Three physicians accused of failing to promptly treat a patient's heart condition agreed on March 6 to a $2.35 million settlement in an Ocean County wrongful death suit by the patient's family, Rabkin v. Varma.
Recent news suggests a wrongful death claim may be filed by the daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers. Melissa Rivers has hired a law firm to investigate the clinic where her mother went into cardiac arrest.
Too much or too little?
Medical malpractice is pervasive in hospitals across the country, including in New Jersey, but in many cases it fails to garner the headlines it merits. That owes to many reasons, including confidential settlements, gag orders and other methods of keeping patients from speaking out about harms they suffered as the direct result of medical negligence.