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A trip to the doctor’s office can be nerve-wracking and intimidating. Matters are only made worse if your doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional makes a mistake that costs more than just money. If you’ve been hurt by a healthcare provider, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Team Law.
Our expert team of medical malpractice attorneys, located in Elizabeth, NJ can help you with a variety of medical malpractice claims.
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If a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional or facility provides treatment or it negligent in a way that caused you harm or injury, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. These injuries can be permanent, disabling or may worsen an already-existent injury.
A healthcare provider may include:
If you feel that a healthcare provider may have caused you an injury, call Team Law for a free consultation. But what sort of injury are we talking about here?
$5.6 Million Verdict
Team Law’s client fell and dislocated her knee, causing an injury to the popliteal artery that ultimately resulted in the amputation of her leg. Suit was filed against the hospital to which she had been taken by ambulance, the emergency room doctor, a radiologist and an orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeon claimed he was inordinately delayed getting to the hospital because of traffic problems on the Garden State Parkway. Team Law was able to counter the surgeon’s testimony by obtaining records from the Garden State Parkway that showed no traffic problems and by obtaining the surgeon’s EZ Pass records. The claim against the emergency room doctor was that he should have asked for vascular consultation when he detected a weak pulse in the foot, not just an orthopedic consult. The claim against the radiologist was that his actions also delayed treatment. After a seven week trial, a verdict was entered in favor of Team Law’s client and against all four of those defendants.
Examples of medical malpractice injuries include but are not limited to:
If you feel you may have suffered from one of these injuries, call Team Law. With 60 years of dedicated practice experience, our attorneys can help walk you through your claim. Our friendly attorneys are here to discuss your injury and potential recovery.
A mistake or a small error during a procedure is not certainly a malpractice medical case. In order to prove medical malpractice, four elements must be met:
What do these factors mean?
Causation is a question of whether the doctor, nurse, or other type of healthcare provider’s actions actually caused the injury in question, or if the patient’s own illness, poor health, or another factor caused the injury.
For example: did the patient suffer from large amounts of blood loss after falling off their motorcycle, or did the doctor improperly treat the wound, causing large blood loss?
Duty to the patient places the healthcare provider into the story of your claim. Was it this specific doctor’s job to perform your surgery? Was this nurse supposed to make rounds at a certain time while you were in the hospital? More or less, was it this specific healthcare provider’s job to care for you?
Negligence, or breach of duty, is related to the above element. If the healthcare provider did have a duty, they have breached that duty by failing to act or acting incorrectly.
In terms of negligence, we look to the “standard of care” – did the healthcare provider in question act in a manner similar to that of another reasonable healthcare provider with similar training and experience?
Damages may be a more familiar term. Damages refers to the compensation received for loss or injury. Damages often comes in terms of money paid to the patient, or their family, or in the form of medical bill payment.
If you feel that your injury deserves compensation, call Team Law and our medical malpractice attorneys will help you develop your case.
Team Law has proven to be successful in terms of medical malpractice claims. A couple of their largest settlements of medical malpractice claims include:
At Team Law, we understand that an injury can be scary or make you feel helpless. Don’t fear – call our specialized medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll listen to your case and evaluate how we can help.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. If a doctor, nurse or another healthcare provider has injured you or a family member, contact Team Law’s medical malpractice attorneys. Located in Elizabeth, NJ, we are capable to represent your claims in New Jersey courts.
New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The county seat of Middlesex County, New Brunswick is located along the Raritan River and is considered part of the New York City metropolitan area. First settled in the 1680s, New Brunswick was given its name in 1714, named after the city of Braunschweig (or “Brunswick” in Low German) in Lower Saxony, Germany. New Brunswick was incorporated as a town in 1736 and chartered as a city in 1784. In 1766, New Brunswick was chosen as the site for Queen’s College, now called Rutgers University. Today, New Brunswick is a hub of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, being home to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers, along with hosting corporate headquarters and production facilities for pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Medical malpractice simply means that a doctor was careless in treating a patient. The technical legal definition in New Jersey is that the doctor failed to do something that was required by standard medical practice. Less commonly, NJ medical malpractice can also occur when a doctor does something that was forbidden by standard medical malpractice.
In order to start a medical malpractice case, the first thing your lawyer will need to do is collect a complete set of the patient’s medical records. Then, your attorney will need to have those records reviewed by a doctor in the same specialty as the doctor, surgeon, or medical provider who may be the defendant in the lawsuit. For example, if it’s a nephrologist, it will be necessary to hire a nephrologist to review the medical records. At that point, you will be ready to start a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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