Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Our Atlantic City personal injury attorneys help families dealing with the aftermath of wrongful death.

Do You Need to Worry About Nursing Home Negligence During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Coronavirus cases exist in all 50 states. No one is immune to the disease. However, the elderly have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility are particularly vulnerable. Thus, nursing home staff must do everything they can to prevent COVID-19 from entering their facility. Many of these people are heroes. They work around the clock to protect their elderly residents. Yet, nursing home negligence is on the rise. Investigations into New Jersey nursing homes with high coronavirus deaths are currently underway. Is your loved one living in a New Jersey nursing home? Did he or she die after contracting the coronavirus? If so, then you should review your legal options. An Atlantic City wrongful death attorney will conduct an investigation to determine if the nursing home…
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Can A Medical Malpractice Claim Be Filed for a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake in the US. Although some diagnostic errors are minor in terms of the consequences they have on patients, some are serious or even life-threatening. Diagnostic errors involving cancer often fall into the latter category. How can doctors or other health care providers misdiagnose cancer? There are multiple reasons why this can happen. A doctor may not identify apparent symptoms of specific types of cancer. Lab technicians may fail to identify signs of cancer, such as abnormal cell activity during a biopsy. A biopsy is a type of procedure that tests for tissue and cell abnormalities. A doctor may fail to order diagnostic tests when a patient is showing apparent symptoms of cancer. Test results can also be misinterpreted. For instance, a doctor may misinterpret the results of an imaging test with an illness that is less serious. Mistakes can be…
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Can Doctors Misdiagnose Bacterial Meningitis?

Meningitis is a terrifying health condition that causes the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord to swell. Doctors may only have hours to prevent serious injury or death if the condition is caused by a bacterial infection. Unfortunately, meningitis can also mimic the symptoms of other common illnesses. The consequences of misdiagnosed meningitis can be devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), patients who survive bacterial meningitis can suffer from permanent brain damage and hearing loss. A blood infection and multiple amputations are also possible outcomes. It is possible to survive bacterial meningitis, but only with prompt treatment. Diagnostic errors are especially dangerous for patients with this condition. A Texas family recently lost their daughter to a bacterial meningitis misdiagnosis. According to the parents, they took their 4-year-old daughter to a local emergency care center because she was suffering from a high fever, diarrhea and vomiting –…
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