New Jersey Malpractice Laws

New Jersey Malpractice Laws

New Jersey’s medical malpractice laws provides a 2-year statute of limitations within which injured parties must present their claims in a court of law. The statute is based on the date when the incident occurred or from the date on which the condition was discovered.

Liability Insurance

New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that do not require practicing physicians to carry an updated form of liability insurance. As a result, it is a good idea to look into the background of one’s physician whenever that possible prior to retaining their medical services.

Determining Negligence

In New Jersey, the proof of medical negligence is what determines whether a malpractice claim has any merit or not. For a lawsuit to be successful, the plaintiff will need to be able to prove that the medical professional (the defendant) in question was negligent in duty. For this to be possible, four factors must be present, which are detailed below: