Do You Have Medical Malpractice Case Referrals in New York or New Jersey?
Let Our Team of Experienced Trial Attorneys Take the Lead
Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is a well-established and dependable personal injury law firmThe New York City medical malpractice attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. are well known for the exceptional care and insight that they bring to every case they take on. They have over 40 years of experience handling some of the most complex and challenging medical malpractice claims across New York and New Jersey. In fact, our attorneys have secured hundreds of millions in settlements and verdicts with cases referred to our firm by other attorneys.
We understand that a case referral is one of the highest compliments that fellow attorneys and law firms can give us. It means that they are entrusting us to deliver a positive outcome for their client. Our law firm can shoulder this responsibility in several ways. In many situations, we collaborate on cases. In other instances, we can assume full responsibility for a case and completely take it off your hands. There are many reasons why you may want to refer a medical malpractice case.
- Cost: Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be very costly in the best of circumstances. These cases often require a great deal of discovery and the use of doctors and other medical experts.
- Lack of Expertise: Clients deserve counsel that can give them the best opportunity to win. Many of our referrals come from attorneys who may not practice personal injury law or who have no expertise in handling medical malpractice claims.
- Lack Of License: A referring attorney may not be licensed in the state where a case would need to be litigated.
- Risk Mitigation: Referring a medical malpractice claim can be a great way for an attorney to mitigate the professional and financial risk that can come with handling a case. The referring attorney can get a referral fee without being burdened by fronting the cost of a claim.
- Overwhelming Caseload: In many situations, an attorney may not have the time to dedicate to pursuing a medical malpractice claim to conclusion.
No matter why you may be referring a medical malpractice case to our firm, our attorneys take a great deal of pride in our referral and joint venture relationships. Our presence on any case benefits both the client by helping to maximize their recovery as well as the referring attorney. Lawyer referrals are an integral part of our business and we treat referring attorneys with the utmost respect. Accordingly, we promptly pay referral fees in accordance with all New York State Bar ethical and legal requirements for referral agreements.
We Get Top Dollar For Every Case
Our attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are committed to getting our clients the highest settlement or verdict possible for their medical malpractice claim. We are proud to have secured numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements. The financial resources that we have accumulated allow us to take the time necessary to help achieve the best outcome for our clients. We also work with an extensive network of doctors and medical professionals to win the claims that we pursue.
At the end of the day, trust is essential in any referral relationship. When you refer a client to another firm it reflects on you, either for better or worse. Whether you are looking to corroborate on some aspect of your case or refer a case entirely, we are committed to making sure that our involvement reflects positively on you and your law firm.
Our Exceptional Attorneys
Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. is widely regarded as one of the leading personal injury and medical malpractice firms in New York. Our attorneys have a reputation of being formidable litigators. They have earned this reputation through their impressive academic credentials and skilled representation of very challenging cases. They are committed to getting the best outcome possible for their clients.
Founding Partner Edward H. Gersowitz, Senior Trial Partner Jeff S. Korek and Partner Michael A. Fruhling have decades of experience negotiating and litigating medical malpractice claims. They have received the prestigious New York State Super Lawyer designation, putting them in the top 5% of their peers across the state. Edward Gersowitz is the past president of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). Michael Fruhling is a Super Lawyer and serves on the board of Governors for the New Jersey association for Justice.
Jeff Korek has dedicated his career to helping accident victims and has served as a past president of the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Association and former commentator for Court TV. He was recently recognized as Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer Of The Year” for New York City. His impressive track record for litigation and settlements has earned him recognition in the New York Times, New York Magazine and Crain’s New York Business. Korek is a member of the American Bar Association, American Board of Trial Advocates, American Association of Justice, and Bronx County Bar Association. He is a past president and current board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a past president of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Areas of Medical Malpractice Law We Handle
The New York City medical malpractice attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases. In the vast majority of cases, medical errors do not stem from the recklessness of one person or the actions of a particular group. It is more common for errors to stem from faulty systems, processes and conditions that lead people to make mistakes or otherwise fail to stop them. These errors can be difficult to spot. If you suspect that your client has been harmed by medical malpractice, we can potentially help both you and your client through a referral agreement. What follows below are just a few of the types of medical malpractice claims that we handle.
- Anesthesia errors: Anesthesia is required for many invasive surgical procedures. It is absolutely crucial that the correct amount is administered. Giving a patient too much anesthesia can cause serious injury or death. Failing to administer enough anesthesia can lead to the nightmare scenario of the patient becoming conscious during surgery. Common errors may include a doctor failing to check a patient’s medical history or improperly monitoring the patient during surgery.
- Birth injuries: Health care professionals must give quality care during childbirth. Failing to give adequate medical care during childbirth can lead to children developing serious physical and neurological conditions such as Cerebral & Erb’s Palsy.
- Brain damage: Medical errors can easily lead to brain damage in many different settings. For example, brain damage can stem from failure to diagnose a stroke or heart attack. It can also occur when a patient is not properly intubated during surgery.
- Medication errors: It has been estimated that 1.5 million people are injured by medication errors every year. A doctor could prescribed the wrong drug or dosage. On certain occasions, a pharmacist may misread a prescription and give the wrong drug to the patient. According to one report by Time Magazine, sloppy handwriting from doctors kill more than 7,000 people annually.
- Nursing home abuse: Abuse of elderly people in long-term care facilities is alarmingly common. As many as 1 out of every 3 older people have been the victims of nursing home abuse. One report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated that 85% of assisted living facilities have at least one case of abuse or neglect. Abuse can come from lack of care that could lead to bedsores. Or it could come in the form of physical violence against residents.
- Surgical errors: Many malpractice claims involve surgical errors. Common mistakes include operating on the wrong body part or failing to provide adequate post-surgical care.
- Ophthalmological errors: Losing your vision or even suffering serious damage to your vision can be devastating. Opthamologist malpractice typically occurs during LASIK or cataract surgery.
Referral arrangements can be mutually beneficial for yourself and your client. They allow your client to get the best representation possible while allowing you to focus on your particular area of expertise. As permitted by law, we can enter in fee-sharing referral agreements with all types of lawyers, regardless of their area of practice. For example, you might work in corporate law, criminal defense, probate or in-house counsel.
If you are interested in referring a case and would like to learn more about how we may be able to help you, please reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.