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A Guide to Wrongful Death for Surviving Loved Ones

A Broad Overview of NJ Wrongful Death Lawsuits If you are reading this, you may have recently suffered the loss of a loved one, who you believe died due to the actions or negligence of another person. When coping with this tragic loss, questions may arise as to whether or not you have a valid […]

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Survival Actions vs. Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey

What’s the Difference Between a Survivorship Claim and a Wrongful Death Claim in NJ? When a family member suffers a fatal event due to another’s negligence, New Jersey law allows the heirs to sue the individuals or entities that caused the accident and death. However, wrongful death lawsuits that aim to compensate heirs for losing […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Malpractice: How can Negligence Occur Among Patients with Dementia?

New Jersey Malpractice Attorneys Explore Misdiagnosis and Other Forms of Negligence Among Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease Under the umbrella term, dementia, is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is a general term for any number of conditions that lead to memory loss, cognitive deficiencies, and social abilities decline. People with dementia may show signs early by forgetting common words […]

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim on Someone Else’s Behalf

Can a Family Member Sue for Medical Negligence in NJ? All told, medical errors that injure others can end in litigation. In medical malpractice lawsuits, a person called the plaintiff sues the party or parties responsible for the plaintiff’s injury. Typically, the injured patient sues the doctor, nurse, hospital, or other staff, organizations, and entities […]

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When can you File a Lawsuit for Hospice Malpractice in NJ?

Attorneys Explaining what can be done when Injuries Result from Medical Negligence in Hospice Care  A person with a terminal illness or diagnosis may rely on hospice care during the last stages of their life. While the anticipated outcome of a patient being cared for by hospice healthcare professionals is the presumed death of the […]

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New Jersey Makes Another Stride Toward Improving Maternal Health

In its continued efforts to combat maternal mortality, New Jersey lawmakers have adopted a statewide home visitation program for new mothers and infants. New mothers face tremendous challenges that most struggle with quietly, without support or guidance. Whether they have nearby family or supportive friends, mothers with newborns often feel alone in their doubts and […]

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Maternal Death Prevention Law Enacted after Widower’s Advocacy

After the death of his wife, Charles Johnson became a champion in the fight against maternal deaths in the United States. His advocacy, coupled with that of U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, led to the Preventing Maternal Death Act of 2018. President Donald Trump signed this significant legislation into law in December. The bill’s enactment represents a major […]

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Maternal Mortality: A Face Behind in the Numbers

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 […]

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DVT Misdiagnosis: A Common Form of Medical Malpractice

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 […]

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

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 […]

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