Medical Malpractice Victim Lavern Wilkinson Dies of Treatable Lung Cancer That Went Undiagnosed

On February 2, 2010, Lavern Wilkinson went to Kings County Hospital complaining of severe chest pain. The doctors ordered chest X-Rays and an EKG. Although the radiologist noted a two-centimeter mass or nodule in her right lung and included the finding in the report, Wilkinson was not informed of the test results. Instead, she was sent home by a

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Death from Sepsis Prompts Wave of New Regulations

New York has decided to take the lead and blaze the trail by mandating that its hospitals ardently search for Sepsis (a self-destructive immune response to an infection) in patients. This comes on the heels of a 12 year-old boy who passed away from Sepsis in Queens, New York in April of 2012. New York’s

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‘Never Events’ Happen More Often Than Never

In the medical world, mistakes happen, but the doctor who made them must be held accountable for them, as any New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer will tell you. Possible medical malpractice incidents include, but are not limited to: operating on the wrong part of the body, leaving an instrument inside a patient, or even operating

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Hospital Borne Infection at Cedars Sinai

After a valve replacement surgery, five heart patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center contracted staph infections after a doctor operated on them with an inflamed hand, the hospital reported. The procedure, which necessitates that surgeons weave thick sutures into hundreds of tiny knots, has a tendency to create undetectable tears in the surgeon’s gloves. The doctor

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How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hurts Americans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce routinely engages in lawsuits and other actions designed to stifle the rights of ordinary Americans. As a New Jersey personal injury firm, we fight for the rights of consumers to be protected from harmful products. Here is a brief list of the top 10 ways the U.S. Chamber hurts Americans:

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Claims Made in Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc.

The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has made it difficult for consumers to seek redress from corporations in many ways. This decidedly anti-consumer court has even upheld laws shielding makers of medical devices from claims of negligence and fraud. The New Jersey injury lawyers at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. are dedicated to

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GLK Offering Pro Bono Legal Advice For Homeowners and Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is long gone. But the aftermath is still felt by many victims who are dealing with insurance companies, delays, underpayments and policy disputes. During such natural disasters, one would expect that these victims would be treated fairly in the resolution of their damages and financial burdens. But, unfortunately, that is not the case

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Pradaxa Causing Deaths From Uncontrollable Bleeding

A new drug to treat those with atrial fibrillation has come under fire for being linked to a number of bleeding deaths in the United States. The anti-clotting drug Pradaxa, manufactured by German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim, has been on the market for just two years, but complaints have arisen that it was not properly

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