An outbreak of a viral illness has killed seven children and sickened eleven others at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. New Jersey health officials have barred the long-term medical facility from admitting new patients as they conduct their investigation into the cause of the viral outbreak. The New Jersey…

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University recently found that medical errors kill 250,000 Americans per year. That makes medical error the third-highest cause of death in the United States – behind only cancer and heart disease. Every year, mistakes made by doctors or medical staff result in thousands of deaths nationwide. This statistic should be shocking…

‘If You Hemorrhage, Don’t Clean Up’: Advice From Mothers Who Almost Died Four days after Marie McCausland delivered her first child in May, she knew something was very wrong. She had intense pain in her upper chest, her blood pressure was rising, and she was so swollen that she barely recognized herself in the mirror….

We are looking forward to celebrating this July 4th with our families and friends with barbecues and fireworks. The long holiday weekend will allow many of us to travel to enjoy Independence Day with distant friends and relatives. With the lower gasoline prices, AAA anticipates that the roads will be heavily traveled and congested, with…

WALL TOWNSHIP – The Osteo Relief Institute shut down earlier this month after 30 patients contracted infections that were linked to the institute, according to local reports. The Osteo Relief Institute located on Route 34 in Wall Township voluntarily closed March 7 after patients contracted various bacterial infections from injections to their knees, Monmouth County…

Charges for luggage, bad food, and delays are some of the unpleasantries we endure when we fly, but none of these is dangerous. However, flying may also expose passengers and crew to toxic air fumes. Faced with a dangerous work environment, four Alaska Airline flight attendants are suing Boeing for exposure to toxic chemicals. This occurs…

Cell phones can hold doctors accountable, as do videos of police encounters. A Virginia patient successfully sued his anesthesiologist for defamation and medical malpractice based on a recording of the doctor’s bantering while the patient lay unconscious during a colonoscopy. The insulting, and some say bullying behavior, cost the doctor $500,000 — $100,000 for defamation, $200,000 for medical…

Renowned actor and television personality Tracy Morgan recently reached a confidential settlement with Walmart, resolving his personal injury case and ending his lawsuit against the company. On June 7, 2014, Morgan was en route from Delaware to New York City following a stand-up comedy performance when a Walmart tractor-trailer recklessly barrelled into the back of the limousine…