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Anesthesia Errors

Hospitals often use anesthesia during surgery to prevent pain. If you are given general anesthesia, you become completely unconscious. Later, you won’t remember anything that happened during the surgery. You become helpless and have to rely on the medical staff to perform their jobs correctly while you are not aware ...
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Auto Accidents

If you are suffering physically, emotionally, and financially after a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may be considering hiring a New York auto accident lawyer to help you file a personal injury lawsuit. Choosing who to hire can cause additional stress when you are already experiencing a ...
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Baby Opioid Addiction

The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm represents babies born with opioid addictions. Opioids are drugs that include: Morphine Methadone Buprenorphine Hydrocodone and Oxycodone Which are often sold under the following brand names: OxyContin® Percocet® Palladone® Vicodin® Hysingla ER Percodan® Tylox® and Demerol® among others. We also represent babies and children who ...
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Bedsore Injury

Moving your parent or other loved one into a nursing home is never an easy thing to do. However, you felt the decision was the best thing for your family member to receive the care that he or she needs each day. You would be right to expect the staff ...
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Birth Complications and Labor Injuries

When a couple goes to a hospital or birthing center for the woman to give birth to their baby, they never expect birth complications. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals present for the birth can make errors that have devastating and lifelong consequences for the infant, the mother, ...
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Birth Injury

A birth injury or death of an infant profoundly impacts any family. The loss of or harm to a child changes the way people live forever. When medical negligence is found to have caused the harm, the feelings of sadness and anger can be overwhelming. Our New York birth injury attorneys have ...
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Brain Injury

Any form of medical malpractice has the potential to cause severe and life-altering injuries. However, a brain injury that occurs due to the negligence of a medical provider can be among the worst forms of medical malpractice because the brain controls every bodily function. Walking, speaking, the ability to process ...
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Cancer Misdiagnosis

Many cancers are treatable when caught in a timely manner and addressed properly. Correct diagnosis depends on appropriately ruling out the most serious conditions and determining what the symptoms mean; doctors are trained and paid to methodically arrive at a proper assessment of what is wrong with a patient. A ...
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Cardiac & Cardio Vascular

Cardiac Conditions According to the American Heart Association, one out of every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. That's 600,000 people a year who succumb to this illness. In some cases, a death or injury due to a cardiac condition may have been prevented by ...
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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition affecting the nervous system of infants and young children. Although adults suffer from cerebral palsy as well, they would have received a diagnosis before the age of five. Infants can develop the condition while still in their mother’s womb or during the birth process due ...
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Civil Rights

The New York civil rights attorneys of the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm are known for our absolute commitment to our clients' rights. We offer an absolutely free, confidential consultation to discuss your case and your rights under federal and New York law. If we represent you in a civil lawsuit, ...
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Construction Accidents

As a construction worker, no one has to tell you that you work in a dangerous occupation. Construction workers in New York City alone suffer nearly four times the fatalities of people in all other occupations. Thousands more sustain serious and sometimes life-altering injuries. Despite the risks, you love working ...
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Construction Site Accidents

Although construction can be a highly rewarding and well-compensated line of work, it is also inherently dangerous. Employers must take extreme care to set up job sites correctly and ensure that workers have access to the proper safety gear and tools. Employers are sometimes negligent in this duty, which can ...
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Dangerous Drugs

Doctors prescribe medications and drugs to their patients to help reduce pain as well as the symptoms of chronic conditions. For example, people with diabetes may take a prescription drug to keep their blood sugar at a normal level while someone who had been in a car accident may take ...
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Employment Law

Workplace Discrimination The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm's New York employment attorneys represent employees and executives who have experienced termination or failure to promote at their workplace due to discrimination. We understand and protect your civil rights in the workplace, including combating wrongful terminations and addressing hostile work environment and disparate ...
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Erb’s Palsy

When you or your partner check into the hospital to deliver a baby, you take it for granted that the birth will be safe and your newborn baby will go home healthy. Sadly, this does not happen when any member of the hospital staff commits medical malpractice leading to Erb’s ...
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Eye Damage

The human eye is capable of extraordinary feats, but it is a sensitive organ. The loss of use of an eye or both eyes can change the way you live and function. Eye injuries or blindness can affect your career, your family and your finances — and medical treatment can ...
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Foster Care Abuse

Children are easy targets for abuse. Whether abused in their biological home or by abusive foster parents, they often do not report it. They may feel ashamed or guilty and believe the abuse is their own fault. They are afraid if they tell someone, nothing will happen to the abusive ...
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Gallbladder Malpractice

Some of the most common types of surgical procedures performed in hospitals today involve the gastrointestinal system and the gallbladder. In some cases, patients are injured because of medical negligence that could have been prevented. Surgeons and hospitals can be held accountable when malpractice occurs on their watch. That is ...
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Heart Attack Malpractice

The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm: New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys Early detection of a heart attack or heart disease may save a patient’s life. Medical malpractice is negligence by a professional, meaning a doctor. When there is a negligent delay in diagnosis or treatment. Often, there is a failure to ...
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Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence is a form of medical malpractice that can lead to serious or life-threatening complications. Several different types of hospital employees can commit malpractice including surgeons, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, and anyone else who has direct contact with a patient. Hospitals violate federal and state law when its ...
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Medical Malpractice

When you have a medical procedure performed on an outpatient basis or you receive care in the hospital, you take it for granted that the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff treating you will perform the procedure correctly. Unfortunately, serious medical errors are common and can cause lifelong injuries or ...
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Medical Misdiagnosis

New York Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis For a patient and his or her family, the misdiagnosis of a serious condition can be a life-changing event. The failure to diagnose a serious medical condition or an incorrect medical diagnosis can constitute medical negligence and form the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. In some ...
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Nursing Home Neglect

The decision to place an older family member in a nursing home is often stressful and heartbreaking for families. They want to care for their parent, grandparent, or other relatives at home, but the person’s round-the-clock needs have simply become too difficult to handle while still managing other life responsibilities. ...
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Nursing Malpractice

What Are Common Nurse Malpractice Claims? There are five common nurse malpractice allegations that patients make. The claims include the failure to: Document procedures or activities, Follow an appropriate standard of care, Use medical equipment responsibly, Communicate with the patient and his or her family, Assess and monitor a patient. ...
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Paralysis Injury

When you check into the hospital for surgery, the thought of leaving with permanent paralysis due to a surgical error is the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, this tragic situation happens more often than it should. Paralysis can also be the avoidable result of a doctor misdiagnosing or delaying ...
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Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, being a pedestrian in New York City can be dangerous. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, nearly half of all traffic fatalities involve a pedestrian (which includes bicyclists, runners, skateboarders, and rollerbladers).  While pedestrian accidents at intersections are common in New York, injuries can also occur ...
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Personal Injury

A serious accident can change the course of your life in just a few seconds. The courts acknowledge this fact and award financial compensation to victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, you may be entitled ...
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Police Misconduct

Thanks to mobile devices and social media, the public can learn about shocking police misconduct soon after it happens. Sadly, it continues to happen all the time in and around New York City. The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm's New York civil rights attorneys know how to pursue justice and accountability for people ...
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Prescription Errors

Today's medications are more potent and refined than ever, effectively targeting and treating many diseases and conditions.  Unfortunately, when they are not prescribed or administered correctly, they can cause serious harm and fatalities. Prescription errors may arise from medical malpractice or hospital negligence. In most cases, either the wrong medication is given ...
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Prison Injuries

Recent headlines have captured the frightening and dangerous conditions in our prisons. Many inmates are subjected to improper treatment by staff, have been denied necessary care or medical treatment, and have suffered harm as a result of unsupervised interactions with fellow prisoners. If you or a family member was attacked, ...
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Product Liability

Respected and Experienced Advocates for Justice Most of the time, when you as a consumer experience a problem with a product or a service you have purchased, the business that provided it willingly resolves the problem. Sometimes, however, the business refuses to address the problem. There is a wide range ...
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Slip, Trip, Fall

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that every year, almost 9 million people are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Falls are the second leading cause of death by an unintentional accident and the third leading cause for injuries. Of the 9 million treated for falls in general, 1 million are treated for ...
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Stroke Misdiagnosis

Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm: New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys A stroke can be a life-changing event leading to permanent disability, memory problems, and other serious health complications. A stroke happens when blood flow to part of the brain stops. As a result, brain cells die, causing permanent damage. However, with ...
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Surgical Errors

Undergoing surgery requires a high level of trust. Patients and their families rely on the competence of their surgeons and hospitals, whether it is for a minor procedure or a major operation. When that trust is violated due to medical negligence, and someone is injured as the result of a surgical ...
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Talcum Powder Injury

If you are a woman who uses talcum powder for personal hygiene, it probably never occurred to you that it could increase your risk of ovarian cancer. Sadly, thousands of women learned this the hard way after receiving a shocking cancer diagnosis. Doctors believe this happens when a woman uses ...
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World Trade Victims

The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm takes great pride in our joint venture with Gregory J. Cannata & Associates providing legal representation to first responders, families, and others who suffered injuries and illnesses in Manhattan from toxic dust emanating the World Trade Center site. Together, we have recovered over $100 million for our clients. ...
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Wrongful Death

The loss of someone you care for deeply is never easy, even when you expect it. When your loved one’s death occurs suddenly due to the negligence of someone else, life can feel completely out of control. In addition to grieving the loss, you must deal with paying medical and ...
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$19 Million

Widow brought a wrongful death suit against a doctor after botched surgery of her husband.

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$7.5 Million

Infant was brain damaged at birth due to the failure of a doctor to perform a c-section.

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$7.5 Million

A wife and mother of three was paralyzed as a result of a faulty car roof design.

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$7.5 Million

Failure to order an MRI resulted in permanent paralysis of a 14-year-old boy.

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$7.14 Million

An infant was neurologically impaired as a result failure to perform a c-section.

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$5 Million

Wrongful death of a pregnant woman and one of her babies, leaving the other brain injured.

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