When medical professionals are careless, the consequences are dire. Not only are injuries resulting from medical errors costly to treat, but may be very difficult to deal with emotionally. If your injury was the result of carelessness or negligence by a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury-related expenses. For more than 30 years, Jersey City medical malpractice lawyer Anthony Carbone has been dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for victims of medical malpractice throughout New Jersey. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.
What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional acts negligently or fails to take action. When negligence leads to an error, and consequently an injury, medical malpractice has occurred. Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth injuries
- Surgical mistakes
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis
- Hospital infections
- Other common medical errors such as communication breakdown or equipment failure
Medical Error Deaths Have Become an Epidemic
Just recently, a Johns Hopkins report had found that medical errors is the third leading cause of death in the United States today. According to the report, there is an astounding 251,000 deaths each year that are due to common, preventable errors that occur in healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. That means, 700 people die each day because a medical error.
Consequences of Medical Malpractice
An injury caused by medical malpractice can affect your life severely. Hardships and challenges caused by your injury may include:
- Expensive medical bills
- Ongoing and possibly invasive treatment
- Expensive rehabilitation costs
- Inability to work, resulting in lost income
- Strained relationships
- Physical and emotional pain
For more information, visit our Questions about Medical Malpractice page.
If you suspect you have been injured because of medical malpractice, you should contact Newark personal injury attorney, Anthony Carbone, right away. Hospitals and other medical facilities are prepared to refute and sometimes bury medical errors, and these companies will protect their employees, even when those employees act negligently.
Once we determine you have the foundation for a medical malpractice claim, we will begin investigating your case immediately, and we will begin the process of collecting any evidence proving the presence and extent of your injury. New Jersey personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone has the experience necessary to confront the most powerful and intimidating of medical corporations and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered an injury because of medical malpractice in Jersey City, Newark or the surrounding New Jersey areas, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Jersey City today.