Medical Malpractice

One of the most common causes of medical error occurs not when doctors actually do something, but when they don't. Under the current HMO model of health care, doctors are often placed in positions where they must make monetary decisions about a patient's health.

The insurance companies encourage doctors to seek ways to save money wherever they can as they administer care, rewarding those who make the effort, and reprimanding those who do not. In many cases, when doctors and medical specialists' rates of service consistently cut into profit, insurance companies will offer only partial payment of claims or deny payment altogether, forcing doctors to write off surgeries, operations and examinations of patients as bad debt.

Clearly, doctors have important incentives to play by their insurance company's golden rules, the most important of which is thriftiness.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed due to medical negligence, contact our office in Manalapan today. We represent clients throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

Have Your Injuries Been Exacerbated By Medical Negligence Or Malpractice?

The most common cases of misdiagnosis occur when costly medical tests are skipped or when data from test results is overlooked or misdiagnosed as a less serious condition than it truly is. Doctors, surgeons and other health care professionals often fail to identify and diagnose a patient for an adverse health condition or illness. When this happens, the damage caused to the patient's health becomes irreversible, leading to chronic pain, sickness or death that could have been prevented.

In short, medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., we will help you understand the legal implications of medical malpractice, determine whether your health care provider failed to extend appropriate care, and pursue appropriate treatment and just compensation on your behalf.

Protect Your Rights If You Are The Victim Of Medical Malpractice

There is only a limited time during which a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed. If you or a loved one has been injured, had an existing injury made worse or otherwise have suffered due to the negligence of a health care provider, reach out to the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A.

For a free consultation, call 732-333-8942 or complete our online contact form. From our Manalapan law office, we work with clients in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and across New Jersey.