Hospital Negligence

Hospital Negligence Attorney Somerset County, NJ

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Hospital Negligence

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:  wrong prescriptions and under/over dosage 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.

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