Category Archive: Negligence

  • Significant Birth Complications in Medical Negligence Claims

    Medical negligence cases may extend to delivery and birth-related injuries. When this occurs, lifelong medical problems may develop. While some injuries affect the mother, other injuries trigger health problems for the newborn. If you or your child suffered birth-related injuries, seek help from a medical malpractice attorney immediately. 

    Significant Birth Complications for the Mother

    In cases where the mother is injured or dies, some of the conditions may include: Problems because of improper suturing after an episiotomy or cesarean read more
  • Overview of New York Construction Laws

    New York Labor Law § 200 is the state labor law providing that all owners and contractors must make all workplaces under their control reasonably safe for their workers, and they need to construct, equip, arrange, operate, and conduct all worksites to provide reasonable and adequate protection to all people who have employment there. Anybody who suffers serious injuries on a construction worksite in New York will want to immediately contact an experienced New York construction accident attorney. Construction workers have some of the most dangerous read more
  • Should You Accept a First Insurance Settlement Offer?

    If you have ever received a first insurance settlement or been involved in an accident, then you know the process of settling a claim can be a long and tedious process. In New Jersey, insurers are given 10 days from receiving a claim to open an investigation.   In this way, there are specific timelines that insurance adjusters need to abide by: First-party claims: 30 days from receipt of the claim to investigate and issue a payment Third-party property damage claims: 45 days from receipt of the claim to investigate and issue a payment read more
  • Can a Closed Insurance Claim Be Reopened?

    If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you can continue to experience related losses for a long time to come. For example, if your injuries lead to complications or secondary health concerns, you can expect ongoing medical expenses – and related losses associated with decreased earnings.  Unfortunately, however, you usually cannot reopen an insurance claim once you accept a settlement, and this is exactly why you need an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney on your side from the start. Too many people accept offers read more
  • Types of Hospital Malpractice

    According to statistics, approximately 195,000 people die in hospitals each year because of preventable mistakes. Additionally, there are believed to be between 80,000 to 100,000 deaths annually in the United States due to an error in diagnosis. Moreover, there are approximately 15,000 to 19,000 medical malpractice lawsuits filed each year.  Interestingly, it is estimated that 96 percent of medical malpractice cases are settled outside of court. If you believe that a hospital or its staff acted negligently and caused your injury, you should consider read more
  • Causes of Surgical Errors

    For those with complicated medical conditions, sometimes the only way to get better is by undergoing surgery. It is not an easy decision to make, but if your physician says it is necessary, then one can only hope and pray that all goes well during surgery. Unfortunately, oftentimes all is not well during and after the surgery because of surgical errors. These errors can be made by the surgeon them self, by the professional staff assisting in the surgery, or some combination of both. Regardless of who makes the error, the end outcome could result read more
  • The Most Common Surgical Errors

    Anyone injured by common surgical errors should discuss their rights with a skilled medical malpractice attorney.  Surgeons carry out some of the most complicated, risky, and often life-threatening work. Becoming a surgeon is a lengthy and often challenging process, requiring formal education and 3-10 years of residency and training. Even with all that training, some surgeons still fall short of the level of skill required to perform their duties. This could lead to making serious errors that harm patients. 

    Types of Common Surgical Errors

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