Confirmation Bias and Medical Malpractice

Published: March 28, 2018 2:35pm 110 Views

Stephen Schwarz, Managing Partner of Faraci Lange, has successfully represented plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice cases for over thirty years. Medicine has undoubtedly progressed and improved over the past twenty-five years. There are better surgical techniques, improved medications, targeted c...

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The Failed Experiment with the New Generation of Metal on Metal Hip Implants

Published: March 14, 2018 6:59pm 164 Views

Hip replacements are among the most common and successful orthopedic surgeries performed in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 326,100 individuals had hip replacement surgery in 2010, and the demand for hip replacement surgery in patients aged 45 and...

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Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration

Published: February 26, 2018 5:29pm 160 Views

Vaccines serve a critical public health function by protecting people from serious and potentially deadly diseases like tetanus, measles and influenza. Millions of people in the United States receive vaccinations each year. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 43% of the Unite...

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Faraci Lange Attorney Successfully Resolves Vaccine Injury Case

Published: February 16, 2018 4:51pm 87 Views

Faraci Lange Attorney, Matthew F. Belanger, recently resolved a vaccine injury case for an Erie county resident who developed adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder, after she received a seasonal flu vaccine at her doctor's office. Adhesive capsulitis is a condition charac...

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Decision to Dismiss Excellus Data Breach Class Action Reversed in Favor of Plaintiffs

Published: January 23, 2018 2:31am 127 Views

U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, who is presiding over the Excellus data breach class action, reinstated certain plaintiffs' claims in a decision released on Friday that reconsidered and reversed her previous ruling dismissing those claims. In a decision last February, Judg...

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Most Medical Devices on Market Undergo No Clinical Testing

Published: January 22, 2018 5:49pm 117 Views

One in ten Americans have at least one medical device implant, ranging from artificial joints to pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac stents, heart valve, surgical mesh, nerve stimulators, and birth control devices. Although these devices have improved and saved the lives of countless peo...

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Faraci Lange Represents Local Man Shot by Neighboring Target Practice Shooters

Published: January 16, 2018 4:50pm 110 Views

Faraci Lange Attorney and Managing Partner, Stephen Schwarz, is representing Hilton residents Kevin and Aimee Flannery in a civil lawsuit against the two men who shot and seriously injured Kevin Flannery while target shooting without the proper safety precautions. In October 2016, Kevin...

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Faraci Lange Files Lawsuit on Behalf of RIT Student Who Died at Roseland Wake Park

Published: January 5, 2018 9:19pm 188 Views

Stephen G. Schwarz, Managing Partner of Faraci Lange, is representing the family of  Valentine Benjamin Hollingsworth who died in a wakeboarding accident at Roseland Wake Park in September of 2016. The family of the 22 year old RIT student has moved to sue the Canandaigua park due to the...

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New York Considers Limits on PFOA Contamination in Drinking Water

Published: November 30, 2017 6:52pm 114 Views

In an effort to help New York's Drinking Water Quality Council make recommendations for the maximum legal amount of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the state's drinking water, the panel recently heard from experts on issues like laboratory methods and water treatment costs. The...

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PFOA and PFOS Creating Major Drinking Water Concerns

Published: November 17, 2017 5:13pm 163 Views

In the past few years, contamination of drinking water supplies has been discovered in several small towns in northeastern upstate New York as well as in a nearby community in North Bennington, Vermont. Thereafter, similar contamination was discovered near a plant in New Hampshire, on Cape Cod an...

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Faraci Lange Partner John Falk Wins 2017 Leader in Law Award

Published: November 16, 2017 11:03pm 190 Views

Faraci Lange Partner, John A. Falk, was presented with the Leader in Law Award at the Daily Record's 2017 Attorneys of the Year Awards. The Leaders in Law Award is presented to attorneys who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the comm...

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Faraci Lange Receives United Way's Award of Excellence

Published: November 6, 2017 4:49pm 82 Views

Faraci Lange has been presented with an Award of Excellence for its tremendous contribution to the success of the 2017 United Way campaign in the Greater Rochester Community. The Award of Excellence is presented to organizations that ran an extraordinary campaign, connecting its employees and...

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DePuy Defective Elbow Implant Recall

Published: November 1, 2017 8:54pm 103 Views

Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, DePuy Synthes, recalled its Radial Head Prosthesis System in December 2016 due to complaints of serious injuries and complications in patients who received the defective elbow implant. The official recall states that the defective elbow implant...

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Faraci Lange Again Ranks as “Best Law Firm” in Rochester and Buffalo

Published: November 1, 2017 3:55pm 112 Views

The law firm of Faraci Lange again received multiple, top-tier honors among Rochester and Buffalo firms in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings. The first-tier, best law firm in the plaintiffs' categories of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Inj...

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Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

Published: October 18, 2017 8:16pm 69 Views

Being injured and dealing with a tragedy is never easy, but a tough situation can be even tougher if it is not handled well afterwards. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a personal injury accident, it is important to hire the right lawyer to protect your interests. Faraci Lange Partner,...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit Successfully Settled

Published: October 12, 2017 3:22pm 110 Views

Faraci Lange Attorney, Brian M. Zorn, recently resolved a premises liability case for a Penfield resident who slipped and fell at a local restaurant due to unsafe conditions caused by a leaking beverage cooler. Our client was picking up dinner for her family and as she was exiting the restaur...

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Evaluating Damages in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases

Published: September 29, 2017 7:43pm 129 Views

Personal injury in a negligence action is defined as any harm caused to a person. A tort is a "civil wrong, other than breach of contract, for which a remedy may be obtained, usually in the form of damages." Types of personal injury tort claims include medical malpractice, slip and fall...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Chosen as Upstate New York Super Lawyers

Published: September 21, 2017 3:13pm 125 Views

Ten Faraci Lange attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Upstate New York Super Lawyers, and one Buffalo attorney has been selected as an Upstate New York Rising Star. The attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers from the Faraci Lange team are: Angelo G. Fara...

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Equifax's Mass Data Breach Displays Lack of Accountability

Published: September 12, 2017 4:30pm 112 Views

Last week, the consumer credit reporting agency, Equifax, announced that a data breach had compromised the Social Security numbers, dates of birth, names and addresses of up to 143 million Americans. This massive data breach has put millions of Americans at risk for identity theft and other p...

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Pedestrian Accident Case Resolved by Faraci Lange Attorney

Published: September 8, 2017 8:23pm 85 Views

Faraci Lange attorney, Hadley L. Matarazzo, recently resolved a pedestrian accident case for a Spencerport resident who was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of a local mall. The client was approaching her car after exiting a store when a driver who was pulling into the adjacent parkin...

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Lawmakers Should Not Put a Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Published: September 7, 2017 3:14pm 121 Views

A bill was recently passed by the United States House that would place a cap on the amount that can be recovered in medical malpractice lawsuits, no matter how severe the negligence and resulting injuries may be. The limit placed by the bill, H.R. 1215, caps non-economic damages at $250,...

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Three Faraci Lange Attorneys Named 2018 Lawyers of the Year

Published: August 24, 2017 9:15pm 105 Views

Two Faraci Lange attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers® 2018 "Lawyers of the Year" in both Rochester, NY and Buffalo, NY. Stephen G. Schwarz, the firm's managing partner, has been named the Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the category of Personal Injury Litiga...

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Don't be Driven to Distraction

Published: August 22, 2017 3:14pm 172 Views

Cell phones have become an integral part of our day. These multi-functional devices have allowed us to have the power of the internet in our cars and complex tasks are now at a driver's fingertips. Use of this powerful tool, however, has tragic consequences. According to the National Hig...

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Buffalo VA Medical Center Warns 526 Patients of Infection Risk from Unsanitary Scopes

Published: August 21, 2017 7:02pm 110 Views

The Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently notified 526 patients of the use of an improperly cleansed medical scope, which may have put them at risk of infection. A recent review of the disinfection process for endoscopes found that steps in the manufacturer's instructions were...

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The Clock for Medical Malpractice Suits Needs to Be Reset

Published: August 21, 2017 3:23pm 106 Views

An overwhelming majority of the Legislature passed a bill called "Lavern's Law" back in June, which would give cancer patients alleging malpractice twice as long to bring action than what is currently mandated. Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to sign the bill and is waiting for it to be...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Selected in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

Published: August 17, 2017 9:19pm 108 Views

Faraci Lange attorneys are once again well represented in the annual Best Lawyers in America listing for 2018. Three of the firm's attorneys have been newly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers this year. Selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers are...

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Class Certification Received in Faraci Lange's Medical Records Overcharge Lawsuit

Published: August 1, 2017 7:43pm 103 Views

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca granted class certification in a consumer protection lawsuit accusing health facilities operated by the University of Rochester and its health IT vendor, Verisma Systems, of overcharging patients for copies of their medical records. The decision, which i...

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No-Fault Physical Examinations

Published: July 31, 2017 9:07pm 115 Views

If you are injured in an automobile accident in New York State, your medical bills and lost wages, if any, are paid by the automobile liability carrier that insures the vehicle in which you were a driver or a passenger. Medical bills must be paid by the responsible carrier even if the injured par...

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Faraci Lange Ranked Number One Law Firm by Rochester Community

Published: July 28, 2017 4:03pm 96 Views

Faraci Lange, LLP was ranked number one in the categories of Best Personal Injury Firm and Best Malpractice Firm by the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record Reader Rankings 2017. In the first issue of Reader Rankings published by the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record,...

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Faraci Lange Partner Takes on New Board of Director Roles

Published: July 26, 2017 3:55pm 106 Views

Hadley L. Matarazzo, Faraci Lange partner, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Foundation as well as the Finger Lakes Land Trust. The Public Justice Foundation is a non-profit member organization that works as public interest advocates to fight injustice...

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