Who Makes The Decision Whether To Settle?

You do! Your lawyer is simply acting as your agent and he cannot force you to settle your case. If your lawyer is forcing you to settle, you should find another lawyer. A warning sign that you may need a...

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Who Is your Ideal Client?

The best qualities in a client can be summarized by three traits: Best Quality #1: Clients who always keep all of their medical appointments with physicians. Unfortunately, many clients are far more concerned with the outcome of their lawsuit, or...

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Who Is In Charge At The Hospital?

Who's in charge? Getting the attention of the right person can be difficult in a hospital. Nurses do not report to doctors, but rather to nurse supervisors. Some hospitals employ "hospitalists" - doctors who act as a point person to...

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Who Has The Right To Get The Medical Records When A Family Member Dies?

Until the law was changed several years ago, no family member had the right to get the decedent's medical records until an Estate representative had been appointed. The appointment of an Estate representative is a time-consuming and cumbersome task that...

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When You Have A Lump On Your Breast, What Questions Should You Ask Your Doctor About Your Mammogram In Kingston, New York?

Radiologists classify lumps, masses and densities that appear on your mammogram with a classification system called BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System). BI-RADS is a quality assurance tool designed to standardize mammography reporting, reduce confusion in breast imaging interpretation...

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When May A Fee Be Divided Under A Fee Sharing Agreement Without Regard To The Proportion Of Services Performed By Each Lawyer?

When each lawyer, by a writing given to the client, assumes joint responsibility for the representation. See, Aiello v. Adar, 193 Misc.2d 649, 750 N.Y.S.2d 457 (Sup. Ct., Bronx Cty, 2002)

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When Is Prostate Cancer Is Curable In Kingston, New York?

If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you are not alone! About 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. And these are just the men who are diagnosed. Many cases of prostate cancer are...

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When Is A Cancer Patient Considered “Cured” After The Surgical Removal Of A Tumor?

When a tumor is surgically removed and cancer patient is given the results of the biopsies of the tumor and the surrounding tissues, most believe that a rosy prognosis means they are "cured" of their cancer. Wrong! It is a...

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