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Steps To Take After Medical Malpractice

By Michael P. Burakoff |

People expect that their doctors will take care of them when they are injured or ill. For the most part, doctors and nurses know what they are doing and are able to help patients immensely. However, there are some medical professionals who do not uphold the standard of care. These doctors make mistakes that… Read More »

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40% Of Family Doctors Faced Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In 2021

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Medical malpractice happens a lot in the healthcare industry—more than you might think. The good news is that it decreased by 8% from 2019 to  2021, but still, more than 40% of family physicians were sued that year. The decrease is likely due to the COVID pandemic. People haven’t been able to get elective… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice For Stroke Diagnosis

By Michael P. Burakoff |

When we go to the doctor, we expect that we will get a clear diagnosis of our medical condition. We hope that the doctor will perform all necessary tests to arrive at the correct diagnosis of our health issue. While most doctors are highly skilled and experienced enough to correctly diagnose common medical conditions,… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Declining

By Michael P. Burakoff |

New Jersey is one of the top states when it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits. There are many reasons for this, such as the number of physicians, patient demographics, litigious culture, and tort reform. The good news is that medical malpractice cases were on the decline during the pandemic, according to a Medscape survey…. Read More »

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Beware The July Effect: Medical Malpractice On The Rise

By Michael P. Burakoff |

July brings about Independence Day, long summer days, pool parties, barbecues, and medical malpractice. Yes, that’s right—medical errors tend to increase in July. It’s called the July Effect and it’s the time when doctors graduate from medical school and start their new residencies. On top of that, junior residents and interns move on. They… Read More »

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Can You File A Medical Malpractice Claim For Vaccine Injuries?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

It’s been a year now since the United States first started lockdowns to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We are finally starting to make progress in terms of opening back up and resuming normal life. The COVID-19 vaccinations have helped in this regard. The vaccine first became available in December 2020. Since then,… Read More »

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Minimizing Medical Malpractice Risks Due to COVID-19

By Michael P. Burakoff |

The biggest fear that a doctor faces is getting sued for medical malpractice. No skilled physician wants to face a lawsuit for medical negligence. It not only shows that they are negligent but it can also lead to license loss, fines and other sanctions. Medical malpractice is something that doctors worry about constantly, and… Read More »

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NJ Hospital Accused of Medical Malpractice After Botched C-Section

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Babies are born every day in hospitals across the United States. Despite the fact the labor and delivery are so among women and America is a highly industrialized country, the childbirth process can still result in complications. The mother or baby can become seriously injured or even die during the process. An emergency C-section… Read More »

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Family of NJ Principal Awarded $5.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Many people are kind and want to help others. Some people even risk their own lives. Unfortunately, their selfless acts often cause them to suffer serious injuries or even death. Sadly, this was the case for a New Jersey principal who died in April 2019 while donating bone marrow to a teenager in France… Read More »

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I Don’t Like My Cosmetic Surgery. Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Many people are unhappy with their body, and the statistics back this up. In 2018, more than 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States. The most common procedures were breast augmentation and liposuction. However, many people are not happy with the outcome of their cosmetic surgery. They may not think… Read More »

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