Medical Malpractice

Work With A Medical Malpractice Lawyer To Seek Compensation

At Law Offices of Jennifer M. Mendelsohn, LLC, Ms. Mendelsohn has represented multiple clients who have suffered from serious injuries caused by the negligence of doctors, dentists, nurses and hospitals throughout New Jersey. It is not easy to prove damages in a medical malpractice case. It requires an attorney who has experience demonstrating to a jury that a medical professional caused someone’s personal injury or illness. Having represented doctors as a defense attorney for years prior to working for the plaintiff’s side, Ms. Mendelsohn comes to the table with a unique advantage when it comes to figuring out the necessary approach to take for medical malpractice cases.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Generally, “malpractice” is defined as “the failure to exercise adequately the skill, knowledge and care ordinarily possessed and exercised by other members of the profession acting under similar conditions and circumstances.”

This does not mean that every time there is a “bad” or “unfortunate” outcome there has been malpractice. It doesn’t mean that every time a professional gives “bad” or “wrong” advice that he/she is liable for malpractice.

Generally, the action (or inaction) that creates liability is the professional’s failure to render professional services in a manner consistent with that of an ordinary or reasonable professional in the same or similar circumstances.

Types Of Medical Malpractice Injuries

The people and institutions that may be responsible for medical malpractice include doctors, nurses, clinics, hospitals and many others. Some of the injury types include:

  • Birth injuries: These injuries harm the mother or baby during prenatal care, delivery or postnatal care.
  • Errors in diagnosis: By misdiagnosing a condition, a physician’s negligence could seriously harm you.
  • Diagnostic failures: If a doctor fails to diagnose a condition, it could lead to injury or death.
  • Anesthesia errors: Anesthesia is incredibly dangerous and can kill someone if not administered properly.
  • Surgical errors: The results of a mistake during surgery can be life-threatening or lead to lifelong pain.
  • Prescription or medication errors: Prescribing or administering the wrong medication could cause irreparable physical damage.

How Can I Tell If My Case Is Malpractice?

In almost every situation, it takes an expert’s opinion to assess malpractice. An expert in the particular field would assess the situation and give an opinion as to what the standard of care was and if that standard had been violated. Keep in mind that different experts may have different opinions.

Contact Us Today!

There are specific time limits in New Jersey for bringing a medical malpractice claim. If you have been seriously injured as the result of medical malpractice or doctor negligence in New Jersey, the Law Offices of Jennifer M. Mendelsohn, LLC, can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the highest compensation. Call 201-957-0515 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.