Bergen County Jury Sides with Plaintiff in Pelvic Mesh Product Defect Case

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In the ongoing product liability litigation against Ethicon for its allegedly defective Prolift pelvic mesh product, a jury in Bergen County, New Jersey recently decided in favor of the plaintiff. This marks the second major decision in New Jersey as it relates to Prolift, both of which resulted in compensatory and punitive damages awards to victims. This case was adjudicated in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack before Superior Court Judge Rachelle Harz. Following a three-week […]

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

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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. News showed an association between the number of congenital heart surgeries performed in a hospital and the survival rates for […]

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Middlesex County Doctor’s License Suspended for Allegedly Dangerous Behavior

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Officials from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office recently announced the suspension of a Middlesex County physician’s medical license after the doctor’s allegedly dangerous behavior was deemed an immediate risk to her patients and colleagues. The doctor in question, Sharon C. Worosilo, was previously employed at the New Jersey Pain Management Institute. She is the current owner of several medical practices, including one in East Brunswick and another in Franklin Township, NJ. The Professional Assistance Program of New […]

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New Research Sheds Light on Electronic Health Records and Medical Malpractice

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When electronic health records (EHRs) were initially developed, many in the medical community heralded the digitization of patients’ medical records as a significant step toward increasing patient safety. Since then, over 90 percent of hospitals and 80 percent of doctors’ offices have adopted EHR practices. Although electronic health records provide many benefits, including the ability to access and share patients’ charts instantly across a variety of healthcare settings, a new study revealed the rising tide of medical […]

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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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Who is Liable in a Medical Malpractice Case?

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If you suffer an injury due to inadequate medical care in New Jersey, you may be wondering what constitutes medical malpractice. It can be difficult to understand the complexities of medical malpractice and to determine if perhaps, you have grounds for a claim. The first thing to ask yourself is: were you injured? In other words, did you suffer harm? If so, the next question is: was there negligence on the part of a person […]

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Monmouth County Brain Injury Case Results in $17 Million Verdict

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In a recent case involving a young girl who suffered permanent brain injury after doctors prematurely removed her from a ventilator following lung surgery, a Monmouth County jury awarded her and her parents $17 million. The victim in this case was Kelsey Heaney, who was only 7-years-old when she was hospitalized for acute pneumonia in 2008. Kelsey and her parents sought treatment for her condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Her treating physician, Dr. Charles […]

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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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Ongoing Debate over Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients

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The medical community is engaged in an ongoing debate about the benefits and risks associated with use of anesthesia among pediatric patients under age 3. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the potential dangers of anesthesia and sedatives on children’s brains, a significant question has been raised about the possibility of medical malpractice for failure to perform necessary procedures requiring anesthesia in young children. The FDA issued its initial Drug Safety Communication […]

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