It is always important to "play by the rules". In business, sporting events, schooling, etc., playing by the rules is considered fair, ethical and reasonable. When it comes to medical care, if a physician fails to play by the rules, or deviates from the rules, it can adversely affect a patient's health.
The "rules" of medical care are known as the standards of care. These standards of care are accepted within the medical community as what would be considered reasonable care and treatment. Departing from those standards would not be reasonable, could jeopardize a patient's health or life, and, would be considered medical negligence or malpractice. If a physician commits medical malpractice which results in a permanent injury, monetary damages may be sought to compensate the injured patient and their family for their losses.
It should be kept in mind, that in New Jersey, there are hospitals and other healthcare facilities which are affiliated with the State of New Jersey and/or other municipal entities. Many physicians who work at these hospitals (especially residents) are therefore also state affiliated healthcare workers. There are strict lime limitations governing when one must give notice of their intention to file a lawsuit against such physicians. For more information, click here: Statutes of Limitations.
The New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys and medical staff at Blume Forte have the experience and knowledge to determine if your treating physicians departed from the standards of care, and if such malpractice resulted in an injury for which you may recover damages. Call us at (973) 635-5400 for an evaluation at no cost to you.
If you need to consult a New Jersey personal injury attorney, you need to contact Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. The initial consultation is always free.