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What You Need To Know About Fatal Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a serious concern. It occurs in diverse settings and while care is being given for numerous illnesses, injuries or conditions. New Jersey has strict laws governing how to handle cases of medical malpractice, and these laws are always evolving. If you suspect your loved one died as the result of preventable medical error, no matter what facility they were in at the time or what treatment they were undergoing, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can investigate whether you have cause to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Call us right away at (609) 240-0040.

Medical errors occur in all kinds of settings, including these:

  • Surgical centers
  • Hospitals
  • Doctor's offices
  • Nursing homes
  • In your own home

No matter where the incident happened that led to your family member's death, the medical professionals in charge are responsible if his or her care was neglected in any way. Our New Jersey wrongful death lawyers can seeks damages from these facilities as well as the individual doctor, nurse, aide or other medical team members responsible.

Types of Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice comes in many forms, some of which you may not realize fall into this category. Here are just a few examples:

  • Surgical errors
  • Dangerous medication interactions
  • Overdose or incorrect dosage of medication
  • Wrong medication
  • Preventable infections such as staph or bedsores
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Dental errors and negligence

Any death related to the medical care undergone by your family member is worth investigation. An experienced attorney knows exactly what warning signs to look for and how to get answers for families dealing with preventable losses.

What To Do If You Suspect that Medical Malpractice Caused the Death of a Loved One

The following are five important things you should do if you suspect medical malpractice caused the death of a loved one:

  1. Keep a journal of vital information such as names of facilities, practitioners, potential witnesses and dates of significant occurrences.
  2. Do not sign any paperwork provided by a medical practitioner or facility.
  3. Never admit guilt or fault for any part of your loved one's death.
  4. Do not accept a settlement offer of any kind before speaking to an attorney.
  5. Contact a wrongful death law firm as soon as you are able, even if your insurance company or the insurer for the medical facility or practitioner tells you to wait.

Call (609) 240-0040 for a Free, Confidential Consultation

The NJ fatal accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us until we win you a satisfactory settlement or judgment in your case. You can schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your claim and find out if you have a strong case for medical malpractice. We advise you to contact us as soon as possible because the statute of limitations on medical malpractice elapses within two years, after which you are unable to sue even if you have just cause.

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty five years.

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