New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
You’ve heard the stories. A medical device left inside after invasive surgery. Cancer goes undiagnosed. Negligence during child delivery causes a birth defect. Unfortunately, medical malpractice takes place daily, and when it happens to you or someone you care for, you need someone on your side.
You need malpractice lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. Each medical malpractice attorney on our team is dedicated to providing quality legal services to anyone injured as a result of medical negligence. We understand that most people would prefer not to file a legal claim against their doctor or the hospital that treated them, but if your injuries are life-altering, what alternative do you have?
The High Price of Medical Malpractice
Medical errors have become too commonplace an occurrence. In 2000, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report claiming that up to 98,000 Americans were dying in our hospitals each year because of medical errors. And unfortunately, these numbers have increased in recent years. Medical malpractice is not only limited to physicians. Hospital errors and nursing staff’s failure to adhere to protocol come into play, too.
The most common malpractice cases include:
- Traumas caused at birth
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Improper diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose or treat cancer
- Post-surgical infections caused by a surgical instrument left inside the patient
- Surgical error, such as severing of a nerve or perforating a vital organ
What do you tell the parents of a child born with cerebral palsy resulting from a negligent birth injury? What do you tell someone who now has to undergo radical chemotherapy or extremely invasive surgical procedures to remove an undiagnosed late-stage cancer? What do you tell a patient who has undergone a surgical procedure and is left with a catastrophic injury or even death as a result of a surgical error? Who will bear the cost of the extraordinary medical expenses associated with long-term care for this type of injury?
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As experienced medical malpractice lawyers in New Brunswick, NJ, Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, understand the physical, emotional, and financial burden that medical errors can cause. These catastrophic consequences can last a lifetime.
Contact a medical malpractice attorney at our firm today at 800.923.3456 or contact us online for a free consultation. You deserve to be compensated for your suffering.
Negligent Birth Injuries
- What do you tell the parents of a child born with cerebral palsy resulting from a negligent birth injury?
- What do you tell the parents who are left to care for a loved one for the remainder of their lives and that of their child?
- Who will bear the cost of the extraordinary medical expenses associated with the long-term care for this type of injury?
- What do you tell a person who has been misdiagnosed and now has late-stage cancer?
- What do you tell that same person who now has to undergo radical chemotherapy or extremely invasive surgical procedures to remove this late-stage cancer?
- Who will care for and provide for their family?
- What do you tell a patient who has undergone a surgical procedure with an intended result and now is left with a catastrophic injury or even death because of a surgical error?
- Who will care and provide for their family or cover the extraordinary medical expenses and long-term care associated with these injuries?
In summary, medical malpractice can have a devastating effect that can cause irreparable harm and injury and, in some instances, even death. The physical, emotional, and financial burden can have catastrophic consequences that can last a lifetime. Medical errors have unfortunately become too commonplace an occurrence. In 2000, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report claiming that up to 98,000 Americans were dying in our hospitals each year as a result of medical errors. Unfortunately, these numbers have increased in recent years.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is defined as any action – or inaction – by a healthcare provider that deviates from the accepted standards of care and causes harm to a patient. It can occur at any stage of treatment, from diagnosis to aftercare.
There are many different types of medical negligence, including:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Prescription errors
- Emergency room errors
- Inadequate follow-up or aftercare
Medical malpractice is not only limited to physicians. Hospital errors and nursing staff failing to adhere to the protocol are other significant areas where medical negligence is found.