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Privacy is an essential aspect of complete and competent medical care in New Jersey. The need for privacy is even realized in federal law and protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, more commonly referred to as HIPAA. However, apparent lax enforcement of the law has led to a number of possible medical

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is tasked with the well-being of veterans from the various branches of the U.S. military forces. Despite widespread respect and admiration for veterans in New Jersey and all those who have served, medical care in VA facilities continues to have widespread problems. These range from misdiagnoses, doctor’s errors and other

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New Jersey families include a member who suffers from a disability that makes it impossible to effectively communicate, if at all. When these family members suffer injuries, it can be difficult for medical personnel to identify the patient’s injuries. For this reason, it is imperative that doctors and other hospital staff go the extra mile

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Doctors spend years studying before being granted medical licenses, and even then they must spend rigorous hours doing rotations in hospitals under the supervision and guidance of more experienced physicians. Despite the enormous amount of training that goes into becoming a doctor, New Jersey patients continue to fall victim to misdiagnoses. In fact, the data

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Caring for elderly patients with a multitude of health problems can be an understandably trying experience, but this does not excuse doctors or hospitals from providing the best and most appropriate care possible. No matter the situation or illness, families in New Jersey should be able to expect that their loved one will receive nothing

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Although many of the medical malpractice stories that reach New Jersey patients are of incidents that occurred in hospitals or smaller out-patient facilities, these are not the only places where negligence can occur. Nursing home residents and those receiving care from in-home health workers can be especially vulnerable if the vast majority of people continue

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Parents in New Jersey may have already heard the news that is sweeping the nation about an alleged abusive pediatric dentist. Accused of abuse and medical malpractice by a number of parents, the dentist recently chose to shut down his clinic. Once the state Attorney General launched an investigation against him, he surrendered his medical

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Between electronic records, patient identification bracelets and numerous other safe falls that are intended to prevent errors in the world of health care, patients in New Jersey may be wondering why medical malpractice even still happens. Indeed, medical errors are far from a rare occurrence in New Jersey, and they are the third most common

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Having dental work may not always be the most pleasant task for New Jersey residents but, once completed, can provide an immense amount of pain relief or improved dental health. Unfortunately, when not performed properly, resulting tooth and mouth problems can be tremendously painful. The subsequent impact of a surgical error is the reason that

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Prescription medications must be given in precise dosages to ensure the proper treatment of patients and to also avoid potentially devastating side effects. Unfortunately, even when in the hospital and under a doctor’s care, a medication error can still occur. One family living outside the state of New Jersey, who is suffering from the loss

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The vast majority of drivers in New Jersey understand the urgency that flashing lights and sirens convey. When emergency vehicles engage both of these warnings, drivers typically pull over to the side of the road to allow them to pass unhindered, as often these emergencies are time sensitive. Unfortunately, one woman suspects that the emergency

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Dentists are equipped for more than just keeping teeth clean and filling cavities. For many patients in New Jersey, the dentist is the first line of defense when it comes to identifying potential serious health issues in the mouth. When a dentist misses serious signs of medical issues, it may lead the way for further

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The wife of the late noted golf course architect John Harbottle III claims that his death was an entirely avoidable event. She believes that misdiagnoses from Harbottle’s physicians resulted in a lack of necessary and proper care that ultimately resulted in his death. Spouses and other family members in New Jersey who have suffered the

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A patient from outside of New Jersey claims that her life expectancy is less than it was before a she underwent a series of procedures by a specialist. According to the medical malpractice claim that she filed, doctor’s errors resulted in serious and permanent damages to her body. The doctor that performed the procedures was

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You may be hard-pressed to find a person in New Jersey who doesn’t take some type of medication on at least an as-needed basic. Prescription medication use has become so prevalent that some doctors tend to treat writing a prescription as no big deal. Sadly, a seemingly routine act can result in a serious medication

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To relieve stress or escape worries, some families in New Jersey may take time off work or school to hit the roads or the open seas for a vacation. While most people probably imagine leaving their troubles behind when embarking on a cruise, life can still take interesting turns, and an individual could suffer a

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It’s really only been within the last decade that healthcare institutions in New Jersey began to make medical record keeping an electronic process. Most institutions were apparently seeking a more efficient and accurate way to track a patient’s history, but recent research indicates that electronic medical records may not have been the correct answer. Whether

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Medical malpractice insurance usually isn’t a one size fits all policy. Various procedures and surgeries must be covered on their own medical malpractice insurance policy. Unfortunately, if surgical errors occur and a patient is injured, it may be difficult to seek the compensation to which he or she may eb entitled. With that in mind, the

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Being harmed by a healthcare provider who was supposed to help can be a tough pill to swallow. It can even more difficult, perhaps, to prove that your injury was caused through either direct error or neglect of a New Jersey doctor. Documentation can be critical when it comes to proving a claim of medical malpractice.

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Cancer is often a serious healthcare issue that requires prompt and intensive treatment. Despite this, a woman from another state contends that her father’s doctor failed to inform him of his cancer diagnosis, which ultimately resulted in his wrongful death. New Jersey patients or their families who have similarly suffered after not being informed of

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Deciding to have a cosmetic procedure performed is usually done so in order to improve a New Jersey individual’s appearance. Despite this, a patient who underwent what was supposed to be a simple procedure was apparently left permanently disfigured. Since the failed procedure, she has filed a medical malpractice suit against her dermatologist and several

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Cancer can be a life-altering diagnosis for almost any New Jersey patient. Doctors who specialize in treating cancer, oncologists, have to comply with a standard of reasonable care when it comes to treating cancer. Failure to do so can result in a doctor’s error seriously harming a patient, which can further lead to a medical

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When a patient is injured by a medical doctor, it isn’t always the case that the patient is going to have a viable medical malpractice case that will allow them to recover damages. While that would be nice, it isn’t always possible, whether for legal or practical reasons. That being said, there may be some

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Medical error can occur in any context, and Veterans Administration hospitals are no exception. In fact, VA hospitals are coming under increasing criticism for medical error. The incidence or error is reportedly high in both maternity care and surgical care, two important indicators of patient safety. With respect to maternity care, babies born at military

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A doctor in New Jersey was ordered to pay $425,000 to one of his patients earlier this month in connection with a surgery gone awry. The surgery in question was a lengthy spinal fusion operation back in 2008. Sources were not clear about the harm suffered by the patient in the surgery, but did mention

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As consumers, most people want to know what kind of product they are purchasing, how it compares to other similar products, and whether they can trust any warranties that come with the product. Similarly, when we receive medical services, we expect to be well-informed and that we can trust our health care providers, especially physicians.

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According to a recent report issued by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, hospitals are generally moving toward greater awareness and practice of patient safety. The report specifically mentions that the number of medication errors, infections and patient injuries decreased 9 percent between 2010 and 2012. That may not sound like a lot,

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Making mistakes and learning from them is a natural part of life, as everybody knows. In the field of health care, mistakes are certainly made and providers do hopefully learn from them. That being said, some mistakes can be costly for the patients who are affected by them, and patients deserve to be informed of

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Distraction from cell phones and other handheld electronic devices isn’t just a problem on the roads in New Jersey; it’s also a potential problem in operating rooms. Medical malpractice lawsuits involving allegations of “distracted doctoring” are beginning to appear across the country, and they may make you even more hesitant about going under the knife.

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