New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
We put our trust, our health, and our lives in the hands of doctors and hospitals, and we hold them to a high level of competence and care. When a member of the medical profession lets us down, it can not only cause serious physical harm, but it also shakes our faith in the healthcare system. At Lance Brown & Associates, our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers hold doctors, nurses and other health care practitioners accountable when their medical errors, negligence, mistakes and incompetence cause serious injury that should have been avoided.
In law, negligence occurs when one person breaches a duty owed to another, and that failure causes injury. Doctors owe their patients a duty of care and competence that we can reasonably expect from a health care provider. A doctor who breaches that duty may be guilty of medical malpractice and liable for the damages caused. Some of the common types of medical mistakes which can lead to serious injury include the following:
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Failure to treat an existing condition
- Following an improper course of treatment
- Performing surgery on the wrong patient
- Performing surgery on the wrong organ or wrong side of the body
- Leaving a foreign object in the body after surgery, such as sponges or clamps
- Misreading the patient’s chart
Seek Experienced Representation with Your Medical Malpractice Claim
Medical malpractice cases are complicated and difficult cases to pursue. Proving a case requires being able to obtain expert medical testimony and present that information to the jury in a way that is easily understandable. Meanwhile, doctors and their insurance companies vigorously defend against medical malpractice claims; their reputation is on the line, as well as their livelihood and possibly their medical license.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor’s negligence or incompetence, choose an attorney who has been successful in recovering compensation for victims of medical malpractice. In New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, contact Lance Brown & Associates.