What to do if you suspect nursing home abuse in New Jersey

No one should have to endure abusive care, including those who are living in a nursing home setting in New Jersey. At Cooper Levenson, P.A., we work to hold negligent parties accountable when they neglect or otherwise harm patients. If you have a loved one in such a facility, you need to know what to … Continue reading “What to do if you suspect nursing home abuse in New Jersey”

So-called medical never events still happen in New Jersey

Surgical errors such as operating on the wrong person or the wrong side of the body are never supposed to happen, though they do in New Jersey and across the country. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, these preventable surgical mistakes occur in one of every 112,994 cases. Though by that estimation … Continue reading “So-called medical never events still happen in New Jersey”

Know the warnings signs of nursing home neglect

Enrolling your loved one in a New Jersey nursing home may not have been an easy decision. At Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, we know that you want only the best for your family. That is why you should know the signs that could indicate that your family member has been neglected at the facility. … Continue reading “Know the warnings signs of nursing home neglect”

What are punitive damages in medical malpractice cases?

Your medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey could result in three types of damages:         Economic: These refer to items that can be quantified, such as medical bills, missed wages.        Non-economic: These refer to damages that stem from items such as pain and suffering or a loss of your future earning capacity.        Punitive: … Continue reading “What are punitive damages in medical malpractice cases?”

The damaging effects of diagnostic errors in New Jersey

Diagnostic mistakes are costly errors that are unfortunately all too common in New Jersey and across the country. According to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, one out of every 10 diagnoses given to patients is wrong. Further, a diagnostic error is responsible for as many as 80,000 fatalities on an annual basis, the … Continue reading “The damaging effects of diagnostic errors in New Jersey”

How do you know you have a medical malpractice claim?

Because the average person only has a general understanding of the law, most people would not be able to tell you the legal definition of what medical malpractice is. But despite this fact, most people could probably tell you when medical malpractice has occurred. That’s because everyone has high expectations for doctors, hospitals and nurses. … Continue reading “How do you know you have a medical malpractice claim?”