What constitutes medical malpractice in New Jersey?

As the son of a physician, founding partner Sam Davis understands the responsibility of being a medical doctor. For over 30 years, Harold Davis, also known as “Doc Davis,” was the only general practitioner in Bergenfield, NJ and was one of the last to make house calls. With that background, Davis believes that medical negligence should not be confused with poor outcomes.

Good doctors can sometimes make mistakes, the reason for which they carry medical malpractice insurance. Injured patients may file medical malpractice claims based on a misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis, a mix-up of tests, a complication during surgery, improper administration of medication or the failure to provide adequate informed consent prior to a medical procedure or surgery. If an infant suffers a birth injury, the child’s family has a legal right to bring a malpractice claim. In New Jersey, a cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis may constitute medical negligence.

Medical malpractice cases are complicated and carry a high burden of proof. A New Jersey medical malpractice attorney has to show that the doctor, nurse or health care provider violated the accepted standard of care and acted in a manner that is contrary to the practices of other medical providers in the community. It’s not sufficient for a NJ medical malpractice lawyer simply to show that the health provider was negligent. Medical malpractice cases are vigorously defended by doctors and insurance companies. So it’s best to retain an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer if you’ve been injured

For more than 30 years, the skilled attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have focused their legal talents on assisting people seriously injured through the carelessness of others. Our law firm, based in New Jersey, is highly regarded throughout New Jersey for the quality of the counsel and legal representation that our experienced NJ medical malpractice lawyers provide. We are justifiably proud of our record of success in representing more than 20,000 accident victims in cases including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice and other kinds of personal injury accidents.

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