Why Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
October 24, 2017 | By admin
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient receives care that falls below the “standard of care,” resulting in injury, illness, or both.
If you’ve been injured by medical malpractice, working with an experienced lawyer provides the best chance to hold negligent parties accountable and receive the compensation you need. Here’s how:
Experienced Lawyers Understand Complex Cases
Medical malpractice cases can be quite complex. You’ll have to explain a number of scientific and medical details to a judge or jury without medical experience, and you’ll also have to navigate New Jersey’s medical malpractice laws and court system, which also have their own complex, specific rules and guidelines.
Understanding and navigating these details is tough without experience, and it’s even tougher when you’re also trying to recover from a serious illness or injury. Your attorney, however, knows how to build a strong case that a jury can understand, and can take this task off your hands.
The Clock is Ticking
Medical malpractice claims in New Jersey must be filed within two years of the date you discovered, or “reasonably should have discovered,” the harm occurred. If your claim is not filed within this time, there is a very good chance the court will refuse to hear it—ever.
Your attorney understands how this time limit, or “statute of limitations,” applies in medical malpractice cases. Your lawyer can ensure that negotiations begin before the deadline has expired and that, if necessary, your case is filed before time runs out.
If you’ve been injured by medical malpractice in New Jersey, it’s important to choose an attorney whom you can trust. At Lombardi & Lombardi, PA we have experience handling medical malpractice cases and will discuss your needs in an honest and straightforward manner. We can help you understand your legal options and pursue the compensation you need. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.