What Exactly Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice describes negligent conduct committed by people in the medical profession. There can be a medical malpractice case against a nurse, doctor, dentist, etc. The word malpractice is somewhat equivalent to our concept of negligence. The medical profession is expected to perform to a particular standard in caring for patients – whether it be surgery, prescribing medications, or caring for the sick and the elderly. It is only when the medical professional violates a particular standard of care that he or she may be found to commit medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice Cases In NJ
Medical malpractice may occur at a hospital, general practitioner’s office, dental office, or even at a walk-in clinic. When a patient enters a hospital they become a customer or business invitee of that hospital. Hospitals should do everything possible to provide the patients with quality medical care so the following does not happen:
- Surgical errors
- Improper or delayed treatment
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Bacterial infections
- Blood transfusion and organ donation errors
- Hospital negligence
- Wrongful death
Your New Jersey Lawyer For Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice has devastating effects on a victim and their family, and may result in a serious financial burden due to the negligence of the malpractice. Sometimes, medical malpractice involves many professional entities such as cardiologists, who point the finger at the anesthesiologist, who may point the finger at someone else. These cases are extremely complicated and Levinson Axelrod is fortunate to have Certified Civil Trial Attorneys working on these cases, as well as a doctor/lawyer who was a Board Certified Internist and Cardiologist assisting our medical malpractice staff.
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We are Your Neighbors, Your Lawyers for medical malpractice cases. Feel free to call us at one of our eight convenient neighborhood locations, or chat with us today to discuss your malpractice case.