Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Expose Faults of Cumberland Manor

In today’s post, we are going to discuss a nursing home in Cumberland County, New Jersey that has been rated as below average by Medicare. As New Jersey and Philadelphia lawyers specializing in nursing home abuse cases, we feel compelled to continue to expose local nursing homes with below average ratings. We believe this service is important to protect families when dealing with placement or abuse and neglect issues that arise in long term facilities. Vigilance by family members is key to protecting loved ones when they become patients in any nursing home. All nursing homes are subject to inspections, and reviewing these inspections can … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Disagree With Physician ‘Gag Orders’

A Gag Order is a legal term used to describe an order issued by a judge that prohibits the release of information concerning a legal matter to the public, for fear that such an action may prejudice or influence a trial's outcome. Lately, medical providers have been issuing their own kind of gag order, prohibiting their patients from utilizing physician rating websites to rate the treatment they received, or the experience they had. And while medical malpractice remains a huge concern, limiting patient access to first hand accounts of medical negligence seems counter-productive. As a patient, it's hard to see any legitimate reason that a … [Read more...]

Medical Advice from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

As a Medical Malpractice Attorney, I have dealt with and heard stories of my fair share of medical errors. One that comes up quite often is a doctor missing a diagnosis, or more accurately, failing to inform the patient of a diagnosis, and subsequently begin treatment. We've all heard the phrase "no news is good news." But when it comes to medical test results, this couldn't be further from the truth. If you get tests done and have to await results, follow up!! Too often, doctors receive results that they do not disclose to patients, and diseases and disorders end up going untreated for months and even years at a time. In order to … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice – inevitable human error or very preventable negligence?

We all agree that there are too many medical malpractice lawsuits in courtrooms around the country. The reason for this is simple. While most doctors and medical staff are well trained and professional, every day, some medical care workers prescribe the wrong medication, misdiagnose patients, perform the wrong procedure, and even operate on the wrong part of the body. Overworked and underpaid nurses and aides make simple mistakes that harm patients. Surprisingly, the most common cases of medical malpractice involve preventable falls and preventable bed sores. In 2008, New Jersey hospitals reported 533 incidents of error. These blunders … [Read more...]