What Can Happen if a Doctor Fails to Refer a Patient to a Specialist?

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Doctors have a legal duty to refer their patients to specialists in the event that they cannot provide the patient with the care or knowledge needed to get them better. If you were harmed as a result of a doctor’s failure to refer, there is a high likelihood that you may be entitled to financial compensation for the burdens and injuries you have sustained as a result. Contact our firm today to speak with one of our experienced Monmouth County medical malpractice attorneys.

Can I pursue legal action against a doctor for medical malpractice in New Jersey?

If you were injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence in New Jersey, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer who can support you by gathering and presenting all the evidence required to fulfill the burden of proof. The first step is showing that you were the doctor’s patient and that the doctor, thus, owed you a duty of care. After that, you will have to prove that the doctor pivoted from the standard line of treatment, breached the duty of care and that you sustained substantial injuries and damages because of the doctor’s negligence.

It is important to recognize that doing this is not easy, and many times, doctors will have assertive legal representation to combat your claim, as their occupations are usually on the line in these circumstances. Our firm has assisted numerous individuals to fight these lawyers for years, and we are more than prepared to do the same for you. Give us a call today to get started on your legal claim. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to heal.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

If you were hurt in an accident in New Jersey, you will have to file a personal injury claim that abides with the state’s statute of limitations. Because the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New Jersey is, typically, two years, this means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the party liable. It is important to realize that if you delay in filing your claim beyond the two-year deadline, you will likely lose the opportunity to pursue legal action entirely and obtain the compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen. Reach out to our firm today to obtain competent legal representation and ensure you meet all of your claim’s deadlines. Give us a call. We are prepared to hold your negligent physician responsible.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.