A LOVED ONE DIED AND YOU THINK IT WAS MALPRACTICE: WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Losing a loved one is a difficult and trying time in anyone’s life. If it is a sudden or unexpected death, the difficulty in dealing with such a loss in amplified. If you suspect medical malpractice or nursing home neglect, the situation can quickly become overwhelming.
The attorneys at O’Connor Parsons Lane & Noble are available to guide you through such a difficult time. We have the experience and expertise to evaluate the care and treatment of your loved one. We also have attorneys available to assist in answering questions regarding the probate and administration of your loved one’s estate.
Documents like the death certificate, will, medical records, and correspondence with doctors, nurses or staff should be gathered and preserved. If you are interested in bringing a lawsuit for the death of a loved one, someone will have to be named administrator of the estate, or if they have a will, named executor.
Although losing a loved one can be incomparably difficult if you suspect malpractice or neglect you should contact an attorney right away because there are various state and federal deadlines for filing claims. Although there is a two-year statute of limitations in New Jersey, some state claims require a formal notice within 90 days.
Additionally, each case requires time to be investigated and reviewed before a lawsuit can be filed. Attorneys will need time to meet all procedural legal requirements before the statute of limitations expires.
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There are over 10,000 cases of Covid-19 in the state of New Jersey, and unfortunately, the death count continues to rise. Whether you need assistance probating a will, being named administrator, or would like to discuss a potential Medical or Nursing Home malpractice case, the attorneys at O’Connor Parsons Lane & Noble are here to help. Contact us today.