If you are injured due to a medical provider’s negligence, our Woodbridge medical malpractice lawyers can help. Our trusted personal injury attorneys are experienced in bringing claims against hospitals, doctors, nurses, and healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities.
New Jersey law holds licensed medical providers – such as doctors, nurses, and other health care providers – to a standard of care. A medical care provider who fails to meet the standard of care can be held liable for harm caused to their patients. Unfortunately, medical providers sometimes make mistakes that result in serious injury, illness, or even death.
By filing a civil claim, we can help you seek compensation for the costs of additional medical care and compensate you for your injuries and reductions in your quality of life. Reach out to our firm today. We are prepared to listen to your story and provide the legal guidance you need to pursue your case.
What Is Medical Malpractice in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, a plaintiff bringing a case for medical malpractice must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that a health care provided deviated from the accepted standard of care by their actions or their inactions. In other words, we must prove that a health care provider acted outside accepted practices and did not follow the rules of medicine. Medical practitioners have a duty to provide treatment to their patients with a reasonable degree of care and skill. This means they must treat their patients with the same amount of care that another equally skilled practitioner would under similar circumstances. However, medicine is an inexact science, and not every negative result from a doctor or hospital visit is medical malpractice. Contact our Woodbridge medical malpractice attorneys today to see if what happened to you or your loved one rises to the level of medical malpractice and is worth investigating further.
Examples of medical malpractice cases that we handle include:
- Labor & delivery complications
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Delay in diagnosis of cancer
- Surgery on the wrong body part
- Failure to diagnose a condition or misdiagnose a condition
- Leaving surgical instruments or foreign objects in the patient
- Improper discharge
A medical malpractice attorney can provide more information as well as perform a preliminary investigation into your experience to determine if pursuing a case could result in compensation.
The Role of an Expert in Medical Negligence Cases
The question of whether a provider has committed medical malpractice is often difficult to answer. In most situations, another healthcare practitioner is required to evaluate the actions of a provider and form an opinion as to whether that provider failed to act within the standard of care. New Jersey law requires medical malpractice attorneys pursuing medical malpractice cases to seek out the testimony of a qualified medical expert witness.
However, patients and their attorneys have limited time to act in a medical malpractice case. New Jersey law provides a two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. In other words, injured patients have as little as two years from the date the malpractice occurred to file a claim. It often takes several months to fully evaluate a case before filing a claim so do not delay in contacting our Woodbridge medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.
Contact a Woodbridge Medical Malpractice Attorney For a Free Consultation
Every medical provider has an obligation under the law to provide competent care. They should take every reasonable step to ensure a positive outcome for their patients. When you experience a negative result after visiting a healthcare practitioner—due to that provider failing to follow the standards of care set out by law—then you may have a medical malpractice case.
A Woodbridge medical malpractice lawyer wants to help you stand up for your legal rights following an act of medical negligence. Our talented team can explain the relevant laws, gather essential evidence, and hire an expert to help prove your case. Call Fredson Statmore Bitterman LLC for a free consultation.