Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Hunterdon County and Surrounding Areas in New Jersey
You have probably heard at least one story of a medical procedure gone terribly wrong – a missed diagnosis that leads to devastating complications; a surgery performed on the wrong appendage; a cosmetic procedure that results in muscle damage – the examples are endless. Every medical procedure carries a certain level of risk. Some complications are unavoidable, but others are the consequences of the careless or reckless actions of a medical professional. It is this type of complication that constitutes medical malpractice.
The medical profession recognizes certain standards of care as being acceptable. Reasonable medical professionals follow those standards and, as a patient, you have the right to expect that standard of care. If a doctor or other medical professional follows those guidelines and something still goes wrong with your treatment, you have little to no recourse. If, however, the medical professional acts outside the acceptable standard of care, you may have grounds for legal action.
Requirements for a medical malpractice claim
There are three essential elements to a successful medical malpractice lawsuit:
- Violation of the standard of care: You must prove that the actions of the medical professional in your case did not live up to the standard of care that other reasonable professionals in the same field would have used.
- Injury from care: Those substandard actions must be directly responsible for an injury you suffered.
- Significant damages: Your injury must lead to significant damages, which could range from hefty medical bills to a permanent disability.
The testimony of medical experts is necessary to proving a medical malpractice case. Much of this testimony is obtained through lengthy depositions, a time-consuming, costly procedure that requires the attention of attorneys who operate under the philosophy of putting their clients’ needs first. The Rotolo Law Firm provides personalized attention to each client’s case. Our attorneys have experience with the medical malpractice laws of New Jersey. They investigate the circumstances of each individual case, keeping in mind the statute of limitations that regulate the filing of such cases. The attorneys at The Rotolo Law Firm will work to obtain a judgment in your favor.