Elizabeth Medical Malpractice Attorney
If your medical provider treated you carelessly, incompetently, or recklessly, you might have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our Elizabeth medical malpractice attorneys hold negligent medical providers responsible for the damages they cause their patients. Our firm will confidentially review your medical malpractice claim and advise you of any legal options you may have available.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we have what it takes to succeed in complex medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys are:
- Experienced and knowledgeable in medical malpractice law;
- Compassionate and dedicated to victims of medical malpractice; and
- Effective, results-oriented negotiators and litigators.
Your initial consultation is free. Our medical malpractice attorneys can pursue a claim on your behalf or on behalf of your lost loved one. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. in Elizabeth today.
Let an Elizabeth Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help You
Medical malpractice claims are some of the most complicated, expensive, and time-consuming personal injury cases. You need an experienced Elizabeth personal injury attorney to begin working on your claim as soon as possible.
When you retain the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys will do the following, and more, on your behalf:
- Review your medical records;
- Determine the viability of your claim;
- Identify all potentially liable parties;
- Thoroughly investigate any medical negligence;
- Hire and consult with experts;
- Assess the value of your claim;
- File a lawsuit on your behalf;
- Handle all insurance company correspondence and negotiations; and
- Move forward with litigation, if no just and fair settlement is available.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we build strong, trial-ready medical malpractice claims and anticipate the types of defenses presented by medical providers. Call us today for answers about the claims process and a complimentary review of your case.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a medical provider’s failure to act within their profession’s accepted standards of care. Standards of care are the medically accepted treatments for particular medical conditions. Common medical malpractice claims include:
- Delayed diagnosis;
- Surgical errors;
- Prescription medication errors;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Improper treatment;
- Birth injuries;
- Failure to get informed consent before treatment; and
- Gross negligence.
Medical Malpractice Laws in New Jersey
There are special laws applicable to medical malpractice lawsuits in Elizabeth, including:
- The statute of limitations;
- Caps or limits on specific damages; and
- The requirement of a medical professional’s affidavit of merit.
A statute of limitations is a time limit to file a personal injury claim. Generally, a patient must file a medical malpractice claim within two years of the injury date. There are a few exceptions to the medical malpractice statute of limitations.
New Jersey does not place a limit or cap on economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are money damages for identifiable expenses such as medical bills and the cost of handicapped modifications to a home. Non-economic damages are less easy to calculate and include pain and suffering and mental trauma.
New Jersey does place a monetary limit on punitive damages of $350,000. Punitive damages are a monetary award by the court meant to punish a defendant for extremely egregious behavior. Punitive damages are rare and only available from the court.
All medical malpractice lawsuits must include an affidavit of merit by a medical professional stating the victim’s lawsuit is sound and there are grounds for medical malpractice. Without this document, the lawsuit cannot proceed.
No two medical malpractice cases are the same. For advice regarding how these laws apply to the facts of your claim, contact the Elizabeth medical malpractice attorneys from the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C.
Call a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we want you and your family to receive the closure and justice you need to move forward with your lives. There is no risk to speak with our attorneys; we only collect fees when we win compensation for you. Call us anytime for a free consultation.