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For Malpractice Reform, Focus on Medicine Instead of the Law

Congressional Republicans have recently revived discussions on Medical Malpractice – capping damages at $250,000 for certain kinds of injuries. A perennial argument of supporters of such measures is that many claims are frivolous, clogging the court system and driving up health care costs for everyone. But the evidence doesn’t necessarily support this. The New York Times recently […]

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NJ Police Do Statewide Crackdown on Distracted Driving

Beginning this week and running through late April, police in almost 200 jurisdictions across New Jersey are engaging in a statewide crackdown on distracted driving. Police will be looking for drivers eating, grooming or, most prevalently, talking or texting on their cell phones. The effort is a part of the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay enforcement […]

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Diagnostic Errors Are Common – What You Can Do to Avoid Them

Last year, Johns Hopkins released a report that showed medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. While there is some dispute, medical professionals agree: there are more medical errors than there should be. One of the most common errors is also the one where […]

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NJ Hospitals Saved $614 Million and 77,000 Patients from Harm

NJ Hospitals are recognizing a small victory of saving $614 million and averting an additional 77,000 cases of patient harm between 2012 and 2016. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has released a progress report (PDF) that chronicles the progress its hospitals have made over five years under the Partnership for Patients-New Jersey program, part of a national […]

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30 Patients Injured at Osteo Relief Institute

The Osteo Relief Institute shut down earlier this month after 30 patients contracted infections that were linked to the institute, according to local reports. The infections occurred after the patients received injections from the institute, which were supposed to help with knee pain, News 12 New Jersey reported. But instead the patients developed septic arthritis, a painful […]

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Corine Mogenis Reflects on NEJM Forum

Getting doctors and patients to see an issue from each other’s perspective is never easy, but our Medical Paralegal Corine Mogenis recently participated in a forum designed to do just that. The forum, sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine, was organized to facilitate conversations between lawyers, patients who were subject to malpractice, advocates, physicians, and medical students, […]

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31 NJ Physicians Lose Jobs in Opioid Crackdown

Over the past year, 31 New Jersey doctors have lost their license to practice medicine and dispense prescriptions after over-prescribing opioid narcotics. The discipline was carried out by the State Board of Medical Examiners after analysis of prescribing habits by each of the 31 doctors. Of the 31, there were 14 with final dispositions, including eight physicians […]

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Corine Mogenis Participates in Panel on Medical Errors by NEJM

Corine Mogenis was invited to be an expert on the panel in an online discussion about Medical Errors orchestrated by the Harvard Physician/Attorney Matthew H. H. Young, MD, Esq. and in conjunction with the New England Journal of Medicine. This online discussion will continue from March 2nd – March 10th. The panel and forum is composed of […]

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Pink Night Scores Big Win for Cancer Charity

“Pink Night,” a program in which the Middlesex County College and Brookdale Community College basketball teams supported cancer awareness, was held at Middlesex on February 21st. The men’s and women’s teams from both schools wore special warm-up t-shirts and members of the MCC women’s team organized a bake sale and collected donations for a cancer […]

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Jim Martin Secures $1.225 Million Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Our client died partially as a result of a missed diagnosis of lung cancer by Defendant doctors. Before the completion of the defense case during the trial, we settled for $1.225 million. In March of 2009, our client received a chest x-ray (CXR) taken as part of a routine physical exam at Bridgewater Medical Group. […]

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