Fact Sheet About Medical Malpractice
Mistakes happen. But when it is made by a physician or surgeon, the results can be life-altering. According to Becker’s Hospital Review, New Jersey is the fourth-ranked state for medical malpractice payouts, with residents receiving more than $200 million annually in total compensation. Among Becker’s Hospital Review’s other findings:
- 37% of patients injured due to medical malpractice suffered a permanent injury.
- 12% were rendered quadriplegic or suffered brain damage that requires lifetime care.
- 33% of injuries were the result of mistakes related to the patient’s diagnosis.
- 27% of injuries were due to surgical mistakes, including problems administering anesthesia.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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Medical Malpractice Incidents
Sadly many Camden County, New Jersey residents will be injured, and possibly even killed, due to errors made by medical professionals, leading to high medical bills and possibly a lifetime of pain, suffering and increased costs of care. Doctors don’t set out to harm their patients. But when they do, they must be held accountable. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, the Camden County, NJ medical malpractice lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can be the result of negligence, inattention, failure to follow proper procedure, or any other number of reasons. Regardless of the reason for the error, the result is the same – injury to the patient. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases our firm as seen during our more than 40 years in practice include:
Birth injuries are among the saddest of all medical malpractice injuries, turning what should be a joyous time in to every parent’s worst nightmare. Failure to diagnose a medical condition in the mother that leads to complications, a botched caesarean section or oxygen deprivation to the baby during delivery are just some of the injuries an infant can be the victim of during birth.
Whether failure to make a diagnosis, or making the wrong diagnosis, the doctor’s error means the patient loses valuable treatment time as the disease progresses unchecked.
An error during surgery can result in nicked organs and arteries, foreign objects being left in the body, or even the wrong surgery being performed, all of which raise the risk for future medical problems.
Incorrect dispensing of medication (whether an over- or under dose) or failure to check for drug interactions can cause unnecessary harm to the patient.
Improper sterilization of equipment, failure to follow hand washing protocols and lack of disinfecting hospital surface expose patients to toxins and bacteria that can worsen his condition, or create new problems entirely.
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For more than 40 years the medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC, have helped Camden County, NJ residents recover financial compensation for the injuries suffered due to physician error.
Investigating Medical Malpractice Requires Resources
Investigating a Camden County, NJ medical malpractice claim requires a heavy investment of time, money and resources, as well as knowledge of often complex medical issues. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC have the necessary experience and resources to pursue your case. With a licensed doctor/attorney and nurse practitioner/paralegal on staff, we are in a unique position to fully understand the medical evidence in your case.
Our case review begins with a thorough examination of all of the notes, treatment plans, medical imaging and other reports surrounding the incident that resulted in your injury. Your attorney and an independent medical expert will review your files so that we have a clear understanding of when, where and how mistakes were made in your care. Your medical providers will be deposed and their testimony scrutinized and challenged at trial to show that your injuries could only be the result of their malpractice.
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