Medical Testing Errors

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Lab Test Errors May Constitute Malpractice in NJ Medical testing errors resulting in injuries and complications for patients is a topic rarely discussed. And yet, many claims for medical malpractice are based upon testing errors, or at the very least, involve some type of error with lab tests or results.  Medical testing errors can be understood in three primary categories: errors in laboratory tests, suggested testing procedures, and human error interpreting or reporting test results.  Anyone who has […]

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Medical Malpractice During the Winter Months

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The winter months may draw you to the doctor’s office, hospital, or emergency room for any number of reasons. Perhaps the circumstances are outside of your control and you or someone in your family needs urgent medical care after being injured in an accident at your home, on the road, or elsewhere. Or perhaps you had some time off from work during the holiday season and it seemed like an ideal opportunity to undergo an […]

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How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take in New Jersey?

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I want to file a med mal lawsuit NJ – How long does it take to get a settlement? There is no set amount a time that a medical malpractice lawsuit will take in New Jersey, as these are among the most complex and highly specific cases. Depending on the unique set of circumstances in your case, the process may last for several months or several years. Although there is no way to predict exactly […]

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Chronic Disease Medical Errors

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Failure to Diagnose, Treat, & Manage Chronic Conditions in New Jersey Chronic diseases have become increasingly common in New Jersey and across the United States. In fact, government agencies have dedicated significant resources to investigating and educating medical professionals and citizens about chronic conditions, as well as their effects on healthcare costs, communities, and society as a whole. Today, it is very likely that you or someone you love suffers from a chronic disease like […]

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Older Patients More Likely to Die with Unfit Doctors

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Malpractice Treating the Elderly, Emergency Hospitalizations, & Death We may assume that elderly patients should receive more attention and dedicated care from their doctors, but this is often far from the truth. While older adults are particularly vulnerable to illnesses and diseases, often requiring ongoing management of medical conditions with medication and monitoring, too many physicians simply fail to provide this high-risk population with adequate care. In fact, older patients treated by doctors who were […]

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School Traumatic Brain Injury Program Receives Grant from CDC

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Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided a sizable grant for research centered on a school program for students with traumatic brain injury. The $2.2 million grant will fund researchers from The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) as they study the Central Oregon Return to School program. This program is dedicated to assisting children who have suffered TBI, as they continue to recover from associated brain damage. The […]

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Ernest Fronzuto Secures Win for Patient Rights in NJ Appeals Court

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Medical Malpractice Decision Affirmed in New Jersey Appellate Division As with all areas of law, medical malpractice undergoes continuous evolution, as circumstances change with the times and individual cases pose key questions that must be addressed. Courts often step in to answer these questions, providing clarity and further defining what the laws actually mean. The Supreme Court and Appeals Court of New Jersey faced one such question in two distinct medical malpractice cases of late, […]

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Advanced Maternal Age and Birth Injury Risks

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Having a baby later in life has become increasingly common, giving rise to the term “advanced maternal age,” which refers to a mother who is age 35 or older at the time of giving birth. The New England Journal of Medicine investigated the prevalence of advanced maternal age pregnancies between 1991 and 2001, reporting an increase of 36% in women who deliver their first child between the ages of 35 and 39. The study also […]

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Vaping & E-Cigarette Lawsuits

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New Jersey E-Cigarette Lawyers Representing those Injured by Vaping Vaping has been notoriously lauded as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, until now. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have been thrust into the national spotlight as scores of reports emerge of illnesses and serious injuries among vaping product users. In response, federal and state government officials have launched investigations into vaping safety risks and some states have enacted bans against e-cigarette products. Officials in […]

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Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer on the Rise

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Colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as bowel cancer or simply colon cancer, is an abnormal growth of cells in the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum. It is currently the third leading form of cancer diagnosed in the world. In fact, there were approximately 1.8 million new cases of colorectal cancer in 2018 alone. While the prevalence of colon cancer has remained at current rates or begun to decrease in many high-income […]

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