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At Icaza & Burgess our medical malpractice lawyers have experience representing seriously injured clients against the health care professionals who harmed them. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of medical malpractice by a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other medical professional, you should hire a New Jersey medical negligence attorney right away.
Medical Malpractice is a situation in which a patient suffers physical injuries or disabilities as a result of substandard treatment by a doctor or healthcare provider. Over one million injuries are caused by medical malpractice every year. Some instances that constitute medical malpractice include prescription drug errors, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, birth injuries, failure to treat illnesses and diseases, delay in treatment of a medical problem, and medical negligence.
A medical malpractice injury that results in the death of a patient may be considered a wrongful death. New Jersey medical malpractice and wrongful death claims can be handled together. Patients have the right to trust that their healthcare provider will treat them in a professional and safe manner, without serious harm or injury.
Birth injuries – Birth injuries occur during prenatal care and/or delivery and can have devastating and possibly permanent effects on the mother and child. Negligence on the part of doctors and medical staff, surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, medication errors, and surgical errors may all lead to birth injuries.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer – Every year approximately 300,000 people die in the United States from colon, prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Early detection is a key factor in receiving proper and beneficial cancer treatment to keep the cancer from spreading. If your cancer was not discovered in a timely manner, as the result of your doctor’s negligence, you may have a medical malpractice case.
Surgical error – A surgical error is a when an attending surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical resident, or nursing staff causes an error that results in a physical injury. Some examples of surgical errors are injuries from surgical instruments, poor positioning of the patient, unsuitable use of anesthetics, and performing surgery on the wrong area of the body.