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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Skilled representation for clients injured because of medical mistakes

We trust medical professionals with our lives. When we go to a doctor or seek medical treatment in a hospital or clinic, we have a right to expect that every effort will be made to diagnose and treat our condition according to the expected level or standards of care. When they fail to uphold that duty of care, they may have committed an act of medical malpractice.

We are the New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, with offices located in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, New Jersey. We are recognized as one of NJ’s pre-eminent personal injury litigation firms representing individuals and families who have suffered serious injury and financial damages as a result of negligence on the part of a health care provider in New Jersey. Our record of financial recovery in settlements and jury verdicts for medical malpractice cases exceeds $550 million, including many of the most significant awards ever obtained in the state.

Extensive experience in all areas of medical negligence claims in NJ

Our medical malpractice lawyers will review your case, request your medical records, weigh opinions of medical experts, prepare a formal complaint against the negligent health care provider, and see your case through all phases of litigation. Contact us to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation if you have suffered an injury, or lost a loved one following medical care in any area of health care, including:

  • Physician negligence: Licensed doctors and medical professionals must provide the accepted standard of care when diagnosing and treating their patients.
  • Birth injuries: From your initial consultation with a general practitioner through prenatal care, labor and delivery, and neonatal care, doctors, nurses and hospital staff are responsible for using accepted levels of care and precautions to protect you and your baby from injury or illness.
  • Wrongful birth & failure to diagnose genetic conditions: We have a well-deserved reputation in NJ for our work with clients whose children were not correctly diagnosed with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, Down Syndrome, spina bifida, Tay-Sachs disease and other genetic disorders and birth defects that can be detected prenatally.
  • Opioid prescription lawsuits: The opioid epidemic is being fueled by unscrupulous doctors who overprescribe addictive opioid prescriptions. Physicians who overprescribe addictive painkillers can be sued and, in some cases, they can lose their license.
  • Fatal medical malpractice:Death resulting from surgical errors, hospital errors, misdiagnosis, or medical mistakes.
  • Hospital negligence:Proper and safe hospital procedures are a significant component of the level of medical care we have a right to expect. Every year, thousands of people are injured or die as a result of medical mistakes including surgical errors, incorrect files and charts, medication mistakes, or lack of communication between hospital physicians and the patient’s general practitioner.
  • Misdiagnosis:General practitioners and specialists have a full array of tests available to them for the proper and timely diagnosis of cancers and other medical conditions. We represent victims who have suffered from a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis.
  • Nursing home negligence:Residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities have a right to expect proper health care and dignified treatment. If your elderly or infirmed loved one has suffered an injury or died because of negligence or improper diagnosis or medical care, you have the right to pursue justice through the courts.

What damages are available in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey?

The civil justice system provides a remedy for those who become injured because of someone else’s negligence. You can attempt to settle with the insurance company for the defendant, and if that does not yield the results you are looking for, you may file a personal injury lawsuit. If you pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit for injuries you or a loved one received because of medical negligence, there are several types of damages that you could recover depending on your case including the following:

  • Medical costs, which includes everything from hospital bills to physical therapy and other medical expenses related to the injury
  • Lost wages and benefits for time missed at work spent recovering from your injuries and doctor visits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished earning capacity (for disabling injuries)
  • Punitive damages (intended to punish and deter the defendant for egregious, malicious acts)

Filing a New Jersey medical malpractice claim

Pursuing medical professionals for medical errors is complicated and it requires a legal team that is familiar with the complexities of investigating the incident, gathering medical evidence, and working with expert medical witnesses. There is a two-year statute of limitations for medical negligence cases in New Jersey, but the law also allows for a discovery rule, which does not begin tolling until the patient was reasonably aware that the injury occurred.

Before you can begin to pursue a medical malpractice case, the law required that within 60 days of the defendant filing his/her answer to your lawsuit, you must submit a document called an, “affidavit of merit.” An affidavit of merit is prepared by your expert medical witness, who is in the same area of specialty as the medical professional who is the defendant in the case, who must swear under oath regarding the reasonable probability that the medical professional’s actions deviated from the accepted standard of care.

There have been many complaints about frivolous lawsuits clogging up our judicial system. Submitting an affidavit of merit for each defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit assures the court that you have a valid case that will not waste the government’s resources. Another issue to consider when considering a medical malpractice case in New Jersey is that there is a cap on non-economic damages such as for pain and suffering, or emotional distress at $250,000, and a cap on punitive damages (which are rare in New Jersey) of $350,000 or five times the amount of compensatory or economic damages such as medical costs and lost wages, whichever is the greater amount.

Work with a skilled New Jersey medical malpractice attorney team

Given how complex a medical malpractice claim can be, you would do well to work with an experienced team of New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers who have won impressive verdicts and settlements for many clients. We do not back down from pursuing the compensation you require to move on from your life whether the injury temporarily sidetracked you, or if it left you with permanent disabilities. When you work with Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, you do not just get a team of skilled litigators, you also get access to a team that is fighting for you every step of the way. You will work with award-winning lawyers who are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and who have been designated Certified Civil Trial Attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

NJ’s trusted team for complex medical malpractice claims

Our NJ Medical malpractice lawyers advise and represent clients in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation matters throughout the state. You are welcome to call us at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer.  With office locations in EdisonToms River, and Red Bank, we serve clients throughout New Jersey.

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"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

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~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

This is a 5 star firm.

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T18:04:32+00:00

~ Client

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T18:07:23+00:00

~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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