New Jersey Senate Discusses Infection Control after Viral Outbreak in Wanaque Pediatric Center

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Members of the New Jersey Senate Health Committee recently called a hearing to discuss the infection outbreak in a Wanaque, New Jersey medical facility that resulted in the deaths of 11 children and 35 serious infections in other pediatric patients. The Senate investigation into this tragedy stemmed from a deadly virus that rapidly spread through the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a Passaic County pediatric facility, beginning in late September of this year. The virus […]

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Spreading in U.S. Hospitals, Says CDC

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Although hard to believe, you can enter a hospital in need of treatment for one condition and end up dealing with a serious infection. In certain cases, these infections cannot be effectively treated with today’s antibiotics. An infection is always a problem, but when the only treatment available cannot eradicate it, the situation can quickly become life-threatening. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has earned its place among the most severe health threats facing the American public today. As […]

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Infections Caused by Medical Malpractice in New Jersey

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Suffered a Preventable Infection from Medical Negligence in NJ? There are a vast array of reasons why you may head to the hospital or another medical facility in New Jersey. When you need medical care for an illness or injury, have to undergo surgery or another medical procedure, are delivering your baby, or have a medical emergency, your expectation is that the hospital is the place to find help. Sadly, hospitals today are also the […]

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Falls in the Emergency Room

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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 adult dies from a fall in the emergency department. It is estimated that between 700,000 and 1 million people fall […]

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Medical Malpractice Attorney Ernest P. Fronzuto Advocates for Patient Rights before NJ Supreme Court

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Experienced New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorney Ernest P. Fronzuto recently argued an important case before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, where he fought to protect patients’ rights to the information surrounding their medical care in the context of hospital privilege under the Patient Safety Act. The critical question brought before the state’s highest court was: If a patient suffers harm due to medical negligence in New Jersey, where does the hospital’s right to confidentiality end […]

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Why July 4th is a Dangerous Holiday for Medical Malpractice

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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 with people who have suffered injuries in the days before and after the holiday. With this in mind, hospitals and […]

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DVT Misdiagnosis: A Common Form of Medical Malpractice

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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 quickly turn deadly. Misdiagnosing deep vein thrombosis is a common medical mistake, often occurring in emergency rooms and hospitals in New […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

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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 a claim has enough validity to warrant litigation. The purpose of the Affidavit of Merit (AOM) is to save the State […]

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Internal Bleeding and Medical Malpractice in New Jersey

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In New Jersey and throughout the United States, internal bleeding is among the most dangerous threats to patients. A person may suffer internal bleeding due to a surgical error, or experience complications resulting from undiagnosed internal bleeding. Regardless of the underlying cause of internal bleeding, doctors must identify this medical condition and take immediate action to prevent serious harm. When doctors fail to diagnose or are delayed in diagnosing internal bleeding, it may constitute medical […]

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New Research Sheds Light on Electronic Health Records and Medical Malpractice

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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 and share patients’ charts instantly across a variety of healthcare settings, a new study revealed the rising tide of medical […]

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