Monmouth County Medical Malpractice Attorney

Frank GaudioDoctors, chiropractors, dentists and other medical professionals are human; they can make careless mistakes like everyone else. When that carelessness causes severe harm, our legal system provides only one way to achieve fair compensation — with a lawsuit.

Miller & Gaudio PC of Red Bank, New Jersey, has nearly 30 years of providing quality legal representation to people with serious injuries related to medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys represent clients in the Red Bank, Long Branch and Monmouth areas who have suffered very serious injuries and even wrongful death as a result of someone else's negligent or wrongful conduct.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your medical malpractice case. Our attorneys make home visits when appropriate.

The Impact Of Medical Malpractice

An unexpected medical injury can have a tremendous impact on a person's life. If you have been seriously hurt through no fault of your own, you could be facing lost wages, huge medical bills and a long and painful period of recovery.

Our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you obtain prompt and adequate compensation for your losses so you can get on with your life. We have successfully sued doctors, hospitals, managed care companies, nursing homes, clinics, HMO managed care companies and other medical facilities for medical negligence causing serious death and injury. Just a few common issues are:

  • Birth injuries and birth defects: cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, delivery room error, shoulder dystocia, kernicterus, hip dysplasia, neonatal hypoglycemia
  • Cancer misdiagnosis: leukemia: failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, wrong diagnosis (misdiagnosis)
  • Surgical errors, negligent surgeries, unnecessary surgery
  • Emergency room errors
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Anesthesiology errors
  • Medication errors, prescription drug malpractice
  • Hospital negligence
  • Doctor negligence
  • Nursing home malpractice, elder and nursing home abuse
  • Nursing negligence
  • Gastric bypass problems
  • Dental malpractice
  • Cosmetic surgery, breast implant malpractice, Lasik eye surgery
  • Psychiatric malpractice

Our firm has successfully handled many medical malpractice cases, representing victims from every walk of life. We have had birth injury cases resulting from medical negligence or malpractice. We help families recover for the injury or death of their loved ones because we understand that the loss is primarily about love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, guidance and protection.

Medical Malpractice Verdicts And Settlements

"$3,000,000 RECOVERY - Medical Malpractice - Defendant nurse/midwife temporarily detaches fetal monitor despite signs of fetal distress - Precipitous drop of fetal heart beat when mother is placed on monitor again - Failure to follow hospital protocol requiring presence of attending physician once it is apparent that surgical delivery will be needed - Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy spastic quadriplegia - Profound mental retardation.

Monmouth County, New Jersey

This was a medical malpractice action involving an infant plaintiff in which the plaintiff contended that the defendant nurse midwife, who was the primary care provider to the 16-year-old mother, a Medicaid patient, negligently permitted the mother to be detached from the fetal monitor for 10-15 minutes after approximately five or six hours of labor despite signs of fetal distress, such as variable deceleration. The plaintiff also contended that when the plaintiff was reattached to the monitor, the fetal heart beat precipitously dropped and that the defendant nurse midwife, negligently failed to realize that an attending ob/gyn was required immediately. The plaintiff contended that as a result, the delivery was delayed, resulting in perinatal asphyxia that caused hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy manifesting in profound mental retardation and spastic quadriplegia. The plaintiff also named a third-year resident whom, the plaintiff contended should have immediately summoned the attending ob/gyn when upon observing the fetal distress. The resident made three unsuccessful attempts at a vacuum extraction before calling for the attending ob/gyn, who completed the delivery in six minutes, which was 28 minutes after the fetal heart beat initially fell to 90.

The case settled prior to trial for $3,000,000.

REFERENCE:

Pltf: Shannon. Docket no. MON-L-1715-99; 9-04. Miller & Gaudio PC in Red Bank."

Contact A New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer

For a free initial consultation about a possible medical malpractice case, call us at 732-741-6769 or email our Red Bank medical and hospital negligence attorneys at Miller & Gaudio PC today. You can come to our conveniently located office or, in some cases, we can come visit you in your home or hospital.