Doctors are some of the most respected professionals in society. They have extensive knowledge and training in medicine, and their job is to help people when they are sick or injured. However, doctors are humans, and like all humans, they are not infallible. They can make mistakes, and when they do, the consequences can be devastating.
When a doctor’s mistake causes harm to a patient, the patient may be entitled to compensation. Medical malpractice is a legal concept that allows patients to hold medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. These cases can be complex and challenging, but with the help of an experienced attorney, patients can get the justice they deserve.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Under New Jersey Law, medical malpractice can take many forms, but some of the most common types include:
1. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose: When a doctor fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses a condition, the patient may receive the wrong treatment or no treatment at all, which can have serious consequences.
2. Surgical errors: Surgical errors can include operating on the wrong part of the body, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, or causing damage to surrounding tissues or organs.
3. Medication errors: Medication errors can occur when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication, gives the wrong dosage, or fails to take into account other medications the patient is taking.
4. Birth injuries: Birth injuries can occur during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. They can be caused by medical negligence and result in lifelong disabilities for the child.
5. Anesthesia errors: Anesthesia errors can include administering too much or too little anesthesia or failing to monitor the patient during the procedure.
How to Prove Medical Malpractice
To prove medical malpractice, your attorney will need to demonstrate four key elements:
1. Duty: The medical professional had a duty to provide you with care.
2. Breach of Duty: The medical professional failed to meet the standard of care.
3. Causation: The medical professional’s actions directly caused your injuries.
4. Damages: You suffered harm as a result of the medical professional’s actions.
Proving these elements can be challenging, but with the help of a skilled attorney, you can build a strong case and seek the compensation you deserve. This can include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact Camili & Capo, PA Today for a Free Consultation About Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
At Camili & Capo, PA, we understand the devastating impact that medical malpractice can have on patients and their families. We have a team of experienced attorneys who are dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve. We have a proven track record of success in medical malpractice cases, and we are committed to fighting for our clients’ rights. If you or a loved one has been the victim of personal injury due to medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer a free consultation, and we don’t get paid unless we win your case. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.