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How common are medication errors during surgery?

For some New Jersey residents, surgery is a necessary step. Whether it is for a major medical issue or minor health problem, patients rely on the expertise of surgeons and medical professionals to get them through the procedure. While these professionals have extensive training and education, mistakes could unfortunately occur. And when it comes to medical errors occurring during a surgery, it is possible for these mistakes to be related to the medications given to the patient during the procedure.

Helping harmed patients pursue a medical malpractice action

At some point in time, every resident in New Jersey will require some form of medical care or treatment. This is usually not an issue because patients of all ages rely on the training and expertise to diagnose and treat them no matter the injury, ailment or disease. Unfortunately, doctors are also human and can make errors. While these errors could be purely accidental, others are a result of medical negligence.

Study finds misdiagnosis is shockingly common

Receiving timely treatment is one of the most important factors in a New Jersey person's care when suffering from an illness, condition or injury. Visiting a doctor is supposed to alleviate whatever the problem is. There is an inherent and unassailable trust that a patient gives to a doctor. When that is betrayed, it can lead to significant problems that can be long-lasting. Research has found that the number of times in which a person is subjected to a misdiagnosis is far more common that was initially believed.

The fallacies of tort reform

Tort Reform is the buzzword of the past decade. Proponents of it tout it as the end-all solution to soaring medical costs. But their one-sided devoting to this concept ignores the reality of medical malpractice which is that it comprises a small portion of the healthcare industry costs. This post will go over the basics of tort reform and how it may affect you.

The first steps to take in a medical malpractice case, Part 1

Medical malpractice suits arise when a doctor, or a member of the medical team or hospital, negligently commits an error that causes an injury to a patient. The offending medical team member, and possibly the hospital, are subject to liability due to that mistake. Medical malpractice enables patients to pursue compensation for injuries sustained due to the negligence of their caregivers. This post will go over the first steps in a medical malpractice suit.

Are 24-hour shifts for interns a 'dangerous step backward?'

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the organization tasked with setting standards for doctors-in-training, dramatically altered the medical landscape back in 2011 by announcing new work hour restrictions for interns, meaning those in their first year of training post-medical school.

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