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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

Misplaced Feeding Tube Results in Death

Have you ever heard of a feeding tube that was not put in the right place? I have. The results were a disaster. If the feeding tube is not put into the correct place, the nutrition will leak out into the abdomen and can cause a systemic infection. That's known as sepsis. In some cases, sepsis can kill you. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Blind In One Eye-New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Have you ever met someone who was blind? Have you ever seen someone with a guide dog? Have you ever seen a blind person use a walking stick? More importantly, when you see someone who is blind only in one eye do you have questions about why they are blind in one eye? Blindness in one eye can be socially stigmatizing. People walking down the street may be curious about why you are blind in only one eye. There may be many reasons for blindness including suffering an accident or wrongdoing by a doctor or hospital. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

How To Choose a New York Lawyer From a Radio Ad

You are driving to work one day and you hear an advertisement for a law firm on the radio. How do you know whether this law firm is right for you based only on the 15 second advertisement you hear? The problem with radio advertisements for lawyers is that you cannot distinguish one law firm from another. If you are a legal consumer looking to hire an attorney, ask yourself "What educational information is this law firm providing that will help you make an educated decision about whether this is the right law firm for you?" In all likelihood, the 15 or 30 second ad gives you very little information that will help you make a decision. Watch the video to learn more. Continue reading

Gerry's Legal Secretary Enjoys Helping Medical Malpractice & Accident Clients

In this video you're going to meet my legal secretary, Frances, a powerhouse paralegal who is always on top of her game. She tells you in clear, concise language how she enjoys helping our clients every day. Continue reading

Looking for a Medical Malpractice Lawyer? Here's 5 'Must Ask" Questions

You are looking for a lawyer online and don't know where to start. You do a Google search and find hundreds of attorneys that apparently meet your search terms. You start calling each one of them. What do you ask those lawyers on the phone? Watch the video to learn the five questions that you should ask every lawyer you speak to to help you decide which lawyer is right for you. Continue reading

Attorney Blooper #12

Watch how New York medical malpractice & personal injury trial lawyer Gerry Oginski screws up his lines over and over again as he tries to create educational video. These outtakes and bloopers give you an inside look at what goes on when Gerry creates important educational video to explain how Medical malpractice, wrongful death, and accident lawsuits work in the state of New York. Continue reading

Objection Overruled! New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

How many times have you been watching a trial and heard a judge say "Objection overruled"? When you watch a movie and observe a scene from a trial and see one lawyer jump up and yell "Objection!" Why does the judge sometimes say "Objection overruled?" Watch the video to learn what objection overruled means is and what could happen if a lawyer fails to yell "Objection" at the right time. Continue reading

Objection Sustained! New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

How many times have you watched TV and heard the phrase "Objection sustained"? How many times have you read the newspaper and seen the words "plaintiff" or "defendant"? Do you know what a "Motion for summary judgment" is? In this brief video I explain some of the basic legal phrases we hear so often to give you an understanding of how accident and medical malpractice lawsuits work here in the State of New York. Continue reading

Dental Implant Disaster: NY Dental Malpractice Lawyer Explains

I received a call from woman who had three dental implants placed by a dentist in Queens, NY. The doctor had abandoned all of his patients due to a fire in one of his offices leaving her with unfinished dental work. She came to me, because no dentist wanted to continue doing the work that someone else had started. Unfortunately, she had no idea that the implants were not placed correctly. She had no idea that they were put in on an angle. She had no idea that the restoration would never fit correctly because of the improper placement of implants. Watch the video to learn why she came to me for legal help. Continue reading

Testimonials

Gerry, I've read your book and watched at least 100 of your videos, and follow your blog, so "I feel like I know you already!".

I wanted to introduce myself, I work for an attorney, David Aylor, in the Charleston, SC area. I do all his in house marketing, and most recently have focused on video marketing, using your approach.

We started exploring the strategy last July, started filming by September, and published the first video to YouTube Nov. 1. I am now publishing 2 videos per week and the response had been great.

I want to share with you how we have be utilizing the material on Facebook, to build a community of "friends" of the law firm. These are previous clients, referral sources, friends of the staff, other attorneys, new media (radio, TV, and print) as well as other prominent folks in the community.

I really was against the idea of Facebook marketing at first (because I think there's alot of hacks and snake oil salesmen in the "social media/SEO marketing" world). But I was very wrong, the content we are creating is being liked, shared, and commented on, and Facebook's strong community platform (and it's EdgeRank algorithm) is giving us a great way to keep our "inner circle" close to the office, and relevant in the minds of them and their friends.

This was the first video we posted to Facebook-
"Can My Facebook Profile Be Used As Evidence In Court?"
95 likes, 25 comments, 27 shares
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151129347056196&set=vb.183306715043094&type=3

The local NBC anchor actually saw it in his Facebook feed from a friend sharing it, and interviewed David Aylor for a 6 o'clock news story on Social Media and Privacy in the legal system. (you can see here if you'd like http://bit.ly/VyALj4)

I would love to show you more about how I'm strategizing these videos for YouTube use as well as Facebook now. I think there are definitely some areas of practice and law firms that it wouldn't work for, but I'm sure there are a bunch that would benefit from it.

Thanks for all you do, and I hope I get the pleasure of meeting you soon!

David Haskins