been ranked “Tier One” (the highest rating) by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The “Best Law Firms” rankings is a recognition for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination

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Post-Traumatic Herniated Cervical Disc: A Serious Injury After a Serious Accident

One of the most common injuries sustained by accident victims is a herniated cervical disc. If the victim does not seek immediate medical attention and treatment, the results can be devastating. A post-traumatic herniated cervical disc may result from a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall accident, sports accidents, or any other accident that

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Common Symptoms of Xarelto Bleeding

Xarelto is an FDA-approved anticoagulant drug used for the treatment of stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and blood clots in patients who recently underwent hip or knee replacement surgery. Similar to other anticoagulants, Xarelto has risks of internal bleeding as one of its serious side effects. However, unlike the other drugs in its category,

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Office-Based Surgeries: The Dangers and the Statistics

Joan Rivers’ tragic and untimely death has exposed a spate of post-operation fatalities. Ms. Rivers died after being treated at a Manhattan ambulatory surgery center. Fatalities after surgery performed in doctors’ offices are alarming, but not an aberration. Such post-op deaths have become so common that New York state health officials were on guard and

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