Before a sick patient can become well, he or she needs to be correctly diagnosed. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to properly diagnose a medical condition, which can delay necessary treatment and possibly result in serious injury or death. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, LLC, we understand the frustration patients feel when there has been…

Surgery is inherently risky. Even with all our medical advances, negative outcomes are still possible and there is no guarantee that a patient will improve once wheeled out of the operating room. Sometimes, a patient needs multiple surgeries when only one was expected, which can take a toll on a patient’s health. However, it is…

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in this country, claiming roughly 250,000 lives each year according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Hundreds of thousands of people survive their doctor’s negligence but struggle with pain and high medical bills as they try to recover. But how to know if you have a medical…

The purpose of a New Jersey lawsuit is to compensate an accident victim for their losses. Many people already know they can receive money to cover the cost of medical care, lost wages, and property damage. However, they often wonder, “Can I sue for suffering in New Jersey?” The answer is that you often can….

Yes. Medical errors are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, and the same is true in Bergen County. If you believe a doctor has injured you, then you should meet with a lawyer for a free consultation. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. These are not the…

When medical malpractice occurs, the result can be catastrophic injuries that have a big impact on a person’s quality of life and ability to support themselves. While many accidents and injuries are acute and obvious (such as the damages from a car accident), medical malpractice-related injuries may not always be. This can make navigating the…

The New Jersey Tort Claims Act found at N.J.S.A59:2-2, requires an individual with a potential claim against a public entity or their employees to file such a claim within 90-days of the alleged incident. This statute applies to any claim for any injury caused by an “action or omission of the public entity or their employees.”…

New Jersey encourages injured victims to bring a lawsuit in a timely manner. The state has passed a “statute of limitations” for that reason. This statute gives a victim a certain amount of time to bring a claim; afterward, the right to sue is cut off and a judge will dismiss your lawsuit because it…

Shockingly, surgical items and other foreign objects are left inside of thousands of American patients each year. This is something that should never happen. According to the Center for Medicaid and State Operations, leaving behind an object after a surgical operation is a “never event.” Doing so can cause severe harm, even death. There is…

When you hear the term “medical malpractice,” it may conjure up images of a sponge left inside a patient after surgery or performance of a medical procedure on the wrong limb – or the wrong person. While these horrific incidents do occur, there are other medical errors that can be just as devastating for the…