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Monmouth County Medical Malpractice
Residents of Monmouth County have a legitimate expectation that when they visit the Monmouth Medical Center or CentraState Medical Center, or any other doctor’s office or urgent care facility that they will receive competent care, regardless of whether they are suffering from an illness or are expecting their first child. While many of the medical professionals that practice in Monmouth County are committed to providing the best possible care to their patients, this does not mean that every Monmouth County resident receives this level of care in every circumstance.
An act of medical malpractice can occur in Monmouth County whenever a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to take the time and care necessary to ensure the patient receives quality treatment and care. When this occurs, turn to the dedicated and zealous team at Aretsky Law Group, P.C. for help. We can help you determine what steps to take to protect your rights and obtain compensation for your injuries and losses.Types of Medical Malpractice Injuries in Monmouth County
When one imagines a “medical malpractice” injury, one might be tempted to think of horrific botched surgeries in which the wrong limb is amputated, the wrong organ removed, or the wrong surgery or procedure performed on the wrong patient. While these terrible events may certainly be examples of malpractice, the following incidents may also qualify as malpractice:
- Failing to properly diagnose an illness or condition in a timely manner so that proper treatment can be initiated and the patient can receive the maximum benefit possible;
- Failing to treat the patient’s illness or condition with appropriate and accepted treatments, unless the patient has provided informed consent to alternative treatments;
- Committing an error during the birth of a child, such as not performing an emergency caesarean section quickly after observing signs and symptoms that the mother and/or child are in distress;
- Prescribing a medication that is harmful to the patient given the patient’s other prescriptions and/or preexisting health conditions.
Monmouth County medical professionals are not held responsible for every negative outcome a patient experiences. Sometimes, a patient does not experience a positive resolution no matter how skilled and careful the doctor may be. However, when that doctor’s own careless behavior causes the negative outcome, then that doctor may be held responsible for his or her actions.When to Call a Monmouth County Medical Malpractice Attorney
New Jersey Statutes Section 2A:14-2 limits the amount of time you have available to seek compensation for injuries stemming from medical malpractice, so call Aretsky Law Group, P.C. immediately at 800-537-4154 if you or a loved one suffered injuries because of a doctor’s or nurse’s carelessness.