Family members who are advanced in age often require more medical care than their family members can provide. As a result, families in New Jersey make the decision to place their trust in a long-term medical care facility, such as a nursing home. Unfortunately, one family lost their loved one in an incident at such a facility that could ultimately result in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
New parents in New Jersey likely have certain expectations for the days and weeks following the birth of their child. They likely plan to spend days recovering from the delivery as well as getting to know their new son or daughter. Unfortunately for one family in another state, the days after the birth of their new son turned into a nightmare that led to the death of the child's mother; her husband has since been awarded millions in damages due to medical malpractice.
There comes a time when many families in New Jersey are tasked with the difficult decision regarding the most appropriate placement of family members who require medical assistance. Many must ultimately decide that they are no longer able to meet their loved one's needs and place them in a nursing home facility. These families believe that these facilities will strive to protect the safety and well-being of their residents; failing that, they believe that the facility will take appropriate action if harm -- including medical malpractice in the form of abuse -- should occur.
People with dementia in New Jersey and across the country often live in a world that caregivers and family members cannot access. Even when those struggling with this disease are coherent, claims of abuse or violence may not be believed due to issues with their memories or the belief that they could simply be hallucinations from the medications they are taking. However, the claims from women in a nursing home in another state may now be believed after a man was convicted of charges related to sexual assault. A medical malpractice lawsuit could potentially follow the verdict.
Many people in New Jersey are sometimes forced to face an unhappy truth -- that they are no longer capable of meeting the medical needs of their aging loved ones. Unfortunately, some people may have concerns about placing their family members in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes due to issues related to medical malpractice, specifically in the form of abuse or neglect. As a result, lawmakers have recently created a law that changes how care providers are expected to report cases of abuse.
Dementia often forces families to make difficult decisions. In many cases, those suffering from such a disease become unable to care for themselves, and family members are often unable to meet their healthcare needs. Thinking it in their loved ones' best interests, many in New Jersey make the decision to place them in nursing home facilities. However, instances of medical malpractice -- in the form of abuse or neglect -- often have families questioning the care provided.
Surgery is a serious procedure. Whether you are getting gastric bypass surgery or getting your appendix remixed, it is a big deal. Everyone gets a little nervous about surgery, but most people have confidence in surgeons to get the job done safely. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong. According to a study released by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, there are at least 4,000 surgical errors per year.
People in New Jersey who spend a large portion of their days caring for elderly people must have a great deal of patience and compassion. Regardless of the stress that can come with such a job, all those who provide such care must treat their patients with the care and respect they deserve. If the appropriate standard of care is not provided, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may become necessary.
The vast majority of families in New Jersey are dedicated to protecting the safety of their loved ones. For many, this involves finding an appropriate placement at a long-term care facility. Unfortunately, many find that medical malpractice in the form of abuse and neglect means that their loved ones' physical and emotional needs are not being met. Unfortunately, one out-of-state family was reportedly disappointed when abuse allegations against a nurse's aide resulted in a plea deal.
Those who place loved ones in residential care facilities are often left with questions regarding the care that their family members receive. While many facilities have employees who are dedicated to the welfare of their patients, some residents become the victim of medical malpractice in the form of abuse. Unfortunately, three people in New Jersey were recently charged in incidents allegedly related to allegations of abuse in unrelated incidents.