Defective Medical Devices May Result In Compensation from the Manufacturer

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating medical devices in order to ensure the safety of the public. However, sometimes defective equipment or instruments pose a dangerous outcome, regardless of the FDA’s stringent approval process. Furthermore, most often cases involving a defective medical device have a medical malpractice component. In New Jersey, a physician has a duty to a patient to provide adequate and competent care. Even if a medical device is defective, an error that occurs as a result of the doctor’s failure will give rise to a medical malpractice claim. Continue reading “Defective Medical Devices May Result In Compensation from the Manufacturer”

Watercraft Activities Can Result in Death or Serious Injuries When an Operator Fails to Take the Necessary Precautions

Summertime is approaching! Many families will begin to enjoy boating, jet skiing, and other water-related activities. With that being said, it is important to be cautious when partaking in these activities. Failing to adhere to proper safety measures can result in serious or sometimes fatal injuries. Continue reading “Watercraft Activities Can Result in Death or Serious Injuries When an Operator Fails to Take the Necessary Precautions”

A Botched Abortion Can Result in Death

Recently, a woman died from an abortion at 25 weeks gestation. The woman bled to death after leaving the clinic. Prior to leaving the clinic, the woman collapsed on the bathroom floor. However, physicians still allowed her to go home. On her way home, the woman became unconscious. The driver of the vehicle called 911. However, when the ambulance arrived the woman was pronounced dead. After the woman’s death, the physician pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide. In this instance, the doctor had severed the patient’s uterine aorta, pierced the uterine wall, and tore her cervix. Continue reading “A Botched Abortion Can Result in Death”

Diabetes Can Have Fatal Consequences If Left Untreated or Mismanaged

The failure to diagnose diabetes can result in serious or fatal consequences. Diabetes is a problem with the body’s ability to process the hormone insulin. The pancreas is the organ responsible for releasing the hormone insulin to assist the body in using and regulating sugars and fats from the food that a person consumes. When a person’s insulin response is impaired, it may result in either too little insulin production or too much. This results in low or high levels of glucose. Continue reading “Diabetes Can Have Fatal Consequences If Left Untreated or Mismanaged”

Did Your Chiropractor Make a Mistake? You May Have a Claim!

A chiropractor is a licensed professional that is trained to diagnose and treat the misalignment of joints in the musculoskeletal system. Most chiropractors focus on patients who are experiencing pain and discomfort in their neck and back. Oftentimes, a chiropractor will manually adjust or manipulate the vertebrates to reduce a person’s discomfort and improve their functionality. Continue reading “Did Your Chiropractor Make a Mistake? You May Have a Claim!”