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Frequently Asked Medical Malpractice Questions

If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of medical malpractice, you undoubtedly have many questions. The following are some of the frequently asked questions our attorneys encounter when it comes to malpractice claims. It is important to keep in mind that everyone’s situation is different and nothing can replace the kind of advice you receive when meeting one-on-one with a lawyer. To schedule a free consultation at The McDonough Law Office, call 856-624-3644.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit? In general, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania is two years. The clock starts running as soon as you are aware or should have been aware of the injury.

I signed a waiver and a consent form. Can I still file a malpractice claim? Yes. Signing a waiver and/or consent form does not waive your right to pursue a medical malpractice claim if the doctor or another medical professional failed to provide the accepted standard of care for your procedure.

I’m not sure if my case actually involved malpractice. How do I find out? Medical malpractice claims are notoriously complex and many personal injury attorneys do not want to handle these types of cases. Our firm’s founder is a medical doctor as well as lawyer. We know what malpractice looks like. We will thoroughly review the circumstances of your case to determine if you have a strong claim.

My family member died after a medical procedure. If it was malpractice, is there any way to pursue a claim? Yes. If a loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, family members may pursue a wrongful death claim on the loved one’s behalf. While there is no amount of compensation that can replace the loss, we can help send a message that acts of medical negligence will not be tolerated.

Contact Us With Your Questions

If you have questions concerning a potential malpractice claim, speak with us. Call 856-624-3644 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. From our office in Woodstown, we represent people throughout southern New Jersey and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.