Porzio’s Personal Injury Attorneys Vigorously
Represent Victims of Medical Malpractice, Auto,
Construction and Other Accidents
Our depth of For more than 40 years, Porzio other health care providers in virtually
attorneys have successfully represented every medical specialty.
experience in dealing victims of medical malpractice, motor
with a wide range vehicle, construction and slip-and-fall To succeed in such claims, we must
accidents, and other events that result prove that a doctor’s treatment fell
of personal injury in bodily harm and emotional distress. below the acceptable standard of
matters enhances our medical care and caused substantial
Our personal injury attorneys, who harm to the patient. Our attorneys
ability to obtain have extensive experience handling have particular experience in
favorable resolutions. and trying cases against physicians, successfully pursuing such claims
health care providers and insurance on behalf of neurologically impaired
companies, are aided by legal nurse children, those whose cancer was
consultants with various specialties not diagnosed timely, victims of
and vast experience working in surgical mistakes and other
hospital settings and for malpractice catastrophically injured patients in
insurance companies. Additionally, New Jersey and New York.
we have developed extensive contacts
with expert witnesses who are ably For example, in the middle of trial, a
prepared to review potential claims Porzio attorney recovered a $3-million
in a broad spectrum of cases. settlement for a 5-year-old boy who
We represent clients in both New was born prematurely and required
Jersey and New York. We share our steroid therapy for his lungs. When
fees consistent with N.J. Court Rule the doctors weaned the baby off the
1:39-6(d) and N.Y. Rule DR 2-107. steroids, they did so too quickly,
causing an adrenal crisis and drop in
Medical Malpractice blood pressure. The doctors failed to
Porzio attorneys represent clients timely address this condition, causing
against doctors, hospitals and brain damage and other disabilities. At
the close of our case, the defense serious injuries and died several
settled for $3 million. The settlement days later. The school board and a tree
proceeds were invested so that the service company both contributed to this
young boy is guaranteed a payout of settlement early in the litigation.
$4.5 million, and can receive up to
$16 million over his lifetime. The breadth of our successful personal
injury practice is further evident by
• $7.9-million verdict against an
obstetrician for abandonment of a
mother in labor, necessitating
delivery by a first-year resident and
resulting in Erbs palsy.
• $5.7-million verdict involving a lower
Personal Injury back injury arising from an automobile
Porzio’s lawyers handle a broad accident.
spectrum of automobile negligence, • $3.7-million verdict against an
premises liability, construction obstetrician for bilateral brachial plexus
accident and general liability cases. injury to a baby caused by delivery.
Our years of experience in dealing • $3.7-million settlement against an
with insurance companies and claims obstetrician for failing to treat
adjusters often lead to favorable intrauterine growth retardation, causing
results on questions of coverage and severe brain damage.
in settlement negotiations. • $2.5-million settlement/verdict against a
nurse midwife and labor and delivery
A Porzio attorney obtained a $600,000 nurses who failed to diagnose and treat
settlement for the family of a high school fetal distress.
girl who was killed when she was struck • $2.2-million settlement against an
by a 1000 pound tree branch that fell internist and burn specialist for vision
from an oak tree. The school children loss due to medication.
were allowed out during lunch to sit at a • $1.0-million settlement against a
picnic table under the tree despite high pediatrician based on a delayed
wind advisories from a hurricane off the diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia.
New Jersey coast. As the wind gusted,
the tree branch broke, landing on the
high school freshman. She sustained
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