As recently reported by the Associated Press and local news outlets, Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ is advising patients who received intravenous morphine or hydromorphone medications at the hospital between June 1, 2013 and September 17, 2014, to get tested for HIV and Hepatitis B and C. According to the hospital, an ex-employee… Continue Reading
The former Vice President of Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton’s medical staff has agreed to an indefinite suspension of his medical license with the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. RWJ Hamilton announced the doctor’s immediate resignation from their staff on December 31, 2015. The surgeon, Dr. Vijay Vaswani, signed the consent form from the… Continue Reading
Personal injury attorneys are advocates for people who have been injured in an accident, whether it is a slip and fall, trip and fall, work related, car, motorcycle or recreational accident. Our job is to represent the rights of the injured party, not the insurance company. So, why do personal injury attorneys have such a… Continue Reading
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
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.
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.
Back pain and back injuries are common workplace occurrences. When conservative treatment fails, epidural shots are a common tool used to treat back pain. In recent weeks, there has been an outbreak of fungal meningitis related to tainted epidural shots.
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.
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.
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.