Fronzuto Law Group Files Suit on Behalf of Mother who Suffered Wrongful Death after Child Birth

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Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a mother who suffered severe neurological injuries following the birth of her twins. The Union County hospital’s negligence in failing to recognize and treat preeclampsia led to the tragic death of a loving wife and pillar of her community. The victim in this case, 35-year-old Marlenes Teixeira, was admitted to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth at approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 2nd. She underwent […]

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Ongoing Debate over Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients

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The medical community is engaged in an ongoing debate about the benefits and risks associated with use of anesthesia among pediatric patients under age 3. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the potential dangers of anesthesia and sedatives on children’s brains, a significant question has been raised about the possibility of medical malpractice for failure to perform necessary procedures requiring anesthesia in young children. The FDA issued its initial Drug Safety Communication […]

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Notable Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements Range from Birth Injuries to Brain Damage

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The National Law Review recently examined some of the highest medical malpractice settlements in the last few years, analyzing where these cases occurred and what types of medical injuries resulted from the negligence of doctors and hospitals across the country. The medical malpractice claims involved a variable list of medical conditions and resulting complications, including birth injuries, surgical injuries, and brain damage. The medical specialities of the doctors involved is similarly diverse, as are the […]

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Two NJ Companies Banned from Selling Unapproved Pharmaceuticals

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Two New Jersey companies were recently banned from distributing unapproved and misbranded pharmaceuticals in violation of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The companies were the subject of an injunction after selling skin-whitening injectables and other drugs that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On September 14th, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Flawless Beauty […]

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How Overtreatment and Medical Malpractice Intersect in American Medicine

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A recent study published in the Journal PLOS One examined the prevalence, motivating factors, and consequences of overtreatment in the United States from doctors’ perspectives. The physicians who participated in the study overwhelmingly cited medical malpractice lawsuits as a driving force behind overtreatment. However, unnecessary treatment is also a predominant cause of medical malpractice and undue patient harm. The aforementioned study, entitled “Overtreatment in the United States,” sought a physician’s perspective on the issue of […]

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The Dangers of Failure to Provide Blood Thinners

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When Failing to Give Blood Thinner Constitutes Medical Malpractice Blood thinning medications, also known as anticoagulants or blood thinners, can be an essential tool for preventing blood clots and other life-threatening conditions. Doctors must thoroughly examine and identify patients who are at risk for forming blood clots and prescribe blood thinners when necessary. In fact, failure to provide blood thinners can be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit if the patient suffers harm or even death […]

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Research Shows Online Reviews for Doctors May be Misleading

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According to a new study from researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, onling rating websites may not provide the information you need when looking for a high-quality doctor. The study, entitled “Online physician ratings fail to predict actual performance on measures of quality, value, and peer review,” was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. In the course of the research, investigators sought to determine whether or not online ratings of […]

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Essex County Pediatric Malpractice Case Involves Brain Damage After ENT Surgery

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In a pediatric malpractice case in Essex County, New Jersey, a young boy suffered significant brain damage and long-term complications after a routine tonsillectomy. The victim in this case, Mike Charles, was only two-years-old when he underwent a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and airway-widening procedure at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The surgery was performed on February 26, 2013 by ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor Samuel Engel. The procedure, which involved removal of the tonsils and adenoids, as well as widening […]

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When an Undiagnosed Heart Attack Leads to Cardiac Arrest

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The medical malpractice lawsuit of woman whose heart attack went undiagnosed was recently settled for $3.5 million. The victim, a mother of two, died after her heart condition was wrongly diagnosed as pneumonia, which ultimately led to cardiac arrest. 41-year-old Kristine Coleman was experiencing severe left shoulder pain that traveled down her left arm when she was admitted to Geisinger Community Medical Center on February 6, 2012. They initially ordered a cardiac evaluation, which included a cardiac […]

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NJ Appellate Court Rules Treating Physician Cannot Testify about Standard of Care

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In a recent medical malpractice case brought before a New Jersey Appellate Court, the three-judge panel ruled that a physician who subsequently repaired another doctor’s alleged surgical error, should not have been allowed to testify as to the standard of care in his patient’s medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who performed the original procedure. This case, Granovsky v. Chagares, involves 34-year-old New Jersey resident Alexandra Granovsky, who underwent surgery at Monmouth Medical Center to remove her […]

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