When you go to the doctor, you place a lot of trust in their ability to help you get better. While not everything in the medical environment can go according to plan, doctors and other medical professionals should still be held responsible if their negligent actions cause you to suffer unnecessary losses.
If you or a loved one have sustained severe injuries due to the negligence of a medic or medical facility, you could seek to recover monetary damages with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. One of our Cape May County medical malpractice lawyers could review your case and weigh your legal options.
“Medical malpractice” occurs when a medical professional or facility deviates from the established standard of practice. Some examples of common medical malpractice claims include, but are not limited to:
In some cases, determining the liability of a particular healthcare provider or medical service can be difficult, depending on the type and nature of a patient’s injuries. Fortunately, an attorney in Cape May County could help an injured patient determine whether they have a viable medical malpractice claim that would allow them to recover damages for their losses.
It is important to know that there are several restrictions placed on medical malpractice lawsuits under state law. Two of the most impactful limitations are the filing time restrictions and the potential loss or reduction in compensation under the state’s contributory negligence law. An injured party could seek a local attorney’s services to help them understand medical malpractice laws and navigate them through litigation.
Generally, a person suffering from injuries due to a medical professional or provider’s malfeasance has two years from the time they sustained their injuries to file a civil injury claim for damages. In cases where injuries are sustained by a minor at birth, the child’s parents have until the child’s thirteenth birthday to bring an injury claim on their behalf. However, if the child’s parents do not file the child’s claim before their twelfth birthday, the minor or a designated representative can bring the claim on their behalf.
Additionally, while there are no caps on the amount of economic or non-economic damages injured parties can recover in medical malpractice claims, they could receive a reduced compensation award or lose the right to recover entirely in certain situations. According to state law, if a person 51 percent or more at fault for their injuries, the court may not award any damages to them. If the injured party’s percentage of fault is 50 percent or less, they may still recover damages for their injuries, but the amount awarded will be reduced according to the claimant’s percentage of fault.
Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of lives that are detrimentally impacted due to negligent medical errors. If a patient exhibits severe symptoms or a worsening of their condition after undergoing a medical procedure or treatment, they could be a victim of medical malpractice.
If you or your beloved family member were harmed by careless medical care, your family’s suffering need not be left unheeded. Get help with pursuing a civil claim today by contacting a Cape May County medical malpractice lawyer.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.