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April 2015 Archives

Outpatient clinic accused of negligence in surgery gone wrong

While outpatient surgery centers are common in New Jersey and in other states across America, these centers are typically not certified or trained to perform more complex operations. One family is without their loved one following what they say was a serious mistake on the operating table at one of these centers. The victim's family believes the surgery gone wrong could have been avoided had he been seen at a hospital instead. 

Hospital likely to blame device manufacturer for infection

Bacteria that are resistant to all of the various types of antibiotics that are currently available may sound like science fiction to some people in New Jersey, but this type of bacteria is all too real. A recent so-called "superbug" is believed to have spread from patient to patient on an endoscopic tool that had not been properly cleaned, and hundreds of other patients were allegedly exposed to infection in separate incidents. Although spokespeople for the hospital where the superbug incident is centered -- which is in another state -- have not said much on the matter, others suggest that the hospital's attorneys may be looking to hold the manufacturer of the tool liable.

I'm a victim of doctor negligence, when should I file a claim?

Recovering from a serious injury or illness caused by medical malpractice can be a time-consuming process. For most victims, much of their physical and emotional attention is directed toward recovery, leaving them little time or energy to devote to considering the serious impact that the related damages will ultimately cause. While New Jersey patients may wish to focus solely on their recoveries, there is only a finite amount of time to seek compensation after suffering from the negligence of a health care provider. 

Malpractice settlement aims to curb negligence in communication

One man's successful medical malpractice suit is more than just a win for him; it is also a win for future patients of the hospital outside of New Jersey where he was initially treated several years ago. According to the man's lawsuit, there was negligence in the line of communication between his various health care providers, which ultimately led to devastating injuries and lifelong complications. As part of his settlement, he is no longer on the hook for the nearly $800,000 in pending medical bills.

New Jersey Senate leader wants to improve standards of care

Depending on the job that a person is applying for, particularly if it deals with children or law enforcement, it is not unreasonable to expect that a background check will be involved. However, background checks are far from mandatory for most jobs. In an effort to improve standards of care, Loretta Weinberg -- the Senate Majority Leader in New Jersey -- wants to see background checks performed on doctors.

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