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August 2015 Archives

How to prove medical negligence in "never events"

New Jersey residents consult medical practitioners to treat various illnesses, seeking the advice and care of a doctor when they are vulnerable and in pain and do not know what else to do. With extensive years of education and specialized medical training, doctors are presumed to be knowledgeable. Additionally, since they have taken the Hippocratic Oath, these medical professionals are believed to put the needs of their patients first and treat them with the utmost care and dignity. However, in some cases it has been found that a doctor's negligence is so blatant and obvious that it caused a patient to suffer serious harm.

Responsibilities of New Jersey health care professionals: Part I

New Jersey law recognizes health care services as a service that are subject to the provisions of various laws enacted by the state's Division of Consumer Affairs. In fact, many New Jersey attorneys believe that recognizing and upholding the consumer's rights as they apply to the health care system is the best defense against medical malpractice.

Are referrals affected by medical malpractice lawsuits?

New Jersey residents who have been injured at the hands of negligent physicians often consult professional attorneys to initiate a medical negligence case. Medical malpractice, commonly known as medical negligence, can result in serious injuries to the patients. One would naturally assume that a doctor who has a history of medical negligence lawsuits would not be recommended by the patients or other doctors. In many cases however, the doctors, especially specialist physicians, depend on referrals and recommendations in order to practice in various hospitals.