A New Jersey appeals court has reinstated a medical malpractice claim involving allegations of negligence in the performance of "gastric sleeve" surgery. The lawsuit was previously dismissed because the injured party had not filed an affidavit with the court from a licensed and approved specialist stating that the standard of care used in the surgery was substandard. According to the appeals court, the plaintiff had made a good faith effort to comply and should be given the opportunity to meet the standard.
Fetal heart monitoring is essential in alerting nurses and doctors to potential problems during birth. During labor, fetal heart monitoring can signal the onset of fetal distress and other problems that may result in the need to perform a C-section or undertake certain delivery maneuvers during birth. In most cases, fetal distress results in insufficient oxygen to the brain, resulting in cerebral palsy and other hypoxic injuries. The long-term effect of hypoxic brain injury can include cognitive impairment, physical and mental development difficulties, brain damage, and speech problems.
Long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury are not always obvious in the weeks and months following a serious car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident. Depending on the area of the brain injured and the severity of the injury, people experiencing traumatic brain injury often suffer from memory loss, chronic headaches, loss of the senses of taste and smell, cognitive impairment, loss of dexterity, and increased risk for certain kinds of neurological disorders. As a result, people suffering from traumatic brain injury often need intense physical therapy, in-home nursing care, various kinds of medical equipment and even surgery. That's why it's important in traumatic brain injury cases to demand compensation proportional to the financial impact of the injuries involved.
The medical malpractice insurance carrier must still cover a doctor who lied on his policy application and who is now being sued. A New Jersey appeals court published this ruling regarding the case of DeMarco v. Stoddard.