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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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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Medical Malpractice at Same-Day Surgery Centers in New Jersey

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If you need a routine medical procedure in New Jersey, you may turn to a same-day surgery center as the most convenient option. The benefit of a these surgical centers is clear: you can undergo the surgery you need in a single day, avoiding a hospital stay and the bustling hospital environment that inevitably spells longer wait times and administrative hoops to jump through. However, New Jersey’s same-day surgery centers may be less safe than […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Represents Victim of Organ Damage during Surgery

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The New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a victim’s family after the man suffered multiple injuries during surgery, which resulted in his wrongful death. The victim initially entered St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey for an adrenalectomy. An adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure intended to remove one or both adrenal glands, which are positioned above the kidneys. The adrenal glands are responsible for […]

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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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Injuries During Laparoscopic Surgery in New Jersey

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Laparoscopic surgery can be an essential, minimally invasive procedure that provides faster recovery time and less post-operative pain. However, these surgeries can also result in serious harm to patients if doctors fail to perform them correctly. A recent medical malpractice case in Middlesex County, New Jersey illustrates some of the potential complications of a laparoscopic surgery gone wrong. Laparoscopic refers to a specialized, minimally invasive surgical technique that utilizes small incisions and a high-resolution camera attached to […]

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Hospital Volume of Surgery for Congenital Heart Problems may Impact Patient Outcomes

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There are a host of birth defects that require surgical correction after a baby is born, the most common of which are congenital heart problems. In fact, 40,000 babies in the United States are born with congenital heart defects every year, amounting to 1 out of every 100 births. A recent analysis conducted by U.S. News showed an association between the number of congenital heart surgeries performed in a hospital and the survival rates for […]

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Essex County Surgical Nerve Damage Suit Results in $1.2 Million Verdict

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A medical malpractice case in Essex County, New Jersey resulted in a $1.2 million verdict after a teenage girl suffered severe nerve damage during surgery. The victim in this case, Samantha Alpert, was in high school when she underwent surgery for a bone growth in her left leg. Samantha, now 22-years-old, was an all-state tennis player at the time. Her orthopedic surgeon, Steven Robbins of the Center for Orthopedics in West Orange, was removing the […]

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Notable Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements Range from Birth Injuries to Brain Damage

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The National Law Review recently examined some of the highest medical malpractice settlements in the last few years, analyzing where these cases occurred and what types of medical injuries resulted from the negligence of doctors and hospitals across the country. The medical malpractice claims involved a variable list of medical conditions and resulting complications, including birth injuries, surgical injuries, and brain damage. The medical specialities of the doctors involved is similarly diverse, as are the […]

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Surgical Navigation Systems May Lead to Medical Errors, Cautions FDA

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several warnings recently about the risks associated with surgical stereotaxic navigation systems. These computer systems are employed to guide surgeons during operative procedures and intended to ensure accuracy of placement for surgical instruments and implants. However, the FDA has cautioned doctors about several issues with these devices, which may lead to patient injuries or even death. The most recent report, Navigational Accuracy Errors Associated with Frameless Stereotaxic […]

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