Pediatric Nurses Interrupted by Phone Calls have been Associated with a Rise in Medication Errors The cell phone is a double-edged sword, as anyone knows. A ringing phone or pinging text message while driving can splinter a driver’s attention and create a danger to others, but the roads are not the only dangerous settings for […]read full article
Complications from Pediatric Fever may be a Source of Malpractice Claims in NJ if the Child’s Fever is Misdiagnosed or Improperly Treated No matter how many times they go through it, a parent caring for a sick child wonders when to take a baby, toddler, or child at any age to the doctor. While most […]read full article
Pregnant women are vulnerable to infection in the hospital during delivery. They spend long hours in labor, sometimes being prodded and checked every hour during later labor progress. Physical examinations to check cervical dilation and readiness for the baby’s delivery consist of doctors or nurses inserting fingers and possibly medical devices to calculate the cervical […]read full article
New Jersey Meconium Aspiration Birth Injury Attorney So much goes on at birth that the laboring mother knows or cares little about while in the throes of working hard to deliver her baby. While she braves contractions, the fetus also experiences the trauma of contractions, compression in the birth canal, and their entire world fundamentally […]read full article
While childhood death rates have improved over the decades, a significant number of childhood deaths still occur in the U.S. Among survivors of accidents and serious medical conditions, many children are forced to live with ongoing health problems. In the early 20th century, children under 5 comprised roughly 30 percent of all deaths in America. […]read full article
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), with its beeping machines and blinking screens, can be a frightening place for new parents. Hospital employees rush around tiny newborns attached to tubes and machines as you watch helplessly, worried about your baby’s health and hoping for their full recovery. While the medical care provided to those particularly […]read full article
Pediatric Emergency Room Errors in NJ Hospital emergency rooms are hectic and often highly congested environments, as people young and old seek treatment for a broad range of potentially life-threatening conditions. Sadly, doctors and other healthcare providers may make critical errors in emergency rooms, leaving their patients to suffer the consequences. Children are some of […]read full article
Maternity care should be among our top priorities as a society and yet we as a nation consistently fall short in this significant area. While there is a host of available information regarding hospital complication rates, there is little to no data related to childbirth complication rates made available to the public in the United […]read full article
A bacterial outbreak at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey has now claimed the lives of three babies who received care in the University Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The hospital’s infection control program was reportedly kept in the dark about the most recent deaths. However, the New Jersey Health Department became aware, subsequently sending […]read full article
Neurological conditions are a significant danger affecting children from birth through adolescence. A recent international study found that 16 percent of children in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) have acute neurological conditions with brain damage resulting from cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, or other causes. The study, published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, was intended to […]read full article
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Research published in the Journal Pediatrics found that 45 percent of pediatric patient medical errors resulting in harm were most likely preventable.