Hackensack Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice in Hackensack

If you or a loved one were injured at the hand of a trusted medical professional, no amount of financial compensation can ever undo your pain and suffering. However, financial compensation for that provider’s negligence can improve your daily life by helping to pay bills and receive needed care.

At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we offer a free review of your claim and charge no upfront fees in pursuing your case. Our Hackensack medical malpractice lawyers are backed by:

  • Financial resources
  • Medical knowledge
  • Decades of experience

The medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., seek justice for victims harmed by preventable medical errors in Hackensack. We only receive payment if we recover damages on your behalf. If you have fallen victim to malpractice, call us before your medical malpractice claim expires.

What a Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Do for You

An experienced medical malpractice attorney, like ours at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., commits themselves to pursuing the maximum compensation available for your injuries. Our attorneys pursue your case and take the following steps:

  • Take any relevant depositions of medical experts and others
  • Gather and analyze medical records
  • Conduct research relevant to your personal injuries
  • Work with medical experts to develop case theories, review expert reports, and retain expert witnesses if necessary
  • Set up any independent medical examinations (IMEs) to gain an objective evaluation of your injuries

At The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys more than nine decades of combined experience representing the injured. We have a reputation for success and results amongst our clients. Contact us today.

Medical Malpractice At a Glance

Doctors are not the only medical professionals potentially responsible for medical malpractice. There are actually a variety of medical practitioners in the vast medical field who may contribute to a patient’s injuries.

Some possibly liable parties include:

  • Emergency room staff
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dentists
  • Medics
  • Nursing home staff
  • Clinical staff
  • Hospital technicians
  • Surgeons
  • General practitioners

While the majority of medical professionals have only their patient’s well-being in mind, mistakes can happen. This is especially true with the number of patients medical professionals must attend to in their average workday.

The following are common medical mistakes:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Over or under-medication
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birthing mistakes
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Surgical errors or oversight
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Mistakes in psychiatric assessment
  • Radiology errors

Unfortunately, this is a limited list, and the consequences of any of these mistakes may be life-threatening.

Compensation for Medical Malpractice

In order to receive compensation in a medical malpractice case, the medical professional needed to act outside of any established medical standards and in a way that a qualified peer would not act under similar circumstances. In other words, the medical professional treated the patient in a negligent manner, and that treatment caused the patient’s injury.

Compensation for medical malpractice can include economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic damages are composed of any:

  • Past and future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Assistive medical equipment
  • Corrective surgery

Non-economic damages include compensation for items that have no fixable dollar amount, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Disfigurement

New Jersey has no limit on economic or non-economic damages in a medical malpractice claim.

Punitive damages are rare and court-ordered. They are meant to punish the at-fault party in a lawsuit and to deter similar conduct in the future. New Jersey limits punitive damages awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit to $350,000 or five times the amount of compensatory damages, whichever is greater.

Contact a Hackensack Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Speak with the Hackensack medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., to find out if you have a valid claim and its possible value. Protect your legal rights and refrain from speaking with any insurance company about settlements before speaking with an experienced attorney. To contact our attorneys, call us at (201) 928-0300 or submit our online contact form for more information today. Our attorneys are proud to serve the entire state of New Jersey with medical malpractice needs.