New Jersey car insurance policies operate on a “no fault” basis, meaning anytime a person is injured in a car accident, they are able to turn to their own car insurance provider for compensation for damages like medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, many drivers opt… Read More
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Hospital patients have the right to properly functioning equipment, adequate medical supplies, and medical professionals who are well trained and administer proper care. When a hospital or its staff fails to live up to these expectations, the consequences can cause serious injury and tragically even death.
Attorney Brian J. Levine is ready to fight for you and your family’s future in the event of hospital negligence. Practicing exclusively medical malpractice and personal injury law, Brian Levine has an intimate understanding of how to secure you the compensation you need and deserve in any medical malpractice case, including hospital negligence.
Do I have a Hospital Negligence Medical Malpractice Case?
Hospitals in New Jersey must comply with state regulations in order to be licensed to operate. There are also national standards which must be met by any hospital in order to be JCAHO accredited (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations).
Hospital negligence cases can include, but are not limited to:
medication and pharmacy errors: mis-prescriptions and under/over-dosis of medications
un-sterile conditions leading to infection and injury
staffing shortages: treatment delays resulting in injury due to not enough medical personnel
delays in treatment: your injuries being caused by a delay of treatment in emergency rooms or surgical emergency case
medical staff ignoring hospital, state, or national protocols in treatment procedures
If you have been injured as a result of any of the above scenarios, you probably have a medical malpractice case. Keep in mind, however, that there is a statute of limitations for all medical malpractice cases in New Jersey.
Statue of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases in New Jersey
The statue of limitations is the deadline by which you must have filed your medical malpractice case with the courts or your claim will no longer be valid. The statue of limitations differs depending on what kind of suit you are pursuing, and your own age. For medical malpractice cases in New Jersey, the statutes of limitations are as follows:
Adults – within 2 years of the time you could or should have known that the malpractice was committed.
Minors – within 2 years of your 18th birthday (birth injuries follow different statutes, see below)
Minors with birth injuries – if you were born before July 2004, within 2 years of your 18th birthday
Minors with birth injuries – if you were born after July 2004, by your 13th birthday.
As you can see it is important that if you believe you have a medical malpractice case, you speak with an experienced Somerset County, NJ medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible, or you risk forfeiting your right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney practicing in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, NJ
Attorney Brian J. Levine is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney. This is an accolade awarded to only 2% of the active lawyers in the state, and demonstrates his excellence in legal knowledge and courtroom litigation. We offer cost-free consultations for all medical malpractice cases including hospital negligence, and your case will be taken on contingency, meaning you do not pay until we win your case.
To speak with Brian Levine today about your hospital negligence claim, contact us online or through our Somerville, NJ offices at 908-524-0123.
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