If a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional in Clifton provided you with substandard care that harmed you, you may have the foundation of a medical malpractice lawsuit. By filing a lawsuit, you could recoup the cost of additional medical care you require as well as income loss, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you prove the at-fault medical professional owed you a certain level of care and that they breached their professional responsibility. We can also help you establish how their negligence led to or worsened your medical condition and that it caused financial harm that entitles you to compensation.
Defining the Value of Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
When you file a lawsuit for financial compensation after suffering a medical error or mishap, you could recover two types of damages. These include economic damages, or direct financial losses, and non-economic damages—intangible losses. Recoverable damages fall into these categories as follows:
- Your economic damages may include medical care up until you reach maximum recovery, injury-related loss of income until you return to work, and any required in-home care. It can also include medical care and income loss that continues into the future.
- Your non-economic damages might include injury and treatment-related physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional trauma, physical impairment or disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
We can help you assess these damages and account for them in your case. We can also make sure all relevant case-related deadlines are met in a timely fashion.
Our History of Medical Malpractice Awards
With our team members on your side, you can fight for your rights after a medical error disrupts your life. While you work on restoring your compromised health, we will assess the value of your claim and fight for recovery just like we have done for previous clients:
- $1 million for a patient who suffered the loss of a limb
- $2 million for doctor and hospital medical negligence
- $4 million for failure to diagnose a breast cancer patient
- $5 million for a patient who suffered severe injuries during surgery
- $41 million for a misdiagnosis and pregnancy complication
When you visit our website, you can read more about the verdicts we fought for and the financial settlements we negotiated for our clients. You can also read client testimonials that speak to our commitment to seeking financial recovery for victims of medical malpractice.
How We Build Medical Malpractice Cases
It can take time to find out you or your loved one endured a medical error and even more time to build a case that explains how medical malpractice occurred. When our team handles your medical malpractice case, we can consult with qualified medical experts to clarify the cause of your injuries. We will also rely on:
- Medical bills
- Medical records
- Detailed photos
- Test and laboratory results
This list is in no way exhaustive, and the medical expert we consult on your behalf may have recommendations for additional supporting documents. It’s crucial to comply with any requests for information, documents, or evidence right away. Our team will read and review these items and organize them into an evidence file that supports your right to compensation from the at-fault medical professional or entity.
Identifying Your Injury and Resulting Complications
With careful scrutiny of your pre- and post-treatment medical records, pharmacy records, prescriptions, and the opinion of medical experts, we can pinpoint the exact injuries you endured. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), medical malpractice can occur due to:
- Equipment errors
- Laboratory or testing errors
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Prescription or dosing errors
- Patient errors, including patient mix-ups
- Surgery on the wrong part of your body
- Forced or dangerous restraining measures
You do not have to scrutinize your medical records on your own or struggle with medical jargon or terminology. Our team can help you prove your injuries and their cause, costs, and consequences.
Your Case has a Filing Deadline
NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2 generally gives you only two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact date of injury in your medical malpractice case. You do not have to define the appropriate date on your own. Instead, our investigative team can help by examining your medical records and consulting relevant medical experts on your behalf.
Part of building a successful case includes understanding local law, complying with the statute of limitations, and securing the testimony of medical experts. These factors can help our investigative team in our effort to determine the medical error or mishap that caused you harm.
File the Required Affidavit of Merit on Time
When you pursue a healthcare professional for financial compensation in Clifton, your case will entail a large amount of paperwork. For example, NJ Rev Stat §2A:53A-27 requires your medical malpractice lawsuit to include an affidavit of merit.
A qualified medical expert who meets certain standards must complete this document before we can proceed with your case. The malpractice lawyer who represents you can find and consult with this individual to ensure we comply with this requirement.
You Can Recover from Medical Malpractice with an Attorney in Clifton
A lawyer on our team can help you assign liability to the at-fault party, negotiate a fair settlement, or represent you in court if we cannot reach a fair settlement agreement.
You do not have to fight for compensation alone or settle for less compensation than you deserve. Put the power of Morelli Law Firm behind you by calling (212) 751-9800 to reach a team member and receive a complimentary case assessment.