Hospitals Must Be Held Accountable When Negligence Occurs
Every surgery or medical procedure contains an element of risk, but hospital staff and medical providers have a duty to minimize these risks. Negligence, however, can cause serious injuries during surgery, in the emergency room or during an extended hospital stay.
If you suffered serious harm or lost a family member due to negligence in a New Jersey hospital, consult with a knowledgeable attorney at Britcher, Leone & Sergio, LLC. Located in Glen Rock and Morristown, our attorneys are focused on helping you get the financial relief you need to make it through this difficult time.
Hospitals Are Not Perfect, But They Must Be Dependable
Within a hospital, there are many possible forms of negligence that can occur, such as:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Nursing errors
- Orthopedic errors
If doctors, surgeons, nurses and other employees are not careful, their actions could cause life-changing injuries or death. For example, an anesthesiologist’s intubation mistake could cause brain damage, heart failure, coma or worse.
When you suffer injustice through medical malpractice, you deserve justice through compensation. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, searching for pertinent information in surgery logs and other sources. We work with renowned expert witnesses who help us prepare and present cases for surgery error victims.
Hospital Negligence Cases May Be Complex
A hospital usually consists of several businesses and human beings who work within it. Therefore, a malpractice claim must address a specific individual or group. The negligent party may be either hospital staff or a third party, such as a surgeon, anesthesiologist, medical device manufacturer or food service contractor.
New Jersey laws make suing a hospital more restrictive than suing the individual or business that caused your injuries. If you win a lawsuit against a hospital, you might not get the full amount of compensation you need because the state limits the award sum.
We can help determine whether you have an opportunity to recover for harmful medical errors inside a hospital. Our team will work to give you the highest likelihood of getting maximum compensation.
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Initial consultations carry no further obligation to retain the law firm. Talk with one of our attorneys about a potential hospital malpractice or medical malpractice claim through email or at 201-444-1644.