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Common sleep drug increases risk of falls

It’s said that in the hospital, it’s hard to find rest. Often, patients are prescribed Ambien, a common sleep aid, in order to rest through the night. However, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the drug may also be to blame for an increased risk of falls. The Mayo Read More

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Study: More Children Given Antipsychotic Drugs

While prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs to adults have certainly increased in the last decade, the number of such drugs prescribed to children has increased dramatically. According to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, drug prescribing to children increased by eight times over the last 20 years, while five times as many drugs Read More

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The Role of Hospitals in Medical Malpractice Cases

While medical malpractice claims are financially costly to the healthcare industry and image damaging, it is not nearly the same harm endured by medical malpractice victims who can suffer irreparable injury or die. One hospital consultant says hospitals in the Bergen-Passaic region of New Jersey and nationwide can play a big role in preventing injury Read More

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Medical Malpractice Defense Expensive; Cost Passed to Patients

A new study concludes that the high cost to physicians and other health care providers of defending against medical malpractice lawsuits and maintaining medical malpractice insurance ultimately harms patients financially. Doctors’ steep malpractice defense costs are in effect reflected in the need to charge higher fees for medical services. Medical malpractice lawsuits are necessary in Read More

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship

The existence of a doctor-patient relationship, like other professional relationships, offers patents certain protections. For example, if a doctor-patient relationship does not exist, the doctor is not bound by a code of ethics and cannot be held liable for medical malpractice. Determining whether a doctor-patient relationship exists is often a simple task. Courts have found Read More

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“Distracted Doctoring”: A Dangerous New Trend

New Jersey residents would generally agree that it is common today to see people everywhere glued to their smartphones or tablets. But medical malpractice concerns can arise when these people are in the middle of performing their jobs – especially when those jobs involve matters of life and death. Hospitals and medical schools are involved Read More

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Study Compares Birth Injury Risks of Forceps to Other Procedures

A recent birth injury study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology examined the comparative safety of using forceps during delivery. Use of forceps by obstetricians has steadily decreased in recent decades in favor of caesarean sections and deliveries assisted by vacuum devices. The study, led by an obstetrician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, concluded that Read More

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Medical Malpractice Based on Failure to Diagnose on the Rise

Medical malpractice cases can arise out of a many different kinds of health care provider negligence. One of the more common malpractice claims seen by Ridgewood medical negligence lawyers is injury caused by failure to diagnose a patient’s cancer or other serious illness in a timely fashion. A new study in the Journal of the Read More

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Doctors Providing Unnecessary Treatment?

Anyone who has ever watched a late night infomercial knows there are many products being sold that people really don’t need. It might be surprising to learn, however, that many of the tests and prescriptions ordered by medical doctors are just as unnecessary. Doctors order tests and prescription medication all the time, and according to Read More

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Bone Building Drugs Can Cause Serious Injuries After Prolonged Use

Loss of bone density and osteoporosis are a serious concern for women, especially as they age. Weakened bones can lead to bone fractures, especially in the hip or spine, which can cause difficult recoveries or even disability. Some women have begun taking precautionary measures to prevent or treat osteoporosis, but new concerns are emerging over Read More

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