When Do You Have A Claim For Medical Negligence?
If a medical professional has harmed you or a loved one, it may not be enough to support a claim for medical malpractice. A health care provider acts negligently when they fail to follow the accepted standard of care. However, things can become complicated because there is no concrete rule which states what the accepted standard of care may be. It depends on many different factors, including geographic location, the age of the patient, medical condition, and advances or changes in treatment. That is why it is important to seek help from a skilled lawyer with experience handling medical malpractice claims.
At The McDonough Law Office, our attorneys bring more than 60 years of combined experience to medical malpractice cases. Our firm’s founder is a medical doctor in addition to being a lawyer, which provides him with a unique perspective when it comes to establishing a claim for medical negligence.
Negligence On Its Own Is Not Enough
If a medical professional acts negligently while treating you, a negligent act on its own is not enough to file a claim for malpractice. You must also show that the negligent act was the cause of your injury. Although this may seem simple enough, it is much more complicated than you may think. This is why having experienced legal counsel in your corner is essential.
If You Are Considering Legal Action, Do So As Soon As Possible
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, it is essential to seek legal advice as quickly as possible. The statute of limitations begins running as soon as you are aware of your injury, and that time can go by fast. It is best to talk to an attorney while the incident is still fresh in your mind and while medical records are still readily available. The sooner you get help, the sooner we can start building a strong claim.
Contact Us To Find Out If You Have A Claim
To find out if you have a strong claim for medical malpractice, schedule a free consultation by calling us at 856-624-3644. You may also send us an email. From our office in Woodstown, we represent people throughout southern New Jersey and nearby areas of Pennsylvania.