Somerset County Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Representing victims of medical malpractice in New Jersey
Having an illness or injury can be scary. Whether you need to go to the emergency room or you are visiting your primary physician or specialist, you should be confident and comforted that your medical professional is providing the care you need and deserve. All medical professionals are held to the same standard of care. When anyone who provides health care services, including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, health care facilities, pharmaceutical companies cause suffering or death through negligence, carelessness, misdiagnosis, or misjudgment, they should be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured because of neglect, our firm is ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options and effectively represent your needs. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact Siragusa Law Firm.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence occurring when a medical professional fails to meet the standard of care met by his or her peers. In the medical profession, the standard of care is based on the training and expertise of similar professionals. In order to have a case, the health care professional must have acted in a way that most competent professionals wouldn’t have.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice covers a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors and overdoses
- Anesthesia errors
- Improper consent
- Hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections
- Improper care and follow-up
These serious issues can subject a person to illness, injury, suffering and even death. If you believe that you were treated with negligence, you may need to take legal action to protect yourself and your future.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice cases are complex. It is crucial to have an attorney that has the experience and knowledge of both the legal and medical field to assess your case. The above situations are serious, but they do not always mean that a medical professional acted negligently. Mistakes happen in any profession. As stated above, medical malpractice cases are based on the standard met by peers. If no other competent doctor or health care professional would have made the mistake that caused your injury, it may call for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If your case is valid, you may be entitled to a range of damages.
Contact an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorney
Siragusa Law Firm of Somerville, New Jersey provides effective legal services to clients who are victims of medical malpractice. When the gross negligence of a medical professional impacts your life and livelihood, you may need to take legal action to protect your future. Siragusa Law Firm recognizes the stress clients bear when facing legal matters and we are ready to fight for maximum compensation. When you need an attorney that cares about you and the road ahead, Siragusa Law Firm is ready to serve.