Tag: medical malpractice

    Common sleep drug increases risk of falls

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    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…

    Study: More Children Given Antipsychotic Drugs

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    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…

    The Role of Hospitals in Medical Malpractice Cases

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    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…

    Medical Malpractice Defense Expensive; Cost Passed to Patients

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    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….

    The Doctor-Patient Relationship

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    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…

    “Distracted Doctoring”: A Dangerous New Trend

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    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…

    Study Compares Birth Injury Risks of Forceps to Other Procedures

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    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…

    Medical Malpractice Based on Failure to Diagnose on the Rise

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    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…

    Doctors Providing Unnecessary Treatment?

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    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…

    Bone Building Drugs Can Cause Serious Injuries After Prolonged Use

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    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…