New Jersey Injury Attorneys
People generally place a great amount of faith in their doctors, however they do sometimes make mistakes. New Jersey law allows patients to hold their doctors liable for these mistakes that may have led them to greater and unnecessary pain and suffering. The lawyers at the Rinaldo Law Group have been successful in many medical malpractice cases, helping patients receive compensation for their serious, and sometimes permanent, injuries.
A medical malpractice suit is a legal claim filed against a doctor or other medical professional who causes injury to a patient in any of several ways, including:
- FAILING TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT A CONDITION PROPERLY
- CAUSING AN INJURY DURING A BIRTH
- BY NOT FOLLOWING STANDARD PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES
- USING DEFECTIVE DRUGS OR EQUIPMENT
- ADMINISTERING OR PRESCRIBE THE WRONG MEDICATION
- MAKING A SURGICAL ERROR
- WILLFUL AND MALICIOUS ABUSE, AS IN A NURSING HOME
To recover compensation in a medical malpractice suit, it’s necessary to prove:
- THE PHYSICIAN OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ACTUALLY HAD A DUTY TO PROVIDE CARE TO THE INJURE PERSON
- THE PHYSICIAN FAILED TO PROVIDE THE CARE ACCORDING TO ACCEPTED STANDARDS
- THE IMPROPER CARE DIRECTLY CAUSED THE INJURY TO THE PATIENT.
- THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF THE INJURY
If the medical professional is found liable, they will have to compensate the victim for the losses. These losses can be economic such as lost wages, or the costs of additional care or treatment or non-economic, such as for pain and suffering. If the injury was caused because the physician injured the patient intentionally, and maliciously, the compensation can also include punitive damages.
Nine out of ten malpractice suits are settled with the doctor’s malpractice insurance company before the case ever goes to court. Each lawsuit, whether it goes to court or is settled, is reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, which can help uncover repeat offenders.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a doctor’s negligence or malpractice, please call our firm at 1-833-RINALDO or fill out our contact form.
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Medical Malpractice Cases
Most medical malpractice suits can be put into one of the following main categories of physician negligence:
- NEGLIGENCE AFFECTING PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH
- MISTAKES IN PRESCRIBING OR ADMINISTERING MEDICATION
- SURGICAL ERRORS
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice cases are generally sought by patients who have been harmed or injured due to poor medical treatment or mistaken diagnosis from a medical provider such as a doctor, nurse, technician, hospital or medical worker. Typically, the measure of whether a medical provider was “negligent,” or failed to provide proper care, turns on whether the patient would have received the same standard of care from another medical provider under similar circumstances.
While the majority of health care providers aim to exercise the highest standard of care for all patents, there are times when things can go gravely wrong. If you or a loved one has experienced poor medical care, misdiagnosis, lack of consent, or breach of doctor-patient confidentiality that has resulted in harm or injury, you may be entitled to medical malpractice recovery.