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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Fronzuto Law Group Represents Victim of Hypoxic Brain Birth Injury in New Jersey

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Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a birth injury lawsuit on behalf of an infant who suffered hypoxic ischemic brain injury and associated complications due to doctors’ failure to perform a timely cesarean section. Unfortunately, hypoxic ischemic injuries are all too common at birth, affecting thousands of children in the United States and around the world each year. The effects of these injuries are vast and complex, with potential consequences ranging from Cerebral Palsy to paralysis and […]

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Maternal Mortality: A Face Behind in the Numbers

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Maternal mortality is a significant ongoing issue facing Americans. Although advances in medicine provide doctors with more effective tools for diagnosing and treating illness and disease, some of the simplest measures are falling through the cracks, and expectant mothers are often left to suffer the consequences. A recent investigation by USA Today found that thousands of women are suffering serious injuries and death during childbirth because of basic, yet vital safety practices that hospitals and […]

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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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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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Pain and Suffering Damages for Medical Malpractice in NJ

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Victims of medical malpractice in New Jersey often experience trauma that extends far beyond their physical injuries. You may have heard the term “pain and suffering” used to describe compensation provided to medical negligence victims. So, what is pain and suffering? What does this rather vague term actually mean? How does the court determine a victim’s particular level of pain and suffering and assign a monetary amount for damages? In this article, our experienced New […]

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What is the Standard of Care in a Medical Malpractice Case?

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NJ Medical Malpractice Lawyers Explain Standard of Medical Care for a Lawsuit If you suspect you may have been the victim of medical malpractice in New Jersey, a foray into the available information on the web likely revealed numerous references to the “standard of care.” You may be wondering, what is the standard of care? How does it apply to my medical malpractice case? The term standard of care seems reasonably simple, but it is […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Brings Medical Malpractice Case before New Jersey Supreme Court

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Attorney Ernest P. Fronzuto, the founder of Fronzuto Law Group, appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court this week in a significant medical malpractice case that may spell long-term implications for similar medical negligence lawsuits in New Jersey. The case calls into question the right of hospitals to confidentiality when conducting internal reviews of adverse events if they fail to adequately report said incidents to state regulators, as required by law. Under New Jersey’s Patient Safety […]

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Brain Injuries at Birth Linked with Lower Dopamine Levels in Adulthood

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Recent research has identified a correlation between brain injuries at birth and lower levels of dopamine in the brain long-term. The study sought to examine chemical changes in the brain for individuals who were born prematurely, as well as those who experienced brain injury during labor and delivery or soon after birth. The results showed a specific interplay between premature birth, brain injury, and lasting decreases in one of the brain’s essential chemicals. The study, […]

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The Dangers of Undiagnosed Group B Streptococcus (GBS) during Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your doctor must diligently monitor your health and test for a variety of medical conditions that may pose a danger to you and your baby. Among the essential preventative screenings for pregnant women is a test for Group B Streptococcus, a type of infection that may be passed to your baby during childbirth. If an obstetrician fails to test for GBS and an undiagnosed mother gives birth, her child may contract the infection and […]

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