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Medical Malpractice in New York: What is Informed Consent?

As a patient, you have a basic legal right to make decisions regarding your own medical care. Under the theory of informed consent—which emphasizes the importance of patient autonomy—medical providers have a responsibility to ensure that you understand the nature and risks of a proposed type of treatment. Lack of informed consent could give rise...

Vicarious Liability in Personal Injury Law

To recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim, a plaintiff must prove that another party is liable for their accident. Most often, a personal injury claim is brought directly against the defendant whose negligence (unsafe conduct) caused the accident.  That being said, other parties may bear responsibility as well. Through a theory called vicarious...

One Man Seriously Injured After ATV Accident in Erie County

According to a report from The Buffalo News, a 45-year-old man was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Erie County. The victim was taken from the scene or the wreck via emergency air medical transport to Erie County Medical Center. Law enforcement officers believe that the crash occurred after an Arctic Cat four-wheel ATV...

Personal Injury Claims: A Guide to Demand Letters

Most personal injury cases are resolved outside of the courtroom. In fact, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) estimates that less than three percent of all tort claims end in a trial verdict. This raises an important question: How do you get the other side to take your personal injury claim seriously? One of the...

New Study: Mesothelioma Connected to Talcum Powder Use

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, potentially deadly form of cancer. It is caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos particles. While most often linked to workplace asbestos exposure, there is growing evidence that some people have developed mesothelioma after using the common cosmetic product talcum powder.   In March of 2020, new research published in the American...

How Common is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that arises when a health care provider fails to abide by the appropriate standard of care, thereby causing harm to a patient. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is far more common than many people realize. New York leads the nation in medical malpractice payouts—however, the majority of affected patients...

Discovery in Personal Injury Claims: What is it and Why is it Important?

All successful personal injury claims are backed by strong, well-organized supporting evidence. Discovery is a pre-trial procedure through which evidence that may not otherwise be accessible can be gathered and prepared. Discovery is one of the most important aspects of the personal injury claims process. Here, our Erie County personal injury lawyers answer some common...

Two People Injured in Tonawanda, NY Truck Accident

According to a report from 2 WGRZ News, two people have been injured in a commercial truck accident in the Town of Tonawanda. The morning crash occurred at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Drive near the Ken-Ton Family YMCA.  Both the driver and passenger of the jeep were transported to the Erie County...

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