Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category

  • Accidental vs. Intentional Injuries in New Jersey

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    26 Jan. 2017

    In the past three decades, the states have enacted strict laws that prohibit people from intentionally harming others. For example, in the 1970s, a simple scuffle between high school students would probably result in a trip to the principal’s office and maybe a week of detention. If a similar fight took place on school grounds today, the teens could be arrested and charged with assault. Or, ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in New Jersey

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    23 Nov. 2016

    Millions of Americans place a great deal of trust in their health providers. Because they are nurses, doctors, anesthesiologists, and surgeons who spent years in school studying medicine, surely they must know what they’re doing, right? While the lion’s share of medical professionals are deeply passionate about their work, there are those who demonstrate a measurable pattern of ...
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  • Emergency Room Errors: A Form of Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    10 Dec. 2015

    If you've ever walked into an emergency room, there's a good chance that you were asked to fill out papers and then wait. You may have had to wait hours, with dozens of people in line before you. In other words, your situation may have been treated like anything but an "emergency." We bring our children to emergency rooms when they have high fevers, when our kids fall and hit ...
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  • Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    5 Nov. 2015

    When we see emergency care physicians, our primary care doctor, or a specialist, we expect to receive quality care and a proper diagnoses. Unfortunately though, the medical profession is anything but perfect and errors happen all the time, even at the finest hospitals. From chaotic emergency departments to exhausted and overworked surgical teams, to nurses pulling double shifts and doctors who ...
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  • Brachial Plexus Injuries in Newborns

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Sep. 2015

    The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that originates in the neck and branches out to control movement and sensation in the shoulders, arms, and hands. A "brachial plexus" injury is a general term that refers to a variety of injures that hinder the function of the brachial plexus nerves. The majority of brachial plexus injuries are caused by trauma and in newborns, they often occur ...
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  • Pitocin Overdose: A Danger to Newborns

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    6 May. 2015

    Just ask any expectant mother, and she's likely heard of Pitocin, otherwise known as oxytocin. Pitocin is a medication that is given to women, usually to induce labor or speed up a stalled labor. In many cases, a laboring woman is urged by her obstetrician or by nurses to use Pitocin in order to speed up the delivery process. Often, this practice is done out of convenience for the doctors or ...
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  • Prescription Drug Deaths in Women

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    19 Nov. 2014

    According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the instances of deaths from prescription drugs in women has greatly increased since 1990. By 2010, 18 women died each day due to prescription drug overdoses. This accounts for half of all overdose deaths. Women Increasingly Involved in Prescription Drug Deaths Since 2007, drug overdose deaths for women have been ...
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  • How Do I Prove That My Doctor Acted Negligently?

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    28 Aug. 2014

    While there are many different types of medical negligence, doctor error does not always equate to medical malpractice. When a doctor acts carelessly or is negligent in his or her duties, and you experience pain and suffering as a result, then you may have grounds to pursue legal action against that doctor. Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a serious illness, prescribing or administering the ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Study Shows Surgical "Never Events" Occur More Than 10 Times a Day

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    11 Feb. 2013

    Patient safety researchers from Johns Hopkins have recently published a medical malpractice study, in the online journal "Surgery", which details their prudent, yet arduous analysis into malpractice claims across the nation. During their study, the researchers uncovered the fact that surgeons throughout the United States, regardless of their surgical specialty, are leaving foreign ...
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  • Hospital Negligence: When Can A Patient File a Lawsuit?

    Posted By Posted on Aug 16, 2012 10:29am PDT

    16 Aug. 2012

    Injuries happen every day, and in the United States we can be so thankful to know that if a loved one is hurt or ill, they will receive care and treatment when inside a hospital or doctor’s office. What if that is not always the case? More and more every day, stories are being shared of the horrors that patients are experiencing when inside a care facility of some sort, and this is clearly ...
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