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Doctor Errors Archives

Distracted doctoring reaches new low: Sexting during surgery

In recent years there has been a growing concern in healthcare about distracted doctors. Like distracted drivers, physicians who are preoccupied with the electronic devices in their hands may pose a danger to others around them. Inattention leads to preventable medical errors.

Medical malpractice cap fight: gloves off in one state

Tort reform is always a subject of core concern in the medical industry, and that is well illustrated by events currently unfolding in California. Proponents and critics in that state have squared off in a hot debate that promises to remain impassioned throughout the year and leading up to a ballot initiative this upcoming November.

Focus: Medical disciplinary matter spotlights regulatory process

Doctors in New Jersey and nationally occasionally subject themselves to intense scrutiny in regard to their medical practices and treatment of patients. Sometimes that focus comes from state and federal health regulators, especially where an established pattern of medical errors and patient harm is reasonably suggested.

Doctor errors lead to $1 million verdict

Parents put their trust in doctors when a child needs medical attention. For many parents, trusting the doctors works out in the end, and the child gets adequate medical care. There are some instances, however, in which doctors make errors. New Jersey residents might like to read about a little boy who won a settlement after a doctor left surgical wire left in the boy's body.

Smart design in the hospital environment can help reduce errors

This great irony has always existed in hospitals, whether they are in New Jersey or anywhere else: They are at once facilities where people go to get better while at the same time being environments marked by heightened risk factors that can imperil the health of patients.

Focus: getting from doctor errors to full patient disclosure

It is certainly interesting to read one prominent doctor and medical commentator note that “one of the most difficult moments in one’s career” relates not to unraveling a complex illness or informing a patient of tragic news, but, rather, to a discussion with another doctor.

In the wake of national meningitis outbreak: a rising human toll

By way of an update, which is perhaps timely given a batch of relevant numbers just reported in the Boston Globe, we seek to keep our New Jersey and other readers abreast of material developments in the nation’s unprecedented meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012.

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.