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Medical malpractice can change your life in an instant and it is a bigger problem than people want to admit. Approximately 80,000 people die in the United States each year from medical malpractice according to a 1990 Harvard Medical Practice Study. A more recent study showed that number to be closer to 98,000. Even more disturbing, these studies do not even include malpractice occurring outside of hospitals. Yet only one malpractice claim is brought for every eight medical malpractice injuries reflecting a lack of proper representation by an attorney skilled in medical malpractice lawsuits.

We have successfully represented persons injured by negligent doctors, nurses, technicians and hospitals who have provided negligent health care. Some of these cases include:

  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Delays in diagnosis of cancer
  • Failure to diagnose and treat infections
  • Emergency room errors
  • Failure to diagnose heart attacks
  • Laparoscopic surgical errors
  • Ob-Gyn malpractice
  • Medication errors
  • Lasik surgical errors

If you think you have been a victim of medical malpractice, call us now to discuss your case at no obligation. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about your potential case. To learn more, click here to read the Medical Malpractice FAQs.

RECENT SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS IN MEDICAL and NURSING MALPRACTICE

$1.7 Million settlement for anesthesia malpractice after the anesthesiologist incorrectly inserted a tube in the plaintiff’s esophagus when the plaintiff has a pre-existing artificial opening in the neck from a previous laryngectomy, thirty years before. Andy Rossetti represented the family.

$1.5 Million medical malpractice settlement for the widow, of a 43 year old man, who died after being negligently treated by a doctor and nurse at a South Jersey hospital. Lou DeVoto uncovered grave medication errors made that caused the death.

$— Confidential settlement for a birth injury caused by medical malpractice. Lou DeVoto represented the family.

$— Confidential Medical Malpractice settlement against Hospital of University of Pennsylvania for wrongful discharge of patient leading to infection and death. Lou DeVoto represented the family.

$950,000 medical malpractice settlement for our client who died from the failure of a rehabilitation hospital to position a feeding tube correctly resulting in a massive infection, sepsis and eventual organ failure. The defendant’s denied liability claiming that the patient was compromised before the feeding tube mishap claiming that the incident was not the cause of the death. Lou DeVoto represented the family.

$750,000 jury verdict in Camden County for surgical errors during c-section. There was no offer in the case. Andy Rossetti and Anthony Medori represented RD’s client.

$500,000 settlement for a 17 year old boy who was injured at birth by a doctor who mismanaged his delivery. Lou DeVoto represented the injured minor and his mother

$500,000 settlement for a man whose Hepatitis C infection was misdiagnosed for seven years before the proper referral was made to a hepatologist. Lou DeVoto represented the 60 year old man.

$500,000 Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice settlement for a 21 year-old Rutgers student who died at North Jersey hospital after they failed to properly run a Code call. The settlement reflects the fact that our client was a student and died without any dependents which in New Jersey severely limits allowable damages. The settlement also reflects the probability that a properly run code may not have saved her life. Lou DeVoto handled the case with Ohio co-counsel James Kelley, III. Trial was underway for several weeks in Essex County, New Jersey before a settlement was reached.

$400,000 medical malpractice settlement for negligent angioplasty procedure that caused a death to our client who was 67. The settlement takes into account that our client was at higher risk for the procedure and had other health related problems that would have likely shortened his life. Lou DeVoto represented the family.

$450,000 medical malpractice settlement for the failure to diagnose a heart attack. This settlement came during jury deliberations. Andrew Rossetti represented the widow.

Medical Links To Help Check On Your Doctor

New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners: Has your NJ doctor been disciplined? http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/bme/docdir.htm

State of New Jersey, Doctor Profile Report
http://12.150.185.184/dca/simple_search.jsp

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