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.
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.
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.
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.
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.