Medical malpractice cases are far more common than any of us would like to believe. In fact, according to a study done by Johns Hopkins Medicine, nearly 250,000 people lose their lives each year because of medical errors, making medical errors the third leading cause of death. If you or a loved one was harmed due to medical negligence or malpractice, you should contact a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer from the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg as soon as you can.
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There is something inherently eerie about stepping into a doctor’s office or emergency room for medical care, only to find the physician in question made your situation worse through some sort of mistake. That said, if you were harmed by medical professional negligence or malpractice, there is legal recourse available, and our Clinton, New Jersey personal injury lawyer is here to provide it.
Common Medical Professional Errors
Medical professionals can make a wide variety of mistakes when diagnosing or treating patients. Unfortunately, these mistakes often have grave outcomes. Just some of the most common medical professional errors that we see are as follows:
- Diagnosis errors, such as failing to diagnose, improper diagnosis, and delayed diagnosis.
- Surgical errors, such as leaving surgical instruments in a patient’s body, performing unnecessary surgery, or performing wrong-site surgery.
- Medication errors, such as prescribing the wrong medication or too high of a dosage.
- Anesthesia errors, such as administering either too much or too little anesthesia before a surgery.
- Errors during childbirth, causing cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or other complications.
- Errors made when diagnosing or treating cancer.
Satisfying the Burden of Proof in New Jersey
The first thing you should understand is that a medical procedure not going as planned, or a course of treatment not working as well as you would have hoped are not automatically grounds for a valid malpractice case. To prove medical malpractice in New Jersey, you and your medical malpractice lawyer must demonstrate the following:
- The medical professional owed you a duty of care (i.e. you were the medical professional’s patient)
- The medical professional diverted from the medical standard of care, meaning the medical professional chose a course of treatment that an otherwise reasonable physician would not have.
- The deviation from the standard of care harmed you.
- You incurred damages as a direct result of the physician’s actions.
As long as we can hit all these points, you should recover compensation to help you cope with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
The bottom line is that if you’ve been harmed by a medical professional, you can turn to the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg to fight for the justice you deserve. We are on your side, and we will be, every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.