While not every unintentional medical complication or side effect reaches the level of medical malpractice, there are thousands of legitimate medical malpractice claims that arise each year due to the negligence of doctors, hospitals or hospital staff.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in New Jersey
Medical malpractice occurs when doctors are negligent in performing their duties. In general, patients can seek a medical malpractice claim when a healthcare provider fails to meet the standard of care in treating you and the failure directly results in an injury. One of the most common causes for such claims arises when negligence has resulted in a surgical error. About 33 percent of all medical malpractice claims stem from surgical errors. Another common cause is anesthesia errors and injuries. It’s well-known that different patients respond differently to anesthesia, but doctors are expected to carefully examine each patient’s medical history as well as constantly monitor their vitals while under the drug. Misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a certain condition or injury is also a common type of medical malpractice claim. Some conditions are more difficult to diagnose than others, and many diseases share the same symptoms. These factors make misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cases difficult to prove. Another commonly reported cause for such claims is errors relating to childbirth.
Contact New Jersey’s Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi
Medical malpractice cases are particularly difficult to prove without the help of medical experts, ample evidence and strong attorneys fighting on your side. Most clients pursuing such a claim will need to put in an abundance of time, effort and resources into the case to receive a fair trial against well-respected doctors or hospitals. Lombardi and Lombardi’s main office is located at 1862 Oak Tree Road in Edison, NJ, 08820. We invite you to stop by our main office, or one of our other convenient locations, to begin working together on your case. We have several accessible offices including Brick, Point Pleasant, Freehold and two offices in Edison. If you’d rather speak to us over the phone, then we can be reached at 732-564-7165. Otherwise, leave us a small, confidential message on our online contact form for more information about the services we provide.
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