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Lawyer Video: Why Would Someone Want to Hire You?

You've been in practice for a number of years. You have some experience under your belt. You're still learning, but you're a go-getter. When a potential client comes into your office and asks why they should hire you instead of your competitor down the street who has more experience than you do, what do you say? If you're a solo practitioner, you tell them about your personal attention. If you're in a mid-sized to large firm, you tell them about all the benefits a larger firm can offer; a virtual all-in-one shop for their legal needs. Continue reading

Lawyer Video: Getting Noticed on Yom Kippur

I'm sitting in synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, when my Rabbi starts talking about the quickest way to get noticed in New York City. He says that walking down the street with a three foot long shofar (an ancient Rams horn used to make a bone-rattling warning sound), will get you noticed. However, he added that people on the street will stop for a moment and then continue on their way, since the novelty of seeing a large Rams horn will not keep their attention very long. He then asked whether he'd get more attention blowing the shofar in Grand Central Station concourse. "Yes, but probably everyone would think he was a freak." What does this have to do with creating video for attorneys? Continue reading

Obstetrical Malpractice & Developmental Delays

You had a difficult delivery and months later are trying to find out why your baby has developmental delays. She's not reaching her milestones; she isn't turning over when she's supposed to; she doesn't track your movements with her eyes; she can't hear you very well; she's not crawling when she's supposed to, and still isn't talking. You have questions about why your child is not meeting these developmental milestones. Who do you ask for answers? Are these developmental delays related to problems during your labor and delivery? Are they genetic? Are they normal? Watch the video to learn more as an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney explains. 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

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

Surgical Misadventure-Gallbladder Surgery Gone Bad

You walked into the hospital thinking you were having routine surgery. The doctor told you "Everything would be fine." The nurse wants you to sign informed consent papers, and reassures you that everything will be all right. You come out of the hospital believing that everything was done fine, and now you start to have post-operative complications that do not go away. You call the doctor's office to get answers and help for your problems, and are told that it is nothing to worry about. You are in pain and your condition worsens, but still your doctor tells you it's nothing to worry about. What do you do? Chances are you will go to an emergency room to get evaluated. You may have a CAT scan for an MRI as well as a surgical consultation to determine whether your problems are related to the recent surgery. He may require additional surgery. Watch the video to learn about surgical misadventure and what happened to a man who had his common bile duct inadvertently clipped off during laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Continue reading

Depositions-What are they? New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains

When you start a lawsuit in New York in an accident case or a medical malpractice case, you will be required to give a deposition. Watch the video to find out what a deposition is and how important it is in your case. Learn about the type of questions you can be asked and what two questions a good defense lawyer will always ask. Continue reading

What Types Of Cases Do I Handle?

In case you didn't know, this brief video explains exactly what types of cases I handle. Come watch. For more information, I strongly encourage you to explore my educational website , to learn about accident cases, wrongful death cases and medical malpractice cases here in New York. Continue reading

Testimonials

I looked up what kind of production companies are out there producing the kind of videos that I was interested in. And really, I was dissatisfied with the vast majority of the videos that were out there. They were not what I was looking for – except for Gerry Oginski. We were looking for someone who understood our needs and yet had the expertise to be able to pull all of the necessary components of producing a video and getting it uploaded. Gerry was the one who stood completely head and shoulders above anybody else’s out there.

Jeff Helsdon
Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC