Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer on the Rise

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Colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as bowel cancer or simply colon cancer, is an abnormal growth of cells in the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum. It is currently the third leading form of cancer diagnosed in the world. In fact, there were approximately 1.8 million new cases of colorectal cancer in 2018 alone. While the prevalence of colon cancer has remained at current rates or begun to decrease in many high-income […]

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Antibiotics may Increase Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

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Antibiotics Lawsuit Attorneys in NJ Antibiotics can be vital to your recovery from a disease or illness. These powerful medications fight infection and are used everyday to treat a broad range of diseases caused by bacteria. Unfortunately, with the potential to do so much good, antibiotics can also cause serious harm when improperly prescribed, administered, or otherwise provided to patients. Beyond this sad reality, a recent study identified a potential link between the use of […]

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Nursing Malpractice in New Jersey

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Attorneys for Victims of Nurse Negligence in NJ When many people think of medical malpractice, their minds automatically conjure up images of doctors, surgeons, and other physicians. However, these professionals spend a very short amount of time actually engaged with the patients. In their absence, it is nurses who stand in the gap, playing an integral role in the diagnosis and treatment process. While the practice of nursing is subject to intensive oversight in New […]

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Diabetes-Related Malpractice in New Jersey

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NJ Diabetes Malpractice Lawyers for Diagnostic, Treatment, Medications Errors Medical negligence involving diabetes is extremely common, particularly as the number of diabetes cases in the U.S. has skyrocketed in recent years. It is now the 7th leading cause of death among Americans. Beyond the untimely deaths caused by diabetes, this condition is also the top cause of amputations, kidney failure, and blindness in the country. Unfortunately, there is no cure for diabetes. Instead, doctors must […]

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Top 3 Misdiagnosed Conditions Cause the Most Misdiagnosis-Related Harm

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Recent research investigating medical misdiagnosis discovered that three main categories of conditions account for the majority of serious harm caused by delayed or inaccurate diagnosis. And there’s more. When it comes to misdiagnosis and medical malpractice, estimates suggest that between 40,000 and 80,000 patients die as a result of misdiagnosis in U.S. hospitals every year. Other research suggests that the numbers are even higher, with as many as 4 million patients suffering serious harm, and […]

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The Effect of “Apology Laws” on Medical Malpractice Claims

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In recent years, states have adopted “Apology Laws,” which allow doctors to apologize to patients for medical errors and negative outcomes without fear of such apologies being used against them as evidence in medical malpractice litigation. While 38 states and the District of Columbia have embraced the idea of doctors saying sorry, and enacted legislation this effect, there has been little known about the ultimate impact of apology laws in these states. In this article, […]

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Diagnostic Imaging Errors and Misdiagnosis Drive up Healthcare Costs, Walmart Says

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The largest private employer in the United States, Walmart Inc., recently announced a plan to combat excessive healthcare spending for its employees. One of the culprits they say? Countless people being misdiagnosed because of diagnostic imaging errors. In fact, the company says a significant number of its workers are being misdiagnosed by their doctor or being treated with unnecessary surgery when only non-surgical interventions are needed. Beyond the wasted resources spent on medical expenses, the […]

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Magnetic Therapy may Improve Function after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Concussion and other mild brain injuries can have lasting effects. These injuries do not discriminate among those whom they impact, occurring in children and the elderly alike. Sadly, a person who suffers a concussion or another mild trauma affecting the brain may experience permanent cognitive impairments, personality changes, differences in behavior, and more. These lasting effects do not simply impact the sufferer, instead extending to his or her family, friends, and close personal relationships. As […]

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Is there a Med Mal Damages Cap in Federally Funded Hospitals in New Jersey?

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Receiving medical care is by no means the same in every environment. Clearly, when you go to your local doctor’s office, visit a nearby urgent care center, check into the hospital, or rush to the emergency room, each experience is fundamentally different from the next. But did you know that where you are treated and who is involved in your treatment may also spell implications if you are a victim of medical malpractice? In fact, […]

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Understanding Surgical Site Infections in New Jersey

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In this week’s edition of our ongoing series regarding surgery-related malpractice in New Jersey, we will address the dangerous problem of surgical site infection. As a person planning to undergo surgery or a patient who has recently undergone a surgical procedure, there are some critical things about surgical site infection and other postoperative complications that you should know. In the following article, we will define and examine the issue of surgical site infection to provide […]

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