What Constitutes a Medical Malpractice Claim in New Jersey?

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When we see physicians, in some ways, we trust them with our lives. They are in charge of letting us know whether we are reasonably healthy, and if not, how to get better. Fortunately, our country has some of the most talented, hardest-working doctors in the world. However, not every doctor fits this description, and if you developed a medical condition, or had a medical condition worsen because of a negligent physician, you most likely qualify for compensation. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Morris County medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how medical malpractice cases in New Jersey and how we can help you through the legal process going forward.

What defines medical malpractice in New Jersey?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously difficult to win, which is why you must retain the services of an aggressive attorney who knows how to prove a medical malpractice claim. Before you read on, you should understand that a doctor simply failing to help you recover from a certain medical condition is not enough, by itself, to win a medical malpractice lawsuit. To prove an incident of medical malpractice has occurred, you will have to demonstrate several things. First, you must establish that you were, in fact, a patient of the physician in question. From there, you will have to prove that your physician diverted from the generally accepted standard of care, and that you were injured and suffered significant damages as a result. If you cannot prove that the doctor breached his or her duty of care, then you may not win the compensation you need. Our firm has helped injured patients recover the compensation they need to recuperate for years, and we are ready to do the same for you.

What are some of the most common types of medical malpractice?

There are various forms of medical malpractice, and most of them are just as ugly as the next. If you believe you were harmed as a result of any of the following, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Some of the most frequent types of medical malpractice are as follows:

  • Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a disease
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Performing surgery unnecessarily
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Disregarding a patient’s medical history
  • Premature discharge
  • Failing to recognize certain symptoms
  • negligent follow-up or aftercare
  • Improper medication or dosages of a medication
  • Infections caught while in the hospital

The bottom line is that if you believe you or a loved one has been made a victim of medical malpractice, our firm is here to help. Contact Lutz Injury Law today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.

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