Hurt or Lose a Loved One Due to Medical Negligence in Cape May?
Cape May Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Fight for You
When you have a medical problem, you seek a medical solution; but if complications arise, then you may be left with more pain and medical bills than before. Sometimes, these complications are unavoidable and there is nothing that a medical professional could have done to prevent the damage done. However, serious injuries can result when a medical professional chooses to disregard proper procedures or neglects to examine all options before making a diagnosis or ordering treatment. Medical negligence can put you or a loved one at risk for injury, infection and wrongful death. If you experience losses due to this kind of negligence, then our attorneys can help.
If you believe that you have been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional at Cape Regional Medical Center or any hospital in South Jersey, then you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. A Cape May medical malpractice attorney at Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. can help you understand whether your injuries are a result of medical negligence and can explain how to recover from your losses.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Unfortunately, there are instances where a doctor may make a mistake in your treatment or where you may not receive the caliber of medical care you would like. However, there is a significant difference between being unhappy with the treatment provided and being the victim of an avoidable injury due to the negligence of a medical provider. A medical malpractice case involves patient injuries caused by deficient medical care, such as leaving medical tools within a patient after surgery or intentionally avoiding a part of the medical process.
Even the most skilled doctors have the capacity to make a mistake. However, a mistake does not always mean medical malpractice. To distinguish between an error and actual malpractice, another medical opinion is necessary. Another doctor can establish what the proper medical procedure should have been in your case. If your physician failed to provide that level of care, then his or her actions (or inaction) may qualify as medical malpractice.
It is important to collect as many documents as possible directly from the hospital and have at least two copies of each document. Photo evidence and a consistent record will also help to determine the difference between negligence and malpractice.
What Happens During a Medical Malpractice Claim Process?
Each case of medical malpractice is unique to the specific context. Still, most injury claims follow the same general procedure.
- Initial consultation with a Cape May medical malpractice attorney. First and foremost, speak with a lawyer who has experience with medical malpractice. Our law firm offers free consultations so that you can get answers about what happened and learn if you have a claim.
- Investigation. After an initial consultation, our attorneys work to start collecting all medical records, exploring liability and determining the possibility of a lawsuit. Medical malpractice is not limited to the hospital and may also involve your primary care physician.
- Medical expert consultation. If our legal team discovers evidence of negligence, then we will then take that evidence to medical experts to determine the quality of the standard of care and how the actions may have put the patient at risk. We seek to involve trusted medical professionals related to your case to ensure a successful claim and strong testimony.
- Filing an injury claim. After speaking to medical experts, we can assist you in officially filing your injury claim. Most courts order attorneys for both parties to work towards a fair settlement at all costs. For medical injury cases, the hospital and/or your physician’s medical malpractice insurance provider may be liable for your losses. Negotiations can become complicated with the pressures of insurance companies trying to protect their assets. Still, in many medical malpractice cases, both parties can reach an agreement without a trial.
- Trial. If this an agreement is impossible, then a Cape May medical malpractice attorney from Targan & Pender, L.C. can represent you in court.
Get Representation from an Experienced Cape May Medical Malpractice Attorney
Our attorneys are proud to represent medical malpractice victims from across Southern Jersey, including clients from The Villas, Somers Point, Ocean City, Rio Grande, Del Haven and especially Cape May. Contact us today for a free attorney consultation if a doctor, hospital, nurse or other healthcare professional has caused you harm. We can answer your questions about medical malpractice and give you legal advice, free of charge. You have nothing to lose and much to gain from pursuing justice, so contact us today.