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Viewers in New Jersey might be familiar with Paul Nassif for the work that he does correcting other surgeon’s mistakes on the popular show “Botched,” but he was recently blamed for messing up a surgery of his own. Nassif’s former patient not only alleges that he made the surgical errors, but that his associates then

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Upon the completion of a surgical procedure, the surgical team must make an inventory of all tools and associated accessories used in the operation. This is done prior to sewing the site of the surgery so that the team is assured that no surgical errors occurred and that nothing was left behind. Severe and permanent

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For virtually every course of treatment or surgical procedure, there is an accepted standard of care to which doctors and other health care professionals in New Jersey must adhere. Within this standard of care are the proper tools and procedures that should typically be followed in order to secure the best health care outcome for a

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The flu shot is an important aspect of preventative health care for the vast majority of people, but some patients in New Jersey were allegedly put at a higher risk of illness by a neglectful nurse. Administering shots requires adhering to a specific standard of care. Improper sterilization techniques are just some of the accusations

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Even as new technologies and policies seem to suggest that the surgery room will be safer than ever, New Jersey patients continue to suffer from what are often preventable injuries while under the knife. However, in an effort to prevent future surgical errors, some safety advocates believe that video cameras could finally put a damper

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Going under the knife can be an upsetting and stressful ordeal for New Jersey patients. Not only do most surgical patients experience at least some level of worry concerning the illness or injury that necessitated surgery in the first place, some might also be concerned about potential complications or errors. Perforations are especially serious complications

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Due to certain medical conditions or health care history, some patients in New Jersey are not good candidates to receive certain kinds of anesthesia. When anesthesia is not a viable option for certain procedures, alternatives such as numbing shots might be used in their place. These alternatives are not without risk and require vigilant monitoring

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There really may be no denying how integrated smart phones have become into the daily lives of people in New Jersey. Filled with seemingly endless access to helpful apps and fun games, the reasons behind their popularity can be easy to see. However, when does cell phone use cross the line, becoming a danger rather

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Vision problems can be especially difficult for New Jersey residents. Sight issues can affect their ability to drive, hold down a job or even accomplish simple tasks such as reading an email. A patient from another state claims that her debilitating eye condition was made worse by surgical errors. Not only did she cite surgery-related

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The death of a child may be the one of the worst pains that parents can experience. When a death was apparently caused by a health care professional’s negligence, parents may be left confused, hurt and wondering how those who were supposed to care for their children instead allegedly did the opposite. The parents of

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Although there is almost always some degree of risk with any type of procedure, most surgeries are typically quite safe and effective for many patients in New Jersey. However, the safety and efficacy of these surgeries hinges heavily on the attending medical professionals’ adherence to the accepted standard of care. Even surgical errors that may

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An obstetrician was handed a $5,000 fine at the conclusion of proceedings with his state’s Medical Examining Board following a mistake that he had made over a year ago. New Jersey parents may already be familiar with the procedure known as tubal ligation, although some women commonly refer to it as having their tubes tied.

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Robotic technology has been responsible for many amazing advancements in various industries, including the medical profession. However, there are some things that robots still cannot do as well as humans can, in New Jersey or elsewhere. One of these things may be surgical procedures, according to a recent university research report. Apparently, robotic surgery may

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While scientific and medical advances have made life-saving surgeries an invaluable tool for healthcare workers to utilize, errors made during a surgery can have substantial implications for patients in New Jersey. Such an injury could potentially leave you unable to work or in serious pain for an extended period of time. If you have been

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A New York man has filed suit against a surgeon and hospital in the state after going through an operation to remove his appendix twice. In his lawsuit, the man states that he had an operation in January 2013 to remove his appendix after suffering from appendicitis, a serious and extremely painful condition in which

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Robots were introduced to pharmacies partly to make the distribution of medicine safer. Multiple studies have affirmed that pharmacy robots do indeed cut down on instances of medication error. However, some New Jersey parents were likely surprised to find out that their children were given a medication intended for adult cancer patients rather than simple

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When going under the knife, the majority of patients probably expect their surgeon to be well-versed and knowledgeable in their field of expertise. Anything less than a comprehensive knowledge of delicate surgeries — such as those that involve the spine — can yield devastating results. A British doctor who set up shop as a surgeon

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The advent of robotic surgical devices has been very dramatic. Last year alone, 350,000 operations were performed using Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robotic system. Please not that this represents figures related to only one type of machine. Although use of these devices is becoming increasingly popular, patients may not be getting the full story about

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New Jersey residents who have undergone even minor surgery know that it can be somewhat nerve-wracking. Even when the procedure promises to be a simple one, patients may be worried that something will go wrong and result in serious and permanent injuries. Furthermore, those who read news stories about medical malpractice may be aware that

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This story happened a month ago, but the heartbreaking nature of it — and the alarming issues it raises about medical mistakes — warrants a discussion on this blog. A young woman went in to a New York hospital a few years ago to have a “routine” procedure performed. The procedure, known as a “laparoscopic

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