Medical malpractice is the most complicated form of personal injury action. It is the most expensive and the most difficult case a personal injury attorney can handle. The litigation is extremely complex and it is important to choose an attorney who has handled medical malpractice cases many times before. Today’s statutes in New Jersey require physicians who will act as experts and who have precisely the same qualifications and board certifications as the physician that you wish to sue. In New Jersey, at Trial, the doctors statistically win most of the time. An experienced attorney will only agree to represent you if you have suffered a severe and permanent injury caused by a physician who failed to live up to the applicable standards of medical practice.
Examples of medical malpractice cases include when a foreign body, such as a sponge, is left within you following surgery, or when an injury is sustained at birth which should not have occurred, or when you’re common bile duct was cut during a routine gallbladder operation. These are only some examples, and there are many other things which can go wrong with inadequate medical care.
When evaluating a medical malpractice case, you must establish the generally accepted standards of practice and be able to demonstrate how the physician did not live up to those standards. You must also be able to prove that the physician’s deviation from standards directly caused your injury.
Presently we are working on obstetrical malpractice cases including the unsuccessful management of shoulder dystocia resulting in Erb’s palsy. We have recently concluded a matter where a heart surgeon left a sponge inside of the patient following a bypass operation and several mishandled cholecystectomies which are gallbladder operations.
If you believe you have suffered a severe injury as a result of medical malpractice it is important that you speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to discuss your case.
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