Have you suffered injuries or health complications due to negligent care from a nurse? If so, you may have the right to obtain compensation for expenses or losses caused by your injuries. A New Jersey nursing malpractice lawyer from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., can guide you through the claims process and advocate for your rights and interests. Our award-winning attorneys have a proven record of success that includes over $100 million recovered in settlements and verdicts. But our attorneys and staff also strive to offer excellent client service. At our firm, you will never feel like just another case number. Instead, we will treat your case with the same importance and urgency that you give to your case. 

If you’ve been the victim of nursing malpractice in New Jersey, you deserve to seek financial recovery and justice for your harm and loss. Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., for a free initial claim evaluation to discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable nurse negligence attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ. 

What Is Nursing Malpractice?

Nursing malpractice occurs when a nurse renders treatment to a patient that fails to meet the applicable standard of care. Although the specifics of the standard of care vary from patient to patient, in general, the standard is defined as the treatment decisions and actions that other nurses of similar training and experience would undertake in identical circumstances. Thus, a nurse may be liable for malpractice if they treated a patient in a way that most other nurses would not have and the patient suffers harm or other adverse consequences due to that treatment. 

Examples of nursing malpractice include:

  • Failing to adequately monitor a patient and missing changes in vital signs
  • Failing to update a patient’s chart
  • Failing to respond to signs of patient distress or complications
  • Failing to report changes in a patient’s vital signs or condition to the patient’s physician
  • Failing to provide basic care to incapacitated patients, including feeding or bathing
  • Making an error when administering medication, including missing a medication dose, administering the wrong dose, or administering medication to the wrong patient
  • Injuring a patient when drawing blood or inserting an IV

How Do You Prove Nursing Malpractice?

Proving that you suffered injury or harm due to nursing malpractice may require various pieces of evidence to show what treatment decisions and actions your nurse undertook and explain how those actions fell outside the standard of care and caused your injury. Examples of evidence used to prove nursing malpractice include:

  • Your medical records, including treatment/progress notes, condition charts, or medication records
  • Staffing records to show when nurses involved in your care were on duty
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Surveillance footage

In most cases, you must also rely on expert witnesses to prove nursing malpractice. An expert witness for a nursing malpractice claim will usually be a nurse who has the same or similar certifications or training as the negligent nurse who injured you. The expert must explain the specifics of the standard of care in your case, how your nurse’s care failed to comply with the standard of care, and how that substandard care caused your injuries. 

Compensation Available After Suffering Harm Due to Nurse Negligence

After being injured or suffering complications due to negligent nursing care, you may have the right to recover compensation for financial and personal losses that result from your injuries. The compensation you may recover in a nursing negligence claim might include money for:

  • Costs of additional medical care and rehabilitation you need to treat your injuries or health complications
  • Long-term care costs incurred when your injuries or complications cause prolonged or permanent disabilities
  • Lost income from additional time you need to take off from work to recover from injuries or complications caused by negligent care from a nurse
  • Loss of future earning capacity caused by disabilities that result from your injuries
  • Physical pain and emotional distress caused by your injuries, subsequent medical treatment, disabilities, or permanent scarring/disfigurement

Let a New Jersey Nursing Malpractice Lawyer Fight for Your Rights and Interests

After being injured or harmed by negligence nursing care, you deserve to focus on healing and getting back to normal life. A nurse negligence attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ, from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., can assist you with your recovery by handling the details of your legal claims so you can devote your time and energy to your treatment and rehabilitation. Let our firm fight for the financial recovery you need by:

  • Investigating your nursing negligence claims to secure evidence of your nurse’s fault
  • Identifying other parties who may bear liability for your losses, including the hospital or medical facility that employed the negligent nurse
  • Calculating your ongoing and future anticipated expenses or losses
  • Filing insurance or legal claims on your behalf and communicating with adjusters or hospital representatives
  • Pursuing maximum compensation for you in a settlement or, if necessary, by going to court and advocating for you at trial

Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., for a Free Case Review with an Experienced Nurse Negligence Attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ

When you’ve suffered harm or health complications due to a nurse’s negligence, get legal help to demand the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact a New Jersey nursing malpractice lawyer from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how our firm can guide you through the claims process and fight for your rights and interests. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Malpractice

What is the statute of limitations on a nursing malpractice lawsuit?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations typically requires you to file a nursing malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date that you received negligent nursing care or discover the harm caused by nursing malpractice. However, when children suffer birth injuries due to nursing malpractice, a lawsuit must be filed before the child’s 13th birthday. Contact a nurse negligence attorney in Rochelle Park, NJ, from The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., to help you file your case before the limitations period expires on your nursing malpractice lawsuit.

What are the requirements to file a nursing negligence claim?

When you file a nursing malpractice lawsuit, you typically must also file an “affidavit of merit” within 60 days of filing your complaint. In the affidavit of merit, a nurse with the same type of license or certifications as the nurse you’ve filed suit against must declare, to a degree of reasonable certainty, that the defendant nurse’s care fell outside the applicable standard of care and caused your injury or harm.


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