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Medical malpractice can cause serious harm, life-altering consequences, and even death. If you were injured by a doctor’s error or negligence, you deserve compensation for the resulting medical costs and your pain and suffering. Call Grungo Law’s Atlantic City medical malpractice lawyers today for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice case.
When Atlantic City residents are injured or sick, they feel safe in the hands of doctors and medical providers who not only take an oath to do no harm but whose job it is to provide them with the care they need to get well. If a doctor’s mistake or negligence caused you harm, you may wonder where to turn. When you trust a medical professional with your very life, it’s extremely distressing to learn that they endangered that life. Speak with our personal injury attorneys today to hold the negligent party accountable.
Understanding Medical Malpractice in Atlantic City
You turned to a doctor when you needed help to recover from an illness or accident. If the provider’s treatment or lack of treatment for your condition caused worse harm, they are liable for the preventable injury they caused by failing to treat you within the accepted standards of care within the medical community. If an investigation shows that another reasonable physician would have treated your case differently, you have a strong case for medical malpractice.
Some examples of medical malpractice in Atlantic City include:
- Medication mistakes and anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis of illness
- A missed diagnosis of illness, including cancer, heart attacks, and strokes
- Failing to diagnose and treat a post-operative infection promptly
- Surgical mistakes including foreign objects left behind or wrong-site/wrong-patient surgeries
If a medical mistake caused significant harm and now you’re left with further procedures and treatments, or a diminished quality of life, you deserve full compensation for your damages. This is typically paid through the provider’s malpractice insurance.
Proving Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases
When any individual fails to take reasonable measures to prevent harm to others, they are liable for damages. Doctors and other providers have a special duty of care to treat patients within the accepted medical standard for their illness or injury. Proving a provider liable requires showing that they meet these criteria for liability:
- That a doctor/patient relationship existed at the time of the malpractice injury
- That the doctor owed a duty of care to the patient to treat them at an acceptable standard of care
- That the doctor acted negligently and violated this duty
- That the violation caused an injury
- That the injury resulted in real damages, including economic damages
Don’t try to take on the healthcare system alone. An Atlantic City medical malpractice attorney has a deep understanding of the harm caused by providers who breach their special duty. If a loved one passes away as a result of medical malpractice our wrongful death lawyers at Grungo Law have strong resources within the medical community that can help us to thoroughly investigate liability in your case and craft a compelling claim for full compensation.
What Compensation Can I Expect in a Medical Malpractice Case?
If your doctor’s negligence or mistake caused your condition to worsen or left lasting harm, you may have mounting medical bills for corrective treatment at the same time you may not be well enough to return to work. A successful malpractice claim may result in compensation for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Reduced ability to earn income in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Compensation may not erase the harm caused by medical malpractice but it can help you find the best medical care and pay your bills while you work on recovering.
Why Choose Us for Your Atlantic City Medical Malpractice Lawyers?
At Grungo Law, we take on your case with compassion for the distress you feel at being harmed by the doctor or provider that you trusted with something as critical as your health and your life. We stand ready to add our voices to yours as you seek justice as well as full compensation for damages. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Atlantic City today for a free evaluation of your Atlantic City medical malpractice case.