According to the laws of New Jersey, negligence is the failure to comply with the standard of care to protect a person from harm. Negligence in a doctor’s medical practice, which is called malpractice, is the doctor’s failure to comply with the standard of care in the care and treatment of his or her patient.
In a physician negligence case, the plaintiff (the injured party) must establish that:
A standard of care existed
The physician had a duty to comply with the standard of care in the treatment of the patient
The standard of care was violated
The patient suffered harm
The violation of the standard of care cause the harm to the patient
Usually the standard of care that a physician owes a patient is determined by expert medical testimony. In some cases, however, members of the jury can determine from their own knowledge and experience whether the physician’s conduct violated the duty of care owed to the patient. In these cases, the jury must decide if the average physician practicing in the same field would have exercised the same level of skill and care as the defendant did in the same or similar circumstances.
What Types of Physician Negligence Cases Do You Accept?
The medical malpractice attorneys of Team Law represent clients in cases involving all types of medical specialists, including those listed below:
Anesthesiologist: treats pain; administers anesthesia and monitors patients during surgery
Cardiologist: diagnoses and treats heart disease
Dermatologist: diagnoses and treats skin conditions
Diabetes specialist/Endocrinologist: diagnoses and treats diabetes and other conditions caused by hormone-secreting glands
Emergency medicine physician: diagnoses, stabilizes and begins treatment of patients who need immediate medical care
Gastroenterologist: diagnoses and treats disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and intestines
Infectious disease/HIV physician: diagnoses and treats diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
Nephrologist: diagnoses and treats kidney disease
Neurologist: diagnoses and treats conditions of the nervous system (brain, nerves, spinal cord)
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: treats women during pregnancy and childbirth and provides preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system
Oncologist: provides cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
Ophthalmologist: diagnoses and treats diseases, conditions and injuries to the eyes
Orthopedic surgeon: surgically repairs damage to and preserves function of bones and musculoskeletal system
Pediatrician: diagnoses and treats infants, children, and teens
Plastic surgeon: restores, reconstructs, corrects or improves the appearance of body parts, especially the face
Podiatrist: diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet and ankles
Primary care physician: diagnoses and treats undiagnosed conditions in all fields of specialty; refers patients to medical specialists as necessary; provides continuing care after specialty treatment
Psychiatrist: diagnoses and treats mental and behavioral health conditions
Pulmonologist: diagnoses and treats conditions of the lungs
Radiologist: diagnoses and detects conditions ranging from broken bones to cancer cells through the use of x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and other imaging technologies
Rheumatologist: diagnoses and treats allergies, autoimmune diseases and other immune system conditions
Urologist: diagnoses and treats the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system
There are many other medical specialties and sub-specialties. If you believe you were harmed by the negligence of a physician, please contact us online or call 1-800-TEAM-LAW. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If you retain us as your legal representative, you will pay no legal fees until we win financial compensation for the damages caused by physician negligence.
Team Law serves clients harmed by physician negligence throughout Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties and throughout NJ from many convenient office locations including Clark, West New York, Edison, Newark, Orange, Jersey City, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, and Middletown.
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