New Jersey may soon be among the states that have adopted legislation designed to shield retired physicians who volunteer their services from medical malpractice lawsuits. Bills A2178/S1165 would allow physicians to donate their services and time without having to purchase medical malpractice insurance. Malpractice insurance is said to be as costly as $100,000 a year, which restricts many retired physicians from volunteering.
It's not clear what may come next for a New Jersey physician who has been accused of recklessly prescribing painkillers and anabolic steroids to patients. He also has been accused of altering patient records in an apparent bid to cover up his activities.
A wrongful death claim arising out of an apparent murder some six years ago at The College of New Jersey has been settled. The lawsuit has been resolved even though the perpetrator remains at large and unidentified by authorities.
Patients often place their very lives in the hands of health care professionals. That's why it is so important that doctors or nurses perform their duties diligently and with all due care. A mistake, even a relatively simple one, could end up causing a patient serious physical injury or even death.
Spring is in full swing, and people are anxious to get out and take it all in. Many people might be dusting off their bikes to hit the roads and trails when the weather cooperates. While some extreme bike enthusiasts will take their bikes in for a tune up and frequent their bike shops where they might catch word of a recall, people who are less competitive bikers might not notice a recall of their bike.