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Toms River Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Fighting for Ocean County residents injured by medical negligence

When you visit a surgeon, doctor, or other medical professional, your goal is to get better (or stay healthy). However, when a routine trip to the doctor results in you suffering an injury, things become complicated and confusing. You may rightly feel like your medical professional betrayed your doctor-patient relationship.

Medical malpractice occurs when your doctor or other medical provider deviates from the accepted normal standard of care, and you or your loved suffer injury or harm as a result. Your Toms River doctor or surgeon, by law, owes you certain responsibilities when providing your health care. If they act negligently while providing that care – or fail to provide that care – they may be liable for your damages and losses.

Hospitals and medical centers you may be familiar with around Ocean County and Toms River include:

  • Community Medical Center, Toms River
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center, Lakewood
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Toms River
  • Barnabas Health Heart Centers, Toms River
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital Toms River Lakehurst, Toms River
  • Additionally, here is the State Board of Medical Examiners Complaint Form (your malpractice attorney can explain this further)

Typically, the majority of health care providers and professionals are safe. However, there are occasions where negligence occurs and mistakes happen. And when they do, innocent people’s health and lives are changed forever.

This is why the Toms River medical malpractice attorneys at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP dedicate themselves to fighting for victims of medical negligence. We work tenaciously and strategically to hold health care professionals accountable when their recklessness injures you, your child, or your loved ones.

What are some common malpractice claims in Ocean County?

With their decades of combined experience, our lawyers take pride in their extensive record of success with medical malpractice cases, having obtained millions of dollars in damages for their clients. Following are some of the more typical types of cases we see in our practice:

  • Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose. A missed diagnosis or wrong diagnosis by a doctor can be a result of not spending enough time with a patient, misreading a lab report, or other errors. Diagnostic mistakes can cause improper treatment, delays in treatment, or wrongful death.
  • Birth injuries. Birth injuries can happen to both mother and child during pregnancy and childbirth due to medical negligence. Any number of injuries that occur during childbirth can lead to complications like traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or maternal hemorrhage.
  • Prescription and medication errors. Medication and prescription mistakes occur when a patient is administered the wrong medicine, the wrong dosage, or defective medication. Accountability for a medication error can go anywhere from a nurse all the way back to the pharmaceutical corporation.
  • Anesthesia errors. Anesthesia can cause injury or death if administered incorrectly or without proper knowledge of the patient’s medical history. Anesthesiologists must be properly trained in their field and aware of a patient’s condition at all times while he or she is under sedation.
  • Surgical errors. Surgical mistakes can happen as a result of human error, like operating on the wrong surgery site, or leaving a foreign object inside the body. Or, a patient could develop a life-threatening infection from a surgeon or doctor using instruments that haven’t been properly sanitized.

Our attorneys are happy to schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your malpractice case at your convenience.

Medical malpractice liability in New Jersey

When you are a victim of medical negligence in Toms River, liability isn’t limited only to physicians. Any health care professional (or entity) can commit medical malpractice. This includes:

  • Doctors
  • OB-GYNs
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Specialists
  • Hospitals
  • Walk-in medical clinics

Our attorneys have years of experience fighting for the rights of victims. When we fight for you, we dedicate our resources to pinpointing who is accountable and liable for your injuries. Find out more about our multi-million-dollar record of success.

How can a Toms River medical malpractice lawyer help?

Medical malpractice cases are complicated and require a thorough and extensive knowledge of malpractice law, as well as the ability to handle a great deal of meetings and paperwork. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are extremely familiar with this process.

The New Jersey statute of limitations allows only two years from the date the malpractice action occurred, or was discovered, to file a claim. If you believed you’ve suffered an injury from medical negligence, talk to an attorney as soon as possible before time runs out. Your lawyer can explain the statute of limitations to you further.

The legal team at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow dedicates themselves to your case, taking care of crucial issues like:

  • Evaluation and guidance by attorneys who specialize in malpractice
  • Detailed and thorough investigation of the situation to determine liable parties
  • Arranging expert testimony and witnesses
  • Negotiating and handle insurance companies on your behalf
  • Advocating for you during negotiations and in the courtroom

Even the smallest medical mistake can cause a devastating injury that can alter the trajectory of your life forever. If you or a member of your family were harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional, talk to us. We will work to our utmost to get you the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What kinds of damages can I collect in a New Jersey malpractice case?

Successful medical malpractice claims can recover three categories of damages – economic, non-economic, and punitive.

  • Economic damages. These compensate the victim for tangible financial losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses (physical therapy, treatments, accessibility solutions).
  • Non-economic damages. These are for more intangible damages, like emotional distress, pain and suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive damages. There are times when a party’s negligence was so reckless or callous, the court may also award punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the guilty party and deter future negligent conduct. New Jersey puts a cap on punitive damages – they cannot exceed five times compensatory damages or $350,000 (whichever is more).

Types of Cases We Handle

Our Toms River attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:

Personal InjuryAuto Accidents
Medical MalpracticeAll Practice Areas

Talk to a skilled Toms River medical malpractice lawyer

The Ocean County attorneys at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP have been fighting against medical malpractice for decades. We know how to take negligent hospitals and doctors to task and protect your rights. Let us go to work for you. Call our office for a consultation at 732-384-1331 or fill out our contact form.


Toms River, NJ Office

563 Lakehurst Road
Toms River NJ 08755
Telephone: 732-575-1400
Fax: 732-281-5591

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Testimonials

I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!

"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!"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-22T00:29:45+00:00

~ 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
5.0
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
5.0
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
5.0
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
5.0
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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