Category Archives: Personal Injury

Injured by a Doctor? Don’t Wait to Sue

Medical negligence can easily result in serious injury or death. Healthcare professionals don’t set out to make mistakes, but when medical errors are made, the results can be disastrous.  It can be a downright traumatic experience that will have family members and victims alike reeling in emotional turmoil for months.

That being said, it’s not always easy to figure out the full extent of the injuries caused by a negligent doctor, nurse or healthcare facility. Sometimes, it can take months or years for someone to fully know how much damage was caused and whether the repercussions will be lifelong. Unfortunately, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice suits in the state of New Jersey is exceptionally small considering the serious damage medical negligence can cause.

In general, a person who is filing a lawsuit for medical negligence or malpractice must do so within two years of the actual incident that happened. If you don’t file within those two years, you will most likely lose your right to sue for damages unless you fall into one of the following exceptions:

  • You could not have reasonably known that you had a malpractice case until now. (Should this happen, the statute of limitations is waived.)
  • You were a child under the age of 18 when the malpractice occurred
  • If your child sustained an injury at birth, you have up until the child turns 13 to file a lawsuit for malpractice.
  • The doctor who harmed you left the state afterward and could not be tracked down in time
  • The victim of the malpractice was mentally ill or disabled

Unless you fall into one of these categories, time is of the essence when considering whether or not to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Your best bet is to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can review what happened and determine if your case is worth pursuing. Similarly, if your relative is incapacitated due to malpractice, or if you believe that there may have been a medical mistake that injured your loved one, it is up to you to reach out to a lawyer before the statute of limitations has run out.

If you suffered a medical injury you believe was the fault of a doctor’s negligence or mistake, you may have a case. Call the Law office of Craig A. Altman for a consultation today.

Big Buses Cause Severe Injuries for Philadelphia Riders

In Pennsylvania, people have to get a special license to drive a SEPTA bus or other bus-like vehicle. These drivers are specially trained because operating a large vehicle like a bus is a difficult job, especially in Philadelphia where streets are tight and there is traffic congestion day and night. That being said, accidents doContinue Reading

How Does a Jury Place Monetary Value on Your Slip & Fall Case?

If you slip and fall and decide to file a premises liability case, it’s more than likely that an experienced personal injury lawyer can skillfully negotiate a generous settlement on your behalf – without you ever having to step foot in a courtroom. However, when negotiations fail, you will have to take your case toContinue Reading

Faking a Slip & Fall Can Land You in a Heap of Trouble

We have a right to feel safe when we are on public property. For example, a spill in the supermarket must be cleaned up before it becomes the site of an accident. Similarly, ice and snow must be cleared from sidewalks and parking lots must be well-lit so pedestrians can step around dangerous potholes andContinue Reading

Limited Recalls from Several Car Companies to Address Airbag Defects

Several car manufacturers including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota have announced limited recalls in certain areas of the country to address a possible safety defect involving air bags made with Takata inflators. In all, there are 10 car makers involved in the situation with Honda being the most affected. The recalls areContinue Reading

Do You Work on a Construction Site? A Little Common Sense Goes a Long Way

All construction workers should wear hats, protective clothing and goggles when they are in dangerous work zones. It’s the responsibility of the property owner or general contractor to make sure proper safety precautions are in place – including gear and equipment. Furthermore, the company in charge of the job should consistently check to make sureContinue Reading

Injured On-Property: What to do if you are Injured While Shopping in NJ or PA

Sometimes a shopping trip is just what the doctor ordered. Whether you have had a stressful workweek and need some retail therapy, or just want to pop in for a quick couple of things on your way home from the office, a trip to the mall — or any retail establishment — should be oneContinue Reading

Why Would Your Boss Deny Your NJ or PA Workers’ Comp Claim?

Employers deny and dispute workers’ compensation claims for one reason: money. Employers pay premiums to insurance companies in order to provide mandated Workers’ Comp benefits, including medical treatment, replacement pay and maybe a cash award. When an injured employee files to receive benefits, those premium amounts go up. The premiums increase when more employees thanContinue Reading

Why Medical Misdiagnosis is So Prominent

Research conducted by revealed that medical misdiagnosis and subsequent treatment errors make up 40 percent of reported medical errors. About 155 out of every 1,000 patients reports an adverse event involving a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis. While they are more common than people think, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose a condition areContinue Reading

Actor Tracy Morgan is Victim of Truck Driver Fatigue

Most of the country was rocked by the news that well-known actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, was in critical condition after being hit by a truck driver on I-95 in New Jersey. A friend of Morgan’s, who was in the star’s limo, was unfortunately killed in the crash. While Morgan is recovering in a NJContinue Reading

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The Law Firm of Craig A. Altman Helps Injured Workers in Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey.

If you’ve been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the Law Firm of Craig. A. Altman will help you. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to get you a large financial settlement. You can call us 24 hours a day at 215-569-4488, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

If we don’t secure a recovery for you, you don’t owe us a dime.

We work on contingency. This means that you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia, PA

Vineland, NJ

1173 E Landis Ave Suite 103 Vineland, NJ

Pennsauken, NJ

6951 North Park Drive Pennsauken, NJ