Category: Emergency Room Errors

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The Complex Relationship Between Religion and Medical Malpractice

The United States Constitution protects religious freedom. Although the nation is historically Judeo-Christian, people of all faiths practice their religions throughout the American landscape. In the last half-century, federal and state laws and policies increasingly bolstered religious protections, especially in medicine. Conscience laws allow medical practitioners to refuse medical care under certain circumstances when their […]

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Premature Hospital Discharge: What it is and When You can File a Lawsuit

Being Discharged Early from the Hospital is Common, but in Some Cases, Wrongful Discharge can Lead to Serious Complications Of course, not all early discharges are considered medical malpractice. Sometimes a doctor discharges a patient because they seem stable enough to leave the hospital. And yet, the physician may be liable when they release a […]

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Most Common Brain Injuries from Medical Malpractice

What are the Top Forms of Brain Injury Caused by Medical Negligence? Brain injuries, whether traumatic or acquired, affect people of all ages, from newborns to senior adults. For example, newborns may suffer hypoxia during labor when the umbilical cord becomes compressed, resulting in brain damage. Likewise, young children can fall and fracture their skull […]

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What can go Wrong after You Leave the Hospital

There are various reasons why you can sue a hospital for complications after discharge. If you have been to the hospital lately, you might be surprised by how quickly the hospital released you. Cost-savings are the prime motivator of your insurance company and hospital to get patients in and out as quickly as possible. Or […]

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Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice with Stress Cardiomyopathy in NJ

New Jersey Broken Heart Syndrome Malpractice Lawyers A different kind of broken heart, stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a heart condition caused by extreme lifestyle stress, whether physical or emotional, that suddenly weakens the heart muscle. Highly impactful emotional life events bringing grief, shock, rage, or surprise, or physical stresses, whether in […]

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Falls in the Emergency Room

When you seek treatment for a medical condition at an emergency room, the last thing you expect is to sustain a new injury. Although ironic, falls in the emergency room are extremely common in New Jersey and across the United States. An adult falls in the emergency room every 15 seconds. Every 29 seconds, an […]

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Why July 4th is a Dangerous Holiday for Medical Malpractice

July 4th has been recognized as among the most dangerous holidays of the year in the United States. Although we associate Independence Day with patriotism and feelings of pride to be American, tragedies during Fourth of July celebrations and accidents during holiday travel are highly common. As such, hospitals and emergency rooms are often crowded […]

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DVT Misdiagnosis: A Common Form of Medical Malpractice

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious medical condition that manifests in the formation of blood clots in the pelvis or legs. While blood clotting is an essential bodily function, it can be dangerous when a blood clot forms in the wrong place. When doctors fail to diagnose or misdiagnose DVT, a blood clot can […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

There are many steps involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey. One of the first and most important steps in the process of filing a medical malpractice claim is called the Affidavit of Merit. An Affidavit of Merit, also known as a Certification of Merit, is intended to demonstrate to the court that […]

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New Research Sheds Light on Electronic Health Records and Medical Malpractice

When electronic health records (EHRs) were initially developed, many in the medical community heralded the digitization of patients’ medical records as a significant step toward increasing patient safety. Since then, over 90 percent of hospitals and 80 percent of doctors’ offices have adopted EHR practices. Although electronic health records provide many benefits, including the ability to access […]

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