Medical Malpractice Lawyers in NJ
- Examples of Medical Malpractice
- How Medical Negligence Can Occur
- Damages and Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Cases
- Holding Those Responsible Accountable
- How We Can Help
Every year, medical malpractice lawyers in NJ represent thousands of people who have been seriously harmed or even died because of errors made during their medical care. This is known as medical malpractice, and these preventable accidents can take place in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, or rehabilitation facilities. Errors in healthcare have the potential to be life-changing, leading to loss of wages, pain and suffering, and long-term bills. These mistakes can also cause significant emotional distress.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Our Lawyers Have Encountered
In New Jersey, medical malpractice errors can occur in many different ways. Our medical malpractice attorneys will look at potential mistakes when determining whether you have a legitimate cause to sue for damages.
Medical malpractice can involve the following circumstances:
- Surgery performed on the incorrect patient
- Surgery performed on the wrong part of the body
- Surgical tools or devices forgotten inside of a patient
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrongfully authorized prescription or dosage
- Birth injury
- Defective medical devices
- Cerebral palsy delayed C-section
- Emergency room negligence
- Erb’s palsy
- Eye surgery malpractice
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other disorders
- Lasik surgery malpractice
- Neurosurgical malpractice
- Nursing home malpractice
- Nursing malpractice
- Orthopedic malpractice
- Obstetric malpractice
- Ophthalmologic malpractice
- Shoulder dystocia
- Surgical malpractice
- Testing errors
- Wrongful birth
These are just some of the standard mistakes that malpractice lawsuits can involve, but there are many others. If you think the type of care given by your medical professional has fallen short of what you should have received, then the doctor, nurse or hospital who was negligent should be held responsible for all damages suffered.
How Medical Negligence Can Occur
Sadly, healthcare specialists make errors in the care they give, this may be due to lack of experience, inadequate technique, or even recklessness. Unfortunately, mistakes happen, and the patient may suffer or even die as a consequence.
Medical Negligence Damages and Compensation
In medical malpractice lawsuits, “damages” are a way in which the legal system attempts to answer the question “What has the injured patient suffered?” Eventually, the response to this question adds up to a dollar amount, but if you dig farther, there are two types of damages in a medical malpractice claim:
- damages capable of exact estimate (called specific damages or economic damages)
- damages not capable of exact estimate (non-economic damages)
Special damages in a medical negligence case are lost wages and lost earning potential (which include work benefits), hospital bills, and other economic losses caused by the medical malpractice harm. Lost wages and lost earning potential refer to the number of payments (and employment benefits) that you lost and will lose, past, present, and future, because of your trauma.
There are also damages not capable of exact calculation. Non-economic damages cover pain and suffering, and mental distress, as well as, what is called ‘loss of consortium.’ There are no rules for determining the value of an injured person’s pain and suffering. A jury can’t look at a chart to figure out how much to grant for pain and suffering.
You Need Our New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Holding those responsible accountable for their medical negligence can be brought in cases where a doctor, nurse, hospital, or health specialist is believed to be legally responsible when the standard of care they gave to a patient comes short of what is expected. This can also include errors in drug administration and mistaken lab results.
Proving medical negligence in malpractice claims can be challenging for those involved. Many doctors may claim that a patient previously had underlying medical circumstances which added to the cause of injury and that no matter what the doctor did, the prognosis would have been the same. And statistics say that doctors in New Jersey medical malpractice cases win approximately 85% of the time. These are reasons why you need one of our expert medical malpractice lawyers in NJ to represent you in your case.
Retaining our professional medical malpractice representation means you will have an experienced New Jersey attorney helping you with gather evidence and find expert witnesses to support your case. Our firm has years of experience working on medical negligence lawsuits in New Jersey. Our firm is passionate and aggressive about the needs of our clients — we have received millions in settlements for our clients and will get you the compensation your pain and suffering deserves.