Handling All Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases in New York & New Jersey
Every year, thousands of people across the states of New York and New Jersey are injured as a result of negligence doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. In many cases, victims are left with life-altering injuries, worsening conditions, and irreversible injuries that continue to impact their health and wellbeing indefinitely. When victims are injured under these unimaginable circumstances, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may have legal options available to help them recover.
Our attorneys at the Newark, New Jersey, and New York offices of MetroLaw.Com have the experience to know that medical malpractice or medical negligence takes many forms. But the common thread is that the people trusted to care for the patient are responsible for serious harm that could have been avoided.
Our lawyers have been very successful at holding doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacists and other health care providers accountable for medical mistakes or negligent care.
Proven Results In Medical Malpractice Claims
Our medical malpractice attorneys at Metro Law have decades of experience helping victims of medical malpractice get the justice they deserve. Our team has handled even some of the most complex legal claims surrounding medical malpractice. Some of the cases our teams have handled include those involving:
- Failure to diagnose — Emergency room staff or family doctors overlook telltale signs of cancer or other issues or fail to follow up on patient complaints.
- Birth injuries — Infants die or suffer a severe brain injury due to lack of oxygen if the physician fails to order a cesarean birth (C-section) in time, or due to insufficient monitoring of the fetus or newborn. Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy are lifelong disabilities resulting from birth injuries.
- Surgery errors — Surgeons operate on the wrong leg or wrong disc, accidentally sever an artery or nerve, or leave objects behind, causing paralysis, disability, life-threatening injury or death.
- Prescription errors — Doctors order the wrong medication, or more commonly the pharmacist fills the prescription improperly, causing injury.
- Nursing home negligence — Residents of nursing homes are injured in falls due to lack of restraints or proper support, or patients suffer injury or death through neglect or intentional acts.
Regardless of the type of medical malpractice you have been forced to endure, it is crucial that you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve to move forward, cope with your injuries, and recover. Our team at Metro Law will review the circumstances surrounding your incident to determine the best way to help you recover. It is crucial that you seek guidance in a timely manner to ensure you are able to pursue legal actions and hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions.
Taking Action After A Failure To Diagnose
It is hard to foresee all the medical problems you are going to encounter in your life. That is why you have a doctor. It is the job of your physician to help you through any difficulties you may be experiencing and take proper preventive measures for any medical concerns that you are likely to encounter. The failure to diagnose a disease or disorder can have grave consequences.
At the New Jersey and New York law offices of MetroLaw.Com, our firm helps the victims of medical malpractice get the proper medical care they need and financial compensation they deserve. For over 30 years, our attorneys have taken on tough cases against negligent members of the medical community, including doctors, nurses and nursing homes.
Failure To Diagnose And Misdiagnosis
One of the most common medical malpractice problems is the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer. It can happen for a number of reasons. Your doctor may fail to see certain symptoms and as a result never order the test that would determine your condition. In other cases, a doctor may order the right test, but fail to properly read the results.
- The damage done by the failure to diagnose cancer depends greatly on the type of cancer, but it is damaging in every instance. Whether you have breast cancer, bone cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer or another type of cancer, you have every right to take action if a failure to misdiagnose has done serious damage to your health.
- The failure to diagnose is dangerous for any disease or disorder, not just cancer. From appendicitis to diverticulitis, when a disorder goes unchecked, you could lose your chance to find a proper solution. What your doctor says is heartburn or indigestion could turn out to be Angina or heart disease. Meningitis is too often diagnosed as a common flu.
- The failure to diagnose is not just a problem with general physicians. While they may be under a lot of pressure, emergency rooms are equally responsible for making proper readings and diagnoses. From a fracture going unnoticed to the misdiagnosis of catastrophic injuries, we can help you hold negligent emergency room personnel responsible for their mistakes.
Handling Medical Malpractice Related To Breast Cancer
Through diligent activism, breast cancer awareness groups have succeeded in raising public awareness of the high rate of breast cancer, and have raised billions of dollars in support of treatment and the search for cures and prevention. Unfortunately, awareness of medical malpractice and its contribution to breast cancer is less well-known.
Doctors analyze mammograms every day. The misreading of a mammogram, the failure to diagnose breast cancer and the failure to order a biopsy when a lump or other symptom is detected can lead to a delay in treatment and life-threatening problems. Tumors can grow, cancer can spread to lymph nodes and other areas, and cancer can metastasize. Radical and total mastectomies may be required — which could have been prevented had detection and treatment been handled correctly.
If you suspect that you or a loved one’s breast cancer was handled incorrectly by your doctor or other medical care provider, contact us. We can help.
Obtaining Compensation For Victims Of Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice
Our lawyers at MetroLaw.Com in New Jersey and New York have handled thousands of personal injury and medical malpractice claims, including multiple breast cancer cases involving six-figure financial recoveries. Too often, doctors, radiologists, obstetricians and gynecologists fail to request biopsies upon suspicion of breast cancer, leading to possibly preventable surgeries, the spread of cancerous cells and, in some cases, wrongful death.
Attorney Robert Solomon is experienced and aggressive in pursuing financial compensation for the victims and the families of victims of medical malpractice. Many of our clients were diligent and proactive in monitoring their risk of breast cancer, yet received poor medical treatment. Doctors are sometimes unlikely to follow up on early symptoms of breast cancer, negating the advantages of early detection and putting patients at serious risk. If you suspect your breast cancer medical care was handled improperly, we can help.
Objects Left Behind After Surgery
Going through surgery can be a nerve-wracking experience. You know you are doing what is best for your health, but it still requires you to put complete faith in your surgeon and his or her team. You rightfully expect that they will do everything in their power to make you as healthy as possible. There is absolutely no excuse for any surgeon to leave behind a foreign object, jeopardizing your surgery and your overall health.
At MetroLaw.Com, we have the utmost respect for members of the medical community, but we also believe that they should be held accountable when their negligence leads to your injuries. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice claims against doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care professionals.
What Is A “Retained Foreign Object?”
A retained foreign object is any type of object, surgical or otherwise, that has been left behind in the body and sewn up after surgery. You may think that you would notice a mistake like this right away, but sometimes these problems go years before they are discovered by an X-ray, MRI or other test. Just because it took a long time to discover, the object could still have caused great harm to your body. At this point, you will need another surgery to take out the foreign object.
In most cases of a retained foreign object, a surgeon or doctor accidentally leaves a surgical instrument behind. It is also common for the nurse who performs counts to miscount the number of sponges or clamps. A needle might break, and sometimes the surgical team will decide that leaving it is less dangerous than attempting to remove it. Our lawyers will protect your rights if you have any of the following retained objects after your surgery:
- Surgical sponge
- Broken needles
If you have endured surgery after a catastrophic injury, such as brain or spinal cord damage, a retained foreign object can lead to further and more severe complications. We will help you take immediate action, and make sure you get the proper medical treatment you need as soon as possible.
Representing Victims Of Prescription Errors
When you follow the orders of your doctor, you expect to see results. It is not your job to understand the science behind prescription drugs and dosage. It is, however, the job of your physician and your pharmacist, and when they make a prescription mistake, giving you the wrong medication or dosage, you could encounter serious problems.
For the past 30 years, our firm has been protecting the rights of medical malpractice victims in New Jersey and New York. At the law offices of MetroLaw.Com, we will help you hold the negligent doctor or pharmacist responsible and make sure you get the proper medical assistance you need.
Confident Handling Of Medication Error Cases
There is no excuse for a prescription mistake. Whether the mistake was made by your pharmacist or your doctor, you have the right to receive fair and just compensation. The last thing you want to do is get caught in a blame game between the parties as they point fingers at one another.
Our attorneys will work with a variety of experts, including investigators and doctors, to figure out what led to your prescription mistake. We will determine who was responsible and make sure they are held accountable for their actions. Common problems that lead to prescription errors include:
- The pharmacist misreads a doctor’s prescription, such as a .1 being misread as 1.0
- Contraindicated medicines, which can be harmful and even lethal
- Failure to note patient allergy
- Doctor’s handwriting is indecipherable or it looks like they wrote the name of another drug
- Doctor makes computer input error’
If you have been subjected to any form of medical malpractice, it is crucial that you take swift action to protect your legal rights. Contact our medical negligence attorneys in New Jersey as soon as possible to see how we can help you.
Metro Law is Here For You
When victims are harmed by negligent medical professionals, they are often forced to undergo further medical treatment, deal with overwhelming pain and suffering, and have to spend extended time off work nursing their injuries. Our team understands the negative consequences victims are forced to endure, which drives our attorneys to provide effective and aggressive legal representation to ensure those harmed are in the best position possible to move forward and recover.
For nearly four decades, our medical malpractice attorneys at Metro Law have helped thousands of injured victims throughout New York and New Jersey get the justice and compensation they need and deserve. We offer free initial consultations so we can meet with you and discuss the circumstances of your case to determine the best approach moving forward to ensure you get justice. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Newark NJ. We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and employ in-house Spanish and Portuguese speakers for our clients’ convenience. Contact our law firm today by calling us toll-free at 973-344-6587. Our attorneys are standing by to receive your call so we can get started with helping you get the justice you deserve.