We Represent Medical Malpractice Victims in Jersey City and Throughout Hudson County
At The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, our Jersey City medical malpractice attorney is an aggressive, relentless advocate for patients and their families. If you or your family member suffered harm due to medical negligence, we are more than ready to help you fight for justice and full financial compensation. To set up a free, fully confidential initial consultation with a top-rated New Jersey medical malpractice attorney, please contact our Jersey City law office today.
We Handle the Full Range of Medical Malpractice Claims in Jersey City
When you visit a doctor, specialist, hospital, or other health provider, you reasonably expect that you will receive adequate quality care. Unfortunately, that does not always occur. Medical malpractice remains a serious problem. A study cited by The Washington Post estimated that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. At The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we handle all types of medical negligence claims. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims in New Jersey include:
- Failure to diagnose;
- Delayed diagnosis;
- Hospital-based infections;
- Prescription drug mistakes;
- Botched surgeries;
- Retained surgical objects;
- Anesthesiology errors; and
- Birth injuries.
An Overview of New Jersey Medical Malpractice Laws
Medical malpractice claims generally fall under state law. If you believe that you or a loved one was harmed due to medical negligence, it is crucial that you understand your rights and duties. Here are four key things to know about the medical malpractice laws in New Jersey:
- A Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Most Malpractice Claims: You must initiate a claim before the relevant deadline expires. Under New Jersey Revised Statutes § 2A:14-2(a)(b), there is a two-year statute of limitations for most medical malpractice claims. There are limited exceptions for certain types of cases, such as when a retained surgical object could not have been reasonably discovered within two years.
- A Doctor-Patient Relationship Must be Established: You can only file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey if a valid doctor-patient relationship has been established. A physician giving a casual and speculative (but wrong) opinion on the subway likely does not meet this standard.
- Malpractice Requires Harm Due to “Substandard” Care: A poor outcome does not necessarily mean malpractice. A successful malpractice claim in New Jersey requires proving that a patient suffered harm because they received substandard (negligent) care from a doctor or medical provider.
- An Affidavit of Merit is Required to Pursue a Claim: New Jersey has specialized claims procedures for medical malpractice cases. Before you can file a lawsuit, you will be required to obtain an Affidavit of Merit under New Jersey Revised statutes § 2.1.:53A-27.
Medical Malpractice Victims Deserve Full and Fair Financial Compensation
Were you or was your loved one a victim of medical negligence in New Jersey? If so, it is imperative that you get justice and compensation. You need financial support to pay your bills and cover your damages. Unfortunately, the malpractice insurance providers that handle these claims fight hard to pay out as little as possible. Our Jersey City medical malpractice attorney has what it takes to help patients and their families maximize their settlement or verdict. Depending on the nature of your medical malpractice claim, you may be eligible to recover financial compensation for the following types of losses:
- Emergency medical treatment;
- Hospital bills and related costs;
- Rehabilitative therapies;
- Loss of current and future wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Permanent scarring;
- Long-term impairments; and
- Wrongful death damages.
How Our New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
Medical malpractice law is complicated. At The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we are strong, results-driven advocates for patients and their families. Negligent doctors and medical providers must be held accountable. When you reach out to our Jersey City law office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer who can:
- Conduct a free, comprehensive review and assessment of your case;
- Investigate the malpractice, securing the evidence you need to proceed;
- Connect you with the right expert witnesses for your case;
- Represent you in settlement negotiations with malpractice insurers; and
- Take your medical malpractice claim as far as needed to maximize your recovery.
Call Our Jersey City Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
At The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, our Jersey City medical malpractice lawyer has the specialized skills and professional expertise that you can rely on. Contact us now for a free, completely confidential review and assessment of your case. From our Jersey City law office, we represent medical negligence victims in Hudson County and throughout North Jersey.