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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Jersey

Here for Victims of Medical Malpractice

medical malpracticeWe rely on doctors and healthcare professionals to care for us when we’re at our most vulnerable. However, it’s not uncommon for patients to be injured by a healthcare provider’s negligence. If you believe you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC. We use our 65 years of experience to help New Jersey residents earn compensation for their injuries and get closer to a full recovery.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a situation where a physician or healthcare professional does not take the proper steps to guarantee a patient’s wellbeing. As a result, the patient incurs injuries or is harmed in another way. Any kind of healthcare worker might commit medical malpractice, including family doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, physical therapists, and pediatricians.

Malpractice Cases We Handle

At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, our medical malpractice attorneys have years of experience with a variety of cases. Over the years, clients have come to us in all kinds of circumstances. If your case involves any of the following, be sure to reach out to us:

  • Birth Injury: Birth injuries can be unavoidable, but sometimes they come as a result of malpractice. We can pursue compensation from your obstetrician or hospital.
  • Failure to Diagnose: Receiving a diagnosis is stressful, but it’s certainly better than receiving none at all. If a healthcare provider failed to diagnose your medical condition, you might have a case.
  • Prescription Error: Nearly 1.5 million prescription errors occur every year. We’ll help you organize legal action against the responsible parties.
  • Surgical Errors: When you go in for surgery, the last thing you want to think about is a surgical error. We believe the prevalence of surgical mistakes is unacceptable, and we want to hold the responsible parties liable.
  • Laparoscopic Injuries: If you’ve been injured after a laparoscopy, our medical malpractice lawyers can help you build a case.
  • Anesthesia Errors: Our lawyers can help you recover compensation for avoidable anesthesia errors such as administering too much or too little.
  • Nursing Home Errors: Nursing home errors and elder abuse are all too common. We’ll fight for you if you or a loved one has been the victim of this type of medical malpractice.
  • Defective Medical Devices: Defective medical devices adversely affect countless people every year. Allow us to fight for compensation on your behalf.

Be Aware of the Statute of Limitations

The team at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC wants you to be aware of the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New Jersey. Under this law, all lawsuits must begin within two years of the medical act in question. Failure to file a claim before this deadline could mean forfeiting your right to compensation.

You May Win Economic and Non-Economic Damages

Our medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to winning damages on your behalf. Victims of this type of injury often receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic compensation comes in the form of medical bills, lost wages, and anything else that has a clear monetary value. On the other hand, non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify. They account for reduced quality of life, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. When you consult with Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we can give you an idea of what kind of compensation you can expect.

Schedule Your Consultation as Soon as Possible

Medical malpractice cases come with a statute of limitations, so it’s imperative that you take the first steps toward a lawsuit as soon as possible. The team at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC is here to help you through this challenging time. No matter your circumstances, we want to set up a consultation with you. We have offices in Newton, Dover, Bernardsville, and Elmwood Park, and a Spanish interpreter is available upon request. Contact us today.


  • In 2021, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of nine million dollars. Furthermore, our average settlement—for the first time in the firm’s 70+ year history—exceeded $100,000.00. In the last ten years, the firm’s clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360