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    Feb 19, 2006 - The FDA conceded findings of a new study indicating women using the Ortho Evra birth-control patch have twice the risk of developing blood clots than those taking birth-control pills. After years of debate, Ortho-McNeil recently admitted that women who use the product are at an increased risk of blood clots, stroke and death.   Read More


    Feb 9, 2006 - A study in the NEJM noted a 6 fold increase in pulmonary hypertension in newborns whose mothers were on Prozac. This follows a September alert from the FDA that use of Paxil during pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. These drugs, together with Celexa and Zoloft, belong to a class of antidepressants which act to prolong the effect of the chemical serotonin.

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Although most women give birth in a hospital surrounded by medical professionals, a birth injury can happen at almost any point during labor and delivery. These injuries are most often the result of medical negligence or error. Learn More...


Cancer Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor or medical staff does not detect or treat any form of cancer either aggressively or early enough, or when a doctor attributes symptoms of cancer to another disease. Learn More...


The safety of prescription drugs has been a major healthcare concern since massive drug recalls have recently been announced. Learn More...


Almost 100,000 people die each year in hospitals in the US from preventable medical mistakes. Surgical errors can be the most serious form of medical mistake made. Learn More...


Until the 1980's it was still believed that birth complications caused most cases of cerebral palsy until scientists analyzed data from a government study and found that less than 10% of the cerebral palsy births were due to birth complications. Learn More...


Erb's palsy is one of the most common and serious of all shoulder dystocia injuries, a type of trauma which results from a newborn's shoulder becoming stuck behind the mother's cervix during delivery. Learn More...

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Medical Malpractice Verdicts & Settlements

$10,500,000 Verdict - NY Medical malpractice. Cerebral Palsy. Child suffered severe brain damage as a result of medical malpractice which occurred during prenatal care. Physician noted in chart the likelihood of pre-mature birth yet no treatment was rendered to the mother prior to delivery. Case was tried by current New York Oshman & Mirisola attorney John Langell.

$3,900,000 Verdict - NY Medical Malpractice. A recovering cancer patient was undergoing radiation therapy for rectal cancer. Physician gave excessive doses of radiation which not only resulted in severe burns but a disabling injury to the groin area affecting plaintiff's ability to walk. Case was tried by current New York Oshman & Mirisola attorney John Langell.

$1,060,000 Settlement - NY Medical Malpractice. Client was an innocent bystander who was shot in the leg. Hospital failed to detect a bullet fragment which was visible in an x-ray. As a result, the client developed a vascular necrosis. Case settled in the middle of trial.

$1,000,000 Settlement - NY Medical Malpractice. Patient sustained a leg fracture and developed an embolism within two days of being set for her cast. The embolism traveled to the patients lungs causing her death. At trial it was shown that the embolism developed by virtue of her fracture being improperly set and casted. While our client was a single woman, a recovery was made on behalf of her estate when the case settled in the middle of trial.

$725,000 Settlement - NY Pharmacist Malpractice. Pharmacist accidentally filled prescription for blood pressure medication with that for an asthma patient. One month later client suffered a moderate stroke.

$675,000 Settlement - NY Hospital Malpractice. Sixty three year old patient was brought to emergency room with chest pains. He remained untreated on a gurney for nearly five hours and ultimately had a heart attack in the emergency room. He died a short time thereafter. Plaintiff worked part time as a security officer at the time of his death.

$600,000 Settlement - NY Psychiatric Malpractice. Client was voluntarily admitted to a psychiatric facility for assorted disorders. A window in her second floor room was left unlocked and she attempted to leave the facility by jumping from this window. She sustained bilateral leg fractures.