medical negligence

Monmouth County N.J. Jury Awards $17M to Family of Brain-Damaged Teen

A New Jersey Jury Handed Down a $17 Million Verdict to Parents Who Sued a Hospital, a Doctor and His Practice. By P.J. Dannunzio | October 30, 2017 Article Reprint: New Jersey Law Journal Additional Reading / Reprint: Patch.com A New Jersey jury handed down a $17 million verdict to parents who sued a hospital, a [...]

Brain-Injured Teen Wins $17M Negligence Suit Vs. New Jersey Doctor

Lauricella & McLaughlin win $17 million suit against New Jersey doctor; Neptune, New Jersey based Meridian Pediatric Associates; and Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The following is a reprint from author, Karen Wall and Patch.com Additional Reading / Reprint: Article Reprint: New Jersey Law Journal Kelsey Heaney was 7 at the time of the injury, suffered [...]

Pennsylvania Widower Alleges That Wife’s Brain Hemorrhage Was Malpractice

Brain Hemorrhage Malpractice Accusation A Pennsylvania widower has accused a local Willow Grove medical facility and its doctors of medical malpractice which resulted in the death of his wife from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. On August 28, 2016, Anne Springfield was admitted to the Emergency Department at Abington Memorial Hospital with generalized aches and fever. Doctors prescribed [...]

When Surgeons Operate on the Wrong Body Part | Surgical Checklist

What happens when a doctor performs the wrong surgery? Or removes the wrong organ? Or operates on the wrong patient? While this may seem like the stuff of science fiction or movies, sadly that is not the case. Serious and often life-threatening surgical errors often occur in operating rooms across the country. In fact, statistics show [...]

Surgery Errors – “Never Events” Should NEVER Happen

Every day thousands of surgeries occur across the country in hospitals and outpatient clinics. These surgeries range from routine procedures such as tonsillectomies, to more serious and potentially life-threatening open heart surgeries and brain surgeries. Whenever you or someone you love is undergoing a surgical procedure, you place a great deal of trust in the surgeon [...]

When Anesthesia Errors are Fatal

Patients undergoing surgical procedures receive a type of medicine, known as anesthesia, which puts them into a deep "sleep," preventing them from feeling pain or fear during the procedure. General anesthesia puts a person all the way "under," while local anesthesia takes away the pain in only a specific area. While many anesthesia errors result in [...]

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Suits Drop to 14 Year Low

Medical malpractice cases have reached a fourteen-year low in Pennsylvania, hitting the lowest point since 2000, when statewide tracking began. Interestingly, during that same time period, the number of physicians in Pennsylvania has grown. Over a decade ago, physicians in Pennsylvania made the case that crushing malpractice rates, driven by an increase in malpractice cases, were [...]

More than 65,000 Young Patients are the Victims of Medication Errors Each Year

When young patients must receive medical care, it rarely even crosses their worried parents' minds that their child could receive improper medication or an improper dosage for their weight or age. Medication errors can also include drugs which interact negatively with another prescribed medication. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, reported that a medication [...]

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