New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorney
Protecting Your Rights When You Are Hurt by a Careless Doctor
We trust medical professionals with our health and our lives. We hold doctors to a high standard because we come to them at our most vulnerable. We expect them to have undergone significant training, to have relevant experience, and to exercise good judgment when treating our illnesses and injuries. It is inexcusable for a physician or other medical professional to betray that trust by acting negligently or recklessly in the course of their duties. Unfortunately, it happens every day in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the country.
Lance Brown & Associates is dedicated to helping victims of negligence and carelessness committed by medical professionals across the State of New Jersey. Medical malpractice cases can be difficult, complicated, and emotionally charged affairs. Medical malpractice lawyer Lance Brown has years of experience helping clients recover in complex personal injury matters. Our medical malpractice legal team is ready to fight for the compensation you are owed from insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, and any other responsible parties. Negligent healthcare providers must be held to task for their careless behavior, and we will help you make ensure that they are.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is an act of negligence or carelessness by a physician, chiropractor, nurse, staff member, hospital, or other healthcare professional that causes you harm. Not every negative result from a medical procedure is malpractice: Sometimes, surgery can just go wrong, or treatment simply fails to work. However, much of the time, an unexpected negative outcome from a procedure or treatment is the result of negligence by one of the health care professionals responsible for taking care of you or your loved one.
Some instances of medical malpractice are easy to prove: If you go in for a surgery, for example, and later discover that the surgeon left behind a surgical tool inside your body, that is a clear case of medical malpractice (and is, frighteningly, much more common than we would like to think). Other cases of malpractice can be harder to identify and even harder to prove. You may have suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis or a delay in proper diagnosis, due, for example, to a failure by your treating doctor to undertake the appropriate medical tests. You may be assigned a course of treatment that is inappropriate for your ailment, conflicts with other medication to which you are already prescribed, or to which you are allergic; these are things your doctor should know (or know to ask).
In these more difficult cases, you need a medical expert to identify what treatment you did receive, what treatment you should have received, and how the treatment you received caused you unnecessary harm. Medical malpractice lawyer Lance Brown has experience handling complicated medical malpractice claims and knows which experts to call to investigate and prove your claims. We know the evidence to look for, the arguments to make, and the pitfalls to avoid to bring a successful medical malpractice lawsuit.
Statute of Limitations
Like other personal injury claims, medical malpractice claims must be filed within a certain time limit in order to remain valid. The time limit for filing a claim is called the “statute of limitations.” In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim is typically two years from the date of the negligent procedure. For ongoing treatment or other circumstances, the deadline may shift. You must act as soon as possible after discovering an injury or illness caused by medical malpractice to preserve your case and avoid losing out on the damages you are owed. A knowledgeable New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer can evaluate your claims and help you determine the time limit for filing your case and argue against dismissal resulting from a delayed claim.
Trust Your New Jersey Medical Malpractice Case to an Attorney Who Works for You
At Lance Brown & Associates, your attorney works for you and you alone. Your lawyer does not have to worry about politics, budgets, limited staffing or any considerations other than what is in the best interests of you or your loved one. Attorney Lance Brown devotes his time, attention and care to investigating and prosecuting your case to make sure that you get the recovery you deserve. If you or a loved one has been harmed or killed by a negligent doctor in New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania, contact Lance Brown & Associates for advice and representation today.