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Injuries During Laparoscopic Surgery in New Jersey

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 […]

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

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. […]

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

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 […]

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Surgical Navigation Systems May Lead to Medical Errors, Cautions FDA

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 […]

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New Jersey Surgical Injury Lawyers Represent Victims of Surgeon Malpractice

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, […]

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Study Reveals 7 Surgeries Lead to 80 Percent of Deaths

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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