Medical negligence, or medical malpractice, occurs when a doctor fails to meet the required professional standard of care and his or her negligence causes patient harm. Like all lawsuits, filing a medical negligence claim requires proving a specific set of legal requirements. These requirements, or the 4 D’s of Medical Negligence, form the underlying basis…

If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries or death because of medical malpractice, you are probably wondering what you can do next. You may know you need legal representation but are unsure how to choose the best medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice cases usually are very complex and require an understanding of…

Before a sick patient can become well, he or she needs to be correctly diagnosed. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to properly diagnose a medical condition, which can delay necessary treatment and possibly result in serious injury or death. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, LLC, we understand the frustration patients feel when there has been…

Surgery is inherently risky. Even with all our medical advances, negative outcomes are still possible and there is no guarantee that a patient will improve once wheeled out of the operating room. Sometimes, a patient needs multiple surgeries when only one was expected, which can take a toll on a patient’s health. However, it is…

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in this country, claiming roughly 250,000 lives each year according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Hundreds of thousands of people survive their doctor’s negligence but struggle with pain and high medical bills as they try to recover. But how to know if you have a medical…

The purpose of a New Jersey lawsuit is to compensate an accident victim for their losses. Many people already know they can receive money to cover the cost of medical care, lost wages, and property damage. However, they often wonder, “Can I sue for suffering in New Jersey?” The answer is that you often can….

Can You Sue for Medical Errors in Bergen County? Yes, you can sue for medical errors in Bergen County, New Jersey. Medical errors are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, and the same is true in Bergen County. If you believe a doctor has injured you, then you should meet…

When medical malpractice occurs, the result can be catastrophic injuries that have a big impact on a person’s quality of life and ability to support themselves. While many accidents and injuries are acute and obvious (such as the damages from a car accident), medical malpractice-related injuries may not always be. This can make navigating the…

The New Jersey Tort Claims Act found at N.J.S.A59:2-2, requires an individual with a potential claim against a public entity or their employees to file such a claim within 90-days of the alleged incident. This statute applies to any claim for any injury caused by an “action or omission of the public entity or their employees.”…

New Jersey encourages injured victims to bring a lawsuit in a timely manner. The state has passed a “statute of limitations” for that reason. This statute gives a victim a certain amount of time to bring a claim; afterward, the right to sue is cut off and a judge will dismiss your lawsuit because it…