New York – New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Malpractice is the legal term used to describe negligence on the part of a professional such as a doctor, lawyer, accountant, stock broker, financial advisor, dentist, architect, nurse or engineer. To prove this type of negligence, however, an injured party must retain one or more qualified experts to thoroughly review the case and then give a reasoned professional opinion supporting the claim.
Malpractice involving doctors, hospitals, and improper medical care is the most common type of malpractice and may involve any one or combination of a multitude of “departures from good and accepted medical care.” The most common injuries complained of are:
• brain damage or other neurological injuries to an infant before, during or after birth
• failing to diagnose cancer or other serious medical conditions (heart attack, fracture, etc.)
• “wrong site surgery”
• wrongful death
• Erbs palsy
• cerebral palsy
• delay in treating a serious medical condition
• quadriplegia, paraplegia and other spinal injuries
• misdiagnosis of serious medical conditions
• nerve damage
• loss of hearing
• loss of sight
• improperly performed medical tests or surgery
• unnecessary surgery
• failing to properly monitor a patient
• failing to obtain a patient’s informed consent to perform or not perform a specific medical procedure or surgery
• cobalt poisoning or overexposure to radiation
• perforation of a patient’s colon or uterus
• “foreign objects” left in patients after surgery or other medical procedures.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a medical professional please contact us for a free consultation. We’re available at our New York and New Jersey offices to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.