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Can I file a malpractice claim in NJ against a doctor and hospital for getting an infection?

 

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Yes, it is possible to bring a lawsuit against a hospital and doctor in New Jersey in a case where negligence led to the development of an infection. There are many kinds of infections which can lead to serious injury and complications, such as, pneumonia, surgical site infections, and more.

In most situations, getting an infection, in and of itself, is not evidence of negligence. The key is some negligent act on the part of the parties being sued. Common acts of negligence which may lead to liability in a New Jersey medical malpractice case include:

  • failure to properly treat an infection,
  • failure to order proper diagnostic tests, and
  • failure to consult with infectious disease experts.

Learn more about NJ medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose an infection.

If you would like to discuss your case with a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer, call for a free consultation. 877.944.8396

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Who Handle Misdiagosed Infection Cases

Our lawyers handle medical malpractice cases against hospitals, doctors, surgeons, laboratories and more. Our lawyers have the expertise and resources of a large 200 lawyer firm to help prosecute these cases. For a free consultation, call 877.944.8396.

*Disclaimer: This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney. Discussion of prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcomes in current or future cases.


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