When Medical Professionals Fail: Seeking Justice for Medical Malpractice in NJ
Medical malpractice can happen to anyone, and it can have devastating consequences. When a medical professional fails to provide adequate care, it can result in serious injury or even death. Victims of medical malpractice have the right to seek justice and compensation for their damages. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in New Jersey, Drazin & Warshaw can help.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide the level of care that a reasonably prudent professional in the same field would provide under similar circumstances, and that failure causes harm to the patient. Medical malpractice can take many forms, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries, and more.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Proving medical malpractice can be challenging. It requires showing that the medical professional in question acted negligently and that that negligence caused harm to the patient. To prove medical malpractice, you must establish four elements:
- Duty: The medical professional had a duty to provide care to the patient.
- Breach of Duty: The medical professional breached their duty of care by failing to provide the appropriate standard of care.
- Causation: The medical professional’s breach of duty caused harm to the patient.
- Damages: The patient suffered damages as a result of the medical professional’s breach of duty.
If you can establish these four elements, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.
Statute of Limitations
It’s important to note that there is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in New Jersey. You have two years from the date of the injury or from the date that you discovered or should have discovered the injury to file a claim. However, there are exceptions to this rule, so it’s best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe you have a medical malpractice case.
Contact Drazin & Warshaw Today for a Free Consultation About Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
For over 70 years, we’ve been helping clients throughout New Jersey get the justice and compensation they deserve. Our experienced attorneys have a proven track record of success in a wide range of legal areas, including medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and more. At Drazin & Warshaw, we believe that everyone deserves access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay us anything unless we win your case.
We understand that legal issues can be stressful and overwhelming, which is why we take the time to listen to our clients and explain the legal process in plain English. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and answer any questions you may have. Our attorneys have been recognized for their outstanding work, including being named to the Super Lawyers list and receiving Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Don’t settle for a law firm that will just go through the motions. Choose a firm that will fight tirelessly for you. Choose Drazin & Warshaw. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.