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Joseph Jonathan Brophy

Joseph Brophy’s Legal Guides

13 total


  • Surgical And Anesthesia Complications

    Anesthesia Anesthesis or sedation, even when given for “minor” procedures, requires careful attention to drug dosages and control of respirations. While improved monitoring devices have greatly reduc

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  • Birth Injuries

    Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy includes a variety of disabling brain disorders. It may be associated with prematurity, genetic disorders, infections during pregnancy, lack of oxygen to the brain durin

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  • Drug And Medication Errors

    Allergies: Patients are often given drugs to which they are allergic. Wrong Dosages: Patients may be given the right drugs in the wrong dosages Common Drugs: Some common drugs such as blood thinners

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  • Medical Malpractice - Frequently Asked Questions

    What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is a catch-all term for negligence, that is, lack of care, in the course of rendering health services. Who May Be Liable For Medical Malpractice? Alth

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  • Handling Client Funds - A Primer

    There is a strict requirement that clients' funds must always be held in accounts separate from any of the attorney's money. Large amounts of money, or money being held for months or years, should generally be placed In a separate account for the benefit of the individual client,...

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  • Statute of Limitations and Legal Deadlines in New York

    New York Statutes of Limitations and Legal Deadlines - A Primer A statue of limitations is the legally defined time period for commencing a given type of court proceeding. Legal deadlines may apply t

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  • Misdiagnosis of Cancer

    Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer can have terrible consequences. This guide summarizes what must be proved in a cancer misdiagnosis case, gives examples of more commonly misdiagnosed cancers, and gives some advice about what to do if you or a loved one may need a lawyer to help you.

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  • Foreign objects left in the patient

    Everyone has heard stories about surgeons leaving instruments in patients' bodies. It seems obvious even to the courts, that it is an act of negligence to leave something in the body after it has served its purpose. Objects introduced into the patient's body to serve a temporary ...

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  • Wrongful Death Law and Procedure in New York

    People who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others are often surprised to learn that New York wrongful death law does not permit recovery for their grief. Damages for wrongful death are limited to two basic elements; economic damages to those dependent upon the decea...

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  • Informed Consent to Medical Care

    The principle of informed consent to medical care has its origins in the law of battery. One who touches another without consent must answer in damages for all injuries that are caused by the contact. A physician must have the consent of his patient to render medical, and in par...

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