Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Link Shown Between Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood and Behavioral Issues

Posted in Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, News & Events

A new study published in the September, 2014 edition of the journal “PLOS ONE”, offers further support for the existence of a connection between suffering a brain injury at a young age and a variety of serious problems, including behavioral problems.  While studies have long noted a variety of long term consequences, including variations in… Continue Reading

Dangers of Pharmacist Errors

Posted in Injury Law, Medical Malpractice

I recently had a new client come into the office who was suffering from several significant medical issues. The cause of these issues was the medication he was taking. Unbeknownst to him when his prescription for acid reflux was filled by the pharmacist he was given the wrong medication.

Medical Negligence is a Continuing Problem

Posted in Injury Law, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal focused on “how to stop hospitals from killing us”, the author, a surgeon at John Hopkins Hospital and a frequent writer on physician accountability, and highlighted a number of troubling statistics. While the Institute of Medicine’s estimate that 98,000 deaths occur annually from medical errors in the United States is well publicized, here are some statistics that you may not have heard.

Stryker Orthopaedics Issues Recall of Certain Replacement Hip Devices

Posted in Injury Law, Medical Malpractice

Stryker Orthopedics has issued a recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stem hip replacement systems. This hip system has been in use since approximately 2009 and was reportedly promoted by Stryker’s sales representatives as enabling surgeons to better customize the implant for any given patient, and as having a better and longer-lasting fit.

Understanding Wrongful Death Cases

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

One of the more difficult things that personal injury attorneys have to do is to explain to the family of someone who has died as a result of the negligence of another, how New Jersey law values their loss. Imagine that a loved one – a mother, father, child or spouse – has died as a result of an automobile accident or medical mistake.

Understanding Your Auto Insurance Policy: Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Auto insurance coverage can be confusing and complex. Few people take the time to look at your auto insurance policies to determine whether they have the proper coverage. Even less people understand what the various types of coverages mean. Auto insurance policies can be confusing and difficult to understand. I will try to make it easier for you to understand the various types of coverages on a standard auto insurance policy.

Caution: Pharmacy Errors Could Lead to Serious Injuries

Posted in Injury Law, Medical Malpractice

Prescription errors by pharmacies are a wide spread problem. Many pharmacies employ non-pharmacist assistants to actually fill the prescriptions. While these assistants are required to be under the supervision of the licensed pharmacists who are physically present at the pharmacy, the high volume of prescriptions that are filled at many pharmacies sometimes makes the supervision spotty.

Preventable Medical Errors Cause Serious Injuries & Death Across the Country

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Two recent studies have documented that preventable medical errors continue to cause serious injuries and deaths in our nation’s hospitals. A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that from 2002 to 2007 in ten North Carolina hospitals the frequency of incidents causing harm to patients did not go down. The study concludes that the failure to reduce the rate of medical errors is due to the continuing failure to adopt procedures which would prevent such errors. The study also concludes that the rate of injuries and deaths caused by medical mistakes is probably under-reported by the medical profession because such reporting is voluntary.