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Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Jersey Psychiatric Hospital Named as Defendant in Federal Lawsuit for Negligent and Intentional Mistreatment

By Bertram & Amell |

The family of a New Jersey woman under the care of the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against the hospital alleging that the woman suffered negligently- and intentionally-inflicted injuries at the hands of the hospital’s staff. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the woman was injured when she fell while under the… Read More »

Communication between Doctor and Patient is Key

By Bertram & Amell |

As we’ve previously highlighted, the practice of medicine is being more heavily scrutinized as of late due to patients potentially being harmed from too much treatment. While doctors sometimes do too much–practicing of “defensive medicine” in order to ensure that they are not sued–studies show that, in fact, more treatment does not equal reduced… Read More »

Study Finds Breast Biopsies Sometimes Require a Second Opinion for Accuracy

By Bertram & Amell |

A study released earlier this year demonstrates why women whose breast biopsy results fall into a “gray zone” between normal and malignant should seek second opinions in order to avoid surgery and other treatments that aren’t needed, could be harmful, or deter them from receiving the treatment they actually need. As published, the study… Read More »

Popular Anticoagulant Can Lead to Injuries or Death

By Bertram & Amell |

If you or a loved one suffers from an abnormal heartbeat or at risk of developing blood clots, you may be familiar with the drug Warfarin. This drug (known also by the brand name Coumadin) has been a popular preventative treatment for over 50 years and can be very effective when used properly. According… Read More »

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