The loss of a child can impact a family for the rest of their lives. Though no one wants to live through such a tragedy, it is one that happens all too often. In some cases, the actions or inaction of another person could potentially lead to a fatality, and if a family believes that hospital negligence resulted in a child's death, there may be cause to pursue legal action.
Because New Jersey families have many emotions and tasks to address in the aftermath of a loved one's death, it can take time to get affairs in order. As a result, if a family believe that their loved one's death occurred as a result of medical malpractice, a legal claim against the parties considered responsible may take some time to arrange. However, individuals who file claims within the allowed time frame could seek justice and compensation.
Years of cartoons and comedies have left the average person with a distorted idea about the danger involved in a slip-and-fall incident. Contrary to what you've seen in movies or on television, slipping and falling unexpectedly is often anything but humorous. While those who are past retirement age are often at increased risk for severe slip-and-fall injuries, anyone can end up hurt after stumbling down.
Having a child should be one of the most joyous days in parents' lives. However, when something goes wrong during delivery, that joyous day can turn into a nightmare. When a newborn suffers brain damage due to the negligent actions of a doctor or other medical staff, the child can suffer for the rest of his or her life, and parents can shoulder a considerable number of challenges.
Most individuals trust that the doctors attending to their medical conditions have the knowledge and skills to do their best with the situation. It is likely also assumed that a doctor has the ability to treat patients in accordance with applicable laws. Unfortunately, these assumptions may not always prove true, and hospital negligence could allow an unfit doctor to practice, which can harm patients.