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Medical Malpractice Archives

'High-alert' medications in long-term care facilities

It seems to be common knowledge nowadays that the pharmaceutical industry is a booming one. Most Camden County residents probably take some form of routine prescription medication or know someone who does. Many people may even need their prescriptions to stay alive or avoid serious health events. In a nursing home or hospital setting, prescription drugs are even more apparent as potential lifesavers. Thus, correct administration of these is critical to maintaining the well-being of patients or residents. If dosing errors occur, these crucial mistakes may be a form of medical malpractice.

Photos point to serious neglect in NJ nursing home

Last week's blog post focused on confronting the reality of nursing home abuse or neglect in local facilities. Here in Camden County, most people probably don't want to think about placing a loved one in a nursing home until the possibility is imminent. Even fewer people want to consider the possibility of abuse or neglect happening to someone they know, or to anyone. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse or neglect is a very real phenomenon that may result in a medical malpractice case before the court.

Confronting the reality of nursing home abuse or neglect

As with any other occupational field, accidents can and do happen in the medical field. Unfortunately, when mistakes occur in the medical field their repercussions can be much more severe than they would be in other industries. When harm comes to patients as the result of medical negligence, it may be time to speak with a medical malpractice attorney.

Obamacare's potential effects on medical malpractice

It seems like everywhere one turns, there is more news about Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act. Many New Jersey residents likely have concerns about the effects the ACA will have on their health insurance or their healthcare in general. When it comes to medical malpractice, few people want to think about what could go wrong while under a doctor's care. Still, it's important to know how changing laws can potentially affect a patient's care.

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