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When is a Medical Injury Considered Malpractice?

A 16-year-old New Jersey teen was recently awarded $17 million after suffering damage to her thalamus during a medical procedure. The incident occurred when the teen was seven years old. She was hospitalized with pneumonia so severe that one part of her lung was beyond the point of treating with antibiotics. Instead, her medical care

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Could This New Jersey Doctor Be Sued for Prescribing Pain Medication?

New Jersey’s attorney general is working to suspend the license of a doctor who prescribed a lethal dose of fentanyl “off-label” to a patient. Fentanyl is actually meant to be prescribed to cancer patients who are suffering from bouts of pain despite the use of other opioids. While the patient did suffer from neck and

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Why This Cancer Patient Shouldn’t Have Died

A recent lawsuit was finally concluded when a jury awarded $6 million to a family who lost their loved one due to medical negligence. The medical malpractice lawsuit involved a Newark doctor that failed to diagnose a patient’s cancer, causing his death. In December of 2007, the patient visited his doctor because he found blood

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How to Stay Safe from Medical Malpractice

According to the Journal of Patient Safety, approximately 440,000 people die every year as a result of preventable medical errors. To put things into perspective, this number is higher than the number of people who die from heart disease and cancer. That said, many people do not believe injuries caused by a doctor’s mistakes would

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Doctor Sued for Malpractice, Pressuring Family to Donate Organs

Last year, a family fled California to New Jersey to keep their daughter alive. In California, hospitals may terminate life support for terminally brain dead patients. New Jersey, on the other hand, accommodates patients who are declared brain dead and does not accept it as a final declaration of death. In the case of this

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