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In New Jersey, death caused by negligence may provoke lawsuit

When a loved one enters assisted living, it can be a relief to New Jersey family members who want the best care for their relative. Assisted living facilities provide residents with medical care and whatever other assistance a doctor requests for them. That is why the unexpected death of a resident may spark questions and investigations that may ultimately lead to fines and lawsuits.

Medical negligence linked to an astonishing number of deaths

New Jersey patients generally go to the hospital in order to get well, but not everyone has the fortune to make it back home. Medical errors, including negligence and misdiagnoses, are the third highest cause of death in the United States. Conducted by a leading school of medicine, the study also came to another startlingly conclusion -- deaths from medical mistakes go under reported.

What to do after wrong site surgery

Malpractice suits continue to rise, and one reason for the steady climb is an increase in wrong site surgery cases. Often these types of cases are a result of neglect and the failure of medical professionals to double check and follow safety procedures during surgery. There may be multiple people at fault in such suits, including the surgeon, doctor who provided a diagnosis or scheduled the surgery, the nurse and lab technician. Various medical personnel are responsible for the safety of patients in the operating room as well as pre and post surgery. If you or someone you love has experienced a wrong site surgical procedure due to neglect, there are steps you can take to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Lawsuit over Joan Rivers' death finally settled

Joan Rivers' 2014 death saddened and confused not only the fashion world but also her many fans in New Jersey and across America. Soon after the comedian's death, questions concerning possible negligence during a medical procedure began to circulate. Melissa Rivers -- Joan Rivers' daughter -- then filed a medical malpractice suit for what she said was her mother's wrongful death. The suit was recently settled.

Negligence cited as one reason for medical license revocation

A New Jersey doctor is facing criminal charges following allegations of conspiracy, theft by deception and health care fraud. However, what may be even more upsetting to patients, is the medical malpractice and negligence behind the decision to strip him of his license to practice. Although he has been ordered to shell out $130,000 in civil penalties and just over $308,000 to reimburse the state for costs associated with the investigation, that might not be sufficient for his victims and their families.

Negligence could lead to delayed or missed cancer diagnosis

When it comes to the treatment of cancer, any delay in the diagnosis of the disease could have serious or even fatal consequences. In many cases, missing a diagnosis or the delayed diagnosis of such a serious condition could be the result of doctor or hospital negligence. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered because of this, you deserve to know your rights and options.

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