Deaths Due to Medical Errors

Deaths Due to Medical Errors A 2000 report by the Institute of Medicine called To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System took two studies, one done in Colorado and Utah and the other in New York, and extrapolated their results to all hospital admissions in the United States. The report concludes that between […]

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How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take? It is very difficult for an attorney to provide an exact amount of time that it will take a medical malpractice case to settle or proceed to trial. Medical malpractice cases are extremely fact-sensitive and ultimately depend on the unique circumstances of each case.  Generally speaking, however, […]

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Decision Upheld in Denying Hospital’s Motion to Dismiss in a Wrongful Death Case

In Joyner v. Ortiz, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-2264-12 (July 8, 2013), the appellate panel held, despite plaintiff’s failure to name a defendant hospital within the two year time statute of limitations, the case could proceed against the hospital named in the amended complaint, as the wrongful death complaint was timely […]

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Qualifying Your Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case

Expert Witness in Medical Malpractice How can expert witnesses be competent for a particular case?  In Koseoglu v. Wry, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No.: A-1008-11T4, the Appellate Division held that, “the competency of a witness to testify as an expert is remitted to the sound discretion of the trial court.  Absent […]

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