Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Understanding Damages Due to Negligence

Victims of medical malpractice and negligence should bring a lawsuit as soon as possible because it is very likely that they are entitled to compensation. Medical malpractice attorneys explain that there are many types of potential damages that could be awarded to plaintiffs. Meritorious lawsuits could allow an individual to receive economic and non-economic damages as well as punitive damages, which are generally used to punish an especially egregious action by the defendant. Although people are often entitled to compensation, we worry that many claims fall by the wayside because of specific time limitations in different … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse – Does My Family Have a Case?

At the Mininno Law Office, we know from experience that it can be a difficult for a family to decide whether or not to investigate if a nursing home should be held responsible for injuries to a loved one. Furthermore, it can be quite disheartening at a later time when the law firm a family finally trusted to perform an investigation sends a letter indicating their disinterest. Based upon the experience of New Jersey nursing home abuse attorney Donald Browne, experienced personal injury attorneys and their law firms commonly reject claims of nursing home abuse that do have merit. Nursing home abuse and neglect cases have different … [Read more...]

Medical Advice from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

As a Medical Malpractice Attorney, I have dealt with and heard stories of my fair share of medical errors. One that comes up quite often is a doctor missing a diagnosis, or more accurately, failing to inform the patient of a diagnosis, and subsequently begin treatment. We've all heard the phrase "no news is good news." But when it comes to medical test results, this couldn't be further from the truth. If you get tests done and have to await results, follow up!! Too often, doctors receive results that they do not disclose to patients, and diseases and disorders end up going untreated for months and even years at a time. In order to … [Read more...]

Why New Jersey Should Extend the Time Limits of Its Statutes of Limitations

A statute of limitations is a law that effectively places a time limit on suing another party. While there are some important reasons for having statutes of limitations, there are also some good reasons why these time limits in New Jersey are too short. In New Jersey, the limitations on suits for Personal Injury, Negligence, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice are all two years after the discovery of the injury. The date of the discovery of the injury is included in the two year period. While at first two years may seem like a reasonable amount of time for some injuries, it certainly is not for many others. Consider a hypothetical … [Read more...]