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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Misprescribing and Overprescribing

Prescription medication can save and improve lives when used properly; however, patients are often prescribed medication that is unnecessary, too risky or inappropriate for treating a condition. Examples of misprescribing or overprescribing of medication include: Medication is prescribed to treat symptoms of a disease. However, the patient’s symptoms are not being caused by a disease; […]

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Do Doctors Cover Up Medical Errors?

In recent years, doctors have become more inclined to hide or cover up medical mistakes, according to the 2016 Medscape Ethics Report. In 2010, 95 percent of doctors surveyed said it was unacceptable to cover up a medical error under any circumstances. In 2014, that number dropped to 91 percent, and in 2016 it plummeted […]

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Recent Survivor Act Ruling

In 2009, the New Jersey’s Survivor Act was amended to state that medical malpractice suits must be filed within two years of a patient’s passing if it was a result of that malpractice. A recent case before the New Jersey appeals court clarified this amendment, saying that this timeframe is only available to victim’s families […]

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Hospital Communication Errors

A hospital environment is extremely fast-paced, with many things happening at once to protect patients’ well-being. Communication is critical as multiple healthcare professionals work as a team toward a common goal. Miscommunication or lack of communication can have disastrous consequences for patients, resulting in severe or sometimes fatal injuries. Medical error is now the third […]

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Health Insurance Mandate Approved in New Jersey

On Monday, the New Jersey State Senate approved a new health insurance mandate. The accelerated bill will mandate insurance coverage for approximately six months of substance abuse treatment for users. It also will limit initial opioid prescriptions for patients to a five-day supply. In addition, doctors will be required to discuss the risks and benefits […]

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New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyer: $53 Million Settlement in Birth Injury Lawsuit

A Chicago family was recently awarded a record settlement of $53 million in a birth injury lawsuit after their son suffered severe brain damage as a result of negligent medical care during labor. The plaintiff gave birth to her son at the University of Chicago Hospital on April 20, 2004. Now 12 years old, the […]

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Intubation Errors

When a patient cannot breathe on their own, they must be intubated to have air in their lungs. Intubation is needed in a number of circumstances both expected, such as when a patient undergoes general anesthesia, or unexpected, when an injury or illness prevents a person from breathing properly. A tube is inserted through the […]

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Cleaning Practices Fail to Decontaminate Medical Scopes

The American Journal of Infection Control released results from a study that shows, despite professionals using thorough cleaning practices, many medical scopes may be contaminated. Leftover bacteria, fluids, and other tissue remained present in the scopes, which are cleaned and reused in multiple patients. Many of the scopes, including colonoscopes, duodenoscopes, and gastroscopes contained defects […]

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Talking to Teens Can Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription opioid abuse among teenagers is a major problem in many communities. Doctors often over prescribe opioid pain medications, such as oxycodone, oxyContin, morphine, and Vicodin, and teens are getting their hands on these dangerous prescription drugs. Research has shown that 90 percent of people struggling with addiction began using before they were 21. Talking […]

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Dentist Fined for Portraying Deceased Colleague

A dentist from Short Hills, Essex County, New Jersey was fined for portraying a deceased colleague by the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The 58-year-old dentist will be fined over $1 million for impersonating another dentist and for submitting false bills to Medicaid. A 50-year exclusion from participating in […]

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