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Morristown New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Hold Healthcare Professionals to High Standards

Seeking compensation when negligence causes injury

When sick, we count on doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to help us feel better. Unfortunately, negligence runs rampant in healthcare. Poor judgment or inaccurate diagnoses can have lasting effects on patients. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, noted medical negligence as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer.. At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers hold healthcare professionals accountable when they provide substandard care to patients.

Understanding whether you have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey

There are two common misconceptions about medical malpractice lawsuits. First, not every medical mistake is grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Second, medical malpractice can be committed by any medical professional providing care—not just doctors. The grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit are met whenever the practitioner takes an action, or inaction, which causes a harm to the patient in a situation where a reasonable person of that profession would not have done the same thing. Our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys provide free case reviews to evaluate your legal rights after you are harmed by a negligent healthcare professional. We draw upon our decades of experience to provide the sound legal guidance you deserve.

Leading causes for medical malpractice lawsuits

Recovering damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit requires an understanding of what healthcare professionals are required to do in a particular situation. There are some root causes of medical malpractice that doctors and medical professionals routinely commit. Our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers have the knowledge and experience you need when facing a complex medical malpractice claim. The most common causes of injuries that lead to medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Botched blood transfusions
  • Wrongly prescribed medications
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Birth injuries
  • Preventable infections
  • Brain injuries
  • Negligent amputations
  • Misreading test results
  • Not referring to a specialist
  • Not ordering appropriate diagnostic tests

If you believe you are the victim of medical negligence, let our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys help you

The first step on the road to recovery is getting informed about your rights. The New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Leonard Legal Group have more than two decades of experience helping victims and families recover the compensation they deserve. We provide free initial consultations, so call our 24-hour call center at 973-984-1414 or contact us online to make an appointment.