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Lack of informed consent can lead to medical malpractice

In New Jersey and elsewhere, when a person is suffering from severe, unexplained abdominal pain, the inclination may be to go to the nearest emergency room. A person generally trusts the staff there to evaluate one's condition and make recommendations for treatment. If surgery is prescribed, one might not question the decision particularly if one is in severe pain. A woman who had previously been diagnosed with diverticulitis went to her nearest emergency room suffering from severe abdominal pain. What followed resulted in a medical malpractice suit.

Violation of trust, confidentiality = medical malpractice suit

Most people have a very trusting relationship with their doctors in New Jersey. People trust that the people caring for them have the knowledge, expertise and experience to treat them and will do so ethically. A particularly close and trusting relationship can be the one between a woman and her gynecologist. Failure to respect this relationship can result in a medical malpractice suit.

Failure to provide care can result in medical malpractice

When a family member is in severe discomfort and pain loved ones will look to the medical community in New Jersey to relieve the patient's suffering. Families expect medical professionals to act in good faith and to advise the concerned loved ones of any risks involved. The doctors will also typically assess a patient's condition to undergo surgical procedures before performing surgeries. Failure to do so may result in a medical malpractice suit.

Back pain leads to a medical malpractice suit

Millions of Americans suffer from some level of back pain in New Jersey. Some of these cases are caused by scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can be mild or severe and, in some cases, surgery may be suggested as a possible remedy. Such is the situation in a current medical malpractice suit.

Medical malpractice: maggots in wounds, bed sores and sepsis

Caregivers are expected to give a substantial amount of proper medical treatment when caring for individuals that can no longer care for themselves. Most people are dumbfounded by the very thought of incapacitated individuals being abused. New Jersey residents should never be subjected to any form of medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice: Man misdiagnosed with cancer

There is an expected amount of trust in the New Jersey medical community when it comes to lab results. When an individual is given results that call for an aggressive level of treatment, it is expected that the results are accurate without error. Medical malpractice is disheartening and weakens the trust within the system that patients establish with medical professionals.

Flesh melted from medical malpractice prescription error

Most New Jersey residents put their trust in the hands of medical professionals and rely on proper treatments and medicine dosages to be prescribed. Medical staff are subjected to extensive education and training, which leaves patients with an unrelenting trust that the knowledge obtained will benefit their medical needs. When a patient is subjected to improper or a careless standard of care, it unravels the trust in the medical community. Sadly, many instances in which a wrong dosage of medication was prescribed to a patient have resulted in medical malpractice lawsuits due to the serious and sometimes fatal harm suffered by the victims.

Criminal charges could indicate medical malpractice

Regardless of the love that families have for their aging or medically complex loved ones, they often find themselves unable to provide the necessary care. As a result, they are forced to make difficult decisions, including whether to place a loved one in a residential care facility. Unfortunately, some families in New Jersey are finding that their loved ones are the victims of medical malpractice in such facilities, often leaving them wondering how to best respond.

Medical malpractice potential cause of veteran's death

Some elderly people often have complex medical needs that can only be addressed by skilled health care providers. As a result, many families in New Jersey make the difficult decision to place their loved ones in nursing homes. Unfortunately, some find that patients in these facilities are sometimes victims of medical malpractice.

Hidden cameras in nursing home capture medical malpractice

For many in New Jersey, the decision to place a loved one in a long term care facility is a difficult one to make, especially when the patient is nonverbal and unable to communicate about the care he or she receives. Desperate to ensure the safety of their family members, families often choose to mount hidden surveillance cameras to record what happens when they cannot be present. Many families in other states have allegedly discovered treatment that they consider to be medical malpractice.

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