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NYU Langone Medical Center Changes Discharge Procedures After Death of 12-Year-Old Boy

Rory Staunton, 12, died from septic shock after having been released from NYU Langone Medical Center with a fever and a fast heart rate. Three hours after the young boy left the hospital’s emergency room, lab tests indicated that Staunton’s blood had an extremely high level of cells that are typically associated with bacterial infections.

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GLK Letter to Clients Regarding Hurricane Sandy

Dear Visitors and Clients: New York City and its neighbors are currently recovering from the severe flooding and extensive damage brought on this week by Hurricane Sandy.  Our thoughts and support go out to those who have been affected by this destructive storm. As a result of the storm, our office in downtown Manhattan has

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants: A Serious Issue

New York medical malpractice lawyer Studies have shown that approximately 500,000 patients who have metal-on-metal hip implants might be at risk, and a New York medical malpractice lawyer can tell you that the issue is becoming more and more prevalent each day. The issue was initially revealed to the general public by news headlines back

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Was There Ever a Medical Malpractice Crisis?

The issues surrounding medical malpractice have been hotly-debated topics for healthcare professionals and politicians for many years. At one point, some believed that there was a crisis resulting from the number of lawsuits that were being filed. However, Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell stated a while back that the commonwealth’s medical malpractice crisis was over. But the

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Concerns About Prostate Cancer Drug Provenge

Provenge, a prostate cancer drug developed by Dendreon Corp, might not be as safe or effective as the company would like patients to believe. If you or your loved one has taken Provenge therapy, you should know that Dendreon may have inflated some of the data from the drug’s clinical trials. If you have concerns

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Legal Options After a Fatal Car Accident

Several teens lost their lives in a Long Island car accident on the Southern State Parkway in October 2012. The lone survivor of the crash, a teen who only had his learner’s permit, should not have been driving without adult supervision in the vehicle. When a tragedy like this happens, the families often want to

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Steroid Shots Linked to Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

If you suffer from back pain and have received a steroid shot as treatment, you might be surprised to hear that you may have been exposed to fungal meningitis. In the fall of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid shots.

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Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

A new Canada-based study has revealed that taking the diabetes drug Actos can increase a person’s odds of bladder cancer.  The researchers who took part in the study reviewed well over 100,000 records of patients who were being treated with Actos between the years 1988 and 2009.  Their review concluded that taking the diabetes drug

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