If a medical professional injured you or someone you love, we can help you seek financial compensation from the at-fault party. In Union City, you might have the basis of a medical malpractice case if you were injured by a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, therapist, or other health care practitioner. Our case review team will help you define your health care provider’s role and determine the validity of your case.
Your medical malpractice lawsuit is time-sensitive and can be challenging to prove on your own in Union City. The medical malpractice attorneys on our team understand the importance of a timely resolution of your case. Our familiarity with New Jersey law also means we know the importance of proving your injuries and their cause and filing your lawsuit on time.
We Can Start Building Your Medical Malpractice Case Right Away
When you seek compensation after a medical injury in New Jersey, state law determines your filing deadline. According to New Jersey Revised Statutes §2A:14-2, you have two years from the time of your medical mishap to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Additional time restrictions that might impact your potential lawsuit include if a minor is the victim of medical malpractice that occurs at their birth. The statute allows the filing of a lawsuit until the child in question turns 13 years old.
You are also required to file an affidavit of merit along with, or soon after, your lawsuit is filed. By putting our team to work immediately, we can ensure you meet the state’s filing deadline and reduce the risks associated with an expired statute of limitations.
We Can Help You Secure the Required Affidavit of Merit
Any civil lawsuit will require you to obtain and submit a plethora of forms and paperwork. A medical malpractice lawsuit requires additional and specific paperwork, such as an affidavit of merit. According to New Jersey Revised Statutes § 2A:53A-27, it must be filed within 60 days of filing your lawsuit.
A comparable medical expert with sufficient and similar experience as the one who gave you substandard medical care must complete your affidavit of merit. The consulted expert cannot have a financial stake in your lawsuit, although they can testify on your behalf if your case goes to trial. The affidavit of merit is only one of the forms we include in the evidence file we build for you.
Your Evidence File Proves Your Right to Compensation
When our team agrees to represent you in your medical malpractice lawsuit, we thoroughly investigate your allegations. Initially, we may ask for a list of the names, addresses, and contact information for each health care professional who treated you and for each facility where you received treatment. To build your case file, we will also request your:
- Medical records and bills
- Medication lists
- Written prognosis
- Therapy records
- Rehabilitation records
- Wage and salary history
Provide us with any additional written correspondence that helps your case, along with a list of your appointments and any conversations you had with the health care provider. The sooner you contact our team, the more time we have to investigate, build your lawsuit, and interview you and any other witnesses while memories are still sharp.
Financial Compensation for Medical Malpractice
The medical costs you incur due to medical malpractice can lead to financial hardship if you do not receive compensation. We can help you assess the value of your injuries and their related expenses and prove their value. The financial damages you might be entitled to recover include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental and emotional distress
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
After suffering due to a medical error or mistake in Union City, you may want to focus on recovering your physical health. While you do, the medical malpractice lawyers on our team can help establish your right to financial recovery and negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurance company. Our goal is to obtain a favorable settlement that lets you start rebuilding your health and your life.
Let Us Negotiate with the Insurance Company for You
As the victim of medical malpractice, you are entitled to have your expenses and losses covered. To support you in your legal action against the at-fault medical provider and help you resolve your case outside of court, our team will:
- Organize and present your evidence
- Complete and submit claim forms
- Inform you of the progress of your case
- Identify and comply with the filing deadline
We help injured clients fight for the financial compensation they deserve to ensure their medical and financial future. Settlements and verdicts for previous medical malpractice clients range from $900,000 to $41 million.
Our legal team will also represent you in court if a settlement cannot be reached. Our team will do everything we can to help you recoup your restorative medical treatment costs from the party whose negligence caused your injuries.
Get Help from an Attorney in Our Union City Office
If you were injured by inadequate health care, flawed or faulty medical equipment, or dangerous medication errors in Union City, you do not have to seek financial compensation on your own. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you prove your injuries, their cause, and their financial consequences.
Call our medical malpractice team to see how hard we fight for the financial compensation you are entitled to if neglect led to your current medical condition. Call (212) 751-9800 to reach a Morelli Law Firm client intake team member today.