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Medical Negligence Suits Could Increase Due To Federal Mandate

New Jersey readers may be interested to hear of a relatively recent change to federal law. The change in question directs hospitals to implement electronic health record (EHR) systems by 2012. These systems are meant to collect and monitor patient data, but many worry that the fast-arriving deadline may increase the likelihood of medical negligence […]

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Doctors Diagnosis Contributed To 14 Year Olds Death

A New Jersey appellate court recently upheld the decision that an emergency room doctor offered an inaccurate diagnosis of a boy whose mother had kicked him in the throat. The court maintained that the doctor behaved in a negligent manner, failing to alert the appropriate specialists who might have otherwise treated the boy’s injuries. The […]

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Failure To Diagnose Strep Leads To Leg Amputation For 6 Year Old

Failure to diagnose and medical negligence can be devastating forms of medical malpractice in New Jersey and New York. Sometimes the failure to perform a test generally accepted as the proper procedure in the medical community can lead to significant and life-threatening injuries, and even death. Readers of this blog may be interested in a […]

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Product Distributors Liable For Withholding Drugs From Hospitals

In New Jersey and New York, products liability cases generally involve claims of negligence for breaching a duty of care that results in the injury of another. Medication manufactured negligently could result in claims by patients who suffered personal injury upon taking the drug. But what about product distributors and retailers who intentionally create drug […]

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    Medical Malpractice and Birth Injury Claims for Active Military and Veterans in New Jersey

    Claims for Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries on Behalf of Active Duty and Former Service Members When you are in the service and a military or Veterans Administration physician or treatment facility caused a birth injury or other harm due to medical malpractice, you may be able to sue the military for damages to yourself […]

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    Impact of Preexisting Conditions on Medical Malpractice Cases

    How does a Preexisting Condition Affect a Medical Malpractice Claim in New Jersey? Preexisting conditions are those illnesses, injuries, or conditions that a person had before seeing the doctor for another issue. Although a relatively common defense used by doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals and facilities to justify adverse events, preexisting conditions are not […]

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    How the US Stacks Up Among Affluent Countries for Pregnant Women’s Health and Avoidable Complications

    In the realm of pregnancy complications and preventable deaths, America falls behind ten other prosperous nations, according to a new study. In a study conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, women in the United States died more often from avoidable pregnancy and delivery-related complications compared to 10 other developed nations. Whether lapses in the healthcare system, […]

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