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Archive: Medical Malpractice

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Feb 7
Doctor reviewing electronic records in Long Island, NY.

The majority of medical professionals have made the switch from paper medical records to electronic filing systems. Electronic health records (EHRs) provide some obvious advantages over paper records. For instance, they make pulling up and finding patient records easy and…

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Jan 24
Medical technology in a Long Island hospital room.

Like everything in the modern world, the health industry has been greatly altered by technological advancements. Technology often helps medical practitioners provide better care to their patients. Of course, the complexity of rapidly changing technology can also increase incidents of…

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Medical resident resting due to needing more sleep on Long Island.

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, or a pharmacist deviates from a specific standard of care and either negligently or intentionally causes harm to a patient.  In other words, malpractice generally arises when medical…

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Nov 3

Malpractice Law: Understanding Informed Consent

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
Patient and medical professional discussing informed consent on Long Island.

When going in for any type of medical procedure, most people are aware that there are some risks involved. Since most people aren’t doctors, however, they don’t typically know the exact risks of a given procedure until they are informed…

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Sep 7

When Cerebral Palsy Could Have Been Prevented

by The Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

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…

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