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The One Day I Didn’t Bring My Video Camera…

When I turned around to look at my client's expression, it was one of utter shock and disbelief. That's when I realized I didn't have my video camera with me. I wish I'd captured that image to save forever. Continue reading

“I don’t give referring attorneys anything,” she said.

I went to dinner last night with some very dear friends that we see once a year. He's a doctor and she's a trusts and estates attorney. She's a solo who works out of her home after having worked for many years in a large law firm. Being the marketing student that I am, I asked her where she gets her cases from and what type of marketing she does. She replied that the work she gets is entirely from referrals. That's a good position to be in. I then asked what she does to thank those referring attorneys. "Nothing," she answered. Continue reading

Cross Examination Ruins Expert's Credibility; NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

You know the saying “you just had to be there?” In this video I show you two things that happened during a recent cross examination of a medical expert in a trial I recently handled. These two things destroyed the doctor's credibility even though he had excellent credentials and was a very experienced witness. Watch the video to learn what happened. Continue reading

What's a Video Deposition? NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Your treating doctor tells you that he cannot come in to trial since he will be away at the time of your trial. What do you do? Is there some way you can take the doctor's testimony to be used at trial? Watch the video to learn what a video deposition is and how it can be used at trial in New York. Continue reading

What is a Charge Conference? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Oginski Explains

A charge conference is not what happens when your credit card company calls to find out why you went over your credit limit. Nor is it a strategy session with the people in charge of the running of the bulls. Rather, it refers to... Continue reading

What Does 'Preponderance of Evidence' Mean? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

Watching TV we hear that the prosecutor has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. However, in a medical malpractice or accident case in New York, that is not the standard that we must meet in order to prove that we are entitled to compensation. Instead, we need only show that we are more likely right than wrong that what we are saying is correct. This is known as the preponderance of credible evidence. If the jury determines that we are more likely right than wrong, then the injured victim is entitled to be compensated for the harm that they have suffered. Continue reading

NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains What is "Mediation?"

Have you ever heard the term 'mediation'? Do you know what it is and how it can help resolve your case? Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

NY Medical Malpractice: More Trial Secrets Revealed

Do you realize that the people you have sued will be in court with you each day? Did you ever wonder how your attorney can have a civil conversation with his adversary? Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Observations Your NY Trial Lawyer May Not Tell You

No, it's not something confidential. Rather it's a few observations about the procedure of being in court and trying your case that many lawyers simply don't tell their clients. It has to to with procedural things that go on and the mechanics of getting into the court house. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Podiatry Alert: $1.5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict in Westchester

A Westchester woman was awarded $1.5 million in a case involving improperly performed foot surgery. According to sources, she had a Lapidus bunionectomy performed in 2005 to her right foot. She claimed that during the procedure, too much bone had been removed from the first ray, specifically the medial cuneiform. In addition, she claimed that the first metatarasal was improperly positioned. As a result of being properly performed surgery, she claimed that the forces of her foot while weight-bearing shifted to the second and third metatarsals, causing pain, discomfort and irritation whenever she walked. Continue reading

Testimonials

Gerry – I can’t thank you enough for guiding me through what would have been a disaster had anyone but you been behind the camera. My power point slides somehow disappeared from my laptop when using the hotel wireless internet … or maybe it was my “fat finger.” In any event, I knew the stuff because I had been giving public seminars on the content for years. But I tend to freeze without a visual cue. So, without visual cues, the day could well have been a huge disaster. While my practice niche is Elder Law, not PI or MedMal, you were like a football or basketball coach; despite my usual stumbles without visual cues, you were successful in getting me to go beyond the stumbles to a successful video shoot. Many thanks for your coaching!

Richard Habiger
HabigerElderLaw.com