Medical Malpractice Experts: What You Need to Know

Posted March 12th, 2019 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Medical errors are not always blatant. However, you think your case represents the exception. While you may be right, your attorney needs to prove your gut feelings are correct. In New Jersey, this means retaining medical malpractice experts who meet the credential for testifying on the recognized standard of care. No one wants to hear […]

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When It Looks Like a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Suggests Malpractice

Posted January 10th, 2019 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

When you first get the news, you may be devastated. After all, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy certainly sounds scary. Nothing seemed unusual during your pregnancy.  After every office examination and ultrasound, the doctor reassured you that your baby appeared healthy. Meanwhile, you can’t help but think back to the delivery room. Something just didn’t […]

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Medical Malpractice Claims: Something You Should Know

Posted November 8th, 2018 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Whether you are suffering from an illness or need surgery, one thing is for sure. Above all, you expect confidence in the doctors, nurses and other providers entrusted with your care. However, what happens when they fail you? How exactly do medical malpractice claims work? It’s well established that medical personnel has a responsibility to […]

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What to Do When A Pharmacy Gives You the Wrong Drug Prescription

Posted June 15th, 2018 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

We trust our medical professionals with our lives. That couldn’t be truer when we rely on them to correctly and timely prescribe appropriate medications to treat our medical conditions and help alleviate our illnesses. Because of this deep trust, we assume pharmacists will also correctly fill our prescriptions. Medication errors can be deadly, but they […]

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When It Looks like a Cancer Misdiagnosis is a Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted May 11th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

The words cancer misdiagnosis may appear to be a misnomer. In your case, it might be that the prospectively deadly disease just wasn’t picked up at all. Are these grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit? In one word, maybe. First things first. As a patient or someone concerned about a loved one, you should always […]

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Question for Attorney Carbone: I Was Given the Wrong Medication. Can I Sue?

Posted March 27th, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Question: I recently had surgery to fix a torn ligament in my knee. After surgery, I was given medication to help with the pain. But soon after taking the drug, I developed a rash and was feverish. I called the doctor who said it was just a side effect of the drug. However, later that day I […]

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The Fundamentals of the Discovery Rule and Malpractice Claims

Posted February 23rd, 2017 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

It never occurred to you that you might have a medical malpractice claim. You have confidence in your doctors. They know you by name. As a female patient, you see both a general practitioner and a gynecologist. You are at the age where mammograms are ordered annually. You breathe a sigh of relief each and […]

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The Most Common Types of Medication Errors

Posted August 3rd, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

When you go to the doctor and he/she prescribes you medication for your ailment, you expect that medication to help ease your medical issues. But what if the medication does the opposite? Instead of getting better, you get worse and worse. The next thing you know, you’re going to the emergency room for an injury […]

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How an Affidavit of Merit Pertains to Your Case

Posted July 19th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

Have you heard the term “Affidavit of Merit” and wondered how it pertains to your case?  Although the words seem self-explanatory, they are particularly relevant to licensed professionals.  If you have a case against a doctor or some other medical entity, an affidavit of merit will be required by the court. Affidavits of merit are […]

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Medical Errors Become the Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Posted May 9th, 2016 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

A new report from Johns Hopkins University has found that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the report, there is an astounding 251,000 deaths each year that are due to common, preventable errors that occur in healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. That means, 700 people […]

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