Medical Malpractice Lawsuits against Pathologists

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Pathology is a field of medicine that concentrates on the causes and effects of diseases. As a patient, you may or may not have direct interaction with a pathologist, but they can be extremely important when diagnosing the source of your symptoms. While pathologists can serve as a vital part of the diagnosis and treatment process, especially when dealing with worrisome symptoms, their mistakes can also mean the difference between life and death. Let’s take a […]

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The Most Common Radiology Errors

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Radiologists are required to participate in a minimum of 13 years of training. Although extensive knowledge and experience are vital to physicians who specialize in radiology, they make mistakes just like other doctors and healthcare providers. A study published in the medical journal Radiology found that among 8,401 radiologists across 47 states, 31 percent faced at least one medical malpractice lawsuit during their time in practice. Let’s take a closer look at what research shows about […]

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The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers

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Some of the most dangerous cancers are also the most frequently misdiagnosed in the US You may have heard the phrase “early detection saves lives.” In terms of cancer diagnosis and treatment, this could not be more true. If cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, patients are able to begin treatment sooner and to significantly improve their chances for survival. Although hard to imagine, cancer misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis occur with astounding frequency in […]

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Falls in the Emergency Room

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When you seek treatment for a medical condition at an emergency room, the last thing you expect is to sustain a new injury. Although ironic, falls in the emergency room are extremely common in New Jersey and across the United States. An adult falls in the emergency room every 15 seconds. Every 29 seconds, an adult dies from a fall in the emergency department. It is estimated that between 700,000 and 1 million people fall […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Recovers $1.9 Million in NJ Prenatal Care Negligence Case

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Attorneys for Negligent Prenatal Care in New Jersey The medical malpractice team at Fronzuto Law Group, LLC. recently recovered $1.9 million on behalf of a woman who suffered permanent injuries resulting from negligent prenatal care in New Jersey. The plaintiff in this case received obstetrical and gynecological care from the same medical group for her first and second pregnancies. She delivered her first child via C-section in Morristown, NJ after she was identified as having […]

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Medical Malpractice Attorney Ernest P. Fronzuto Advocates for Patient Rights before NJ Supreme Court

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Experienced New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorney Ernest P. Fronzuto recently argued an important case before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, where he fought to protect patients’ rights to the information surrounding their medical care in the context of hospital privilege under the Patient Safety Act. The critical question brought before the state’s highest court was: If a patient suffers harm due to medical negligence in New Jersey, where does the hospital’s right to confidentiality end […]

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The Health Consequences of Undiagnosed HPV

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You may have seen commercials about human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the leading sexually transmitted infection affecting Americans. Perhaps you even considered getting an HPV vaccine but since it must be given before age 26, the available vaccinations may have been before your time. If you do have HPV and your doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses this serious medical condition, the results can be catastrophic. Missed diagnosis of HPV can have severe health consequences, […]

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What is a Medical Malpractice Never Event?

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When we seek help from a medical professional, we count on them to faithfully execute their duty of care. Tragically, doctors and other healthcare providers make mistakes all the time and sometimes, these medical errors cause irreparable harm. In the field of medical malpractice, the term “Never Event” is often used to refer to adverse events that simply should never occur. In 2001, former CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Ken Kizer, MD., coined […]

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Why July 4th is a Dangerous Holiday for Medical Malpractice

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July 4th has been recognized as among the most dangerous holidays of the year in the United States. Although we associate Independence Day with patriotism and feelings of pride to be American, tragedies during Fourth of July celebrations and accidents during holiday travel are highly common. As such, hospitals and emergency rooms are often crowded with people who have suffered injuries in the days before and after the holiday. With this in mind, 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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