Category: Medical Malpractice

What You Need to Know About Vaccine Injuries

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

Vaccines have been proven to provide powerful and effective protections against some of our most serious diseases and illnesses. They work by introducing a substance – usually a weakened or killed form of the disease – to stimulate the body’s immune system response to the disease if it encounters it again. Though vaccines represent an…

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Osteo Relief Institute Jersey Shore Lawsuit

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Shebell & Shebell

Our firm is currently investigating claims of severe injuries, serious infections, and other potentially life-threatening complications related to injections given to patients at the Osteo Relief Institute of Jersey Shore, located in Wall, New Jersey.  The Monmouth County Board of Health and other state and federal agencies are also investigating a recent spate of patient…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Hospital Pharmacist Charged With Replacing Morphine with Saline Solution, Exposing Patients To HIV and Hepatitis

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, New Jersey has sent letters to over 200 former patients, warning them that a former hospital pharmacist who stole morphine may have exposed them to communicable diseases, including HIV and/or hepatitis. A former pharmacist at the hospital, Frederick P. McLeish, allegedly diverted intravenous morphine, fentanyl and hydroxyzine tablets for…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Nurse Botches Workplace Flu Clinic By Re-Using Syringes

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

In the fall of 2015, a New Jersey nurse made headlines after it was discovered that she had used only two syringes to administer the flu vaccine to 67 people. Although to date, no one has contracted any illness as a result of her actions, the people who received the vaccine were advised to get…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Hospital Acquired Infections

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

What Is a Hospital Acquired Infection? A hospital acquired infection is an infection that occurs in a hospital patient that is not associated with the diagnosis or health issue that they have been admitted for. For example, when a patient is admitted to the hospital for chest pains but ends up with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus…

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: California Doctor Convicted of Murder for Overprescribing Prescription Painkillers

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

When people think of deaths due to drug overdoses, the image of street drugs like heroin or cocaine often come to mind, but did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 44 people in the United States die every day as a result of prescription drug overdose? The United…

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Improving Patient Safety Through More Efficient Medical Device Recalls

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Imagine that you have a pacemaker. Then imagine that you find out that a certain type of pacemaker is being recalled because it is fitted with a defective component and has been determined to be unsafe. How will you know whether your pacemaker is included in the recall? How will your physician know? In 2013,…

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New Jersey Surgeon Under Suspicion of Malpractice Loses Medical License Due to Substance Abuse

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

A vice president of the hospital’s surgical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (RWJ) has lost his medical license and is facing litigation for medical malpractice that resulted in the death of at least one patient. According to the State Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Vijay Vaswani admitted to using cocaine a…

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Insurance Companies Are Eroding The Doctor-Patient Therapeutic Relationship

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Shebell & Shebell

Studies have shown that over the last 30 years, patients have become increasingly less satisfied with the care they receive from their primary-care doctors. It is a familiar feeling—when you show up for your appointment, your doctor really doesn’t have enough time to talk with you. They brusquely rush into the exam room, rarely look…

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Five Popular Myths of Medical Malpractice

Posted on November 7, 2013 by Shebell & Shebell

Source: triallawyercentral.com This year, widely circulated myths about medical malpractice (and the civil suits that follow) are being challenged. Dr. David A. Hyman, MD, JD, and Charles Silver, JD, point to 5 main claims that are actually myths. 1. “Malpractice crises are caused by spikes in medical malpractice litigation (in other words, sudden rises in payouts…

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