Acts of medical malpractice can leave a victim with health complications that persist for years. In more severe cases, wrongful death is even possible. Institutional shortcomings, miscommunication between departments, and simple human errors account for many acts of medical malpractice each year. If you or a loved one suffered injuries from an act of medical malpractice, then you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
An Englewood medical malpractice lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C will investigate your situation to determine who should be held liable. Our team will correspond with medical professionals, healthcare organizations, and any other relevant parties related to your case on your behalf. We aim to collect any forms of monetary compensation for which you may be owed, and we will keep you updated as we progress towards justice for you and your loved ones.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include the following:
Although rare in the world of medical malpractice, sometimes doctors and surgeons perform the wrong procedure on a patient. For example, if a patient requires surgery on the left arm, a mixup in communication or medical charts may find a surgeon operating on the right arm. These confusing events create harmful consequences for victims and represent one of the most easily identifiable forms of medical malpractice.
Lack of Sanitation
In any healthcare environment, sanitation is key. With the potential for disease and infections at every turn, medical professionals must perform their duties under strict sanitation procedures. When they fail to do so, they put patients in harm’s way. Some examples of improper sanitation include failure to wear proper protective gear, failure to clean hands, and improper washing of tools and medical equipment.
Incorrect Medication Doses
Prescription medications can help patients cope with symptoms and overcome the unpleasant effects of a health condition. In surgeries, medications are vital in maintaining key bodily functions to support health and safety. When medical staff members fail to administer the proper medication, they expose patients to a plethora of potentially devastating risks.
Regardless of the type of medical malpractice you may have experienced, you have the right to see that a responsible party is held liable for their actions. An Englewood medical malpractice lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C will stand by your side to work through the legal details of your case. We will defend you as we negotiate for a settlement and seek to recover any compensation for which you may be entitled. Call us today at (201) 585-9111 to learn more.
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Preventing Medical Malpractice
Healthcare institutions have a responsibility to do everything within their power to prevent medical malpractice, negligence, and errors. Although institutions may make a concerted effort to minimize medical malpractice in their facilities, some mistakes still occur.
If you experience an act of medical malpractice, you may feel scared or apprehensive about confronting someone with your concerns. However, communication is key if you are aiming to arrive at answers for an act of medical malpractice. There are ways to remain deferential while issuing a complaint, but it is natural to find yourself feeling anxious about the process. When you have a lawyer working on your behalf, they can deal with any communications between you and another party that has committed an act of medical negligence or malpractice.
While many acts of medical malpractice are the fault of a doctor, nurse, or another staff member, there are some steps you can take to do your part in preventing medical malpractice. When it comes to communicating with your doctor, informing them about your medical history and prescription medications can lower the likelihood of an improper dose. According to MedlinePlus, patients should tell their healthcare providers about any medicines they are taking, including any over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements, as well as any allergies or adverse reactions they may have to medications or anesthesia.
Verdicts and Settlements
$600,000 - Medical Negligence
To middle aged single woman who suffered dislodgement of dentures into throat during an oral medical procedure where medical and nursing failed to remove partial removable denture and not releasing denture was dislodged during the procedure.
$780,000 - Medical Malpractice
New York medical malpractice settlement of $700,000 plus an additional reduction of $80,000 in a worker’s compensation lien (total $780,000). Recovery was obtained for a 29 year old man who suffered a back injury and subsequent fusion surgery while engaging in a box lifting exercise undertaken as part of a work conditioning program at a New York physical therapy facility.
$1,500,000 - Medical Malpractice
To an 85 year old widower for the loss of his 65 year old wife due to severe injury of the popliteal artery and vein of the leg during left total knee replacement surgery causing massive loss of blood resulting in shock, liver and acute renal failure with resultant metabolic acidosis.
Taking Legal Action After Medical Malpractice
According to New Jersey Revised Statutes §2a:14-2 (2018), you have a limited time to take legal action after any wrongful act that leads to a personal injury. Contacting a lawyer after such a traumatic experience may not be at the top of your mind, but if you fail to do so within the amount of time allotted, you will likely forfeit your rights to legal action.
Contact Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. Today
The results of even a single minor error often reverberate for a victim long after an incident. If you were harmed in an act of medical malpractice or negligence, you do not have to silently accept the consequences. You have the right to take legal action, and a lawyer can stand up to help you.
An Englewood medical malpractice lawyer from the offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. will advocate for your legal position if you have experienced an act of medical malpractice. Our team is devoted to representing our clients, and we will strive to continue the pursuit of justice on your behalf even when things get challenging. As we utilize evidence and the law, we will communicate with other parties involved in your incident to determine the source and cause of your case. We will then pursue any forms of financial compensation you may qualify to collect. To learn more about how our team can work for you, call our office today at (201) 585-9111.