The Effect of “Apology Laws” on Medical Malpractice Claims

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In recent years, states have adopted “Apology Laws,” which allow doctors to apologize to patients for medical errors and negative outcomes without fear of such apologies being used against them as evidence in medical malpractice litigation. While 38 states and the District of Columbia have embraced the idea of doctors saying sorry, and enacted legislation this effect, there has been little known about the ultimate impact of apology laws in these states. In this article, […]

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What is Considered Medical Negligence?

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If you are wondering about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey, you need to understand the term “medical negligence” and why it matters for your potential claim. Medical negligence is defined as an act or omission by a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional while providing care, that deviates from the standard course of treatment in the medical community, and results in injury to the patient. Defining Medical Negligence under New Jersey Medical Malpractice […]

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What is Discovery in a Medical Malpractice Case?

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In a legal context, the term “discovery” is often misunderstood. Nevertheless, it is very important in New Jersey medical malpractice cases. Discovery is a phase of the litigation process during which the opposing sides share information. The discovery phase provides the plaintiff and the defendant (and their respective attorneys) with an opportunity to obtain important documents and statements from one another. In a medical malpractice case, discovery is among the most important steps in the […]

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