Medical Malpractice

Garson & Jakub LLP boasts an unparalleled wealth of talent and expertise that has set the standard in the legal industry for over a decade, earning it the distinction of being the top medical malpractice defense firm in the tri-state area. In fact, the firm was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as a Tier 1 firm in three practice areas, including Medical Malpractice Law, in their 2020 “Best Law Firms” list for New York City. So if you are facing a medical malpractice claim, there’s really no need to search any further than Garson & Jakub LLP.

Garson & Jakub LLP’s team of attorneys possess specialized knowledge across all medical fields, which enables them to effectively comprehend and coordinate approaches to the complex medical issues that are characteristic of medical malpractice litigation. The firm’s attorneys recognize that for success in defending medical malpractice cases, it’s not enough to be familiar with legal issues alone, they must also have a comprehensive understanding of medical procedures and underlying medicine. With extensive expertise in areas like orthopedics, podiatry, bariatric surgery, ophthalmology, general surgery, neonatology, cardiac surgery, oncology, infectious disease, neurosurgery, obstetrics, internal medicine, and emergency medicine among others, they excel at providing their clients with exceptional legal representation.

Who We Represent

The pool of our clientele expands to encompass a wide range of medical professionals, such as hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, physician group practices, healthcare organizations, psychiatrists, psychologists, podiatrists, and chiropractors.

What We Handle

Garson & Jakub LLP boasts an extensive Medical Malpractice defense team, consisting predominantly of its Partners. Their wealth of experience and knowledge is effectively utilized in the defense of all types of medical malpractice cases, with a strong focus on specialties such as obstetrics, neonatology, neurosurgery, radiology, orthopedics, podiatry, ophthalmology, oncology, cardiac surgery, general surgery, psychiatry, infectious disease, internal medicine, bariatric surgery, emergency medicine, pain management, and anesthesiology.

Additionally, due to the massive volume of electronically stored information (ESI) involved in such cases, the firm’s in-house specialists in electronic document review are equipped to provide indispensable research and analysis for these data-centric medical malpractice cases.

At Garson & Jakub LLP, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping clients navigate the complex world of medical malpractice law.

  • We take a proactive approach by advising risk management and quality assurance departments, as well as licensing and disciplinary committees.
  • When it comes to defending malpractice claims, we aggressively argue that medical care met the standard of care and was not a substantial factor in causing injury. We may also show that the plaintiff’s own conduct contributed to their injuries, that the plaintiff’s expert’s opinions are not reliable, and explore other defense strategies.
  • In addition, we pursue alternative resolution strategies where appropriate and provide advice and management in healthcare crisis situations.
  • We also understand that legal issues can arise at any time, so we offer “on-call” services to our hospital clients 24/7.

How We Help

Garson & Jakub LLP have successfully navigated through a plethora of medical malpractice claims, involving various medical specialties and subspecialties. Our legal expertise has been instrumental in handling numerous high-profile cases, including those that have garnered significant media attention.

Medical malpractice claims that we have defended against include wrongful death and wrongful life, lack of informed consent, brain injury, disfigurement, paralysis, psychiatric disorder, vicarious liability, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, misreading or ignoring laboratory results, surgical errors, unnecessary surgery, or wrong site surgery, improper medication or dosage, premature discharge and/or poor follow-up care, improper/incomplete documentation, and failure to order appropriate tests.