We put our trust in our doctors and other medical professionals when we seek medical treatment from them. It can, therefore, be devastating to suffer an injury resulting from the negligence of a medical professional or institution that you trusted with your life.
Most doctors and other medical professionals are capable and caring professionals. They do their best to improve the health of those in their care. However, mistakes do happen. When they do, they can have a devastating impact on the patient and their loved ones.
A Newark medical malpractice lawyer will fight for you to get maximum compensation for these mistakes.
Our Newark injury lawyers will hold the responsible parties to account. You can rely on our decades of experience and access to extensive resources to thoroughly investigate your claim and pursue justice.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when the care provided by a healthcare provider falls below the acceptable standard of care provided by the medical community in that particular geographic region and puts their patient at risk or results in injury or death.
The healthcare provider’s actions (or lack thereof) are compared to other healthcare providers of a similar level of training.
Have You Suffered Medical Malpractice In Newark, NJ
Our experienced Newark medical malpractice lawyers will evaluate and investigate your claim to determine if you have suffered medical malpractice. This is often determined by not only consulting medical standards and regulations but also comparing the action to that of other professionals at the same level in the same field within that geographical region.
One of the questions that our attorneys will ask in evaluating your case is whether other professionals in that geographical region would have done under similar circumstances.
We rely on expert witnesses to show whether the medical professional acted in a way that is consistent with other medical professionals in the region.
Establishing that medical malpractice has occurred can be complex. You can rely on our experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys to obtain the necessary evidence and retain expert witnesses to show that a medical malpractice occurred.
Common forms of Newark Medical Malpractice
Our Newark medical malpractice lawyers are experienced working with a variety of medical malpractice cases. This includes those involving:
The correct diagnosis is crucial for providing the right medical treatment. Failure to diagnose can have devastating effects on a patient and their loved ones. Patients may be at risk of being subjected to debilitating pain, developing life long impairments, becoming sicker or even die as a result.
Mistakes that occur during or after a surgical procedure can have a devastating impact on a patient. Surgical errors include performing the wrong procedure, operating on the wrong patient, making an incision at the wrong location, operating on the wrong body part or leaving surgical equipment in a patient. Surgical errors can result in medical complications, infections or even death.
Errors in prescriptions can lead to the administration of the wrong drug or incorrect dosing. Errors in prescriptions can occur as a result of the doctor making an error while writing the prescription, the hospital staff administering the wrong medication or incorrect dosage or the pharmacist filling the prescription incorrectly.
These errors can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery or after the birth of the baby. These errors include misdiagnosis of medical conditions during pregnancy, not anticipating complications during birth, failure to diagnose birth defects amongst many more.
These errors can affect the mother as well as the child. Birth related errors can result in lifelong impairment in children or even death of the mother, child or both.
Medical product liability
Medical professionals aren’t always to blame when a medical error occurs. There are cases where patients suffer injuries as a result of the use of a defective medical device. When the defects is the result of poor design, the manufacturers of the medical device can be held liable for the injury.
These errors include improper placement of the breathing tube, administering too much anesthesia, not monitoring the patient’s vital signs while under anesthesia, not evaluating the patient’s medical history in order to identify risks of complications and failing to educate the patient on preoperative instructions.
Anesthesia errors can result in permanent injuries and in some cases death.
Newark NJ Hospital Liability
Medical facilities can be held liable for injuries to patients resulting from the negligence of their employees. We can fight for you to seek compensation from a hospital for:
We’ll investigate the hospital to determine if their negligence led to your injuries. Hospitals can be charged with negligence for hiring under-qualified or incompetent staff. The hospital may also be held liable if the actions of their staff amounts to medical malpractice.
A hospital can be held vicariously liable if the negligence of its employees resulted in the injury of a patient under their care. The hospital has a duty of care to supervise and direct its employees. The negligence of their employees is therefore covered under this liability.
Hospitals cannot be held liable for the negligence of independent contractors. This includes specialist doctors have been employed at the hospital as freelance independent contractors. However, the hospital may be held liable if it is found that the contractor they hired was under-qualified or does not have the pre-requisite experience.
Statute of Limitations
In some states, you will have a limited amount of time within which to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Failure to file your claim within this time could prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries.
There are some instances in which the statute of limitations can be extended. These include cases where there has been foul play such as fraud or misrepresentation.
Contact a Newark Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, get in touch with us. Our attorneys are highly experienced and knowledgeable. We’ll investigate your claim and show how your healthcare provider is responsible for your injuries. We’ll fight to get you just compensation for your injuries.
Contact us today to book free consultation with an experienced Newark medical malpractice lawyer.