Can You Sue for Medical Errors in Bergen County?
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 type of cases you should handle alone, so hiring the right lawyer is necessary.
Medical Malpractice in Bergen County
No one keeps statistics on the number of lawsuits that are filed against doctors and hospitals in Bergen County. But with so many hospitals in our county—Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Group, Valley Hospital—the odds are high that we see many complaints filed each year. There are also countless doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals in our neighborhoods who could negligently injure patients.
Some medical malpractice cases that have made the news in Bergen County include:
- A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Hackensack University Medical Center after a patient died while donating bone marrow.
- A former Bergen County prosecutor who sued his urologist for failing to diagnose an illness.
- An eye surgeon in Bergen County who was sued by 16 patients, with the insurance company paying out over $15 million in claims.
These are only some of the cases filed in Bergen County. Others never make the news.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
As medical malpractice lawyers in Bergen County, New Jersey, we have met with many patients who have been injured by the following:
- Misdiagnosis. A doctor might completely miss a diagnosis and tell patients that they are fine. Other doctors could make a wrong diagnosis, which delays proper treatment. Either way, a patient can become sicker or even die.
- Surgical errors. A surgeon could puncture a healthy organ or cause excessive bleeding. A surgeon might also leave an implement in a patient, like a sponge.
- Birth injuries. Mother and child can both be injured if a doctor is careless and fails to monitor vital signs. Some doctors have sent mothers home even when they have sky high blood pressure or are showing signs of internal bleeding.
- Prescription drug errors. A doctor might prescribe the wrong drug or the right drug at the wrong dose. Patients can also be injured when drugs interact negatively with allergies or other drugs the patient is taking.
- Failure to follow up with a patient. A doctor should follow up with a patient and respond to any complaints. Negligent doctors, however, either fail to follow up or discount a patient’s complaints and discharge them without investigating further.
These are only some of the more common errors that medical professionals can make. If you believe you have been injured, give us a call. One of our lawyers will review the facts of your case.
Speak with One of Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Bergen County, New Jersey
O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, LLC, is a leading medical malpractice law firm in our area. We have helped countless patients, and we believe in helping others access the courts. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.