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How do you determine whether there is a New Jersey medical malpractice case involving a misdiagnosed infection?

 

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Any potential medical malpractice case should be reviewed with a competent medical malpractice lawyer, and potential cases involving misdiagnosed infection should be reviewed by a lawyer who has handled misdiagnosed infection cases.

Under New Jersey medical malpractice law, in order to proceed with a medical malpractice case, the case must have been reviewed by a medical expert in the same field as the doctor/practice group/hospital being sued. For example, a potential medical malpractice lawsuit against a family doctor for failing to diagnose an infection will need to be reviewed by a fellow family doctor or general practice physician. Under New Jersey law, after a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, the attorney for the patient is required to file an Affidavit of Merit, attesting to the fact that a medical expert reviewed the case and determined that the case has merit.

In order to be able to file the Affidavit of Merit, the attorney must consult with a medical expert. This is the most important step involved in determining whether there is a case or not. For those who suspect that their doctor committed malpractice, consulting an expert will provide a definitive answer. For those who have a viable case, the expert will provide the required medical opinion to move forward. Read more about investigating a potential New Jersey medical malpractice case involving a misdiagnosed infection

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Our lawyers handle medical malpractice cases against hospitals, doctors, surgeons, laboratories and more. Our lawyers have the expertise and resources of a large 200 lawyer firm to help prosecute these cases. For a free consultation, call 877.944.8396.

*Disclaimer: This website does not provide any legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship. Each case is unique and requires review by a qualified attorney. Discussion of prior outcomes or results is no guarantee of the same or similar outcomes in current or future cases.


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