medical malpractice

When a hospital, doctor, or a health care center causes an injury to a patient due to negligence, then it is known as medical malpractice. You have a right to a claim for the injury that happens due to negligence. However you need few things before you can even file case for medical malpractice. It is important that you make your claim against the correct person. In some cases, you would sue the doctor directly. However in some cases, you need to file case against the hospital. A medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer can help you file the case guided by past experience. Contact us today.

When filing a lawsuit against a doctor in New Jersey, you need a personal injury attorney who knows state laws regarding medical malpractice. Our personal injury attorneys have experience representing clients injured due to medical malpractice. Similarly, we can help you in your case. Visit our office today.

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If you believe you have been injured or suffered as a result of the negligence of a doctor, contact us for a free consultation.

Some examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Hospital negligence such as improper staffing
  • Giving Wrong Medicines
  • Overdose of Medicine
  • Failure to diagnose heart disease in time
  • Improper anesthesia that result in brain damage, stroke, nerve damage, and/or death.
  • Giving a drug to an allergic patient
  • Using faulty equipment
  • Improper analysis of CT scan or MRI scan results
  • Wrong site surgery, failure to monitor which results in injury and/or death.
  • Injuries to the delivering mother
  • Failing to use machines correctly
  • Failing to inform the patient of instructions regarding the procedure

Above is a list of examples. However, it could be more than that. If you or anyone you know who is suffering from this type of negligence, then call us. We will be happy to help you with your personal injury claim. Medical malpractice is a serious instance of negligence as it can lead to someones death. We can help you get the proper compensation for an injury. Get free advice over phone. Call us at (732)-646-5529

New Jersey has a strict set of procedures that must be followed in order to succeed and recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The negligent medical provider (the defendant) will have a chance to respond and defend the lawsuit. It is similar to personal injury lawsuit; however, a medical malpractice suit is much more intricate. It requires very detailed expert testimony to explain the complexity of the case to a jury. Part of this expert’s job is to provide an affidavit of merit (AOM) within 60 days of filing the complaint. The AOM is a statement by a medical expert stating that there is sufficient medical evidence for a lawsuit to go forward against the medical provider in question. During the course of the lawsuit, evidence will be put forth to prove that the duty of care owed to the patient was breached.
Your lawsuit has a chance of being referred to arbitration. If the amount of damages sought is less than $20,000, NJ courts will refer the case to arbitration. In arbitration, a neutral third-party fact finder resolves the dispute. The resolution is binding on all parties.
New Jersey has limited the amount of time in which an injured person can bring a medical malpractice claim, which, if not filed in a timely manner, the injured person would be forever barred from bringing a medical malpractice suit against the negligent medical provider. The time allowed to bring the medical malpractice claim is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, there are exceptions to this rule which may extend the time allowed to bring a claim, such as the discovery doctrine or if the injured patient was under the age of 21 at the time of injury. An attorney at Riviere Advocacy Group LLC in Monmouth County, New Jersey and statewide can explain these time concerns with you.
The value of your case is dependent upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to:
  • the clarity of doctor’s liability
  • the egregiousness of the medical provider’s negligence
  • whether the plaintiff was also negligent and to what extent
  • the severity of the injuries
  • economic factors, such as the amount of medical bills and/or lost wages
  • the age of the plaintiff
  • the venue or location of where the suit will be filed e.g. Monmouth County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Essex County, Husdon County and so forth
  • the plaintiff’s work history
  • the defendant’s character and mannerisms
  • the type of medical treatment the plaintiff receives
  • the plaintiff’s pre-existing conditions
  • the plaintiff’s criminal history
  • the plaintiff’s claims history
  • the credibility of the parties

Call us! Knowledge is the key to a successful lawsuit.

Our lawyers will review the facts and circumstances of your and/or your loved ones case and explain the legal necessities which will need to be followed in order for your lawsuit to prevail.