Patients receiving medical care never expect to feel worse or become sicker after their medical treatment. Unfortunately, thousands of individuals each year experience a worsening of their medical condition as a result of the negligence of a medical provider during the course of their treatment.
When this occurs, the injured patient may be entitled to compensation from the negligent medical provider in the form of a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice can result in significant physical injuries, severe worsening of existing medical conditions and even death. With this in mind, anyone who has suffered harm due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital should consult with a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer to discuss their case. An experienced attorney can assist in preparing those injured for what to expect and conduct an investigation on their behalf to strengthen the claim as much as possible.
Individuals undergoing medical treatment may be treated by numerous medical providers during the course of their illness or hospital stay. Each of these medical providers is under a separate duty of care to provide their medical services in a safe manner. The negligence of any of the following medical providers can result in a medical malpractice claim:
Medical malpractice typically involves the carelessness or recklessness of a medical provider. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims include inappropriate or inadequate medical treatment, improper prescription or administration of medication, surgical or operating room errors (including failure to remove foreign objects such as needles or sponges from inside a patient), failing to diagnose (or misdiagnosing) a medical condition, breach of patient-physician confidentiality (including unauthorized release of medical records), prenatal diagnostic testing errors, delay in medical diagnosis and failing to obtain informed consent from a patient.
Medical providers also may face criminal medical malpractice claims for battery under certain circumstances. This may occur when a medical professional performs a medical test or procedure without first obtaining the informed consent of the patient.
Patients who suffer injury resulting from negligent medical treatment may be entitled to compensatory, non-economic and punitive damages. Compensatory damages may include the costs of past and future medical treatment and rehabilitation and lost wages.
Non-economic damages include awards for emotional distress and pain and suffering. In cases where the medical provider exhibited extreme recklessness, malicious intent or fraudulent behavior, punitive damages may also be awarded. Under New Jersey medical malpractice laws, there is a punitive damages “cap” or limit of $350,000 or five times the amount of compensatory damages awarded.
If you or your loved has suffered a serious bodily injury, including the worsening of an existing medical condition, after receiving medical treatment or consulting with a physician, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the negligent parties. New Jersey Medical malpractice lawsuits involve a large number of complex legal issues related to insurance, evidentiary standards, the statute of limitations (or the amount of time that a lawsuit must be filed in) and the use of medical experts.
Our dedicated medical malpractice attorneys understand the unique issues in medical malpractice claims. Our experienced litigators can handle all your medical malpractice legal needs from the initial investigation of the matter and identification of potentially responsible parties through the negotiations with insurance companies and trial preparation.
Grungo Colarulo is committed to aggressively representing our clients in order to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for New Jersey medical malpractice victims and their families.
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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.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
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.
By: Michele Sheldon
Client Description: My experience with Grungo Colarulo has been amazing. I was never left in the dark throughout my case and my calls were always returned. Staff is amazing and they actually care. Grungo Colarulo makes you feel like family. I will recommend them if the opportunity arises. My experience has been wonderful and I don't know where I would be if not for Grungo Colarulo
Rating: ★★★★★ 5 / 5 stars