New Jersey Medical Malpractice
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is an act of negligence by a health care professional that causes injury to another.
What is a Health Care Professional in the Malpractice Case Context?
Health care professionals can include doctors, nurses, hospitals, chiropractors, therapists, or other licensed medical care providers.
What is Negligence?
Negligence, as it relates to a medical malpractice claim, occurs when a health care professional deviates from conventional medical standards.
How is Negligence Proven?
Expert medical testimony is required to prove a medical malpractice case. In order to prove negligence, another medical professional must testify that (1) no reasonable health care provider would have acted in a manner and (2) that the deviation in the standard of care caused the injury. Reasonableness is generally determined by several factors such as knowledge, geographic location, and the state of medical practices at the time of the illness or injury.
What are Some Common Causes of Medical Malpractice?
• Failing to diagnose or failing to timely diagnose or treat conditions
• Prescribing incorrect or contraindicated drugs or medications
• Surgical errors
• Failing to monitor patients
• Failing to follow-up with patients
• Birth Injuries
• Hospital Negligence
• No communication between health care professionals
Doctors and medical providers do not disclose their medical malpractice to the patient or loved ones. If you suspect that you or a loved one was injured or died as result of a medical provider’s negligence, it is important to discuss the matter with a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer.
The Sloan Law Firm handles medical malpractice cases in Union County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Somerset County, Bergen County, Essex County and throughout New Jersey. If you would like to speak with the Sloan Law Firm regarding a medical malpractice case, call (908) 358-2938. The initial consultation is always free.