MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS IN NEW JERSEY
The Institute of Medicine reports that 98,000 hospital deaths occur each year because of medical errors. The Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services concluded that poor medical care led to 180,000 hospital deaths because of medical errors in Medicare patients alone. The Journal of Patient Safety reports that between 200,000 and 400,000 patients die each year in hospitals from preventable medical errors.
If you feel that you or a loved one have been harmed due to the malpractice of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, the personal injury team at Hoffman DiMuzio may be able to help. To schedule your free consultation, please call 856-238-5183 or utilize the LIVE CHAT function on our website.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND NEGLIGENT HARM
Medical malpractice means that a medical professional or facility, such as a physician, nurse or hospital, has harmed a patient by either failing to do what the average professional or facility would have done under the circumstances, or by doing something that the average professional or facility would not have done under the circumstances.
If harm came to the patient in either way, the professional or facility has departed from the medical standard of care and is considered negligent (at fault). If the injured patient proves that the facility or professional was negligent, and that this negligence led to harm, the patient is entitled to recover compensation from the professional or medical facility.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND CHILDREN
Often malpractice occurs at vital times when children are at their most vulnerable. Children may be harmed before, during or immediately after birth, such as by the failure to properly calculate fetus size, treat infection, respond to fetal distress, perform a C-section and properly administer medication. The results can be devastating, such as having a child born with brain injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, brachial plexus injury, seizures, infection and more.
Aside from injuries to a child, the malpractice may also lead families to incur significant medical bills, costly future medical care and other expenses due to the medical professional’s actions.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND ADULTS
As we age, we inevitably will run into circumstances where we seek treatment from medical professionals. A young mother may have breast cancer that goes undetected and untreated if a medical professional fails to perform a proper breast exam or order a proper test. A grandfather may have a heart attack or have a stroke which goes untreated if a medical professional fails to take a thorough history, fails to perform a proper physical exam or fails to order or correctly interpret tests. A husband may have colon cancer which goes undetected or untreated if a medical professional fails to properly order or perform a colonoscopy. Patients often suffer death or significant injury from these and other forms of malpractice, which can inevitably lead to significant emotional, physical, and economic harm.
statute of limitations for MEDICAL MALPRACTICE claims
There are specific deadlines to bring a malpractice lawsuit, and those time limits can depend on the specific facts of your case. It is important to contact a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate the facts of your case and advise you of your rights.
CALL HOFFMAN DIMUZIO NOW FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
The personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Hoffman DiMuzio are experienced in the incredibly complex field of medical malpractice. For 35 years, Hoffman DiMuzio has been serving clients throughout Southern New Jersey and beyond who have suffered significant injuries as a result of malpractice, and our highly acclaimed firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our child and adult clients for conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, traumatic brain injury, and the failure to detect or treat heart attack and cancer.
If you have been injured by the malpractice of a hospital, physician, or other medical professional, call 856-637-3000 right now to schedule your free consultation at any of our 6 convenient locations. If you choose to retain Hoffman DiMuzio to fight for you, and we do not obtain compensation for you or your loved one, there is absolutely no charge to you. Call now so that we can start providing you with the support and representation you deserve.
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