We Are Newark, NJ, Medical Malpractice Attorneys
- Over 40 Years of Experience
- More Than $3 Billion Won for Our Clients
- Thousands of Lives Changed
New Jersey medical malpractice victims need a law firm that will not only maximize their financial recovery under the law but support and advocate for them along the way. The medical malpractice division of Janet, Janet & Suggs (JJS) understands that the consequences of being injured by a medical provider's negligence are difficult enough without also facing an uphill battle for recovery. When you have been the victim of medical negligence, you deserve to maintain your dignity and respect, and you should have the legal support you need.
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What Should You Look for in a Newark Medical Malpractice Attorney?
When you hire JJS, you will be part of a team with decades of experience delivering historic justice for others who have suffered tremendously from medical error. Malpractice cases are not easy, and they are not usually resolved quickly. Insurance companies and healthcare facilities will often try to drag out cases in order to wear down injured patients.
You should be able to feel confident that you will receive long-term support from your lawyer—right from day one. Working with JJS means getting legal representation driven by extensive knowledge and experience. We build cases based on thorough investigation of all factors:
- What the evidence says. Our firm has the medical knowledge and investigative/legal resources needed to pursue the truth while building your case. Through our efforts, you will have a chance to not only seek financial recovery for the harm done to you, but to get answers that may help you heal.
- What your treatment costs. In order to build a case that addresses the needs of severely injured victims of medical practice, the lawyers who represent them must understand the scope of victims’ past, current, and future needs when it comes to medical care. When preparing a case that seeks to recover the appropriate compensation, we put to work all possible resources, including our in-house medical experts.
- What it takes to fight all the way. When choosing a law firm to represent your case, it is important that you know the firm has the financial resources to build the strongest case possible for you, no matter how long that takes. Taking on a case against big insurance companies or healthcare organizations can take years, and an inexperienced, underfunded firm may encourage clients to accept unfair settlements. Advising you to take a low settlement early on in the legal process may mean that a firm is not equipped to take your case to trial.
How Can Janet, Janet & Suggs Help Victims of Medical Malpractice?
When fighting for victims of medical malpractice in Newark, JJS helps clients to recover financial compensation for the damages that have been inflicted upon them by the very people who were tasked with helping them.
- Medical expenses. You should not be held responsible for past, current, or future medical bills resulting from medical negligence. Whether those bills include emergency room visits, inpatient treatment, surgeries, or even a lifetime of medical care, your malpractice claim can seek recovery for the costs you have already incurred—and the bills to come.
- Loss of wages or earning capacity. The injuries caused by medical providers’ negligent actions can impact your ability to do your job for months, or sometimes forever. When your malpractice injury impacts your ability to earn a living and support yourself or your family, you can seek financial compensation for your lost wages. In many cases, compensation for lost future earning capacity may also be available to you.
- Non-economic losses. New Jersey laws concerning medical malpractice provide victims of medical errors the right to seek an unlimited amount of compensation for their non-economic damages in addition to the actual costs incurred as a result of the injury. These kinds of non-economic damages include pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. Experienced malpractice attorneys know how to best calculate the amount of compensation to seek for non-economic damages.
Meet the Leaders of Janet, Janet & Suggs’ Medical Malpractice Division
Howard Janet has uncovered medical mistakes that other lawyers have missed and represented clients throughout much of the country, recovering record-breaking results. He has authored multiple books, including Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases (lead author), and Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs—Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth, which he co-authored with JJS’s Dr. Giles Manley.
Ken Suggs served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as American Association for Justice), the leading national plaintiff’s bar association, and has been a relentless advocate for his clients for over 40 years.
Dr. Giles Manley is a board-certified physician who practiced medicine for 20 years before becoming a medical malpractice attorney. He has won a number of seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients, and the value his medical knowledge and experience brings to his clients’ cases is priceless.
Gerald Jowers represents patients who have been harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, recovering extraordinary results for clients and their families at the settlement table and in the courtroom.
What Results Has JJS Achieved for Our Clients?
JJS’s trial lawyers are nationally recognized for having successfully recovered millions for victims of medical malpractice in record-breaking lawsuits across the country.
- $33.5 Million for Delayed C-Section: In Tennessee, a jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after determining that the doctors’ negligent delays in performing a medically necessary Cesarean section resulted in the baby developing severe brain damage as well as cerebral palsy.
- $24.25 Million for Failure to Diagnose: Another record-breaking medical malpractice verdict was awarded by a Washington, DC, jury for a child who suffered preventable brain damage and cerebral palsy after her doctors neglected to diagnose and respond to her airway obstruction.
- $18 Million for Medication Error: This settlement against a pharmacy was for a medical error resulting in the incorrect medication being dispensed to a pregnant mother. Their negligence caused her child to develop a neural tube defect, which resulted in paraplegia and other severe injuries.
- $13 Million for Poor Postoperative Care: This settlement against a US government-employed medical provider was for a patient who received poor postoperative care, causing cerebral palsy and brain damage.
During the preparation of your case, your attorney will investigate the facts surrounding your injury to determine which parties are responsible, which damages to include in the suit, and how much compensation to seek in your case.
- Past and future medical costs
- Costs of additional care
- Adaptive transportation and housing
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages after your injury
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost wage-earning capacity
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit is generally two years after the “cause of action” occurs. Depending on the circumstances, this may not be the moment the negligent action takes place but the time you learn of the injury. Regardless of the timing of the medical error, you should speak with an attorney as soon as you suspect something is wrong so that a legal professional can help you understand how the statute of limitations—the period of time in which you can file a lawsuit—applies in your case. Acting quickly to seek legal help can make a big difference in protecting your rights and in giving your lawyer a better chance to help you win your case.
Local Resources for Victims of Medical Malpractice in Newark, NJ
It is clear to victims of malpractice that medical negligence can result in severe and debilitating physical disabilities, but the harms inflicted on victims of medical malpractice are not always simply physical. Victims of a medical error often require ongoing care and community assistance, especially while awaiting the resolution of a malpractice case.
- New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners: If you have a complaint about the care you received from a medical provider, you may submit a complaint to this department of the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.
- Division of Health Facility Survey and Field Operations: Specific complaints about medical facilities, such as surgical centers, nursing homes, and hospitals can also be filed with this division of the New Jersey Department of Health.
- New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program: This program provides assistance to people who need help paying for their inpatient or outpatient medical bills.
- City of Newark Recreation Programs: Many victims of medical malpractice experience feelings of isolation or a diminished quality of life, especially if they are unable to participate in the activities they once loved. You can find a variety of programs for people of all abilities through the city’s recreation centers.
Locations We Serve
Janet, Janet & Suggs is proud to offer representation for families across the country, including in Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. We represent clients in these states as well as on a case-by-case basis in courtrooms across other states in several practice areas.
JJS is committed to providing quality legal support to those who have been the victims of others’ reckless, careless, or grievous actions.
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Defective medical products
- Defective products
- Military medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Organ damage
- Sexual abuse
- Surgical errors
- Wrongful death
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs for Your Newark, NJ Malpractice Case?
The nationally recognized medical malpractice team at JJS understands that cases are about more than just another winning verdict. Seeking recovery for medical negligence is about getting your life back to the fullest extent possible. JJS has the knowledge and the resources to litigate your case aggressively, working to get you answers and fair compensation for the harm caused by your medical provider.
Our track record of record-breaking verdicts and settlements is just one indicator of JJS’s success in fighting for our clients’ recovery. We do not charge any upfront costs to represent our clients, and you will not pay us anything unless we get financial compensation for you. Contact the medical malpractice team at Janet Janet & Suggs today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
100 Horizon Center Blvd.
Hamilton, NJ 08691