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Medical Malpractice Related to Telemedicine

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Even before the Coronavirus pandemic forced a vast array of businesses and industries into remote delivery of services, the medical field embraced remote technological innovation in healthcare. Most healthcare facilities and private practices have embraced telemedicine to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients through telehealth apps. Patients enjoy the convenience and frequent access, while providers, including employers, enjoy cost savings, efficiency, and the general ease of electronic healthcare. Despite the many advantages of telemedicine, however, not […]

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Labor Induction and Pitocin Errors

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In late pregnancy, a woman’s body prepares for labor by releasing the hormone oxytocin to begin contractions. The release of oxytocin, combined with a ripe or softened cervix, signals the start of labor. Sometimes, however, the cervix is ready but labor does not begin. If a mother’s water broke, she is more than two weeks past her due date, or labor isn’t progressing, her obstetrician may recommend inducing labor with the chemical Pitocin, a synthetic […]

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Understanding the 4 D’s of Medical Negligence

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Dereliction of Duty Directly Resulting in Damages in New Jersey Medical malpractice arises from an unfortunate, often costly, error resulting in avoidable injury. The foundation of any medical negligence claim is the doctor or healthcare provider’s failure to uphold the acceptable standard of care, which ultimately results in harm to the patient. While some situations do amount to malpractice, there are certain necessary standards which must be met in order to have a valid claim. […]

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Premature Birth and Cerebral Palsy

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Approximately 1 to 2% of full-term live births result in infants with cerebral palsy (CP), while for premature births born before 28 weeks, the number of children with CP is ten times greater, at 100 out of every 1,000 live births. However, all babies born prior to or at 37 to 38 weeks are at greater risk for developing CP, one of the leading childhood permanent disabilities. Even babies born just two weeks before their […]

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New Jersey Supreme Court Makes Important Decision on the Common Knowledge Exception in Medical Malpractice Claims

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Common Knowledge Exception in New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawsuits To ensure that New Jersey residents file only meritorious medical malpractice lawsuits, the New Jersey legislature enacted New Jersey Revised Statutes, section 2A:53A-27 , which requires a plaintiff to obtain a sworn statement from a qualified medical professional within 60 days of the defendant’s response to a lawsuit. Notably, a 60-day extension may apply in some cases, if the court finds good cause to grant the […]

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Delayed Surgery Due to COVID-19 in New Jersey

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Life has been undoubtedly upended by the Coronavirus in New Jersey and across the world. A mere six weeks ago, people had plans: vacations, earnings forecasts, family reunions, milestone birthday parties, weddings—and surgeries. But now, in the interests of saving precious resources and preventing the spread of the virus, elective surgeries are on the back burner. The logical question that follows is: what is considered an elective surgery? Believe it or not, some cancer surgeries […]

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The Hazards of Undiagnosed Hepatitis C in Mothers and Infants

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Hepatitis C Malpractice in Pregnant Women and Newborns Hepatitis C, known as HCV, is a virus that scars and weakens the liver. A chronic infection, HCV may lead to liver damage or liver failure if it goes untreated. Many seemingly healthy people have this condition without knowing it, which is among the primary reasons why HCV progresses undiagnosed and liver disease develops. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hepatitis C is the […]

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Coronavirus Raises New Legal Questions about Medical Negligence Claims, Lawmakers Respond

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New Jersey and Federal Lawmakers Provide Legal Cover from Malpractice Lawsuits Amidst COVID-19 With the current state of our nation in the face of the Coronavirus outbreak, it is natural to have many fears and questions. As experienced medical malpractice attorneys, we often assist clients with questions about testing, misdiagnosis, and errors in the treatment process that may or may not amount to negligence under the law. COVID-19, with its unique and pervasive presentation in […]

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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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