New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
We trust doctors; we need to trust them. But doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are just like the rest of us — human. Sometimes they make mistakes. But just like anyone else who causes serious or fatal injuries to another person, when health care providers are negligent they must be accountable for the harm they cause.
For medical malpractice attorneys who will fight to hold negligent health care providers responsible for their actions (or inactions), contact our firm.
Since 1955, the New Jersey personal injury lawyers of Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman has represented people throughout New Jersey who have been seriously injured by medical mistakes or physician negligence. The laws governing medical malpractice have changed a great deal during this time. As a result, medical negligence has become extremely difficult to prove.
Our attorneys carefully screen all medical-related cases and use medical professionals and other qualified experts to establish that the care given failed to meet the appropriate standards, and that these failures caused injury to our clients.
Types Of Negligence
Some common examples of situations that may involve medical negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose or to properly diagnose an illness, heart attack, or stroke
- Failure to treat an illness
- Incorrect treatment of a diagnosed illness
- Improper use of anesthesia
- Improper administration of drugs
- Failure to order proper tests
- Failure to consult with a specialist
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Failure to stabilize a patient
- Improper use of a medical device
- Surgical errors
- Failure to obtain the informed consent of a patient
- Birth injury or birth trauma due to obstetrical physician, nursing, or hospital negligence
- Injury to mother or child during a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-Section)
- Failure of hospital staff to properly interpret doctors’ orders on patient charts, resulting in incorrect administration of medications or treatments
- Unnecessary surgical procedures
- Hospital malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
At Aiello Harris, we are committed to protecting our clients’ rights and interests and we have repeatedly demonstrated our ability to succeed in the most challenging and complex medical malpractice cases.
In order to prove a case of medical negligence, the victim must prove that the negligence they are alleging did in fact cause their injury. Causation is sometimes the most difficult part of the case. Proof of causation must come from qualified experts who rely on sound science and medicine. Because of this, establishing a case for medical malpractice or negligence is a difficult prospect at best. However, our experienced attorneys and staff are able to undertake difficult cases and prevail — convincing skeptics of the merits of a claim via credible, trustworthy evidence and objective test findings.
Under New Jersey law, a plaintiff pursuing a medical malpractice case must also obtain a Certification of Merit from a physician certifying, under the penalty of perjury, that an act of medical malpractice occurred. If this Certification is not filed by the times set forth under the New Jersey statues, the case will be barred. Therefore, it is important that you consult will an attorney as soon as possible so that the proper legal steps can be taken.
Contact our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers today
If a physician, hospital, or any other health care provider has violated your trust, call Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online at any of our North and Central New Jersey law offices for a free consultation.