New Jersey Hospital Malpractice Attorneys
Hospital Malpractice & Negligence
Hospitals can be daunting places, somewhat frightening for an ill patient, and even intimidating for visitors. Patients and their families have the right to assume that the hospitals to which they are admitted have properly functioning equipment, adequate supplies, and, medical staff proficient at rendering a proper level of care.
Hospitals in New Jersey must comport with state-mandated standards and regulations in order to be licensed to operate. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations also has national guidelines and standards which must be met in order for the hospital or healthcare facility to be JCAHO accredited.
Unfortunately, there are instances in which hospital care standards are not met. These departures from standards can result in potential harm to a patient, and include but are not limited to: medication and pharmacy errors, equipment failures, unsterile conditions, staffing shortages, and, delays in treatment (e.g., in emergency room or in the case of surgical emergencies). There may even be instances when hospital administrative protocols are not followed, resulting in injury to a patient. When these shortcomings result in a patient sustaining a permanent harm, it may constitute medical malpractice for which monetary damages may be sought.
It should be kept in mind that in New Jersey, there are hospitals and other healthcare facilities which are affiliated with the State of New Jersey and/or other municipal entities. There are strict time limitations governing when one must give notice of their intention to file a lawsuit against such entities/institutions. For more information, click here: Statutes of Limitations.
SPEAK WITH A NJ HOSPITAL NEGLIGENCE LAWYER AT BLUME FORTE
Blume Forte NJ medical negligence lawyers and medically trained staff have the experience and knowledge to determine if there were departures from hospital care standards and regulations, and, if such negligence resulted in an injury. Call us at 973-845-4421 or send an e-mail for an evaluation at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Hospital Negligence
The Blume Forte lawyers get paid from contingency fees. A contingency fee is a percentage of your reward money the lawyer receives if the case is won. This allows you to have little risk when taking your claim to court. Our firm also offers your first consultation to be free of charge. During the consultation your lawyer will further discuss any other fees and costs associated with hiring a lawyer.
In order to win your case, you must prove the hospital’s negligence was the direct cause of your injury. This could be by showing that the hospital is responsible for its doctors and staff, or the hospital standards did not meet what’s required of state law. Having all related medical records when filing a claim is helpful. The most important step is hiring an experienced medical negligence lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.
There are many factors that affect how much your case will be worth. It’s hard to predict without knowing all the facts. The extent of your injuries, and how negligent the hospital was are major factors. Your compensation will also be based on lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. For further detail of the worth of your case, contact an experienced medical negligence lawyer.