Medical Malpractice

Helping the Victims of Medical Malpractice Recover Compensation

When New Jersey residents seek medical treatment, they rightfully expect that their medical condition will be properly diagnosed and that any treatment they receive will make them better, not worse. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and every year thousands of people throughout the state are hurt by medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is a type of professional negligence that occurs when a medical professional violates the accepted standard of care. What makes medical malpractice cases different from ordinary injury cases is that this standard must be established through the use of expert testimony, as judges and juries typically do not have the specialized knowledge required to determine whether a particular medical professional acted negligently.

Because of these special concerns, people who believe that they have been the victim of medical malpractice should speak with an attorney familiar with New Jersey medical malpractice law. The Law Offices of Daniel R. Danzi is a boutique law firm that works closely with people who have been hurt in accidents that could have been prevented. For a free case evaluation, call our office today.

Medication Errors

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can occur in any number of ways. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice that often result in significant recovery for victims are discussed below.

  • Failure to diagnose a medical condition –

    Failure to diagnose a medical condition is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice that can entitle victims to compensation. In many cases, the fact that a physician failed to diagnose a condition when he or she should have, results in a delay in starting treatment that can have serious and adverse consequences for patients.
  • Medication errors –

    Medication errors are an extremely dangerous form of medical malpractice that can have disastrous consequences for victims. They can involve giving a patient the wrong dosage of the right medication, the wrong medication entirely, or failing to recognize the danger involved with giving two or more medications at the same time.
  • “Never events” – “Never events” is a term used in the medical profession that refers to events that should never occur in the course of medical treatment. Examples include wrong-site surgery, amputation of the wrong limb, leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient, and performing a surgical procedure on the wrong patient.
  • Unreasonable delay in treatment – This type of medical malpractice occurs when a person visits a hospital or urgent care center and is not seen or treated for an unreasonably long period of time. In many of these cases, starting medical treatment sooner could have saved patients from serious and completely avoidable complications.

Medical Malpractice Compensation

Medical malpractice can occur in any number of ways. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice that often result in significant recovery for victims are discussed below.

  • Medical expenses – Many instances of medical malpractice result in additional medical expenses. The costs associated with the additional treatment required can often be recovered.
  • Lost income – Medical malpractice victims are unable to return to work for a significant period of time, if at all. Fortunately, New Jersey law allows people who are injured by negligence to recover for their lost income.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life – Some medical malpractice victims are unable to engage activities that they once enjoyed, often entitling them to compensation
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering – Victims of medical malpractice can obtain compensation for the physical and mental pain and suffering that they experience as a result of the malpractice.

Determining the value of a medical malpractice claim can be difficult, and the assistance of an attorney is critical in establishing the value of noneconomic damages such as loss of quality of life and pain and suffering. For this reason, people who have been affected by medical malpractice should always talk to an attorney before accepting any settlement offer made by a medical professional or his or her insurance company.

Contact a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today to Find out if You Have a Case

If you believe that you or your loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should have your case reviewed by an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. In many cases, medical malpractice victims are eligible for significant financial compensation, sometimes well into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Since 1990, attorney Daniel R. Danzi has been helping people who have been injured in preventable accidents and provides individualized attention to each client who walks through the door. There is no cost associated with a case review, so call our office today at 973-331-1175 or send us an email through our online contact form.