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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DVT Misdiagnosis: A Common Form of Medical Malpractice

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a serious medical condition that manifests in the formation of blood clots in the pelvis or legs. While blood clotting is an essential bodily function, it can be dangerous when a blood clot forms in the wrong place. When doctors fail to diagnose or misdiagnose DVT, a blood clot can quickly turn deadly. Misdiagnosing deep vein thrombosis is a common medical mistake, often occurring in emergency rooms and hospitals in New […]

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New Jersey Appellate Court Deems Medical Examiner’s Report Hearsay in Wrongful Death Case

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The New Jersey Appellate Division recently ruled that a death certificate cannot be presented as evidence in a wrongful death lawsuit unless accompanied by expert testimony. The Appellate Court panel issued its decision in the case of William Quail, whose wife Mary died shortly after an accident in a Stanhope, New Jersey grocery store. Mr. Quail filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ShopRite, during which he sought to enter his wife’s death certificate and follow-up medical […]

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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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Our Attorneys Fight for Victim of Prescription Negligence that Led to Drug Overdose

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The team of medical malpractice attorneys at Fronzuto Law Group is currently representing the estate of an Essex County man who suffered permanent injuries and wrongful death after medication errors resulted in his lethal drug overdose. After being prescribed a slew of extremely powerful and addictive prescription drugs, the man suffered a fatal overdose that led to his untimely death. The victim in this case sought treatment from medical professionals in Hudson County, New Jersey for […]

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Why Your Doctor’s Choice of Blood Pressure Medication Could Put You at Risk

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is an ongoing medical problem affecting nearly half of adults in the United States. Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease, which is currently the number one cause of death among Americans. A variety of medications are used to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension; however, a recent study revealed that two blood pressure medications may actually increase mortality risk. Blood pressure refers […]

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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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Maternal Mortality in the United States: Understanding the Numbers

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The United States added a question to the standard death certificate in 2003 to more accurately gauge the number of maternal deaths each year. With 4 million pregnant women who give birth annually in the U.S., it is essential to understand key trends in pregnancy-related deaths, factors that contribute to these deaths, and potential strategies for preventing maternal mortality. A recent study published in the Journal Obstetrics & Gynecology reviewed maternal mortality data from all of the […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Files Suit on Behalf of Mother who Suffered Wrongful Death after Child Birth

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Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a mother who suffered severe neurological injuries following the birth of her twins. The Union County hospital’s negligence in failing to recognize and treat preeclampsia led to the tragic death of a loving wife and pillar of her community. The victim in this case, 35-year-old Marlenes Teixeira, was admitted to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth at approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 2nd. She underwent […]

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When an Undiagnosed Heart Attack Leads to Cardiac Arrest

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The medical malpractice lawsuit of woman whose heart attack went undiagnosed was recently settled for $3.5 million. The victim, a mother of two, died after her heart condition was wrongly diagnosed as pneumonia, which ultimately led to cardiac arrest. 41-year-old Kristine Coleman was experiencing severe left shoulder pain that traveled down her left arm when she was admitted to Geisinger Community Medical Center on February 6, 2012. They initially ordered a cardiac evaluation, which included a cardiac […]

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