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Debunking Myths: Tort Reform - Many industries have perpetuated the notion that lawsuits are out of control and responsible for many of America’s ills. Unfortunately, public policy decisions and personal decisions are often made based on these myths: Myth — The number of lawsuits filed is skyrocketing: In reality, tort cases comprise only 4.4 percent of state court filings. Further,... Read More http://ow.ly/2CGU1I
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Debunking Five Myths About Medical Malpractice - There are several myths regarding medical malpractice suits, which misinform lawmakers and patients in the United States. These myths support the ideas that there are too many malpractice cases, and that those malpractice cases are the source of various problems in the country, including high premium costs and an alleged doctor shortage. These assertions are... Read More http://ow.ly/2CAQi8
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Back-to-School Safety Refreshers - The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) is reminding everyone to be safe in school zones now that school is back in session. School zones affect pedestrians, buses, parent-driven vehicles and student-driven vehicles. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in New Jersey, and on average, one pedestrian... Read More http://ow.ly/2CwBVv
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Medical Malpractice During Childbirth - For some women, the experience of childbirth triggers emotional problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. This is especially true when mothers had complications during childbirth or a difficult birth process. Unfortunately, such complications are often caused by medical errors that can result in lasting injury to a newborn.  Although serious birth injuries are rarer than they... Read More http://ow.ly/2CqX9P
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Teen Drivers: Are They More Dangerous? - Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States and in New Jersey. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than all other drivers. Further, 43 percent of teens admit to texting while... Read More http://ow.ly/2CmrcQ
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When an Elderly Loved One Is Being Abused - Elder abuse includes several types of mistreatment and violence inflicted on individuals who are more than 60 years old, usually by a caregiver or someone an elder trusts. The true scope of elder abuse in the United States is unknown, since many incidents go unreported.  There are six major types of elder abuse:  Physical abuse... Read More http://ow.ly/2CgfSv
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Medical Malpractice in Cosmetic Surgery - Having cosmetic surgery is often an emotional decision and a major financial investment. Patients may contemplate surgery for years and endeavor to improve their self-esteem by having a procedure.  A recent trend has shown many doctors, without credentials in plastic surgery, expanding their practices to include cosmetic procedures. There are indications that this increases their... Read More http://ow.ly/2Casyq
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How to Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon - The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a serious one, and it is important to choose an experienced surgeon who specializes in the procedure you are seeking. As with other medical procedures, cosmetic surgery does carry risks.  Ensure that the plastic surgeon is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,... Read More http://ow.ly/2C48cr
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When Anesthesia Causes You Pain: Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are common. While some are minor, non-life threatening mistakes, others can lead to injury, paralysis and even death. Ironically, anesthesia is the very medicine used to numb pain.

Many medical malpractice cases involving anesthesia occur because of inexperience and negligence. In New Jersey, a Department of Health (NJDOH) regulation requires anesthesiologists to be present when nurse anesthetists deliver anesthesia in hospitals. Some of the more common types of anesthesia mistakes include:

Dosage error — The correct dose of anesthesia can safely render a patient unconscious. If, however, the dosage is too high or too low, the patient may suffer unnecessary harm and/or illness.

Delayed delivery of anesthesia — Being operated on while not fully sedated is a terrifying experience. Anesthesia can be delayed because of vaporizer leakage, IV errors, syringe-swapping troubles and other mistakes.

Failure to monitor a patient — When a patient receives a dose of anesthesia, he or she must be carefully monitored to ensure no problems arise.

Failure to recognize complications — Anesthesiologists must be able to detect complications. If a doctor fails to recognize a problem, the patient can suffer injury and possibly death.

Defective equipment — Today’s hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. However, sophisticated medical devices, like the ones used to deliver anesthesia, can malfunction.

The last place you should suffer injury is at the hospital or at the hands of your doctor. When complications from wrongly administered anesthesia result in paralysis or death to you or a loved one, contact Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy.

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Many medical malpractice cases involving anesthesia occur because of inexperience and negligence. The following are some of the more common types of anesthesia mistakes.
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Injuries from Sports in School: Has your child suffered injury while participating in a school-sanctioned sports activity including practice sessions and games? Schools are rarely held liable, simply because the injuries aren’t serious.

In fact, many claims against schools, coaches and teachers for sports injuries lack merit or are just plain frivolous. However, you may have a case if your son or daughter sustains an injury that involves:

- Permanent loss of a bodily function
- Permanent disfigurement or dismemberment
- Medical treatment expenses in excess of $3,600

Can a coach be held liable?

If you believe your son’s or daughter’s injury was caused by a negligent coach, your first move should be to contact a skilled lawyer. He or she can explain to you that in order to file a successful claim, you must be able to prove that the coach acted negligently by showing:

- Your child was owed a duty of care from the coach
- The coach breached that duty of care
- As a result of the coaches action or inaction your child was injured

A common example is a football coach who, knowing the temperature outside to be above 90 degrees, fails to provide adequate water for the players. If one of the players suffers injury or death because of dehydration, the coach can be held accountable since his or her behavior was reckless. If your child suffers injury at the hands of a teacher, coach or other education professional, an attorney can help you file a claim for compensation.

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If you believe your son’s or daughter’s injury was caused by a negligent coach, your first move should be to contact a skilled lawyer. He or she can explain to you that in order to file a successful claim.
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