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Sep 7

When Cerebral Palsy Could Have Been Prevented

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
newborn baby with heart monitor

Cerebral palsy can manifest itself in many different ways, but as a permanent condition with no known cure, it has a lifelong impact on children affected with the disorder. As the parent or caretaker of such a baby, it’s natural…

Sep 1

Study Identifies Serious Medical Errors In U.S.

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers report on a study that identified serious medical errors In U.S.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University concluded that 9.5 percent of the deaths in Long Island are directly attributable to medical mistakes. The 251,000 annual deaths far outpace respiratory-related fatalities, which is the next highest category. Despite this glaring statistic, the…

Our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers looks at how the failure to suggest genetic testing in men has risen to the level of medical malpractice.

Most people think genetic testing is elaborate and unnecessary, but what may appear as superfluous medical evaluations could prove to offer life-saving information for those most at risk. It’s true that many families consider genetic testing a luxurious medical examination…

Jun 29
Our New York medical malpractice lawyers report on how the government is preventing payment of medical malpractice damages.

In 2012, more than 750 people contracted fungal meningitis after being exposed to tainted injections. The case is still ravaging families and victims as they try to cope with the changes of life and plans that always result from horrific…

Our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers report that 80 percent of admissions, deaths & costs attributed to 7 emergency surgeries.

In a paper recently released by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a disturbing pattern was discovered about surgeries and deaths in hospitals across the United States. Researchers found that 80% of all deaths and costs experienced by…