Medical malpractice claims encompass a wide variety of situations and issues. Some of the most common Somerset County medical malpractice claims include delays in diagnosis or treatment, delays or misdiagnosis of cancer, emergency room errors, hospital negligence, nursing negligence, surgical errors, urgent care malpractice, as well as other personal injuries and even wrongful death that may result from negligent medical treatment and care.
Medical malpractice is a serious, albeit often unreported issue. Due to the fact that doctors and other medical professionals hold high status in our society, the subject is a rather sensitive one and as such medical malpractice claims tend to be very complex. If you choose to pursue a medical malpractice claim it is essential to retain the services of a skilled attorney with extensive experience in the area of medical malpractice.
The Law Office of Brian J. Levine is a represents a wealth of knowledge and experience as a New Jersey Trial and Litigation Attorney. For almost thirty years Brian has fought to maximize recoveries for his injured clients and limited liability for the clients he defends across NJ in Bridgewater, New Brunswick, Franklin, Hillsborough as well as other communities all over Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. If you or someone you know has been injured due to medical malpractice please contact us via email or by phone at 908-524-0123.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Your Medical Injuries in Somerset County?
In a field as vast as medicine it is important to remember that doctors are not the only ones who can be held responsible and accountable for medical malpractice. According to the law, any professional or entity within the healthcare industry can be held legally responsible for medical malpractice regardless of whether they are a doctor, nurse, chiropractor, therapist, orderly, physical therapist, pharmacist, paramedic, licensed care provider, HMO’s and even hospitals. In essence, a medical malpractice claim can be filed against any medical professional who was involved in your treatment.
If you believe that you have suffered from medical malpractice due to negligence, unorthodox or unsuitable modes of treatment as well as felt that the medical professional in question failed to provide the correct care, you are eligible to file a claim against them. However, the process of filing such a claim can be a lot more complicated than usual claims. For this reason it it important to contact an experienced Hunterdon County medical malpractice attorney before filing any claim.
Proving Causation of Medical Injuries
It is next to impossible to be successful in a medical malpractice claim without clear evidence that confirms that the injuries sustained were a result of a misdiagnosis, or any type of negligence on the medical practitioners’ part. Hiring a professional medical malpractice lawyer can help you greatly in this regard.
Affidavit of Merit
The affidavit of merit is a necessary requirement that must be filed at the same time as the claim. This needs to be signed and approved by an expert. It can not only help to define the standard mode of treatment but also help to highlight exactly how the medical professional deviated from the standard mode of treatment.
Second Opinion Requirement
In addition to the affidavit of merit, you will also need a second opinion from another medical professional who can testify to the malpractice you experienced. The chosen professional must be someone who belongs to the same healthcare field as the professional who treated you. They must be considerably trained and experienced.
This will help you greatly in the court of law, once you have established and are able to prove how the treatment offered to you was inferior to the treatments that are normally ascribed, hence proving how you were subjected to harm, both, physically or psychologically.
If you suspect that you have been subjected to medical malpractice, the first step is to hire a seasoned medical malpractice attorney. Not only can they help identify the degree of malpractice you experienced, they can also identify whether you need an affidavit of merit and the kind of testimony you require from a medical professional to solidify your claims of medical malpractice.
Contact a New Brunswick Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Attorney Brian J. Levine values his relationships with industry experts throughout the medical field, who assists him in developing the most compelling, evidence-based cases on behalf of his clients. He has never hesitated to tenaciously advocate for the rights of his clients in Hillsborough, Bridgewater, New Brunswick, Franklin and all over Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.
For a seasoned and skilled medical malpractice attorney, call now at 908-524-0123. or contact us via email. We take great pride in working with discretion and all consultations are conducted on a confidential basis.