January 6th, 2013
Weiss & Paarz, P.C. to attend the 29th Annual Conference on Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, and the Law; and the 13th Annual Multispecialty Conference on Medical Negligence and Risk Management.
On January 2nd – 8th, Weiss & Paarz, P.C. will be attending two multispecialty conferences hosted by the Boston University School of Medicine. These annual conferences are for medical and law professionals seeking additional interdisciplinary education from allied professionals on the medical and legal complexities of medical negligence, and related issues.
These two conferences offer an opportunity for medical and law professionals to further their education in related topics. There are two main goals of these conferences. The first is for medical professionals to learn more about the legal approach to negligence law, and develop a comprehensive awareness of the need for anticipatory and safety practices. The second is for law professionals to gain a more thorough understanding of the complex issues that emerge during the practice of medicine, and enhance their representation of clients.
In the legal profession, continuing education is very important. It improves the standards of the legal profession, and assures the public that a law professional is current in their knowledge and skills. At Weiss & Paarz, P.C. we are very committed to the continuing education of law professionals, and providing the best possible legal counsel and care to clients. Through participation of these annual conferences we uphold that commitment, and promote high standards of care for both medical patients and legal plaintiffs.
If you have a legal matter that you would like discuss with our attorneys Michael Weiss or Robert Paarz, please contact us at our New Jersey medical malpractice law office today to schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation today.
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May 10th, 2010
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) occurs when there is damage or compression to the cauda equina, a bundle of nerves at the lower end of the spinal cord. This nerve compression can impair function in your lower body and result in permanent paralysis. The onset of symptoms of CES requires urgent medical attention because proper diagnosis and immediate treatment are imperative to reduce the chances of severe disability and/or death.
When CES is correctly diagnosed it can be treated effectively. Oftentimes, however, CES is not properly diagnosed in time, which is a serious medical mistake that can cause physical, emotional and financial suffering for the entirety of the victim’s life. Families of the victim are affected as well because of the severe disability this syndrome causes.
Symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome
Patients who have Cauda Equina Syndrome may exhibit any or all of the following symptoms:
- Loss or impairment of bowel and/or bladder function or control
- Numbness or weakness in the pelvic area, buttocks, genitals, legs, or feet
- Severe pain in the back, buttocks, pelvic area, legs or feet
If your loved one is complaining of these symptoms, it is crucial that you get him or her to an emergency room as soon as possible. You should even ask the treating physician if CES is a possible diagnosis, especially if he or she never even mentions it. If a physician does not order the tests to detect CES, then you may have a medical malpractice case.
Causes of Cauda Equina Syndrome
There are numerous causes to CES, some of which are listed below:
- Inflammatory conditions
- Infectious conditions
- Disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Back fracture
- Gun shot or stab wound
If you have suffered due to medical negligence or malpractice because a serious medical condition was not properly diagnosed in time, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim on your hands.
New Jersey and Philadelphia area medical malpractice attorneys Michael Weiss and Robert Paarz have dedicated their careers to medical malpractice only and have helped countless families receive the compensation to which they are entitled following a serious medical error.
If you live in New Jersey, Philadelphia or a surrounding area and feel your CES was not caught in time due to a doctor’s negligence, please contact the experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys at Weiss & Paarz P.C. today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.
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September 20th, 2009
There is perhaps nothing worse than losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Just knowing that the death could have been avoided is often too much to bear. Many people are not aware of how many lives are lost each year due to medical mistakes. Medical malpractice and medical negligence statistics for the United States are astounding:
- There are an estimated 12,000 deaths each year due to unnecessary surgery
- There are an estimated 7,000 deaths each year due to medication errors
- An estimated 80,000 people die each year due to infections they acquired while in the hospital
- An estimated 20,000 people die each year due to other general medical mistakes
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice are:
The New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Weiss & Paarz, P.C. have handled countless medical malpractice cases for residents in and around New Jersey, and we can help you, too. Medical malpractice cases are complicated, time-consuming, and difficult. We have the knowledge, experience, and diligence to get you the compensation you need and deserve following the loss of a loved one due to a medical mistake.
Please contact our New Jersey medical malpractice law office today to schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation today.
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