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Top Causes of Medical Malpractice

By Michael P. Burakoff |

We expect that doctors, nurses and other medical staff will take care of us when we are sick or injured. However, the truth is that nobody’s perfect and doctors—no matter how experienced—still make mistakes from time to time. While most of these mistakes are minor and cause no lasting harm, many cause serious, debilitating… Read More »

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COVID-19: New Jersey Provides Legal Immunity to Healthcare Workers from Malpractice Lawsuits

By Michael P. Burakoff |

In a move that was praised by the state’s healthcare workers, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order granting medical professionals legal protection from medical malpractice lawsuits during the COVID-19 pandemic. As many hospitals in Morristown and across the state are still overwhelmed by an influx of coronavirus patients, providing legal immunity to healthcare… Read More »

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Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Related to COVID-19 in New Jersey?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declaring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic “one of the greatest tragedies in our state’s history,” an increasing number of New Jerseyans are wondering about medical liability (medical malpractice) in cases related to COVID-19. While most doctors are doing everything they can to save lives and prevent the spread of… Read More »

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How do I know if I have a valid Medical Malpractice Claim?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Morristown Medical Malpractice Lawyers Determine Viability of a Claim Serving Medical Malpractice Victims and Their Families Across Morris and Sussex County There is often confusion surrounding what medical malpractice is and what constitutes a circumstance that would warrant making a medical malpractice claim. Many people make the mistake of assuming that if they are… Read More »

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Wrong-Site or Wrong Patient Surgery: More Common Than You Think

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Most of us expect a physician operating on the wrong body part or on the wrong person to be a very rare occurrence. In reality, wrong-site surgeries are shockingly more common than many think and this type of medical malpractice makes up more than its fair share of personal injury claims filed by patients… Read More »

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The Danger New Jersey Patients Face from Overworked Doctors

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Being a doctor comes with tremendous responsibility and extremely high levels of stress.  The decisions made by doctors can literally mean life or death. If you couple this high-stress role with the long hours it can often provide, we should be surprised that there are not more examples or instances of medical negligence for… Read More »

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