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Medical Malpractice

Anytime you go to the doctor for treatment, you run the risk of complications occurring. Sometimes a complication is an unfortunate reality that could not be avoided. Other times, however, the complication could be the result of careless medical practices. If the latter is true, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice case.

Within the medical profession, there are certain standards that are recognized as being acceptable treatments that reasonable medical professionals would prescribe under similar circumstances. Generally, this is known as the standard of care. As a patient, you have the right to expect to receive that standard and as long as that standard of care is met, you have no recourse against your doctor regardless of the outcome of your treatment. If, on the other hand, a doctor or other health care professional violates the standard of care, negligence may be proven, which could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Proving Medical Malpractice

Several requirements must be met for a medical malpractice claim to be valid:

  • The accepted standard of care must be violated. In other words, the doctor or health care professional must act in a way that is different from how most reasonable healthcare professionals would act under the same conditions.

  • An injury must result from the negligence. An unfavorable outcome of a medical treatment alone is not sufficient for a malpractice lawsuit. You must prove that you suffered an injury that otherwise would not have occurred if the healthcare professional had not been negligent.

  • The injury must result in significant damages. Those damages could include a permanent disability, unusual pain and suffering, significant medical bills, or loss of income. If the damages are not significant, the cost of pursuing the malpractice case could outweigh the amount you would recover if you were successful in your case.

Medical malpractice cases often require testimony of a number of medical experts and long hours of deposition testimony. These costs add up, making medical malpractice cases extremely expensive to litigate. In addition, laws regulating what technically constitutes medical malpractice vary from state to state, as does the statute of limitations in filing a medical malpractice claim. 

Victor Rotolo, certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, and Anthony Kearns and the other experienced litigators at Kearns Rotolo Law are proficient in the malpractice laws of New Jersey, including the State’s statute of limitations. Additionally, they utilize efficient investigative techniques designed to minimize the time spent preparing their defense of your case and, as a result, the cost associated with your case. Once the validity of your claim has been determined, Kearns Rotolo Law will work to represent your case.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael