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For many people, the family doctor is your first line of defense to stay healthy. You rely upon that trusted doctor for preventative care, injury treatment and basic health advice. When that doctor lets you down, the damage to your health can be devastating—and fighting for financial compensation may be your only option.
Despite this, in family doctor malpractice cases the road to recovering compensation can be long and difficult. The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Team Law have over 60 years’ of collective experience handling the complexities that are unique in malpractice cases. We have a proven track record of success built over decades of advocating for patient rights. Our lawyers have combined strong legal knowledge with resources in the medical community to build the best case possible for you.
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At Team Law, our injury and medical malpractice lawyers have already recovered over $650 million for clients harmed by the careless actions of others in New Jersey. If you or a loved one have been harmed by family doctor malpractice, call us today so that we can put our legal knowledge to work for you.
Although any doctor is capable of committing malpractice—or medical negligence—not every negative medical result is actually malpractice. Sometimes there is very little that even a highly trained doctor can do, even when exercising the highest degree of skill possible. To prove that a bad outcome was malpractice, it is necessary to establish:
Family doctors usually receive the same medical training as specialists—up to a point. It is the duty of a family doctor to recognize a wide range of symptoms and refer patients to the appropriate specialists when necessary. Failure to competently execute these duties can give rise to a claim for family doctor malpractice.
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Team Law’s client fell and dislocated her knee, causing an injury to the popliteal artery that ultimately resulted in the amputation of her leg. Suit was filed against the hospital to which she had been taken by ambulance, the emergency room doctor, a radiologist and an orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeon claimed he was inordinately delayed getting to the hospital because of traffic problems on the Garden State Parkway. Team Law was able to counter the surgeon’s testimony by obtaining records from the Garden State Parkway that showed no traffic problems and by obtaining the surgeon’s EZ Pass records. The claim against the emergency room doctor was that he should have asked for vascular consultation when he detected a weak pulse in the foot, not just an orthopedic consult. The claim against the radiologist was that his actions also delayed treatment. After a seven week trial, a verdict was entered in favor of Team Law’s client and against all four of those defendants.
Examples of circumstances where your family doctor may have committed malpractice include:
The elements of a medical negligence claim are more extensive than those required in simple negligence cases—largely because of the important, unpredictable and complicated evaluations that doctors are required to make in their profession. Because of these complexities, you need the best possible lawyer to advocate for your right to fair compensation.
Malpractice cases involving your family doctor can be especially difficult because you have likely developed a relationship with that doctor. At Team Law, we know that you may be reluctant to bring a claim for compensation against that trusted doctor. Despite this, the harm caused by your doctor’s failure to adhere to acceptable medical standards can be dramatic.
We advocate to get full compensation for your:
At Team Law, we consult with respected experts to make sure you get compensation not only for your past suffering, but so that you can get the best possible treatment to correct that harm if possible.
Our top-rated New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you with the complex issues that can arise in family doctor malpractice cases. We provide all potential clients with a free and confidential case review to discuss possible options in your case.
It’s likely that the clock has already begun running on the time period for filing a claim for compensation, so don’t hesitate to get our advice. If you believe you have been the victim of family doctor malpractice, call or contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Team Law today.
The statute of limitations is the time period that you have to file a lawsuit. In New Jersey, you have two years from the date the harm was inflicted to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, in some cases where the harm was not immediately obvious to you, you have two years from (1) the date you discovered the family doctor malpractice took place or (2) the date you reasonably should have discovered that medical malpractice caused the harm.
We begin every case by evaluating your medical records and speaking to medical experts. These medical experts can provide evidence about how a reasonable doctor would have reacted to your symptoms—and compare that standard to how your family doctor reacted. Medical malpractice cases require that we prove the elements of malpractice by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that we must show that it was more likely than not that your doctor’s actions amounted to malpractice.
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