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Do you have a right to your medical records in New Jersey?

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners establishes regulations and handles physician licensing and disciplinary actions. Under its provisions, New Jersey patients have a right to receive a copy of their medical records from any physician or medical facility. This can be of particular import if there is a question of medical malpractice regarding treatment. It is also relevant for transferring care to a different doctor, travel emergencies or questions about information accuracy.

Medical malpractice payouts show increase in 2013

In a review of 2013 medical malpractice payouts for the country, Diederich Healthcare notes that payouts increased overall for the first time since 2003. The statistics also included information about the top states for medical malpractice settlements and payouts for the year, and New Jersey was among the top five states.

Failure to treat an issue timely can be medical malpractice

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.

Know your rights when health care professionals make errors

Residents of New Jersey rely on medical professionals to deliver quality, safe services from the pediatrician's office to the operating room. However, physicians and other health care professionals are still people, and people can make mistakes. Tragically, mistakes in the medical field can lead to serious consequences for the person being treated.

What do you do if you suspect medical malpractice?

According to statistics, medical malpractice cases accounted for over $3 billion in payouts to injured parties in 2012. For many patients, however, it can be difficult to understand whether medical malpractice occurred, and residents of New Jersey may wonder what to do if they suspect they were injured due to a medical provider error or negligence.

When a diagnosis is delayed or wrong, look at medical malpractice

Most New Jersey doctors and hospital staff are caring, conscientious professionals who have their patients' best interests at heart. However, like all hardworking people, they can be distracted, fatigued and stressed. In the worst case scenario, medical malpractice occurs because of negligence or careless disregard for proper standard of care.

Medical malpractice in New Jersey: liability and limitations

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.

Pregnant woman’s death leads to malpractice lawsuit

About 30 miles to the west of Burlington County, a family mourns the loss of a wife and daughter. Adding to their grief, they must find a way to care for her severely brain-damaged infant son. Her husband and mother filed a lawsuit against that city claiming medical malpractice and defective equipment caused their losses in 2012. Seeking compensation and accountability from those responsible will help them recover and may provide the financial security needed for the future.

40 years combined experience didn’t prevent doctor error

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.

Medical malpractice can extend to dentists

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.

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