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Fact Sheet About Medical Malpractice

Doctor who perform negligently or recklessly often cause serious harm to their patients. In Edison and throughout New Jersey, medical malpractice occurs in all types of medical settings, resulting in injuries to patients that range from inconvenient to life-threatening. Some key facts about medical malpractice from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) include:

  • There are 35,842 physicians in New Jersey as of 2014;
  • From 2004 to 2014, 5,663 medical malpractice payment reports were made about M.D.s and D.O.s in New Jersey; and
  • 590 medical malpractice payment reports were made about dentists in the state.

The team of medical malpractice lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has substantial experience helping sick and injured clients in Edison and throughout New Jersey. If you are suffering because of a doctor’s negligence, we can work with you to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Christopher M. Placitella

Christopher M. Placitella

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Stewart L. Cohen

Stewart L. Cohen

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Harry M. Roth

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Edison

When a doctor acts carelessly their patients pay the price. Some examples of medical malpractice cases that can occur in Edison or anywhere else in the United States include:

Failure to diagnose an injury or illness.

When a doctor fails to make an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s injury or illness, the patient may go for weeks, months, or even years without treatment, often becoming much more ill or suffering from an injury that healed incorrectly.

Medication errors.

Because individuals can vary significantly in size, one individual might need a much larger dosage of a particular medication than another. Other issues that can affect an individual’s correct medication include allergies and side effects of certain medications. If an individual is given the wrong medication, he or she may suffer severe health issues; and

Lack of informed consent

A patient always has the right to know what is being done to his or her body. He or she also has the right to object to any treatment, medication, or procedure. If a doctor or other healthcare professional fails to inform a patient about a treatment, medication, or procedure performed on him or her or intentionally disregards the patient’s wishes, he or she may be found guilty of malpractice.

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Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has substantial experience handling medical malpractice claims for our clients. Our team has worked with clients who have been injured in a wide variety of ways and due to widely varied types of malpractice.

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Investigating a Medical Malpractice Claim Requires Resources

If you are considering filing a medical malpractice claim, you likely have a lot of fears and concerns. You might be worried that you do not have enough evidence to prove that your claim is valid. You might be concerned that your doctor or the hospital where the malpractice occurred has a greater body of evidence to the contrary and you will be unable to receive compensation. The truth is this: the only way to figure out if you have a valid claim is by discussing your case with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

In order to gather sufficient evidence to prove your claim, an experienced attorney relies on a number of individuals. These individuals can include your relatives and friends who have observed your worsened condition, hospital staff who can testify to the malpractice that occurred. An expert medical witness, normally a doctor, is also necessary to establish the defendant’s negligence.


The evidence that these individuals provide is what proves that your claim is valid. This evidence can include photographs of your injury, written testimonies of your condition, your own recovery journal, and your medical record showing a worsened condition or a failure to improve after treatment.

With the evidence provided by the individuals discussed above, your attorney creates a strong body of evidence to prove that not only did malpractice occur, but that it directly caused you to suffer the damages for which you are seeking compensation. We take the time to contact every individual who can provide useful evidence for your case and rely upon our ample professional network and financial resources to ensure that your case has the evidence it needs for success.


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Over 40 Years of Outstanding Results and Hundreds of Millions Recovered for our Medical Malpractice Victims and Others

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has been recognized by the American Association for Justice, Super Lawyers, The Trial Lawyer Roundtable, and other legal field advisory boards for its success recovering compensation for its clients. For more than 40 years, the team at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has worked hard to help medical malpractice clients get the money they deserve.

$6 Million

$6 million recovery for a welder who suffered brain damage as a result of the general contractor's failure to maintain a safe work site;

$3.25 million

A $3.25 million recovery for a patient blinded because of a physician's failure to properly administer anesthesia during surgery;

$220 million

Part of the team that recovered $220 million for the victims of a contaminated injectable steroid made by NECC; and

$3 million

$3 million recovery for a woman who suffered a stroke because of an improper diagnosis.

While results in prior cases do not guarantee similar results in your case the following listing of recent case victories should hopefully provide you with the assurance that we are experienced and know how to get you the compensation you deserve.

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