New Jersey’s malpractice statute is similar to the rest of the United States and allows for prosecution on many levels of dental and medical negligence. According to state law, dental and medical malpractice is when a professional or institution breaches or violates the standard of care and in turn causes harm to a patient. Standard of care is generally the same regardless of age, but there are exceptions for patients, who are elderly or have known conflicting conditions. In order to prove a breach in standard of care, JD.MD provides dental and medical expert witnesses, who will thoroughly analyze your case, make recommendations, as well as testify in meritorious cases.
According to the New Jersey Statute of Limitations, a patient has up to two years to file a malpractice lawsuit against a healthcare provider. The two years starts from the time the dental or medical malpractice occurred or at the time the patient becomes aware of the injury. It is important to have proper legal representation, as well as a dental or medical expert witness. JD.MD connects lawyers with dental and medical witness experts, who are well versed in the area your case concerns. These professionals will work to see that your client receives the best level of compensation.
New Jersey health care system is ranked fairly well in comparison to the rest of the United States, ranking 8 points higher than the national median. New Jersey has 292.2 physicians for every 100,000 people, making it the 10th best serviced healthcare state in America. Although, the state of New Jersey faces many other healthcare challenges:
- 1.7 million or 24.6% of the population considered obese
- High prevalence of physical inactivity
- Over 650,000 adults with diabetes
- High rate of preventable hospitalizations
- Increasing rate of smokers (currently at 1.2 million in 2013)
Damages received vary from case to case. Compensatory damages are received when malpractice is proven, and covers all medical bills associated with the procedure and expenses accrued as a result of the injury. Oftentimes patients will receive non-economic damages, which takes into consideration any pain and suffering that has occurred. In extreme cases, punitive damages can be awarded to the patient as well.
In order to receive any type of compensation, patients need to file suit against their dental or medical professional. In order to successfully prove a case, JD.MD provides dental and expert medical witness services to assist in deciding the right course of action. A dental or medical expert witness knows the profession better than the patient or lawyer and can dramatically improve your chance of success.
Contact JD.MD at 1-800-225-5363 for an initial case evaluation or an expert opinion on your medical or dental malpractice case.