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Medical Malpractice Fact Sheet: Obtaining Financial Recovery on Behalf of People Injured by the Negligence of Medical Professionals

When doctors of other healthcare professionals fail to meet the accepted standard of care, the consequences can be tragic. Medical malpractice is a type of professional negligence that often entitles victims to significant compensation.

  • In 2012, more than 200 million dollars in settlements were paid to victims of medical malpractice in New Jersey.
  • In many instances, medical malpractice is not recognized or discovered for months or even years after the injury-causing event.
  • Infants who are injured during or even before birth are often entitled to significant compensation.

The negligence of healthcare professionals can leave victims and their families with significant economic and noneconomic losses. Fortunately, New Jersey law often entitles the victims of medical malpractice to significant compensation for injuries. The lawyers of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. will evaluate your case for free and determine whether you have a valid legal claim.

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Jersey City, New Jersey

Medical malpractice can occur in almost any healthcare setting and in a wide variety of ways. Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice are discussed below.

Birth Injuries

When a physician or other medical professional fails to properly conduct a delivery, serious injuries can occur to both mothers and newborns. In some cases, these mistakes can result in lifelong medical conditions or disabilities that can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. In many cases, victims can recover through a medical malpractice claim.

Failure to Diagnose

If a physician fails to recognize a patient’s medical condition or injuries, serious complications can occur as a result.

Medication Errors

Medication errors are among the most dangerous forms of medical malpractice, and can occur when a patient is given the wrong medication or the incorrect dosage.

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The lawyers of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are experienced medical malpractice attorneys who understand how important it is for individuals who have been injured by medical malpractice recover. We work closely with each client we represent and are committed to obtaining the best possible award or settlement in each case we take.

Investigating a medical malpractice claim requires resources

Simply because you have been injured by medical malpractice does not mean that you will automatically recover compensation. Like other kinds of cases alleging injury, victims of medical malpractice must be able to establish that ­­their accident was the result of negligence. In many cases, this requires the collection and presentation of a significant amount of evidence. Fortunately for victims, our firm has the resources required to present your case in the strongest light possible.

The lawyers of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have a well-developed network of professionals that are able to obtain and generate evidence in support of your legal claim. The kinds of evidence that may be relevant includes medical records, physician testimony, and the opinion of medical expert witnesses.


The collection of evidence can require a significant investment of time and money, which means that many victims are unable to represent themselves in medical malpractice case. Fortunately, our attorneys can collect the documentation required to establish medical negligence. When the evidence is gathered, our lawyers will file a claim based on medical negligence. We will take the time to thoroughly investigate your claim and make sure that you get the compensation to which you are entitled.


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Red Bank, NJ 07701

Phone: (732) 747-9003

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Over 40 Years of Experience Representing Individuals Injured by the Negligence of Medical Professionals and Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Obtained on Behalf of our Clients

The lawyers of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have been recognized by Super Lawyers, The Trial Lawyer Roundtable, the American Association of Justice, and other legal organizations. The firm has been representing the rights of people injured by medical malpractice for more than 40 years. Some examples of our recent case results are listed below.

$14.5 Million

$14.5 million on behalf a child who sustained brain damage after a physician failed to provide the appropriate postoperative care.

$7.5 million

$7.5 million on behalf of a newborn who developed cerebral palsy due to the negligence of a physician during childbirth.

$3.5 million

$3.5 million in compensation for an anesthesia error.

$2 million

$2 million recovered on behalf of a patient who became paralyzed after a spinal injury caused by hospital staff negligence.

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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