When Flu Misdiagnosis is Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Claim in NJ

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Flu was Misdiagnosed in NJ – Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? Flu, or influenza, is a respiratory viral infection that can range from mild to severe. Two forms of the contagious influenza virus, Type A and B, are responsible for the annual seasonal flu outbreaks in the winter months. Older adults over 65, people with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or asthma, pregnant women, and young children under 2 are most vulnerable […]

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Gender Bias in Medicine: Could it be Malpractice?

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With so many women suffering from cardiovascular disease, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and other serious medical conditions, it is shocking to know that women are taken less seriously when reporting their symptoms and seeking medical care. Surprising as it may seem, gender bias in medicine is a very real problem that may lead to misdiagnosis, missed diagnoses, and poor outcomes for women’s health. If you are a woman with an illness or medical condition in New […]

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Misdiagnosis, Failure to Diagnose and Treat Staph Infection

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Staph Infection Malpractice Claims in New Jersey You may have had the misfortune of contracting a serious staph infection at the hospital, which extended your stay and led to prolonged illness at home too. Or perhaps you suffered a staph infection after undergoing surgery. You may have had a staph infection that was misdiagnosed, or perhaps a doctor failed to diagnose staph altogether. You may be wondering: Could your infection have been prevented? Do you […]

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Fall Injury Prevention in Hospital Settings

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New Jersey Attorneys for Clients Injured from Falls in Hospitals Falls in the hospital are undoubtedly problematic, causing significant injuries like head trauma and fractures in one-third of patients. In fact, studies suggest that falls occur on between 3 and 5 of every 1,000 days in hospital settings. In addition, estimated fall rates from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality suggest that the number of hospitalized patients who fall each year may reach 1 […]

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Malpractice with Septic Arthritis

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You trust your doctor to either know how to diagnose and treat your medical condition or at the very least, to understand when to refer you to someone with the expertise to handle your case, especially in the case of infections. Septic arthritis is one such serious infectious condition that, if not diagnosed and treated quickly, can lead to permanently damaged joints and other serious complications. When a doctor or another medical provider fails to […]

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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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