When you have a catastrophic accident, or you suffer a heart attack, stroke or any other emergent medical situation, you call 9-1-1 or head to the emergency room, assured that once you arrive you will be met by caring, capable doctors and nurses. You have every right to believe you will receive the proper medical care and treatment for your injury or illness. When a medical mistake is made, however, and you suffer the consequences, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
At The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., our personal injury attorneys are experienced and battle-tested, we know that you want the people who hurt you or your loved one to be held responsible for their negligence. We will take on your fight and work tirelessly to obtain the justice you want and deserve, as well as maximum financial compensation in your medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation about your injuries.
Far more common than anyone would like to think: approximately 440,000 people die nationwide in hospitals every year because of negligence and careless, yet preventable, medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This information comes from a new report published by the Journal of Patient Safety, which noted that one-sixth of all deaths in the United States every year can be blamed on hospital medical malpractice.
Even more frightening than these statistics is the information we don’t know about preventable medical mistakes. Only a fraction of hospitals properly report common errors such as wrong or delayed diagnosis, medication/drug mistakes, surgical and anesthesia errors and other incidents of medical malpractice. Based on the numbers we do have, experts say medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the US. Only heart disease and cancer lead to more fatalities in this country.
Medical mistakes made in hospitals by doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers occur for many reasons. These mistakes are often blamed on understaffing, a high ratio of lower-skilled nursing staff, lack of training and poor hospital policies that fail to provide clear-cut guidelines for hospital staff. Regardless of why you were injured in a hospital setting, if your accident was caused by the negligence or carelessness of a hospital employee, you may very well have a hospital malpractice case.
With over 80 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of families throughout South Jersey, including Cherry Hill, Marlton, Pemberton and Moorestown, the medical malpractice lawyers at The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. have developed a reputation for being able to skillfully negotiate and aggressively litigate medical malpractice cases.
We are based in Haddonfield, but are well known and respected throughout NJ by the legal community, former clients and insurance companies. Our reputation precedes us; we don’t back down from any fight. For this reason, insurance carriers are more willing to negotiate reasonably – not wasting our time with low-ball settlement offers.
Repeatedly named New Jersey Super Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly magazine and Top Medical Malpractice and Civil Trial Lawyers by South Jersey Magazine, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. handle all types of hospital malpractice claims, including:
Surgical Errors: All surgeries involve some risk but when preventable surgical errors occur, the resulting injuries are often life altering and even fatal. “Never Events” are negligent acts that medical staff should never allow to happen. Some “never events” are wrong site surgery, wrong procedure performed, surgery performed on the wrong patient and leaving a piece of surgical equipment inside a patient. The Law Offices of Andres & Berger has collected millions of dollars for victims of surgical mistakes, including$2.4 million for a victim who died after a surgical error was made during her hysteroscopy and $1.3 million for a surgical error resulting in a patient’s wrongful death.
Anesthesia malpractice occurs when patients are not monitored during the procedure or anesthesia is improperly administered. When anesthesiologists or certified registered nurse anesthetists fail to recognize failing heart rates which are clearly monitored with sophisticated monitoring equipment as well as the failure to take to proper corrective measures to deal with failing heart rates, blood pressures or oxygenation problems brain damage, stroke, nerve damage or even death can result. The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. have collected millions of dollars for victims of anesthesia malpractice including $9.25 million for anesthesia malpractice that resulted in the patient suffering brain damage and remaining in a persistent vegetative state., $7 million for anesthesia malpractice that resulted in severe, profound and irreversible brain damage for the 39-year-old victim and $2.9 million an anesthesia error resulting in nerve damage and paralysis for the victim.
Birth Injuries: If the prenatal care and delivery are not handled properly, a number of lifelong birth injuries and/or disabilities can occur to the mother and child. We fight hard for families impacted by hospital mistakes that result in birth injuries. We won $1.6 million for a family whose baby was left with brain damage and cerebral palsy because of a preventable mistake made during the delivery. In another birth injury case, we won $1.25 million for a family whose infant suffered multiple, permanent injuries during pregnancy and premature delivery.
Medication Errors in hospitals can result in adverse drug events or even be life threatening. The mistake can happen when the physician prescribes the wrong drug, when the incorrect medication is dispensed in the hospital pharmacy because of poor writing by the physician or look-alike/sound-alike drugs or when the wrong dosage or incorrect medication is administered to the patient Preventable medication errors occur daily resulting in patients often suffering catastrophic injuries.. The Law Offices of Andres & Berger fight hard for families impacted by medication errors; one result, we won $735,000 in a wrongful death case that was the result of a fatal overdose of Dilaudid administered in a hospital emergency department.
Wrong Diagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis/Failure to Diagnose by a doctor means failure to recognize a condition, the proper diagnostic tests aren’t ordered or the results of those scans are misinterpreted and, conditions can go untreated or inappropriately treated. In one recent case, our experienced hospital malpractice lawyers held doctors responsible for first misdiagnosing and subsequently failing to diagnose a lumbar hematoma that caused the patient severe nerve damage and paralysis. We collected $3,370,000 for that family.
In hospitals, there are so many common, preventable mistakes that cause severe injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries from medication mistakes, developed an infection in a hospital, been the victim of an emergency room mistake had unnecessary treatments, tests and deadly procedures, or been injured because of malfunctioning medical devices, you deserve maximum compensation for your injuries. If your injuries occurred in a hospital in Camden, Burlington or Atlantic counties or anywhere else in New Jersey, you can rely on The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. to fight hard for your family.
We will fully investigate your case, working with the region’s most respected and renowned experts who will assist us in uncovering the incompetent care that led to your injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death. We will hold the physician, nurse, any hospital employee and even the hospital administration responsible for the negligence that caused your pain and suffering.
There is a strict statute of limitations on filing hospital malpractice claims in New Jersey. This is why you must act quickly to preserve your rights. Contact The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. today for a free consultation.
When you or a family member in Mt. Laurel, Maple Shade, Evesham or anywhere in South Jersey suffers a serious injury as a result of hospital negligence, hiring The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C. is the best first step you can take to get the compensation you deserve. Our medical malpractice lawyers do all that is within their power to bring the responsible parties to justice.
If you have suffered harm or if your family member died inexplicably in a New Jersey hospital setting, schedule a free consultation with a hospital malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C., we take all personal injury cases on contingency; if we don’t win damages for your family, you don’t pay us a dime.
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