E-Discovery: The Role Of Electronic Data In Modern Medicine ... And Medical Litigation

Everything in a hospital has become totally electronic, from patient monitoring and delivery of IV fluids to medical records and delivery of anesthesia during surgery. Physicians and surgeons have real-time data to analyze, and nurses can wirelessly keep tabs on everything from vital signs to the inventory of medical supplies. Patients benefit when providers have more tools and more eyes in delivery of care.

There is a flip side to all that electronic data. It leaves a record, an electronic trail of what transpired and when. For a skilled attorney who knows how to use it, electronic evidence makes it harder for medical professionals and hospitals to hide their mistakes or alter the medical records.

Leaders In The Use Of E-Discovery In Medical Malpractice

At Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, we have embraced the opportunities presented by e-discovery in litigation of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. Founding attorney Lee S. Goldsmith is a licensed M.D. who knows how to obtain the underlying electronic medical data and compare it against the official medical records. This provides a decided advantage to our clients in establishing medical negligence and causation — the "smoking gun" that may make or break the case.

Our legal team has the medical background and legal skills to capitalize on e-discovery. It is almost inseparable from highly technical malpractice cases such as errors in spinal surgery, which depends on minute-by-minute electronic feedback of nerve impulses and nerve function. E-discovery also comes into play in anesthesia cases, misdiagnosis, contraindicated medications, failure to monitor, injuries during childbirth and essentially every allegation of medical malpractice.

We have the in-house ability to identify potential medical negligence. We know what questions to ask and how to procure and interpret e-data in the quest for justice for our clients.

Located in Bergen County and midtown Manhattan, Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, litigates medical malpractice cases in Northern New Jersey, throughout the state and in New York. We invite you to call 201-429-7892 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with our compassionate and accomplished lawyers.

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