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Surgery gone wrong may leave New Jersey residents feeling wary

While it is true that many surgical procedures can prove difficult to perform and present various risks, some issues could be preventable. When a person is the victim of a surgery gone wrong, he or she may feel that life has changed forever. In many cases, such incidents can lead to additional medical problems or other issues that can have substantial impacts. 

New Jersey residents may be interested in one man's case that recently came to a verdict. Reports stated that the man had been experiencing pain in one of his testicles, and as a result, he was scheduled to have the testicle surgically removed. However, during the procedure, the surgeon removed the wrong testicle. The situation resulted in the man still having the testicle that caused him pain.

Why nursing home understaffing is a problem

Understaffing in nursing homes is a major problem across the entire United States. When there are not enough hands on deck, patients tend to suffer the most harm. If you have a loved one living in a nursing facility, it is important to observe the conditions of the home including the number of staff available to attend to the residents. As soon as you see signs of neglect or abuse, it is time to take action to protect your loved one.

If you believe that your parent or loved one has suffered due to negligence in a nursing facility, you may be able to take legal action. A personal injury attorney in the Bloomfield area can review your case and help you move forward with a claim due to the harmful effects of understaffed nursing homes experienced by your loved one.

Legal claims may be warranted after hospital death

The loss of a loved one under any circumstances can be difficult for surviving family. However, when a death occurs due to the mistakes or negligence of medical professionals, individuals may feel particularly distraught over the situation. Unfortunately, this type of predicament could affect anyone, as medical malpractice is, unfortunately, not altogether uncommon. 

New Jersey residents may be interested in a legal case that is currently underway in another state. According to reports, a woman has filed a claim against a hospital, university health system, one doctor and another entity due to her mother's death. Apparently, the mother had been admitted to the hospital after she complained of chest pains and shortness of breath. However, the daughter believes that the mother was not properly treated.

Infection, other outcomes could stem from medical mistakes

Undergoing surgery is nerve-wracking enough without having to worry about the competency of the medical staff. Of course, not every medical professional acts in the appropriate manner, and serious issues could result if a procedure is not completed correctly or follow-up treatment is not conducted. Many individuals can suffer from infection or other severe problems due to negligence on the part of medical professionals.

New Jersey residents may be interested in one out-of-state woman's case for medical malpractice that is currently underway. Reports stated that the woman had a non-cancerous tumor on her brain that her doctor indicated should be removed through a surgical procedure. As part of the operation, the woman had part of her skull removed, and in order to replace that portion of the skull, a titanium mesh and screws were put in place. 

Hospital negligence may lead to bedsores for New Jersey patients

Negligence often accounts for individuals suffering injuries at the hands of other parties. When a patient suffers due to hospital negligence, the issue can be quite serious as the outcomes of such negligence may result in severe or potentially fatal injuries or illness. When patients find themselves in this type of negative situation, they may wish to consider their options for seeking compensation.

New Jersey readers may be interested in one out-of-state man's predicament for which he has recently taken legal action. Reports stated that the man has filed a medical malpractice claim, alleging that a hospital did not provide the necessary care for his situation. The negligence apparently took place over the course of a few months while the man was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason.

Lack of medical aid could lead to hospital death in New Jersey

Suddenly losing a family member can cause anyone immense grief. In cases where the deceased was under the care of medical professionals at the time of death, some individuals may wonder whether the hospital staff did what they could to treat the patient effectively. Unfortunately, some parties may believe that necessary actions were not taken to save their loved one's life. 

New Jersey residents may be interested in a wrongful death case that recently began in another state. Reports stated that the person filing the claim is the brother of a man who died while at a hospital. The patient was apparently a fall risk due to suffering from neurological issues as a result of a previous motorcycle accident. 

6 risk factors for premature births

You just found out that you're pregnant, and you couldn't be more thrilled. Your spouse is also very excited. However, this is your first child, so the two of you admittedly have no experience.

As you look into birth injuries, you keep finding that children who are born prematurely are at an elevated risk of injury. They're less developed and more fragile, and doctors must take extra precautions. Medical science has come a long way over the years, but you still find yourself worrying.

Hospital negligence: Contaminated tools may cause patients harm

Going to the hospital can often cause many New Jersey residents to experience anxiety. Of course, medical attention is often needed for individuals who need to have an injury, illness or other health condition examined and treated. However, it is also not unusual for patients to suffer additional medical problems due to hospital negligence.

It was recently reported that a couple in another state have chosen to pursue a lawsuit in relation to medical malpractice. Apparently, the husband had gone to the hospital for treatment of an undisclosed issue, and while being treated, the attending physician reportedly used contaminated medical equipment. Reports stated that the doctor did not change needles between patients when diluting certain medication and also used multi-use saline vials.

New Jersey is dangerous for pedestrians this time of year

Some of the sweetest weather in New Jersey is upon us, meaning the itch to get out on foot is real. Springtime in Bloomfield and surrounding areas means bike riding, running with friends and pushing kids to and from the parks. 

Springtime in New Jersey means pedestrians are at-risk of getting hurt in traffic accidents. Between the years 2011 and 2015, 765 victims died in pedestrian accidents. How can New Jersey protect its people more effectively from the dangers on the roadways?

Infant brain damage can devastate New Jersey parents

New Jersey residents may be interested in a medical malpractice case in another state that recently reached a verdict. Reports stated that the case was filed by the parents of a now 5-year-old girl who suffered brain damage at birth. The lawsuit was filed against at least one doctor and the hospital where the child was born. 

During the delivery, complications arose as a considerable amount of bleeding occurred and the infant's heart rate could not be detected. As a result, a cesarean section was performed in order to deliver the baby. The child spent several weeks in intensive care due to blood loss and delayed transfusion after her birth. She suffered brain damage as an outcome of these issues.

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