New York – New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical malpractice is a legal term used to describe negligence on the part of a medical professional. 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.
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