Medical Malpractice

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Opioid Abuse: Could Your Doctor Be Liable?


When is a patient's addiction to prescription drugs grounds for a malpractice lawsuit?

According to statistics collected nationwide, deaths from drug overdoses have risen for 11 years, tripling since 1990. Most of these fatalities result from overuse of prescription painkillers.

The vast majority of these deaths -- approximately three-quarters -- are believed to have been accidental, while others were suicides or the result of undetermined causes. Many of these cases have led to Read more . . .


Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Jersey Protects Reports of Hospital Errors with Absolute Privilege


A recent study shows that medical errors may be the third leading cause of non-violent death in the U.S., claiming over a quarter of a million lives. But for residents of New Jersey, finding out about deadly mistakes is now more difficult because of a recent decision by a New Jersey appellate division court.

Reports on Medical Mistakes Remain Confidential

A three-judge panel has held that hospital error reports filed with the New Jersey Department of Health after a patient injury or death are not discoverable in medical malpractice litigation.


Read more . . .


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Medical Errors Are a Leading Cause of Death


Did you know that medical errors are now the third most common cause of death in the United States? They rank only behind heart disease and cancer, and kill an estimated 700 people per day. This is crazy! Seeking medical care should not be as scary as the illness you are seeking care for!

It is unclear what the exact rate of medical errors is here in Monmouth County, or even in New Jersey as a whole since that data is almost impossible to get a hold of. However, we do have data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how many medical malpractice payments were made in New Jersey each year from 2004 to 2014.


Read more . . .


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Medical Malpractice Victims in Disgusting Sexual Assault Case Stymied by Statutes of Limitation


A couple months ago, a gynecologist from Tenafly, New Jersey who practiced in New York City pled guilty to sexually assaulting two women he had examined. Dr. Robert Hadden admitted that he had “engaged in an act of oral sexual conduct against a patient for no valid medical purpose” and “intentionally and for no legitimate purpose forcibly touched the sexual and intimate parts of [another patient].” Hadden’s medical license has been revoked, and he must register as a sex offender, but it is still unclear whether the at least twenty women who have come forward as victims will be able to sue him in civil court for monetary damages. 

This is distressing, but it is something we see every day.


Read more . . .


Archived Posts

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
November
October
July
June
May
April
March
February
2012

← Newer1 2Older →



© 2020 The Cassidy Law Firm LLC | Disclaimer
750 Broad Street, Suite 3, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
| Phone: (732) 747-3999

Practice Area Overview | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Workers' Compensation | Litigation | Contract & Business Law | Personal Bankruptcy | Mediation | Appellate Law Overview | Business Disputes Litigation | Mediation | Automobile Accidents | Our Attorneys | Significant Cases

Law Firm Website Design by
Amicus Creative


© The Cassidy Law Firm LLC | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Law Firm Website Design by Zola Creative
750 Broad Street, Suite 3, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 | Phone: 732.747.3999
Attorney Advertising
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.