We constantly put our trust in the hands of doctors and other medical professionals, especially when we are sick or injured. Unfortunately, mistakes that can cause serious injury often happen in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. If a doctor’s negligence has actually caused you harm or injury, you may be a victim of medical malpractice under New Jersey law.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Team Law have a collective 60-plus years of medical malpractice case experience. Our team is comprised of certified civil trial lawyers who have been nationally recognized for their dedication and legal expertise. Our proven track record of success includes over $650 million in compensation recovered for victims throughout New Jersey.
Medical malpractice is the legal basis for holding healthcare providers responsible for sub-par care that deviates from the accepted standards. Like medical practice itself, medical negligence cases can be complicated by the need to both prove:
Our skilled legal team is here to provide you with the best legal assistance possible in these complex cases. We will fight to protect your legal rights and work persistently to get you the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. If you’re wondering how to protect your rights and suspect medical negligence, call our lawyers for a free case evaluation to discuss your options.
A negligent medical professional’s mistake can be devastating for the affected family—in many cases, the mistake can cause permanent harm or even death. Medical malpractice provides the legal basis to hold any of the following parties accountable for negligence:
If you are faced with injuries that you suspect arose from any of the following common medical malpractice situations, call Team Law for compassionate legal representation today.
Any improper treatment or failure to properly care for a patient while under a doctor’s care may bring rise to a medical malpractice claim. It’s often difficult for a patient to know whether they have been the victim of medical negligence—or whether their treatment protocol was merely unsuccessful.
Medical negligence can result in years of additional treatment, substantial pain and even fatalities. You deserve to be compensated for those losses. Contact our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at Team Law for experienced, compassionate legal advice in evaluating your case.
Not every bad medical outcome is the result of medical negligence. Doctors can’t always prevent conditions from worsening even if they provide the finest medical care available. According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the following criteria must be met for a successful medical malpractice lawsuit:
You may be unsure whether your injury meets all three of these criteria. Identifying the standard of care, for example, means determining what a reasonable, competent medical professional would have done when faced with similar circumstances. In other words, even if the doctor made a mistake, it’s necessary to show that a reasonable doctor would not have made that mistake under the circumstances.
The standard of care may be influenced by:
Our group of NJ medical malpractice attorneys at Team Law have more than 60 collective years of experience helping medical malpractice victims understand their rights and recover the compensation they deserve.
At Team Law, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are here to stand by your side every step of the way if you’ve been a victim of medical negligence. Our personal injury attorneys will examine every detail of your case and help you understand the complexities involved in medical malpractice laws. We will:
We fight to hold negligent medical providers fully accountable for their actions by reaching a fair settlement or litigating your claim at trial. Our medical malpractice lawyers will advocate for a fair compensation package that covers:
When the medical professional acted extremely recklessly, punitive damages may be available simply to punish that person for negligent care. Under New Jersey law, punitive damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit are capped at the higher of:
Punitive damages are the only type of damages subject to a cap in New Jersey medical malpractice cases. Our lawyers can explain more about the potentially available compensation in your case.
Medical malpractice cases are complex because they involve both medical issues and legal issues. You need a lawyer who understands both. At Team Law, we have the resources necessary to retain the best possible experts to testify on your behalf. This testimony can be critical because it is the opinion of other doctors in the same field that will form the basis for determining whether the case you received was reasonable.
Failing to retain a lawyer with specific experience handling medical malpractice claims can also leave you vulnerable to lowball insurance settlement offers. When you’re dealing directly with the insurance company in a medical malpractice case, you can easily make inadvertent statements that can damage your case. You also might not have access to the medical and financial experts who can help establish the true value of your case. Some of our significant accomplishments at Team Law include:
In addition to national recognition and hundreds of satisfied clients, Team Law has also been recognized for our legal expertise by national news outlets. We’ve appeared on the Today Show, CNN and ABC Nightly News to provide our legal opinions to help the larger community.
At Team Law, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers advocate aggressively for victims of medical negligence across New Jersey. Over 60 years, we’ve earned our reputation for success in helping victims recover the fair compensation they need to move forward.
Whether you realize it or not, the clock has likely already started to run on the time period during which you can file a claim for medical malpractice. If you suspect that you or a loved one have been the victim of medical negligence, call or contact our nationally-recognized lawyers as soon as possible. We don’t charge an attorney fee unless we win compensation for you, so there’s no risk in calling.
Under New Jersey law, the statute of limitations generally gives you two years to file a lawsuit. However, the law also includes a discovery rule. Under the medical malpractice discovery rule, you have two years from the date when you discovered, or reasonably should have discovered, that the harm occurred. For example, if a surgeon left a foreign object in your body, it might take time before you discover that the cause of your pain was negligence.
No. Most treatment protocols, procedures and surgeries have known risks. Signing the consent form generally means that your doctor has explained the risks associated with the treatment or procedure. It doesn’t give your doctor the right to provide negligent medical care without consequence.
In most cases, trial isn’t necessary in medical malpractice cases. From a practical perspective, we have to locate a large volume of specific evidence to proceed with a medical malpractice case under New Jersey law. This means that we will present the strongest possible claim to the responsible parties and insurance companies. Usually, the insurance company and medical professionals are motivated to resolve the case via the settlement process outside of court.
In some cases, yes. In emergency situations, such as where you are unconscious or the doctor must act quickly in order to save your life, informed consent is not necessary. In most cases, the doctor or medical professional is required to first explain the treatment and the known risks associated with that treatment. Usually, you will sign a consent form after the potential consequences are explained. Depending upon the circumstances, it may be possible to prove that the doctor failed to disclose potential risks or otherwise make sure your consent was “informed”.
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