You trust medical professionals to provide the highest level of care when administering treatment. However, negligence can occur in the medical field.
When a doctor, nurse, or specialist makes a negligent mistake or error, the cost can be high. Further injuries, worse outcomes, and even patient death can result.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you may be suffering from severe physical pain, high medical bills, or lost wages from being out of work. If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, you could have funeral costs and outstanding medical bills.
Fortunately, you do not have to face this situation alone. A Jersey City medical malpractice lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to help you with your personal injury or wrongful death case.
Call our law firm today at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case assessment with a member of our team.
Acts That May Constitute Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can occur when a healthcare professional or medical facility causes an injury to a patient due to omission or a negligent act.
Medical malpractice can occur during one or all stages of treatment, including diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management.
Examples of medical malpractice may include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Ignoring or misreading lab results
- Performing an unnecessary medical procedure
- Improper medication dosage or type
- Poor follow-up after a medical treatment
- Disregarding a patient’s medical history
Medical malpractice may also include providing medical treatment without patient consent. A doctor should always inform a patient of the treatment and all expected outcomes or associated risks.
If you suspect that a doctor’s negligence injured you or made your condition worse, call Morelli Law Firm for a free case evaluation.
Investigating Your Case for Medical Malpractice
To be eligible for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit, our lawyers must establish that the injury or death occurred as a result of physician negligence. We must be able to prove the following:
The Doctor Provided Medical Care
First, we must show that the doctor provided medical care that ultimately led to your injuries. There was a professional relationship between you and the doctor, and you knew that they were administering treatment.
The Doctor Was Negligent
We must also be able to demonstrate the doctor’s omission or actions were negligent. They could have acted in a more professional manner to prevent injury. We may need to reach out to other medical experts to testify that negligence occurred in your case.
The Doctor’s Negligence Led to Your Injuries
Last, our lawyers must prove that the doctor’s negligence is what caused your injuries. There must be a direct correlation between their mistake and your physical suffering, medical bills, lost wages, or other damages.
Morelli Law Firm understands medical malpractice law the steps it takes to establish liability. When a Jersey City medical malpractice lawyer from our firm represents you, they can gather evidence to demonstrate these elements of liability. They can also gather evidence that documents the extent of your damages to assign a value to your case.
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Medical Malpractice Damages You May Recover
Damages you may recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit may include:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability/diminished earning capacity
- Physical suffering
- Emotional or mental anguish
- And more
A wrongful death lawsuit may allow for a different set of damages. To discuss what specific compensation may be available in your case, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800.
What Morelli Law Firm Can Do for You
In a medical malpractice suit, the insurer or the physician’s lawyer may offer a quick settlement to minimize the damage to their profession or the facility’s reputation. However, you are not required to accept the initial settlement.
A Jersey City medical malpractice lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can review your case to determine if the offer reflects your actual losses and advise you on your next steps.
We can also help you in the following ways when we represent you:
Investigate the Accident
We can perform an extensive investigation to uncover all the facts of the case. We can look at evidence such as medical records, your medical history, medical journals, and other pertinent information.
Build Your Case
Once we gather all of the information, our legal team can develop a strategy for your case. This may include hiring medical experts to testify in your defense that they believe that medical malpractice occurred in your case.
Negotiate a Settlement
If we determine that the initial settlement offer is too low, we can negotiate for a higher rate based on the evidence of your damages we have collected.
Take Your Case to Trial
If the physician denies responsibility or the insurance company is not willing to make you a fair settlement offer, we may have the option of taking your case to trial. If so, Morelli Law Firm can represent you and argue your case in front of the judge or jury.
The Statute of Limitations in Your Case
If you are considering legal action in your case, it is best to act soon.
New Jersey Revised Statute. 2A:14-2 imposes a two-year statute of limitations, or legal deadline, on most New Jersey medical malpractice lawsuits.
If you are pursuing a wrongful death action after your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, New Jersey Revised Statute 2A:31-3 may apply a two-year statute of limitations on your case.
There could be certain circumstances that alter the legal time limit you have for either a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit.
When you call Morelli Law Firm to discuss your case, a member of our team can inform you about what specific legal deadlines pertain to your case.
Call Morelli Law Firm Today
If you or your loved one were injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence, you are not alone. A Jersey City medical malpractice lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
Call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 to get a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We can answer your questions, discuss your case, and may be able to get started with your claim.