Category: Hospital Negligence

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New Bill Proposes Limits on Medical Malpractice Claims

Healthcare reform has been an ongoing and highly contentious issue in the United States, as Republicans and Democrats continue to debate the merits and drawbacks of the Affordable Care Act, as well as how best to confront the difficulties that still plague average Americans seeking quality, affordable healthcare. Recently, Republicans in the House of Representatives drafted […]

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Do Stricter Laws on Medical Malpractice Improve Patient Care?

It is a common assumption that stricter laws help to prevent the misconduct they regulate. Researchers recently tested this assumption in the realm of medical malpractice, investigating whether or not stronger medical malpractice laws reduce the incidence of medical errors and negligence that causes patient harm. The results of the study were profoundly disappointing: while harsher […]

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Court Affirms $10 Million Verdict for Failure to Diagnose Infant Bacterial Meningitis

An Appellate Court in Pennsylvania recently upheld an over $10 million verdict in a medical malpractice case against the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and one of its doctors, for failure to timely diagnose a case of infant bacterial meningitis. The delayed diagnosis of meningitis in this case resulted in severe injuries to the young victim, […]

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Is it Medical Malpractice if New Jersey Doctors Fail to Recognize Child Abuse?

It is a terrible question, but one that needs answering: can a doctor be held liable for medical malpractice in New Jersey if he or she fails to recognize that a child is the victim of abuse? According to a recent decision in South Jersey, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Specifically, a medical malpractice claim was brought against […]

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When a Doctor Fails to Diagnose Appendicitis in New Jersey

Abdominal pain is an extremely common symptom that may be indicative of a wide variety of conditions. In fact, between five and ten percent of the patients who enter emergency rooms cite abdominal pain as one of their symptoms. This can be problematic for patients who suffer from more acute and life-threatening conditions, such as appendicitis, […]

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Family Files Pediatric Malpractice Claim after Teen Dies from Undiagnosed Brain Tumor

The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a pediatric malpractice claim against doctors who failed to diagnose a brain tumor, which tragically claimed her life. 13-year-old Molly Banzhoff was suffering from symptoms for months before her death from an undiagnosed brain tumor in May of last year. She was frequently experiencing severe migraines, nausea, […]

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Hospital-Acquired Infections in New Jersey

Hospital negligence occurs in a multitude of forms, leading among them is the incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). In fact, there were approximately 722,000 hospital-acquired infections in United States acute care hospitals in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those patients affected by hospital-acquired infections, 75,000 died. Hospital-acquired infections have […]

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Emergency Room Errors in New Jersey During the Holidays

During the holiday season, you find it everywhere you go: more people, more congestion, more stress, more exhaustion–and if you are in an emergency room–more mistakes. Hospitals and emergency care centers are always bustling with patients, doctors, and other staff; however, these places become particularly inundated during the holidays. Cold and flu season, heart disease and […]

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National Report on Hospital Safety for 2016: How Safe are New Jersey’s Hospitals?

The question of safety in New Jersey hospitals is a constant, plaguing one. Unfortunately, many hospitals frequently fail to live up to the standards of safety. When a hospital fails to meet the mark when it comes to safety, it is all too frequently the patients who suffer the consequences.  A hospital is not where […]

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