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Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Our New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You Get Justice

The New Jersey personal injury law firm of Pender & Strickland, P.C. has been recognized as among the top medical malpractice firms in the State of New Jersey. Our firm partners Michael J. Pender and Teddy S. Strickland  personally review each medical malpractice referral with our medical expert on staff. We also review these medical negligence cases with doctors who critically assess the merits of each claim. This careful and thorough review of medical malpractice claims has allowed us to represent individuals and families harmed by medical negligence and obtain successful case results on their behalf.

Leading Law Firm Experienced with New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law

Each New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer at Pender & Strickland, P.C. has handled medical malpractice claims involving:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Surgical errors
  • Improper prescription medications
  • Birth injury from labor and delivery errors
  • Cerebral palsy caused by malpractice
  • Wide variety of other doctor and hospital malpractice claims

It is critical that anyone seeking a lawyer to handle a medical malpractice case insist upon learning the firm’s experience bringing these types of claims to a jury. Too often, law firms claim to handle medical malpractice lawsuits but simply do not have experience needed to successfully represent clients. Among our recognitions, medical malpractice lawyer Michael J.Pender, our senior partner, is selected as among the Best Lawyers in America and as a Super Lawyer in the field of medical negligence. This Super Lawyer designation is limited to fewer than 50 attorneys in New Jersey. His knowledge of the law and our commitment to upholding the rights of those who suffered severe or fatal injuries at the hands of negligent medical professionals has allowed us to recover the compensation medical malpractice victims deserve and need to begin the recovery process.

Case Examples from Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer

$6.35-million-dollar medical malpractice & wrongful death settlement.

Medical malpractice claim that resulted in the death of a 42-year-old man who left behind his wife of 21 years and 6 children. Our client slowly bled to death in the hospital from undetected bleeding from his spleen following a biopsy procedure for suspected lymphoma.  Hospital staff failed to take our client's vital signs for several hours, despite a post operative order by the surgeon to monitor the same every two hours.  Later, when vitals signs were taken, our client's heart rate was nearly three times normal and his blood pressure had dropped dangerously low.   In this setting, a surgeon should have been called immediately.  Instead, hospital Residents were called by the nurse.  The Residents left  the patient shortly after the exam, despite vitals signs which one defense expert surgeon described as bad enough that "the janitor should have known to call the surgeon."  More time passed.  Our client eventually crashed.  The surgeon was called, but it was too late. Efforts by surgeons to save our client were unsuccessful.   Our investigation revealed that over 8 hours passed before a surgeon was called.  We also discovered that the lead Resident was admitted to a for-profit medical school in the Caribbean, even though she did not  graduate from any college or take a medical school admission test; some college credits in science was the only requirement.  The same Resident failed multiple exams to qualify to work in a hospital while at the for profit "medical school."   None of this information was provided to our client by the hospital or medical professionals involved.  The defendants all denied any responsibility.  We retained medical experts in oncology, surgery, internal medicine and nursing care.  The case was resolved after 5 years of litigation shortly before jury selection.

Another case involved a birth injury.  The defendant, an Atlantic County obstetrician who failed his medical board several times and never obtained Board Certification. Doctors were warned not to provide a certain medication to pregnant women, especially in their third trimester. The defendant doctor provided the dangerous medication without warning to our client. Further, the doctor failed to monitor the patient during this time and ignored early warning signs of fetal distress.  As a result, the baby was born with brain damage and a destroyed kidney. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client within 45 minutes of deliberation. The verdict was for $3.5 million. 

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