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Medical malpractice can happen any time humans are involved

Every day, medical patients in New Jersey place their trust and their lives in the hands of skilled nurses, physicians and surgeons. Families trust that these skilled medical professionals will conduct the necessary tests and evaluations required for treatment while also performing duties to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, any time humans are involved, mistakes will happen. Tragically, patients ultimately suffer the consequences of medical malpractice.

Patients suffer the consequences of medical malpractice

Advancements in medical technological and updated safety regulations have made surgeries and other medical procedures safer than ever before for patients across the country. However, there is risk involved with any surgical procedure. The state of New Jersey is home to some of the best physicians and surgeons in the world, but these skilled professionals can and will make mistakes. When medical malpractice happens, the patient suffers the consequences.

Medical malpractice: A misdiagnosis can lead to injuries or death

New Jersey residents are privileged to have access to some of the most advanced health care technology in the world. However, technology can be rendered useless if a patient is not properly diagnosed. A correct and timely diagnosis is possibly the most important step in successful medical treatment. The wrong diagnosis can have disastrous and permanent effects for patients and families. A medical malpractice claim filed in another state alleged that a misdiagnosis led to a young man suffering permanent injuries.

Human errors a major factor in surgical mistakes

If you have ever had or might ever need to have an operation, it is important that you feel confident in the ability of your surgeon and the other surgical staff. Many people in New Jersey and around the nation are in this situation every single day. In most cases, the confidence people put in their medical professionals may be warranted. However, there are times when that confidence is broken due to an unnecessary medical error.

How can heuristics lead to diagnostic errors?

Like many in Clinton, you may wonder how it is that your doctor is able to come up with a definitive diagnosis based off what may seem (to you) to be relatively little information. The answer may both surprise and alarm you. While the unique education and experience that each physician acquires during the course of their career no doubt influences their practice, a good portion of their decision making is driven by heuristics. 

Technology errors in health care

If you are like a lot of people in New Jersey, you are concerned about the quality of the care you receive from a doctor or other health care professional. You deserve to feel that you can trust what you are told by medical professionals, especially when it pertains to a potentially serious condition or treatment. More and more, technology is being used in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. Unfortunately, that technology cannot be counted on to always be error-free.

Should medical providers have a duty to non-patients?

There are specific factors necessary to file a medical malpractice claim. Possibly the most important element is to prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed before the injury. This is what links the negligent medical professional to their legal liability.

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