We all have the greatest respect for good doctors, nurses, hospitals, and nursing homes. The good ones care about their patients, and do the best they can. But, mistakes happen, and negligence can kill or injure. It is estimated that 50% – 70% of injuries and deaths in hospitals could have been prevented with proper care. Doctors can make dangerous mistakes that cause harm.
Ocean & Monmouth County Medical Malpractice Attorneys
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If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice causing serious injury or death, then you should contact Bathgate, Wegener & Wolf immediately. The longer you delay, the greater the chance that important evidence will be lost or tampered with, or that deadlines will be missed. If you are 18 years old or older, you have two years from the date you knew or should have known of the malpractice to file an action in court. These cases can take years to resolve because defendants don’t always cooperate and insurers don’t settle easily. Waiting is not an effective strategy for a full and fair recovery. Having experienced lawyers with a track record of success with malpractice claims will help you maximize your recovery in the shortest period of time. Early preparation of the case is key.
Be prepared by requesting all relevant medical records from all providers; by law, they must be given to you upon written request (a copy fee may apply). Understand that these are usually difficult cases – very few lawyers handle these claims – so a thorough review of the relevant records together with a detailed analysis of your case are required, the sooner the better.
On your behalf, we must prove not only that a medical professional or facility deviated from accepted standards of care, we must also prove the specific harm that was caused by that deviation. Minor mistakes, rudeness, minor or unprovable injury are not worth pursuing; these cases are too expensive to pursue, and they often take years to resolve. But if you have a serious case, you need serious lawyers. After we take your case, costs will be advanced, and paid back at the end of the case. You won’t pay an attorney’s fee until there is a recovery.