Essex County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
As consumers in a society where expensive medical services are provided by educated, trained professionals and where hospitals and health insurance companies enjoy huge profits, we assume that our health care needs will be met safely and effectively. As thousands of people can attest each year, this is not always the case. If you or a family member has suffered an injury as a result of negligence or inadequate care on the part of a medical provider or hospital—or if you have lost a loved one—you may be entitled to receive financial damages. At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, our attorneys have been helping injured people seek justice and appropriate compensation for decades. Contact our office today to discuss your case with an experienced Essex County medical malpractice lawyer right away.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical errors and misjudgments are not just statistical events that happen. They can lead to lifelong consequences for injured patients and their families. Our firm can help you figure out what to do if you believe you have experienced harm in the form of:
- Birth injuries
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors in major operations and minor procedures
- Emergency room errors
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Brain injuries
What constitutes medical malpractice?
There is a difference between minor, unintended mistakes at the hands of medical practitioners and major oversights, accidents, or actions that constitute medical malpractice. For an injury to be considered medical malpractice, it must be proven that the healthcare professional in question clearly failed to meet the accepted level of standard care. This means that the injury or condition could have been prevented if another or more capable medical employee had been administering your care. Obviously, this is subjective, which is why it is imperative to retain a highly qualified and experienced personal injury attorney for your case.
If it is determined that you have a valid medical malpractice case, you may recover compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. You may also recover compensation for your loss of independence, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. If you lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to recover wrongful death benefits.
Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has decades of experience proudly representing victims of medical malpractice. We have successfully assisted clients in a wide range of medical malpractice cases. A small example of our many success stories include the following:
- Medical malpractice as a result of a hospital emergency department’s failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome, resulting in incontinence and severe pain and numbness in the lower extremities. The case was settled at trial for $2,000,000.
- Medical malpractice occurred during surgery, leaving a plaintiff with perforated ileum, which led to septic shock, necessitated four months of hospitalization, and caused significant scarring. The case was settled prior to trial for $1,000,000.
- Medical malpractice due to substandard prenatal care for the mother of an infant plaintiff with resulting cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, epilepsy, and developmental delay. The case was settled for $1.25 million.
- Medical malpractice during the birthing process that left an infant plaintiff with Erb’s palsy and limitations to his arm and shoulder. Settled after discovery for $1,000,000.
- Medical malpractice during a colonoscopy that left a plaintiff with a perforated colon, leading to additional surgery with residual scarring and incontinence. Settled during trial for $1,000,000.
- Medical malpractice due to substandard prenatal care for the mother of an infant plaintiff with resulting cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, epilepsy, and developmental delay. Settled during discovery for $1,250,000.
- Medical malpractice due to a failure to provide medical care during alcohol withdrawal resulting in trachea damage requiring numerous surgical repairs. Settled after three days of trial for $1,100,000.
- Medical malpractice due to a failure to diagnose and treat a 4-month-old child with a dislodged breathing tube resulting in hypoxic-ischemic injury. Partially settled prior to trial for $11,000,000; settled during retrial for an additional $30,000,000. Total settlement $41,000,000.
Contact An Experienced Essex County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has decades of combined experience helping medical malpractice victims obtain the justice and compensation they are entitled to. Our firm’s lawyers are highly experienced with New Jersey malpractice cases of all kinds. Our extensive legal and medical knowledge and our willingness to sue even the most powerful medical providers means that we will fight wholeheartedly for the needs of our clients. Contact our office for a free consultation about your case.