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New Jersey doctor at center of wrongful death lawsuit

New Jersey's medical professionals carry a heavy burden. After receiving their extensive education and years of on-the-job experience, they are expected to safely care for the patients to whom they tend. However, everyone knows that mistakes are made, and even preventable medical errors can occur. This is why healthcare professionals carry malpractice insurance. However, simply because New Jersey residents know that these mistakes occur does not mean that they have to accept them. In fact, when a medical error is injurious or fatal, victims or their families should consider pursuing a legal claim in hopes of providing accountability and recovering compensation for their damages.

One man is attempting to do this now after alleged medical malpractice led to the death of his wife. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the woman, who was in her 30s, had gone to her gynecologist with concerns, including vaginal discharge and the sensation that something was trying to push out of her. For a period of approximately six months, the woman received medical treatment from the doctor and the healthcare provider for which he worked. Despite the extensive treatment she received there, the lawsuit claims the doctor and his employer failed to diagnose her with the cervical cancer that eventually took her life. The lawsuit also alleges that the medical provider failed to inform the woman that the treatment she was receiving could lead to cervical cancer.

Deadly teen driving increases this time of year

One's daily commute can be scary. After all, the road is littered with fatigued truckers, distracted motorists, and those who are intoxicated. Any one of these individuals can make a mistake that can cause serious damage to themselves and others around them, including innocent and defenseless motorists. As researchers continue to study car accidents, their causes, and how they can be prevented, many continue to find themselves surprised.

Some New Jersey residents may be surprised to know that a recent study by AAA found that young teen drivers push up the fatality rate for car wrecks during the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, termed the "100 Deadliest Days." Over the last half decade, approximately 1,000 people have died each year in wrecks involving teen drivers. This death rate is about 16 percent higher than other times of the year.

How is a stroke diagnosed by New York doctors?

There are a number of medical conditions which, if caught early enough, can be effectively treated. One example is cancer. If detected in its early stages, certain forms of cancer can be treated in a variety of ways, oftentimes leading to elimination of the disease. However, when medical conditions like these are not caught quickly enough, a sufferer can face a worsened medical condition as well as the need for additional medical care, the onset of unexpected pain and suffering, and the sufferer may even become unable to work and live an otherwise normal life.

Hurt by a negligent driver? Consider acquiring legal help

As has been discussed previously on this blog, distracted driving, including texting and driving, can pose a significant threat to other motorists. In the aftermath of a car accident caused by a distracted driver, a victim can find themselves facing a very difficult life. The physical pain and suffering can be overwhelming, the medical expenses and rehabilitation costs can be unaffordable, and lost wages caused by missed work may leave a victim on uncertain financial footing. The good news is that these victims may be able to recover the compensation they need and deserve by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.

Textalyzer may help determine negligent driving

Readers of this blog, as well as those who follow the news, are well-aware of the dangers of distracted driving. In today's technological age, this most often takes the form of texting and driving. Those who take their eyes off the road to look at or send a text can travel several hundred yards without even seeing the road. In that span of time, a driver can veer into oncoming traffic, fail to yield at a crosswalk, or fail to slow for stopped traffic. Sadly, victims of these accidents are often left with serious injuries and extensive damages. Although a personal injury lawsuit could result in the recovery of compensation for their damages, victims do not always have an easy time proving that negligence caused the accident in question.

Lawsuit alleges medical malpractice led to NJ woman's death

Many medical operations are risky. Those involving the heart, the removal of certain cancers, and those that are performed under emergency situations can all pose the risk of serious injury or death. However, even seemingly minor surgeries with little or no risk can pose a threat of harm. When this happens, victims and their families can be left with significant damages, both economical and non-economical in nature.

Wrongful death claims and the statute of limitations

Losing a loved one is difficult regardless of the circumstances. The emotional pain alone can be more than enough with which to cope, but many surviving family members struggle to make ends meet in the aftermath of the loss of a loved one. The medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can take a toll, leaving families financially struggling. Making matters worse, many of these families don't know the true circumstances that led to their loved one's death.

Using experts to testify in New Jersey

The medical field is scientific in nature. This means that those who work in this industry must be adept at handling complex matters that require specialized knowledge. Medical professionals can oftentimes communicate using this scientific language, but, to most of us lay people, the terminology is well beyond what we can understand. This holds true not only for the language itself but also to medical techniques, studies, and research.

We fight against workers' compensation claim denials

New Jersey residents who have been injured on the job can have a hard time making ends meet as they try to get back on their feet. After all, their injuries could knock them out of work for a significant period of time, meaning that they will not be able to earn income. This can be especially problematic when medical expenses and rehabilitation costs come into play. Fortunately, these individuals are oftentimes afforded workers' compensation benefits, but the process of obtaining these benefits is not always as easy as it seems. Far too often there are disputes between an injured worker and their employer or their employer's insurance. These disputes can be over any number of matters, including whether the claim qualifies for workers' compensation and which medical treatment should be undertaken.

The common defenses to medical malpractice

Receiving medical care should be, and often is, a great thing. Medical advances and continuous research has led to faster diagnoses, new treatment options, and quicker and more effective medical care overall. However, the field is still subject to human error. When a doctor or nurse makes a mistake, then what would otherwise be excellent medical care can turn into a living nightmare. Victims can be left with serious pain and suffering as well as extensive financial losses in the form of medical expenses and lost wages. Also, negligent medical care may lead to a worsened medical condition and even a decreased chance of survival.

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