Medical malpractice may be defined as a failure by a medical professional to provide a standard level of care to a patient. This may occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient, when a doctor fails to notice an important symptom or simply does not recognize a serious illness for what it is, possibly discharging the patient or prescribing the wrong treatment. It may also occur before or during any type of medical treatment or in post-operative patient care. Medication errors, surgical injuries, birth injuries, misdiagnosis and anesthesia errors are some of the primary types of medical malpractice cases we handle. We strongly support the belief that patients have the right to receive proper treatment for their medical conditions, whatever they may be. We fight for injured patients and the families of patients who have lost their lives due to medical negligence.
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, the facts necessary to prove your case are based on the medical records and testimony of medical experts. Your attorney must understand the facts of medicine and the law to effectively prepare expert medical witnesses whose testimony is necessary for any successful medical malpractice or negligence case. Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult to prove. It takes a law firm with a massive amount of medical knowledge, access to medical experts, the financial resources to build a compelling case, and the ability to take a case to trial against a vigorous defense from malpractice insurance lawyers. Prior to joining the Moriarty Law Firm, Timothy gained valuable experience in medical malpractice cases defending several major hospitals, doctors, residents and nurses in New Jersey against medical malpractice claims. This unique experience allows the firm to quickly assess each case’s strengths and weaknesses providing valuable insight on how the insurance companies will defend the case, and to overcome those defenses to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.
If you believe you or a family member have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, we are prepared to help you and urge you to obtain immediate medical care and consult with our office as soon as possible. Please call 732-842-7773 anytime to speak with an attorney at our law firm and schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us by e-mail, and we will respond as quickly as possible.