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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New Jersey Surgical Injury Lawyers Represent Victims of Surgeon Malpractice

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Earlier this year, our team of New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Passaic County woman who suffered a serious surgical injury due to the negligence of doctor who performed an unnecessary and detrimental operative procedure. Following a foot injury, our client sought treatment from multiple physicians. She received an X-Ray and an MRI, both of which confirmed that the injury was only a strain and tendonitis. The pain continued, at which time she […]

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Study Reveals 7 Surgeries Lead to 80 Percent of Deaths

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Consider this: over 3 million Americans undergo surgery each year in the United States. Some of these procedures are routine, scheduled in advance, with a low risk of complications. Others are emergent, life-saving interventions brought on by sudden, dangerous medical events. Among all surgeries, emergency general surgery (EGS) accounts for 11 percent of admissions and 50 percent of surgical mortality in the United States. Perhaps more shockingly, a study identified that 7 surgeries account for 80 percent of […]

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What is Simultaneous Surgery? Medical Malpractice Attorney Ernest Fronzuto Talks to CBS News

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Medical malpractice attorney and Fronzuto Law Group founder, Ernest Fronzuto, was recently called upon as a legal resource to discuss the strikingly common and potentially dangerous practice of simultaneous surgery. CBS 2 New York reported on the issue of simultaneous, or concurrent surgery, which occurs when a surgeon is booked to perform two, or sometimes even more, surgeries at the same time. The practice of double-booking surgeries often occurs in teaching hospitals, as less experienced physicians are […]

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Surgical Error During Colonoscopy and Postoperative Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death Case

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A colonoscopy is a relatively routine procedure. In fact, colonoscopies can serve as profoundly beneficial tools for early detection of conditions such as colon cancer. However, as with all surgeries and procedures, there are inherent risks for the patient. Worse still, when a doctor performing a colonoscopy makes an error or is negligent in some way, the results can be catastrophic, if not fatal. This scenario occurred in 67-year-old Carole Christiansen, who underwent a routine colonoscopy […]

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Arises After Device is Lodged in Patient’s Abdomen

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Leaving a foreign object in a patient’s body during surgery simply should not happen. In fact, it is often called a “never event” because of the preventable nature of this type of surgical error. Unfortunately, foreign object incidents can and do occur, often leaving patients with devastating injuries. For instance, a female patient and her husband have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a West Virginia hospital, after the woman suffered complications from a medical procedure, […]

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Intubation Errors Resulting in Medical Malpractice

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Ideally, anesthesiologists administer safe and effective drugs to patients prior to undergoing serious medical procedures. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors and associated intubation errors may occur in a variety of situations, despite assumptions that complications are isolated to hospital surgeries. For example, these errors may also occur in urgent care facilities, dentist’s offices, or surgery centers. Intubation Defined When a patient suffers a serious injury, he or she may require assistance breathing, known as endotracheal intubation.  When this occurs, the […]

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The Risks of Double-Booked Surgery

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The possibility of surgery may be stressful and daunting. Risks may be present, even for minor surgery. A patient normally puts his/her faith in a surgeon, believing that person to be trustworthy and completely focused on them during the surgery. Although a reasonable expectation, that may not always be the case. It is possible that the surgeon supervising your procedure could be operating on another patient, during your surgery. A recent investigation indicated that surgeons often […]

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