Ocean County Medical Malpractice
Even in a smaller community like Ocean County, the pain and heartache of a medical injury can strike unexpectedly. A procedure may not produce the outcome that the doctor and patient had hoped, or a new medicine may have caused unexpected and unpleasant side effects. Even the most skilled doctors and surgeons cannot guarantee a positive outcome for every patient. However, doctors, surgeons, and other professionals in the healthcare field can – and should – exercise the utmost care when performing their tasks so as not to unnecessarily jeopardize their patients’ health.
Aretsky Law Group, P.C. is your Ocean County medical malpractice law firm, committed to providing you with the benefits of our years of experience in assisting other Ocean County patients injured by their medical providers. Contact us today if you or a loved one have been hurt by your doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other medical professional.Common Questions Concerning Ocean County Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be quite complex and confusing for most Ocean County residents. Some common questions injured patients have about their legal rights after a medical-related injury include:
- How long do I have to decide whether to file a lawsuit? For medical malpractice suits, New Jersey Statutes Section 2A:14-2 gives you two years from the date your injury occurred or from the date you became aware or should have known you had been injured. After this time, you may not be able to pursue a claim for compensation.
- When can a medical mistake result in a successful lawsuit? Not every negative outcome or side effect is cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Only when it can be said (usually by an expert familiar with the Ocean County medical community and its standards) that no other reasonable medical professional would have made the diagnosis that your doctor made or performed your surgery in the manner your surgeon did are you able to seek compensation for your injuries.
- Do I need an attorney to represent me? While the law does not require you to hire an attorney, it is highly advisable that you have experienced and knowledgeable legal representation to assist you in preparing your initial pleading, responding to motions made by the other party, and presenting the evidence you will need to succeed in your case.
Aretsky Law Group, P.C. is available to help you and your family through this difficult and challenging time. Call us today at 800-537-4154 to discuss your case and your legal rights following your malpractice accident.