When you visit a physician or a healthcare facility, you put your faith in the healthcare professionals that they will treat you and your issue to the best of their ability. However, sometimes this doesn’t happen and you become the victim of a medical error.
Unfortunately, this happens way more often than you suspect. And these errors can be extremely costly. You may face weeks or even months of rehabilitation. You may lose time at work. And in some cases, you may die. If you or a loved one is a victim of a medical error in New Jersey, don’t wait another second. Contact the Jersey City medical error lawyer Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation.
Medical Errors Have Become an Epidemic
A report just released by Johns Hopkins University sites that medical errors have become the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the report, there are 251,000 deaths annually caused by preventable medical errors. This adds up to 700 deaths each day is caused by an error that could have been prevented.
Unfortunately, this epidemic has been happening quietly for some time now. According to a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine, there have been an estimated 98,000 deaths a year caused by simple medical errors.
What is Considered a Medical Error?
A medical error is defined as a “preventable, adverse effect of medical care.” Some of the most common medical errors include:
- A delay in treatment
- Failure to use indicated tests, such as failing to order a EKG for a patient in the early stages of having a heart attack
- Failure to act on test results
- A delay in diagnosis
- Improper medication
- Inadequate monitoring of the patient before and/or after a procedure
- Communication errors
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Get the Compensation that You Deserve
If you or someone you loved was the victim of a medical error in New Jersey, you’re going to need an attorney who knows how timely and sensitive these types of cases can be. For 35 years, medical error lawyer Anthony Carbone has been handling medical error cases throughout New Jersey. Don’t wait another day. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation.