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Has a doctor misdiagnosed you because of obesity?

One of the worst experiences that any New Jersey resident can have is being misdiagnosed. Sadly, this sometimes happens to patients who are obese. When doctors are biased, they can easily overlook the signs of a serious medical condition and write it off as obesity-related. Understanding weight bias in medicine Doctors are supposed to be caring and attentive to...

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An incorrect diagnosis from the ER

If you feel as though your health is in jeopardy or you’re unable to wait for an appointment with your primary care doctor, a visit to an emergency room in New Jersey might be the best option. Even with all of the medical equipment and staff in an emergency room, there are times when a misdiagnosis can be made...

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Medications and malpractice

While getting a prescription filled in New Jersey, you might not take a second glance at the information on the container, especially if the pharmacist goes over the details. However, there are some dispensing errors that could lead to severe reactions and even death, resulting in a malpractice claim. Medication type One of the common types of dispensing errors...

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How can you deal with a medical misdiagnosis?

If you tell your doctor about certain symptoms that you are experiencing, the doctor is required to order diagnostic tests and eliminate medical conditions based on those symptoms until left with one that most closely matches. The last thing you expect is for your New Jersey doctor to misdiagnose you, but it can happen. Here is how to cope...

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Facts about psychiatric malpractice in New Jersey

Medical malpractice is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for patients. When medical professionals make mistakes, it can result in serious injury or death. In the case of psychiatric malpractice, patients may suffer from further mental health problems after being mistreated by a medical professional. How does psychiatric malpractice manifest? One of the most common ways that psychiatric...

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What can you do if you become a victim of medical gaslighting?

When New Jersey residents see doctors for a health care concern, they expect to be treated with respect and get much-needed answers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen; some doctors or other medical professionals might dismiss the patient’s concerns. This is medical gaslighting, and you should know what to do if you become a victim of it. Understanding medical gaslighting...

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How healthcare worker burnout puts patients at risk

Healthcare workers are burning out at record rates, and the problem is negatively affecting patient care in New Jersey and across the U.S. What is healthcare worker burnout? Because of widespread staff shortages, many doctors, nurses and other medical professionals face long hours and overwhelming caseloads during every shift. These stressful working conditions can lead to burnout, a state of...

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What to expect with a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit

No New Jersey parent wants to learn that their baby has suffered a birth injury. Unfortunately, these situations are common and happen after a mistake during labor or childbirth. If you file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you’ll want to know what to expect. Common birth injuries Birth injuries can occur when the mother has a difficult delivery and the baby...

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What you need to know about wrong-site surgery in New Jersey

New Jersey is not immune to wrong-site surgeries, although they rarely occur. These surgeries can have devastating consequences, leaving patients with permanent physical and emotional injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of this type of medical malpractice, it is essential to understand your legal rights and options. Wrong-site surgery and its causes Wrong-site surgery...

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What steps can medical providers take to reduce errors?

Making mistakes in the workplace is a natural human error. But when those mistakes occur in a New Jersey medical setting, the result can affect medications, surgery outcomes, and diagnoses. Patients can lose their lives, and medical providers can face being sued. Taking time to work on preventive measures can protect both patients and providers from the dangers of...

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