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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

When you enter the hospital or doctor’s office, you put your trust in medical professionals to provide you with the best possible care and treatment for your illness or injuries. But we have seen first hand the severe physical and emotional impact when a doctor or nurse acts negligently and causes a serious injury. While it’s true that everyone makes mistakes, when you sustain a life-changing injury due to a medical professional’s negligence, they must be held accountable for their actions. In these cases, the best course of action is to work with a trusted Passaic County medical malpractice attorney. For over 27 years, Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli has been providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation for patients who have been subjected to medical malpractice. If you or your loved one has been injured due to a mistake made by a doctor or hospital, we are here to help.


What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice?

Unfortunately, medical malpractice happens more often than we would like to admit: over 17,000 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed annually in the U.S. Every accident is different, but any instance where a medical professional’s negligence or carelessness results in injury can be considered malpractice. Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • A failure to diagnose a serious illness, or misdiagnosis of illness
  • Prescription errors that result in illness, injury, or death
  • Child birth errors that cause injury to the mother and/or child
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors

While these are some of the most common examples, each case is unique. If you are in doubt about whether or not your injuries are the result of medical malpractice, it is a good idea to speak with a medical malpractice attorney in Passaic County who can answer your questions and provide you with knowledgeable legal advice. If you need help after this type of accident, Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli offers free consultations to help you better understand your legal rights.


Understanding New Jersey Medical Malpractice Laws

In general, New Jersey medical malpractice laws favor the patient, but working with a lawyer is the best way to improve your chances of receiving proper compensation for your losses. In New Jersey, you have just two years from the date the malpractice occurred to file your case, after which you lose your right to sue, so it is important to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible.

There are some exceptions to the two-year rule. Under the New Jersey discovery rule, if the victim did not become aware of the malpractice injury until later, the statute of limitations does not begin until the date the victim learned of the injury or became aware that their doctor or surgeon was at fault.

In addition, if a child was injured during birth due to malpractice, you may file a lawsuit up until their 13th birthday. Likewise, if a minor was injured due to malpractice, the statute of limitations starts on the child’s 18th birthday. Because these cases are complex and meeting all deadlines is crucial, seeking the help of an experienced Passaic County medical malpractice lawyer is in your best interest. At Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli, we make it our mission to help suffering victims recover the compensation they need to get the best medical care possible.


How We Can Help

Decades of experience has shown us that the losses sustained after medical malpractice occurs can be truly devastating. Victims are often left with severe physical and emotional pain and suffering, must take significant time off work, and often need intensive in-home care. All of these costs can add up quickly.

Passaic County medical malpractice attorney Robert J. Bavagnoli and his team are dedicated to helping malpractice victims recover their lives after an accident. We believe in providing not only outstanding and knowledgeable legal services, but in giving you the compassionate help you need during this difficult time.

As a small firm, we are able to provide a personalized experience to each and every one of our clients. We make ourselves available to answer your calls and discuss your questions, and are committed to providing you with clear and timely communication on every new development in your case. We work diligently to fight for each and every client so you receive the best possible outcome for your case.

If you are in need of help after a malpractice injury, we’re here to answer your questions.  Contact us for a free consultation at 973-785-9522.

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Robert J. Bavagnoli is a Passaic County attorney specializing in personal injury and real estate law. He founded Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli in 1995 where he practiced for many years alongside his brother, Ronald C. Bavagnoli (now deceased). For over 28 years, he has proudly served Northern New Jersey including Passaic County, Bergen County, and Essex County, among others, recovering millions in damages for his clients.

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Highest praise for the professionalism and ease of working with Robert Bavagnoli and his team! I used his services for the sale and closing of a home. He acted quickly, made the process easy and covered all the bases so I didn't have to be concerned about anything. This gentleman is a pleasure to do business with and who I want in an attorney!

- Lynda R.

Great firm for personal injury plaintiffs. The welfare of the client always comes first.

- Jonathan M.

Thorough, friendly, upbeat and very professional. They kept me informed of every decision they made.  They made me feel like I’m part of their family. I would highly recommend Robert Bavagnoli to anyone that needs the assistance.

- Earl C.

I was involved in an accident and didn't know what to do.  I decided to call Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli. They welcomed me to their firm. They were so polite and as I spoke with them and saw how friendly and polite they were it lifted me up and put my mind at ease. I wasn't scared anymore and it was an excellent experience from beginning to end.

- Tamika P.

For me the experience with Bavagnoli and Bavagnoli was wonderful!  My lawyer handled my case and it went excellent, even better than I imagined.

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The Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Difference


  • Individualized attention
  • Clear and honest communication
  • Prompt answers to all calls
  • Your needs are our top priority
  • Respectful, compassionate treatment
  • Collaborative approach to each case
  • Over 27 years of experience
  • Millions recovered



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  • Little Falls
  • Clifton
  • Passaic
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Bergen County

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  • Rochelle Park
  • Maywood
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  • Garfield
  • Elmwood Park
  • East Rutherford
  • Wallington
  • Hackensack
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Essex County

  • Nutley
  • North Caldwell
  • Newark
  • City of Orange
  • Essex Fells
  • West Caldwell
  • Cedar Grove
  • Roseland
  • Belleville
  • Montclair
  • Glen Ridge
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  • Bloomfield

Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Office

12 Furler St.
Suite 5,
Totowa, NJ 07512

Phone: (973) 785-9522


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