There are few things more frustrating, upsetting, and downright bewildering than being betrayed by a careless doctor. Here at the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg, we understand this, which is why we are 100% dedicated to fighting for all clients who have been wronged by medical professionals via incidents of medical malpractice. If you believe you have a valid case for an injury sustained as a result of a medication error, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What exactly is a medication error?
Unfortunately, medication errors are more common than you may think. Some of the most prevalent types of medication errors can include administering patients either the wrong type or dose of medication, failing to legibly transcribe your medication, neglecting to warn patients of potential side effects, or even neglecting to ensure the patient is not allergic to the medication before administering it.
How do I sue an NJ doctor for a medication error?
To sue a doctor for medical malpractice, you will have to first prove that the doctor in question was actually your doctor and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, you will have to prove that your doctor breached that duty of care by acting outside of the reasonable course of treatment, that you were seriously injured, and that you suffered significant financial damages as a result. Oftentimes, when you file these claims, doctors will retain an expert team of legal counsel to disprove your claim and deny you the compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen–speak with our firm as soon as you can.
How long can I wait to sue for an incident of medical malpractice in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is two years. Simply put, this means that you are granted two years from the date of the incident to file your medical malpractice claim. Do not make the mistake of putting off filing–the sooner you reach out to our firm the better, and what’s more, if you wait past the two-year mark, you will most likely be denied your right to the financial compensation you deserve and need.