New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

doctor in a maskObtaining competent and effective health care is an absolutely essential part of maintaining your health and well-being. Patients trust medical professionals to perform their jobs in a manner consummate with their education and training, and frequently rely on doctors, nurses, and other individuals to make important decisions regarding their health and wellness.

Unfortunately, this trust is not always well founded, as many patients suffer injury through errors and missteps at some point in the process of receiving care. Such mistakes are far more common than many realize. A study by the Institute of Medicine estimates that up to 98,000 people each year die due to a medical error.

Additionally, a survey by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 2008 noted that approximately 13.5% of Medicare users experienced some type of harmful event while getting treated in the hospital.  Such events prolonged their hospital stay, led to permanent injuries, and even led to life-sustaining intervention.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by the negligence of a medical professional, it may be possible to recover compensation for your medical expenses and other losses experienced as a result of the incident.

To learn more about your legal rights and options, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right. It is free to submit and your information will remain confidential.

Common Forms of Malpractice

Every action taken in a hospital or other professional care environment should be carefully considered and deliberate. Reckless or poorly thought out care is wildly negligent and can lead to extremely serious effects, such as the following:

  • Surgical errors
  • Improper treatment
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Emergency room errors
  • Delayed treatment
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Birth injuries
  • Bacterial infections
  • Blood transfusion and organ donation errors
  • Hospital negligence
  • Wrongful death

Such malpractice might occur at a hospital, general practitioner’s office, dental office, or even at a walk-in clinic.

Any of these can have devastating effects on a victim and their family, and may result in a serious financial burden due to the negligence of another party. With legal intervention, you may be able to recover compensation for this unjust cost.

Who May be Held Responsible for Medical Malpractice?

Some medical procedures may only involve a nurse and general practitioner while others require an entire team to assist in during a serious procedure. Most anyone may be held liable for medical malpractice so long as it can be proven that their negligence or carelessness led to further harm of the victim.

Some specialists who may be involved in a malpractice claim include:

  • Surgeons
  • Obstetricians/Gynecologists
  • Nurses
  • Dentists/Dental Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Oncologists

All medical personnel play a vital role in providing appropriate care, one misstep could lead to serious complications and even death.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice our knowledgeable team of attorneys are ready to provide comprehensive legal counsel on your claim. Fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ at the top right hand corner of this page to get started on your case today.

Consequences of Medical Malpractice

The consequences of medical malpractice commonly injury physical and mental harm but they also cause economic damage to victims.

Some other consequences of medical malpractice include:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain & suffering
  • Unnecessary medical procedures
  • Disability
  • Use of medication that is not needed
  • Extended hospital stays
  • Infertility
  • Lost opportunity

Victims may experience consequences as a result of a particular medical procedure, prescribed medication, and even due to prolonged hospital stays. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorney can help you fight for your right to fair and just compensation.

Proving Medical Malpractice

There are certain elements that must be proved in order to have a successful medical malpractice case. The most basic element that should be proven is duty of care which is simply that the doctor-patient relationships existed and that person owed you a legal duty of care under the circumstances.

The following three elements must also be proven.

Negligence – Doctors are bound to follow a certain standard level of care, failing to do so could mean the health care professional acted negligently. In a medical malpractice claim it should be proven that the doctor acted in a manner that a competent doctor would not have.

Causation – The health care professional’s negligence caused further damages whether it led to physical or mental ailments, prolonged hospital stay, and more. 

Damages – Due to the doctor’s negligence the victim suffered damages such as increased medical expenses, chronic pain, and so on.

Contact our New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorneys

At Levinson Axelrod P.A, we understand how devastating medical malpractice can be for victims and their families. Our legal team is dedicated to providing effective representation for all victims of medical malpractice, and will work diligently to help you defend your rights and protect your interests through both negotiation and litigation.

For more than 70 years we have been working with community members throughout New Jersey. We have several offices located throughout the state and proudly serve the following areas:

…and many more local towns and cities. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your situation with one of our experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorney, call us today at 800-346-5529. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.

You can also connect with us online. Simply fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form located at the top right hand corner of this page for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your claim.

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