Fact Sheet about Medical Malpractice: When NJ Residents Get Hurt By Doctors
Every year, insurance provider Diederich Healthcare conducts an annual analysis on medical malpractice payouts in New Jersey. In its report for 2014, the results for New Jersey noted that:
- A majority of the medical malpractice lawsuits filed in New Jersey in 2014 settled and did not go to trial.
- The leading source of medical malpractice claims was faulty diagnosis.
- The second leading source of the medical malpractice claims was surgical errors.
- The third leading source of the medical malpractice claims involved childbirth.
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Medical Malpractice Incidents
Newark is home to a number of private, public and university hospitals and and further has many healthcare centers in and around the city. Accidents, negligence and mistakes are bound to happen.
Common Sources of Medical Malpractice Injuries
Injuries involved in medical malpractice claims come from all kinds of sources. Some of the common sources of medical malpractice injuries include, but are not limited to:
Errors During Surgery
A number of different surgical errors can occur due to inadequate preoperative planning or preparation, surgeon incompetence, miscommunication, patient information mix-ups or confusion, failure to use the appropriate operation protocol, and doctor fatigue.
Errors Involving Medication
Medication errors often involve mistakes in prescribing, filling or administering a prescription drug. A dosage could be incorrect, the medication could be the wrong kind, or one patient could receive medication meant for another.
Missed or Delayed Diagnosis
A missed or delayed diagnosis leads to delays in getting a patient the appropriate course of treatment. Delays can make an illness or condition worse due to a lapse of time.
Errors Involving Anesthesia
Having too much or too little anesthesia administered to a patient can cause all kinds of problems during surgery. The patient could wake up or might not be completely knocked out.
A number of injuries can occur during birth, both to the mother and the child. A difficult delivery has a higher chance of producing injuries.
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Investigating Medical Malpractice Claims Requires Resources
Medical malpractice cases are a big endeavour. The first step to building a strong claim is to conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of your injury claim. The purpose of the investigation is to determine the root cause of your injury, and whether it could have been prevented. Only a law firm with years of experience, plenty of financial resources, and the legal knowhow will be best equipped to investigate your medical malpractice claim. The medical malpractice lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC have what it takes to do your case the justice it deserves.
The investigation will require the collaborative efforts of many people and your attorney should be able to coordinate those efforts into a strong case against the medical professional that caused your injuries. Interviews will need to be conducted with any potential witnesses. Second opinions will be needed as to the state of your injuries and whether they were preventable.
The investigation will also require a gathering and review of all of the available evidence in the case. This will include procuring medical records, medical scans and test results, and any other physical evidence relevant to your claim. It takes a lot of effort to find and collect the evidence in a medical malpractice case, and the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC know how to streamline the process and make it as easy for you as possible.
With more than 40 years of experience, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC attorneys serving Newark know what it takes to build a strong medical malpractice claim. Proper investigation into your claims is critical. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC has plenty of financial resources and access to a network of medical experts, the key ingredients to conducting a thorough investigation of your claim.
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