Jersey City Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Newark and Union City, NJ
Experienced medical malpractice attorneys fighting for victims of negligent care
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals owe their patients the same level of attention and service as another professional with similar training would provide under identical circumstances. When a negligent act or omission by a doctor harms a patient, that doctor or the institution where the doctor practices may be held legally liable for the resulting damages.
At Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC, our personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys in Jersey City understand the devastation that medical professionals can wreak on patients and their families when they fail to uphold their duty of care. Our compassionate, experienced firm is ready to take on your case.
Proving causation in a medical malpractice case
Many people think they have valid medical malpractice claims when, in fact, their case fails to meet certain key requirements. The first element you must prove in a malpractice case is the existence of a duty of care — that is, you must prove you were a patient who had legitimately retained the services of the medical professional, and the professional understood you to be their patient. Following the advice of a doctor you overhear at a party is not the foundation of a valid malpractice claim.
You must next prove that the medical professional failed to meet the standard of care they owed you, and that this failure led directly to your injury. Even if a doctor makes a mistake, you have no valid claim unless it directly harms you.
Most people do not have sufficient medical training to know on their own whether they are victims of malpractice. You must contact experienced medical malpractice attorneys even if you just suspect that malpractice took place.