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The litmus test for a valid medical malpractice case involves three (3) distinct parts: negligence on the part of the healthcare provider; injury to the patient; and a connection between the negligence and the resulting harm it caused. To put a finer point on it, a poor medical outcome is not to be confused with medical negligence. However, when a healthcare provider departs from accepted standards of care and that departure causes harm to his or her patient, the healthcare provider is medically negligent and is responsible for the harm you, or a loved one, have sustained.

Whether it is a hospital, doctor, nurse or another healthcare provider, their failure to act reasonably under the circumstances can cause devastating results. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have the experience and proven track record of success in getting just compensation for clients who have been harmed by medical negligence.

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Medical malpractice exists when a doctor or healthcare provider acts negligently and causes harm to a patient. What this means is that they failed to act as a reasonable health care provider would have under similar circumstances. The additional component in this equation is to prove that the negligence caused harm. This is where medical malpractice legal expertise is vital.

To be honest, the idea of causation (one thing causing another) is more clear-cut in certain cases. If, for example, the doctor performed surgery on the wrong body part, causation is likely to be easier to prove. However, the great majority of cases are more complex, requiring a highly-experienced medical malpractice trial attorney, who can not only determine, but also prove negligence and the resulting harm.  It is in your best interest to consult with a well-informed attorney who is familiar with the law, to discern what your next steps should be. As leading medical malpractice lawyers in New Jersey, we can quickly evaluate your situation and give you the essential answers to determine how best to proceed.

Although we deal with all types of medical, nursing, and hospital malpractice lawsuits, these types of cases are the most common ones:

Anesthesia – It goes without saying that the anesthesiologists have a huge responsibility during the entire process of a procedure or surgery. They can be held accountable for negligence, if they fail to perform to a standard competence level in the field. Lack of constant patient monitoring or inadequate anesthesia administration can lead to injuries or even the catastrophic results.

Emergency Room Care – The physicians who work in the hospital ERs can be pressured to treat as many patients as possible in extremely limited time and space. Unfortunately, as a result, medical errors occur quite often. Careful examination of the patient’s physical condition, review of medical records, if available, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests correctly, and making appropriate referrals are all essential for proper emergency room treatment. A medical malpractice claim might well represent the best alternative for someone who suffered harm under any of the following ER treatment circumstances:

• Failure to spot the symptoms of stroke, heart attack, heat exhaustion or bacterial infection
• Refusal to take the victim’s complaints of illness or injury seriously – patients knowing their own bodies and knowing something is wrong
• Misinterpretation of x-rays, blood tests, lab tests or other diagnostic tools – or failing to order them altogether
• Prescribing medications without checking for drug interactions or allergies
• Neglecting to consider the possibility of brain injury or internal trauma, especially in car accident cases involving blunt force trauma to the abdomen, chest or head
• Discharge or release of the patient without identifying or stabilizing his or her condition

If an ER-related error has left you or your loved ones with lasting negative effects, then you have to get in touch with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.

Cancer Misdiagnoses and Treatments – When a life-threatening disease goes unnoticed or misdiagnosed, then you or your loved ones definitely have a case. Problems with the cancer misdiagnoses or treatments can negatively impact your health and life. Every delay in proper diagnosis can have the potentially catastrophic consequences. It is also worth mentioning that, not only cancer-related conditions, but also strokes, heart attacks, appendicitis, and other serious health issues get frequently misdiagnosed. Scheduling a free and non-obligatory consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers can tremendously increase your chances of winning the adequate compensation.

Medication Errors – These types of errors may occur during the administering, prescribing, or dispensing of medication. They can also range from incorrect dosing to improper labeling. If a pharmacy gives you or your loved ones the wrong dosage or medication, then what we get as the results are life-threatening consequences.

Neurology – Serious consequences and complications may result from mistakes made during all kinds of neurological interventions and surgeries. Negligence during these extremely complicated and sensitive procedures can be associated with the serious problems that can lead to all kinds of chronic pains and even to paralysis. Our medical malpractice lawyers can offer the invaluable guidance regarding these complex lawsuits.

Nursing – These types of medical malpractice cases take place in clinics, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, or nursing homes. They mean that a nurse has failed to act or acted inappropriately regarding your medical condition or needs. The medical professionals can be negligent while providing the wrong medication, failing to monitor, or using medical equipment the wrong way. If you or your loved ones suffer harm as a result of the nursing malpractice case, then you have every right to file a lawsuit against the hospital or nursing center and demand the rightful compensation.

Obstetrical Injuries – Obstetricians have the responsibility of caring for two patients, the mother and baby. Patients who have been injured by an ob-gyn’s carelessness may be entitled to compensation for the harm they have suffered. Or, when a birth injury causes a child to be born with a lifetime disability, many families face, not only the emotional devastation of their child’s suffering, but also the overwhelming medical and therapeutic expenses required to provide their child with a future. The most tragic aspect of these injuries is that most of the time, they are preventable. Our medical malpractice attorneys want to hear what happened to you or your child. We can help you determine whether your child’s birth injury or your injury was caused by medical mismanagement or neglect

Surgical – Serious medical errors that go beyond the usual surgical risks can lead to serious life-threatening effects or even death. These mistakes may be caused by the nurses, surgeons, or other staff members. Surgical malpractice and errors can be associated with significant suffering and pain. Our medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you and your loved ones with a free and non-obligatory legal consultation.

Testing – Every single year, doctors and hospitals in New Jersey order and conduct thousands of invaluable medical tests. Unfortunately, errors are common and unavoidable. However, when these errors occur as a result of someone else’s failure to properly read or order tests as a result of negligence, then you or your loved ones have a medical malpractice case. The accuracy of test results is critical for doctors to be able to make sound decisions about what should happen next for a patient. In fact, lab tests influence more than two-thirds of all medical decisions.

Cancer is a prime example of a disease that is often diagnosed through testing. Biopsies, which are tissue samples, are obtained so that they may be examined for the presence of cancerous cells. The PSA test is used to diagnose prostate cancer. Mammograms create images of the breasts to detect signs of breast cancer. Blood and urine tests, x-rays, and CT or MRI scans are used to detect various cancers, as well as other diseases, infections and additional medical problems. These tests do not benefit the patient if a doctor fails to order them. If the proper tests are ordered, a lab error by the technician conducting the test or interpreting the results can lead to an improper diagnosis that causes a crucial delay in necessary medical treatment.

Another example is prenatal genetic testing. With the rising use of laboratory office tests for genetic chromosomal and inherited disorders, including prenatal ultrasounds, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS), the risks and consequences of negligent genetic and prenatal testing are higher than ever. When negligent genetic counseling or genetic testing results in the birth of a child with severe mental and physical disabilities, parents have viable claims against the doctors, hospitals, clinics and laboratories there were negligent.

In any case, you are entitled to be compensated for all troubles, pains, and losses that were caused by someone else’s mistake beyond your knowledge or influence. Make sure you have the absolute best legal representation.

Complex cases that require intensive effort and preparation call for a legal team well-versed in the specifics of the law. Be vigilant about investigating a firm’s credentials. We’ve observed attorneys who seek out cases, claiming to have expertise in an area (such as medical malpractice), but in fact are not qualified to litigate for the plaintiff. It takes many years of expertise, experience and a familiarity with the law’s complexities to even know what questions to ask. If your legal representation has not mastered the letter of the law, or doesn’t have the extensive resources to investigate and prepare a case, you could settle for substantially less or even have your case thrown out. That should never happen.

Medical malpractices cases can be extremely complex to resolve. That’s why our medical malpractice lawyers are proud of their proven track record in winning life-changing settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.

Our medical malpractice attorneys offer their professional legal help and the following advantages:

Specialized Skills and Knowledge
When the medical malpractice victims do not have an attorney who specializes in the field of medical malpractice, then they may fail to get an adequate compensation or they may end up empty handed. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can make a life-changing difference in your case. We can make it possible for you to get the maximum compensation.

Top Standards and Expertise
With the help of a team of medical malpractice lawyers that specializes in these specific types of cases, you can significantly increase the potential value of your malpractice claim. Our top medical malpractice lawyers will thoroughly review all available evidence, interview the witnesses, and consult the top experts in the field in order to determine all circumstances of your medical malpractice case.

Courtroom Success
Our medical practice lawyers have won some of the highest verdicts and settlements and verdicts in New Jersey. We will seek damages for your pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional issues, treatment costs, and medical bills. Rest assured that the other party in a medical malpractice lawsuit has a team of the insurance company lawyers who will work hard to discredit your rightful compensation claim. They will either try to avoid paying or significantly reduce the damages the wrongful party has to pay for. Our nursing, hospital, and medical malpractice lawyers will prove to your jury how a medical treatment error, or a treatment failure, clearly caused your injury.

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we understand your willingness to place your complete trust in your doctors and other health care professionals. However if these health care professionals violate this trust by failing to provide an adequate standard of treatment and care, then you and your loved ones have every right to ask a fair compensation for your sufferings, pains, losses, and damages.

What do you mean by “damages” in a medical malpractice case?

When an individual or family member has been harmed by medical malpractice, New Jersey law allows you to seek monetary damages or compensation. To decide whether you are eligible for this compensation, a medical malpractice lawyer will evaluate your potential claim. If you do indeed have a case that meets the parameters of New Jersey medical malpractice laws, you would be entitled to recovering monetary damages, which fall into two categories: economic losses and non-economic losses. Economic losses include the past and future medical expenses including hospitals, doctors, nursing care, rehabilitation, physical and occupation therapy, and medications if required. Non-economic losses cover the areas of pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, embarrassment, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

In addition, another important area of economic damages is found in the value attributed to the loss of guidance, counsel, companionship and the like of a deceased loved one no longer able to provide these things. To explain, what is recoverable is not only the actual monies the decedent would have earned and contributed for the benefit of the survivors, but also the reasonable value of the services, assistance, care, training, guidance, advice, counsel and companionship the survivors would have received from the decedent had he or she lived. Note that these are separate and distinct from the emotional loss. The recoverable value is limited to the economic value of these services if provided by, for example, paid companions or home workers (or nurses and practical nurses) hired to care for the aged or infirm at home. Other services not able to be provided by the decedent could be advice and guidance that would have to be purchased from a business advisor, therapist or the trained counselor. All of these are in the category of economic damages.

When it’s time to make some key decisions

If you or a family member have suffered as a result of another’s actions or negligence, you may be understandably upset, and unsure what to do. Yet, while the tsunami of decisions, medical bills and raw emotion consumes your time and attention that is exactly when it’s in your best interest to learn your legal rights. We’ll explain the legal process and your recourse, how to protect your rights, and how best to proceed. As always, the sooner the better, as that can facilitate your recollection of facts and preserving key evidence.

We’ll work with you to remember and understand the sequence of events, what precipitated your situation, and what medical actions were taken (or not taken) to create the possibility of medical malpractice. In the case of catastrophic injury or worse, while financial recovery doesn’t equate to physical recovery, it is essential to recoup the aftermath of medical bills, care, pain and suffering, and more.

We urge you to get informed and learn about your options so that you’ll be empowered to make the best decisions for your loved one and your family.

LIKE TO LEARN MORE?

Get a FREE, no obligation consultation. Contact us today.

We’ll help you understand whether you have a case so you can make an informed decision. We greatly look forward to being of service.

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including litigating for the following conditions.

Following is a list of medical conditions that may constitute grounds for a claim. Click on any one to learn more.

Surgical Errors:

(Note: the injury itself can be a recognized risk of the procedure, but the failure to recognize and diagnose the injury intraoperatively, and correct it, is negligence.)

More information to determine if you have a case.

Medical malpractice exists when a doctor or healthcare provider acts negligently and causes harm to a patient. What this means is that they failed to act as a reasonable healthcare provider would have under similar circumstances. The additional component in this equation is to prove that the negligence caused harm. This is where medical malpractice legal expertise is vital.

To be honest, the idea of causation (one thing causing another) is more clear-cut in certain cases. If, for example, the doctor performed surgery on the wrong body part, causation is likely to be easier to prove. However, the great majority of cases are more complex, requiring a highly experienced medical malpractice trial attorney who can not only determine but also prove negligence and the resulting harm.

It is in your best interest to consult with a well-informed attorney who is familiar with the law, to discern what your next steps should be. As leading medical malpractice lawyers in New Jersey, we can quickly evaluate your situation and give you the essential answers to determine how best to proceed.

Make sure you have the absolute best legal representation.

Make sure you have the absolute best legal representation.

Complex cases requiring intensive effort and preparation call for a legal team well-versed in the specifics of the law. Be vigilant about investigating a firm’s credentials. We’ve observed attorneys who seek out cases, claiming to have expertise in an area (such as medical malpractice), but in fact are not qualified to litigate for the plaintiff. It takes many years of expertise, experience and a familiarity with the law’s complexities to even know what questions to ask. If your legal representation has not mastered the letter of the law, or doesn’t have the extensive resources to investigate and prepare a case, you could settle for substantially less or even have your case thrown out. That should never happen.

What do you mean by “damages” in a medical malpractice case?

When an individual or family member has been harmed by medical malpractice, New Jersey law allows you to seek monetary damages or compensation. To decide whether you are eligible for this compensation, a medical malpractice lawyer will evaluate your potential claim. If you do indeed have a case that meets the parameters of New Jersey medical malpractice laws, you would be entitled to recovering monetary damages, which fall into two categories: economic losses and non-economic losses. Economic losses include past and future medical expenses including hospitals, doctors, nursing care, rehabilitation, physical and occupation therapy, and medications if required. Non-economic losses cover the areas of pain and suffering, disfigurement, emotional distress, embarrassment, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

In addition, another important area of economic damages is found in the value attributed to the loss of guidance, counsel, companionship and the like of a deceased loved one no longer able to provide these things. To explain, what is recoverable is not only the actual monies the decedent would have earned and contributed for the benefit of the survivors but also the reasonable value of the services, assistance, care, training, guidance, advise, counsel and companionship the survivors would have received from the decedent had he or she lived. Note that these are separate and distinct from emotional loss. The recoverable value is limited to the economic value of these services if provided by, for example, paid companions or home workers (or nurses and practical nurses) hired to care for the aged or infirm at home. Other services not able to be provided by the decedent could be advice and guidance that would have to be purchased from a business advisor, therapist or trained counselor. All of these are in the category of economic damages.

>> What are damages in a medical malpractice case?

What do you mean by “damages” in a medical malpractice case?

When it’s time to make some key decisions.

If you or a family member have suffered as a result of another’s actions or negligence, you may be understandably upset, and unsure what to do. Yet while the tsunami of decisions, medical bills and raw emotion consumes your time and attention, that is exactly when it’s in your best interest to learn your legal rights. We’ll explain the legal process and your recourse, how to protect your rights, and how best to proceed. As always, the sooner the better, as that can facilitate your recollection of facts and preserving key evidence.

We’ll work with you to remember and understand the sequence of events, what precipitated your situation, and what medical actions were taken (or not taken) to create the possibility of medical malpractice. In the case of catastrophic injury or worse, while financial recovery doesn’t equate to physical recovery, it is essential to recoup the aftermath of medical bills, care, pain and suffering, and more.

We urge you to get informed and learn about your options so that you’ll be empowered to make the best decisions for your loved one and your family.

>> Why should you pursue litigation?

>> Why is quick action so important?

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