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How many types of wills are there?

Some New York residents among others across the country would rather discuss just about anything more than estate planning. Others, however, consider it a topic worth talking about and want to learn more about the process so they can design thorough plans of their own. A common question regarding the process of planning an estate has to do with wills and how many different types exist.

Some doctors might hide mistakes to avoid medical malpractice

Any person undergoing medical treatment or surgical procedures in New York might assume that if a doctor or nurse makes a mistake, he or she will inform the patient as soon as possible. Recent data suggests the likelihood of this occurring is next to none. Most doctors surveyed reportedly said they would they hide mistakes. Moreover, they would not even apologize to a patient out of concern about potential medical malpractice claims.

UPMC denies medical malpractice, several lawsuits settled

Many medical patients in New York may relate to those in other states who have suffered injury, illness and/or economic loss due to substandard medical care. As part of a recent federal whistle-blower lawsuit, two patients agreed to settle their cases. Representatives for the defendants continue to deny medical malpractice allegations. 

When those with high net worths die without executing wills

Pop music fans in New York and throughout the world shared their sorrow upon learning that pop music icon George Michael had passed away during the holiday season. Family and friends continue to mourn their great loss and plans for public memorials and celebrations of his memory are being made. When famous personalities of high net worth die, speculation regarding their wills (and whether they executed any) typically flood news media. Michael's case is no different, as there has yet to be any official statement regarding his estate.

Administrive law judge says doctor committed medical malpractice

A medical board in another state has sought administrative action against a plastic surgeon.  The situation has developed based upon hearings some months ago regarding complaints from several women who claimed he botched their surgeries. It's not clear if the women filed separate claims for medical malpractice in civil court. Nevertheless, the administrative law judge concluded the state proved six counts of nine against the surgeon. Sadly, many New York medical patients may relate to this situation.

With every new year comes more car accidents

Many New York residents have had the misfortune of being injured in motor vehicle collisions as the new year gets underway. Such car accidents have occurred for various reasons, many including poor road conditions and/or reckless drivers. One recent incident is said to have involved multiple vehicles and possibly some pedestrians. 

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