Bergen County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical Malpractice in Bergen County
Medical malpractice is the failure of any medical professional to provide services that meet the standard of care for the medical profession, which results in harm done to a patient. The harm suffered may be a temporary or permanent injury resulting in any economic loss. If you or a loved one were injured by medical malpractice, you have the right to file a lawsuit to gain compensation for the injuries.
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys:
- Give every client the unique attention they deserve
- Keep our clients informed of every step of their case
- Prepare every case as if it were going to trial
- Operate on a contingency fee basis, only getting paid if you do
Ensure your rights are protected. Call the Bergen County medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today to schedule your free consultation.
Why You Need a Bergen County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice cases are complex, difficult to prove and require medical expert opinions. There are filing deadlines in order to preserve your right to pursue a lawsuit in court. Doctors and hospitals have teams of attorneys fighting for their insurance companies, and you should too.
After reviewing and accepting your case, our highly experienced medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., immediately begin working for you by:
- Taking depositions of medical experts and others relevant to the case
- Gathering and analyzing medical records
- Conducting research relevant to your injuries
- Working with medical experts to develop case theories, review expert reports, and retain expert witnesses
- Scheduling any independent medical examinations needed to evaluate your injuries
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., represents victims harmed by medical malpractice including birth injuries, hospital-acquired infections, and wrongful death. We never charge any upfront fees. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Bergen County today.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Many malpractice cases stem from misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to treat.
- Misdiagnosis means the doctor examines the patient but fails to diagnose the correct illness or any illness at all. Misdiagnosis prevents the patient from receiving necessary treatment or causes them to receive unneeded treatment.
- Delayed diagnosis allows the condition to become worse because the patient does not receive the necessary treatment in a timely manner.
- In failure to treat, there is a correct diagnosis but the doctor does not recommend adequate treatment.
Surgical errors also account for a large number of medical malpractice cases. Surgical errors vary, but some of the more common include:
- Performing the incorrect procedure
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Damaging organs, nerves, or tissues during surgery
- Administering an incorrect amount of anesthesia
- Using non-sterile surgical instruments
- Leaving medical equipment inside the patient
- Providing inadequate care after surgery
Other causes of medical malpractice include birth injury, medical product liability, and post-surgical infections. This is not a complete list. Consult a Bergen County medical malpractice lawyer if medical malpractice is suspected.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
Medical malpractice compensation depends upon the severity of the injury and the degree of malpractice established. Conduct that blatantly disregards patient safety usually results in higher settlement or jury awards. If there is a wrongful death, family members of the victim may be compensated for their losses.
Available compensation may include:
- Medical expenses including bills related to the injury, ongoing treatment costs, physical therapy, in-home care, medical equipment, and medications
- Loss of wages or earning capacity present and future
- Pain and suffering from physical and emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and reduced capacity
- Punitive damages in cases where there was malicious conduct
Contact a Bergen County Malpractice Attorney
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our experienced medical malpractice attorneys work closely with experts, including accountants, to establish your monetary losses and obtain the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your medical malpractice case, please call us at (201) 928-0300 or contact us via our online contact form. Our Bergen County medical malpractice lawyers have 9+ decades of combined experience serving Fort Lee, Bergen County and the entire state of New Jersey. Medical malpractice cases can have life altering consequences and our attorneys are on your side.