Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

If you were hurt by medical malpractice, our Atlantic City personal injury lawyers have experience dealing with medical negligence cases.

Have You Been Injured Due to a Medication Error?

Injuries due to a medication error continue to increase each year. When there has been a mistake with a medication that causes an injury to the patient, it is considered medical malpractice. The effects of medical negligence can reach outside of a hospital or doctor’s office walls. In fact, this carelessness can even follow you into your home. Medical negligence is intentional or unintentional harm that a patient suffers due to their level of care falling below the standard. If a patient is receiving prescriptions, they are still considered to be under a doctor’s care. When a medication injures a patient, anyone who was involved with prescribing that medication could be liable. Who is Responsible for My Injury? Common medication errors are scripts list the wrong medication or the wrong amount. Negligence can also involve a medication not being administered in the correct way. For example, a shot when it should have been…
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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in severe injuries to a baby. Sometimes these injuries require expensive care for the child’s lifetime. Understanding what these situations look like can help you determine if you have been a victim. When Birth Injury Leads to Cerebral Palsy A common birth injury to the brain that affects the infant is cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often the result of negligent behavior. For example, if a doctor or nurse fails to watch the fetal monitor appropriately. They may not see when that the baby is in distress and is receiving little to no oxygen. In this situation, the doctor or nurse did not prevent something they could have. This mistake, which can cause cerebral palsy, would be malpractice during childbirth. What Counts as Medical Malpractice? Doctors and nurses are human and are therefore prone to mistakes. This common understanding is why not every…
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How Are Emergency Room Medical Malpractice Cases Different?

If you have been injured due to emergency room medical malpractice, it can be difficult to know who is at fault. First responders, ER doctors and the hospital itself each play a part. Understanding their individual roles can help determine who may be liable. Who is at Fault? First responder crews may be protected from lawsuits by certain laws. Most states, including NJ, have these laws to safeguard the way emergency services are run. However, these crews can still be held responsible for causing you undue harm. To be liable, they need to have been intentionally reckless. For emergency room personnel, normal medical malpractice rules are used. Put simply, if a doctor makes a mistake that a different doctor in the same situation would not make, then the doctor who made the error could be liable. Usually, the doctor needs to have made a severe mistake to be found liable…
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