Medical malpractice (medical negligence) and Nursing Home Neglect Cases is an act of negligence or omission by someone who provides health care. Either the treatment does not meet the required or accepted level of care according to standards and regulations or the treatment causes injury or death to the patient. Most, if not all, health care providers have liability insurance that covers different types of medical malpractice to help with the cost of paying any legitimate suits against them.
Unfortunately, patients at any age can be a victim and seek to file a suit against the health care provider. Nursing homes can be guilty of egregious abuse to those who can no longer care for themselves. Medical malpractice also comes in many forms, it can be a misdiagnosis, recording errors, prescription errors, faulty equipment, and mistakes during procedures and/or processes.
The following are common types of medical malpractice:
In New Jersey, there is a set amount of time that a patient may file a Medical Malpractice suit. That time period is two years starting from the date the healthcare provider has breached or violated the standard of care (misdiagnosis, surgical error, etc). If the two year passes before the patient realizes the malpractice, New Jersey law allows the two year period to begin from the point the patient should be well aware that the mistake has taken place.
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