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Medical malpractice can occur anytime a doctor, or other medical professional, commits an act that deviates from accepted medical standards of practicing medicine. This can take the form of a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose illness or injury, or surgical error, medication and treatment errors, among other mistakes. If you or a loved one has been injured by the carelessness of a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other health care provider, we can help you pursue a case against the negligent party.
Steps Prior to Initiating Suit
Unlike almost all other litigations, before you can initiate a medical malpractice action, the relevant medical records must be reviewed by a duly licensed physician who can attest to the fact that there is a reasonable basis to believe a valid claim exists against the defendant. The Affidavit of Merit required in lawsuits against physicians reflect the significant power of the medical lobby in our legislative process. Claims based on malpractice generally must be initiated within two and one half years of the complaint of conduct. On occasion, that timeframe can be extended by a doctrine known as continuous treatment. In cases involving wrongful death, the claim must be initiated within two years of the decedent’s death.
The firm has extensive experience in handling cases involving faulty cancer diagnosis, obstetrical malpractice, wrongful death, surgical malpractice, pediatric malpractice, cosmetic surgery and psychiatric malpractice.
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