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Fact Sheet about the Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice in New Jersey

Diederich Healthcare, an insurance provider that annually monitors and tracks medical malpractice payouts in New Jersey, reported that in 2014 that:

  • The number one source of medical malpractice claims in New Jersey in 2014 was faulty diagnosis by a doctor or other medical professional.
  • The second leading source of the medical malpractice claims in New Jersey in 2014 was surgical errors.
  • The third leading source of the medical malpractice claims in New Jersey in 2014 involved childbirth injuries.
  • Most medical malpractice lawsuits that were filed in New Jersey in 2014 were settled before going to court.

Doctors and other medical professionals and hospitals make mistakes, and you could be the victim of those mistakes. Toms River is not immune to medical malpractice injuries.

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Common Sources of Medical Malpractice Injuries

Injuries resulting from medical malpractice can take many forms and come from a number of sources. Some of the most common sources of injury for medical malpractice claims include:

Faulty, Missed or Delayed Diagnosis

Doctors make incorrect diagnoses more often than most people are comfortable with. Doctors also miss signs and indications of a condition or illness, or perhaps notice the signs and indications too late.

Surgical Errors

Errors can occur during surgery for a number of reasons; some of the most common causes include inadequate preoperative planning or preparation, fatigue, incompetence, miscommunication, inappropriate operation protocol, etc.

Injuries Related To The Birth of A Child

A birth injury can happen before, during or after a birth and these injuries can occur to the mother, the child, or both.

Medication Errors

Mistakes in the prescribing, the filling or the administration of a prescription drug can be a medication error.

Anesthesia Errors

Being administered too much or too little anesthesia can cause a number of problems and complications during an operation. The patient could wake up during the procedure or could be incompletely incapacitated.

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With more than 40 years of experience helping Toms River residents obtain compensation for their medical malpractice claims, Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has demonstrated a commitment to our clients. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are well-trained, seasoned and have resources available to them that other firms simply lack.

Investigating Medical Malpractice Claims Requires Resources

It is a serious undertaking to identify the root cause of your medical malpractice injury. One important piece of information concerning your claim is whether or not your injury was preventable if the doctor, other medical professional or hospital had taken the appropriate care. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have years of experience handling medical malpractice claims, and know what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf. Let us put our knowledge, skills and resources to work for your benefit.

Medical evidence of your injury is central to a medical malpractice claim, as is evidence that the harm could have been prevented. You will need to consult with new doctors and specialists as to the extent of your injuries and your prognosis for the future. These medical experts, while working with your lawyer, will also be able to review the facts of your case and can identify where the doctor or other medical professional who hurt you went wrong.


Your lawyer will need documented evidence of your injuries. In addition to any relevant and available medical records you have leading up to your injury, your case also needs documentary evidence of your injury and prognosis. Scans, test results, doctors’ medical reports and notes can all be of use when building your case.

A thorough investigation into your claim and injuries is critical to the success of your medical malpractice case. Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has the experience, financial resources and access to a trusted network of medical professionals to help us build your strongest possible case against those who hurt you.


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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 demonstrated a dedicated commitment to its local community, charities and the bar and this dedication has been frequently recognized and honored. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. also demonstrate a commitment to helping clients obtain the justice they deserve. For example:

$3.25 Million

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. lawyers secured for a client a recovery of $3.25 million after the client received improperly administered anesthesia and suffered blindness during an operation.

$14.5 Million

Lawyers at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. are responsible for recovering $14.5 million for the family of a child that suffered brain damage because of improperly managed postoperative care.


Our attorneys helped obtain the largest ever medical malpractice jury verdict in York County. The verdict was for $933,000, which went to the widow of a man who received an improperly implanted shunt in his brain. The operation produced complications and the man died as a result.

$7.5 Million

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. successfully procured financial compensation for the family of a newborn totalling $7.5 million after the child suffered brain damage due after receiving inadequate medical care.

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.

For more than 40 years, the medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. have worked closely with residents living in and around Toms River, New Jersey in getting financial compensation for medical malpractice victims and their families. To reach us, please complete our convenient web form, or contact us by calling (215) 567-3500. There is no risk when simply having a free initial consultation with one of our exceptional medical malpractice lawyers. Call today.

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