New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Patients rely on medical professionals for a variety of health issues. We all count on our healthcare providers to perform competently when treating our families and expect to receive quality care. However, providers can act negligently or recklessly when caring for their patients.
If you or your loved one received negligent care from a medical professional, call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical records and determine if you have a medical malpractice claim. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., has the knowledge and resources needed to take on complex malpractice cases and will fight aggressively on your behalf.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our goal is to recover the compensation and closure you need to move forward with your life. This includes holding any negligent parties responsible for the harm they caused.
Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today for:
- A complimentary review of your claim;
- Personalized, confidential legal services; and
- A legal plan tailored to fit your specific needs.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we only charge legal fees when we win compensation for you.
Benefits of Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice claims are one of the most complicated, expensive, and time-consuming legal claims. Once the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., accepts your medical malpractice claim, we immediately start building your case, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Gathering your relevant medical records;
- Reviewing your records with experts;
- Identifying all liable parties;
- Determining your current and future injury-related needs and costs;
- Preparing and filing your medical malpractice lawsuit;
- Aggressively representing you in any insurance company negotiations; and
- If necessary, taking your case to trial.
The purpose of a settlement or damages award is to make you “whole” again. Therefore, any fair settlement offer should include costs associated with reconstructive surgeries or rehabilitation. To learn more about the medical malpractice claims process or your potential claim, contact the professionals at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys can guide you through the legal process and answer your questions.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Not all bad outcomes are a result of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or other healthcare provider fails to act according to the accepted standard of care for their profession and, in doing so, harms their patient. To prove a medical malpractice claim, an attorney must show the following:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship;
- The doctor was negligent in performing their duties;
- The doctor’s negligence directly resulted in the patient’s injuries; and
- The patient’s injuries gave rise to damages.
To have a medical malpractice claim, a patient must have damages.
Damages in a Medical Malpractice Claim
Damages in a medical malpractice claim may include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include:
- Past and future medical care;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Corrective surgery; and
Non-economic damages are more personal damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
New Jersey does not limit the amount of economic or non-economic damages a medical malpractice victim may recover.
Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim
There is a statute of limitations, or deadline, to file a medical malpractice claim in New Jersey. The state requires injured patients to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the malpractice date. Otherwise, they lose their right to recover.
There are a few very particular exceptions to the statute of limitations. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers will gladly explain these exceptions to you as well as answer questions about your medical malpractice claim.
The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., are proud to be part of a client-focused law firm. Our mission is to take the stress of your medical malpractice claim off of your shoulders, allowing you the opportunity to return to your best possible life. Call us now at (201) 928-0300 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.