Monthly Archives: September 2009

Cardiac Malpractice in New York

Imagine having crushing chest pain and going to your local community Hospital for help. The doctors do the right tests to determine whether or not you are having a heart attack. After all the tests are finished, you are told you are fine and to follow up with a cardiologist. Three months later you have a massive heart attack that kills off most of your heart. Watch the video to learn what happened to a young man with these exact facts. Find out what the doctors did wrong and how this cardiac tragedy could have been avoided. Continue reading

Knee Replacement Gone Bad

A woman went to have a uni-compartmental knee replacement, and immediately upon waking from surgery was in extreme pain in the back of her knee. Despite the orthopedist's reassurances that everything was fine, and that physical therapy would solve her problem, the pain continued for the next four months. Follow-up x-rays revealed that the original hardware was not put in the correct position during the original surgery. As a result, this patient had to undergo corrective surgery to remove all of the hardware and then put in a total knee replacement to fix the problem. The tragedy was that this was totally preventable if an x-ray had been taken during surgery. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Lawyers: Attack The Hill!

When bike riding and approaching a large hill, the most common way to approach it is to attack the hill on your bike. There is no easy way to bike up a hill. Instead of letting inertia and laziness take over, you must make that Herculean effort to overcome gravity and propel yourself up the hill in an aggressive and confident manner. When you've reached the top you glance down at the hill that you just conquered. Even though you may be exhausted from your climb up the mountain, looking back to the bottom of the hill is filled with a great sense of accomplishment. When faced with doing something easy, or doing something hard, you will usually be better off attacking the challenge that is more difficult, rather than taking the easy and lazy way out. There is a road in Great Neck which forks left and right. The path to the left affords me a straight and level road. The path to the right offers a quick downhill but then an intense and short uphill section of road. Either choice of road gets me to the same exact place. When you arrive at the fork in the road ask yourself "Do I take the easy road, or the more challenging one?" Continue reading

Unrecognized Brain Tumor; New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Imagine this: A woman gets into a car accident and has a CAT scan of her head. The radiologist correctly recognizes that there is a tumor in her head but fails to tell the patient about it. Nobody from the hospital ever contacts her about this very important finding. Seven months go by, and her vision begins to deteriorate. Watch the video to find out what happens. Continue reading

Caveat Emptor! Lawyers Beware

I recently came across three videos by three different attorneys, all in the same town, produced by the same video company. These three attorneys compete with each other for clients. How do I know? Because like me, they also practice medical malpractice and personal injury law here in New York. So what's with the headline in this article? Continue reading

DUI, Immigration & Bankruptcy Lawyers-Want Some Video Content?

For those lawyers who have not jumped on video yet or are struggling to figure out what content to put in your video, here's a brief example of what you can include in your video: If you're a DUI/DWI lawyer, how about a video that discusses what to do if you see flashing lights behind you while driving? Sounds simple, right? It is. Walk a person through exactly what happens when the police officer steps up to your car. "Hand over your license, registration and insurance card. Be polite..." You might have written an article about this, but now turn that into an educational video clip. Continue reading

DUI, Immigration & Bankruptcy Lawyers-Want Some Video Content?

For those lawyers who have not jumped on video yet or are struggling to figure out what content to put in your video, here's a brief example of what you can include in your video: If you're a DUI/DWI lawyer, how about a video that discusses what to do if you see flashing lights behind you while driving? Sounds simple, right? It is. Walk a person through exactly what happens when the police officer steps up to your car. "Hand over your license, registration and insurance card. Be polite..." You might have written an article about this, but now turn that into an educational video clip. Continue reading

How Medicare Ruined One Man's Car Accident Case

A young man was hit by a car while crossing the street. He suffered severe injuries including a fractured femur and the need for tracheostomy. He was in the hospital for 3 1/2 weeks and then sent for rehabilitation therapy. He had been receiving Medicare benefits for an unrelated disability, and Medicare paid for his hospital and medical bills. When the family came to me seeking compensation for this young man's injuries, he had no idea how Medicare would alter the landscape of his potential lawsuit. Watch the video to find out how Medicare destroyed his chances of recovering any compensation from this car accident, and the injuries he suffered through no fault of his own. Continue reading

Unrecognized Bowel Perforation-NY Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

You undergo surgery and after leaving the hospital you have continued complaints of abdominal pain. Thinking it's normal, you ignore it for a day or two but it continues to get worse. You call your doctor's office and are told it is normal postoperative pain. Despite taking pain medication and resting, you get weaker, and your pain gets stronger. If you're lucky, you'll get to an emergency room to be evaluated. When the doctors suspect that there is a hole in your bowel, you'll have to go back into surgery. If the contents of your bowel were leaking from a hole, you'll likely need to have part of your bowel removed and the remaining bowel sewn together. The failure to recognize a bowel perforation is often grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York. If caught early enough, treatment can be effective although prolonged and distasteful. Those unlucky enough to get to a hospital on time, suffer the indignity of death from an unrecognized bowel perforation. Continue reading

Brain Damage & Death From Improper Anesthesia

When a young man went into the hospital for "routine appendix surgery" he never expected to wind up with massive brain damage leading to his death. Learn how a series of preventable errors led to a hospital failing to recognize that this young man went into cardiac arrest from an excessive amount of anesthesia given to him during surgery. Watch the video to find out more. Continue reading

Testimonials

Gerry, We were so happy to finally meet you. We thought that we knew a thing or two about using video in our law practice until we discovered you.
You are the man. Meeting you last week prompted us to completely rethink our video strategy AND we decided that we weren’t doing nearly enough. You light a fire under our butts!
We are now back in Seattle and refocusing and redoubling our video marketing efforts! Thanks Gerry!

Chris & Mischelle Davis
Davis Law Group, P. S.