Nearly 20 years ago, the National Institute of Medicine reported that nearly 100,000 hospital patients die every year as a result of negligence on the part of surgeons, doctors, nurses and hospital staff mistakes. Since then, the number is believed to have increased along with the aging population seeking surgeries required for orthopedic replacements, heart conditions, cancer, and other internal diseases and medical conditions.
Most serious injuries and deaths resulting from surgical procedures are not reported as surgical errors. While the operation may have been a success the patient often suffers injury or death resulting from postoperative care, including infections, improper monitoring of vital signs, heart failure or harmful medications.
When a person schedules surgery, the patient is counting on several medical care providers fulfilling their responsibilities to the patient and working together to ensure the best result possible. From initial diagnosis, to X-rays, to anesthesiology and surgery to post-op care. The hospital is required to have communication systems in place to ensure that the medical services meet the accepted standard of care, including effective communication with the patient’s primary care physician. Any breakdown in diagnosis or medical care that results in increased injury to the patient may make the hospital and/or surgeon liable for medical negligence.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury as a result of a surgical error or negligence on the part of a hospital in New Jersey, call the NJ medical malpractice lawyers of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. We are recognized among the pre-eminent personal injury law firms in the state, representing people who have suffered injury or lost a loved one because of surgeon malpractice or other negligence on the part of a medical professional. Our record of compensation recovery includes settlements and verdicts in millions of dollars.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with a reputable New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer about your medical negligence claim. We have experience representing clients in injury and wrongful death cases resulting from surgical errors such as:
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