When residents of Burlington County think of medical malpractice, they probably think of cases involving doctor errors or wrong medications. One very common issue that can be medical malpractice is a simple failure to treat. This is especially true for common medical conditions with well-known treatments; if such conditions are missed or treatments aren't issued in a timely manner, the issues can exacerbate, becoming much more serious and even leading to death.
Malpractice is defined as a dereliction of professional duty or a professional's failure to skillfully render services, resulting in injury, damage or loss. This can include inadvertent doctor error or an improper, negligent act. Accountability can be sought from any health care professional who fails to maintain the standard of care in his or her field. There are certain New Jersey laws to be considered when seeking compensation in instances of alleged medical malpractice.
Patients who need surgery are never guaranteed a positive outcome. Burlington residents know that. It's reasonable to assume, however, that the doctors and medical staff involved in an operation won't make avoidable mistakes.
There are many reasons for personal injury lawsuits to be filed. It doesn't matter if you live in New Jersey or any other area of the country. Seeking compensation when you've been injured by another person is something that our legal system supports. When the injury is proven to be caused by doctor error, medical and other needs may be provided by holding the practitioner accountable.