Do You Have A Case For Being Stuck With A Contaminated Needle?

Getting stuck by a needle in the hospital or some other type of medical setting can be a lot more concerning than having a simple needle stick injury. The needle could have been used on another patient who had dangerous infective diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B or C, or other bloodborne pathogens. If you … Read more

Do You Have A Case For A Faulty Knee Replacement Surgery?

In more than 95% of patients a knee replacement will last up to 15 – 20 years without issue.  Unfortunately, there are times when patients have significant complications following a procedure for total knee replacement soon after that surgery.  This can lead to the need for additional surgeries (called revision surgeries). It can also result … Read more

Do I Have A Malpractice Case Against A Cardiologist?

Cardiologists are doctors who have specialized training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Because they treat such a vital part of a healthy functioning body if they do commit negligence or malpractice while treating you or a loved one it can mean dire consequences for your entire … Read more

Do You Have A Case For Negligent Care By A Nurse Practitioner?

When you go to a doctor’s office you may be surprised to find that you wind up being treated by a nurse instead of the doctor himself. However this is common in those offices – particularly the offices of family practitioners or primary care physicians. These types of nurses are known as certified nursing practitioners, … Read more

Is Your Attending Doctor At Fault For Your Nursing Home Injury?

When you or a loved one suffer a serious injury at a nursing home in New Jersey, you will likely focus on the nursing staff for being at fault. The nurses at the home are the ones who regularly treat you and with whom you have the most contact. However the person who is ultimately … Read more

Do You Have A Malpractice Case For Poor Emergency Room Care?

Medical error is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. These errors are not limited to those patients admitted to the hospital but can occur in the emergency room as well. In fact they can occur before a patient is even seen by a doctor. In the ER setting typically the … Read more

How Long Do You Have To Sue A Doctor or Hospital For Medical Malpractice?

In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, if you think that you or a loved one was harmed by a doctor or other medical care provider’s malpractice and are thinking of filing suit, it is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.  This is because in both states there is a … Read more

Can You Sue Your Doctor Or A Hospital For Missing A Fracture?

A misdiagnosed bone fracture, whether from an arm, leg, or other body part can cause irreparable damage that should never have occurred. The delay in an accurate diagnosis can prevent the bone from healing properly and cause constant pain, limit movement of the injured area, and substantial alteration of your lifestyle. When a patient arrives … Read more

What to Do if Your Doctor Commits Malpractice

Do not threaten, or even indicate, to the doctor that you may file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Threats will not solve your problem, but may, in fact, make things worse. So instead of threatening your doctor, we suggest you take the following steps: 1. Order all your medical records pertaining to the malpractice. You have … Read more

A Nursing Home Must Notify a Resident’s Doctor and Family of Significant Changes to that Resident

If a member of your family has an accident or significant change in their medical condition – such as declining health, bed sores, etc. – while a resident at a nursing home, it must notify both your doctor and you by statute.  According to the Nursing Home Reform Act §483.10(g)(14) a nursing home must immediately … Read more