Ehrlich v. Sorokin, 451 N35 119 (App. Division 2017), Decided July 20, 2017

In this case, plaintiff underwent a colonoscopy and polypectomy performed by the defendant doctor. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant negligently performed the procedure by failing to create a cushion underneath her polyp. A claim for failure to obtain informed consent was not asserted. Prior to trial, plaintiff filed a motion to exclude as evidence the
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Trepkau v. St. Clare’s Hosp. (A-4069-1454), Decided 08/14/17

Plaintiff appealed from an order of the Law Division dismissing his professional malpractice and ordinary negligence Complaint against the emergency room nursing staff employed by St. Clare’s Hospital. Plaintiff experienced dizziness while being treated in the emergency room, asked for a wheelchair to access a bathroom, the request was denied, and he fell. After an
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Smolinski v. Dickes (A-0037-1574), Decided 05/08/17

Plaintiffs appealed the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant Dr. Richard Dickes and the no cause jury verdict in favor of defendant Marilyn Gaesser. Gaesser was a psychiatric nurse and Dr. Dickes was her collaborative physician. Plaintiff Smolinski began treatment with Gaesser, who diagnosed Amy with “major depression recurrent with anxiety”; this diagnosis
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