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You trust your healthcare providers to make your health and safety their highest priority. When a doctor or medical professional fails in their duty to treat you at the industry-accepted standard of care and the result is an injury, you deserve full compensation for the resulting damages.
If you were injured due to a doctor’s negligence, that doctor is liable for compensating you for the economic losses you’ve endured as well as for your physical pain and suffering. South Jersey residents who experience the trauma of an injury caused by the medical provider they trusted with their very lives deserve full compensation. It’s true that monetary compensation can’t erase the harm caused by medical malpractice, but it can help pay the costs of corrective treatments and provide a sense of justice.
Call the medical malpractice attorneys at the South Jersey legal team of Grungo Law today for a free case consultation. This call is the beginning of finally feeling heard in your medical malpractice claim.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Sadly, medical errors account for up to 251,000 deaths a year in the United States. When a medical provider causes a patient to suffer a preventable injury, it’s medical malpractice. This type of incident occurs when a doctor or other healthcare provider fails to treat a patient according to the accepted standards of care within the medical community. If another reasonable medical provider would have treated the patient differently in the same circumstances, the injury victim has a strong case for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A medical malpractice lawsuit is South Jersey’s method of providing legal recourse for this type of injury victim. Some sadly common medical malpractice claims in South Jersey include:
- Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis
- Medication mistakes
- Surgical errors including wrong-site, wrong-side, and wrong-patient surgeries and foreign objects left behind
- Failure to promptly diagnose and treat post-surgical infection
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
Some medical malpractice injuries can have a significant impact on the health of the injury victim. In some cases, the injury may be catastrophic, with life-altering effects, or even fatal. In that case, an experienced South Jersey wrongful death lawyer can help maximize your chances of recovering damages so you or your injured loved one can take steps toward maximizing recovery.
Liability in South Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases
Doctors owe a special duty of care toward their patients. When an act of medical negligence results in an injury, the injury victim must prove the legal points of liability by showing the following:
- That a medical provider/patient relationship existed at the time of the injury
- That the doctor owed a duty of care to treat you at the medically accepted standard of care
- That the doctor failed in this duty by committing an act of negligence
- That the negligent action directly caused your injury
- That you sustained significant economic and non-economic damages due to the injury
A South Jersey personal injury attorney understands how to address the above points of liability to craft a compelling case for your compensation, typically paid through the provider’s medical malpractice insurance.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in South Jersey?
If a doctor’s negligence caused your injury, you deserve full compensation for the damages. These may include the following:
- Costs associated with corrective medical treatment
- Lost wages and future lost income for ongoing treatment or corrective procedures
- Diminished earning capacity if the injury caused a disability
- Pain and suffering
Non-economic damages like pain and suffering can be even more devastating than tangible economic damages. Monetary compensation can help injured victims achieve a sense of justice.
Why Choose Grungo Law for Your South Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim?
At Grungo Law, we have enormous compassion for those harmed by the very medical professionals tasked with caring for their health and safety. It takes specialized knowledge of medical liability and strong resources within the medical community for a successful medical malpractice case. Contact our South Jersey office today for a free evaluation of your case so we can begin working toward your financial recovery while you focus on your physical recovery.