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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, 2020 edition, by Johnathan H, Lomurro, Gary K Reveles and Abbott S. Brown, New Jersey Law Journal

BIOGRAPHY

Abbott S. Brown is a partner with Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown and Schottland in Freehold, New Jersey, where he concentrates on civil litigation with an emphasis in medical and legal malpractice litigation.
Mr. Brown attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick and received his J.D. in 1978 from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Brown was certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney in 1994, 2001, 2006 and 2013. In
addition to New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, 8th Ed. (2018) and New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases, 3rd Ed. (2009), Mr. Brown is also the author of a chapter titled “Medical Experts,” found in New Jersey Trial and Evidence Law (NJICLE 2003). Mr. Brown has had editorials published in the New Jersey Star Ledger, The New York Times and the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Brown has also authored over 40 articles for numerous professional publications, and has delivered more than 80 lectures for NJICLE, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the New Jersey Association for Justice and other organizations.
Mr. Brown served on the Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection and Voir Dire, and the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey. He was awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey in April of 2001. Mr. Brown was named as one of New Jersey’s “Top Ten Lawyers” in 2006, and one of New Jersey’s “Top 100 Lawyers” in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Brown was recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in New Jersey Healthcare in 2012.
Mr. Brown was an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law in the Health Law and Policy Program, where he taught medical malpractice law from 1998 to 2010. He also lectured at the New Jersey Judicial College and served on the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and the District V-B Ethics Committee, and as Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Brown has also served as a delegate to the New Jersey State Bar Association – Third Annual Judicial Administration Forum, and on the Special Committee on Implementation of a Pilot Medical Malpractice Mediation project.

ABBOTT S. BROWN

Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC

4 Paragon Way
Suite 100
Freehold, NJ 07728

(732) 414-0303 direct; (732) 414-0300 main; (732) 431-4043 fax

EDUCATION:

  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey [1972-1975]
  • (Accepted to law school upon completion of junior year)

  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey J.D. (1978)

Bar Admission:

  • New Jersey, 1978
  • Federal District Court District of New Jersey, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999

Academic Position:

  • Adjunct Professor-Seton Hall University School of Law, Health Law and Policy Program, [1998-2010]

Board Certification:

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Appointments:

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney [1985]
  • Re-certified as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney [1994, 2001, 2006, 2013, 2016]
  • Board of Governors-New Jersey Association for Justice [1996-2011]
  • Executive Committee-New Jersey Association for Justice [2000-2004]
  • Member-District V-B Ethics Committee [1996-2000]
  • Member-Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges [1998-2009]
  • Chairman-New Jersey State Bar Association Medical Malpractice Committee [1998-2000]
  • Board of Trustees-Trial Attorneys of New Jersey [1999-2001]
  • State Delegate-New Jersey Association for Justice [1999-2001]
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Delegate-Third Annual Judicial Administration Forum [1999]
  • Member-Supreme Court Special Committee on Peremptory Challenges and Jury Voir Dire [2004-2008]
  • Member-Special Committee on Implementation of a Medical Malpractice Mediation Project [2004]
  • Arbitrator – United States District Court for the District of New Jersey [1985-2000]

Amicus Representation:

  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Cowley v. Virtua Health System; A-47 (2020)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in A. T. v. Cohen, 231 N.J. 337 (2017)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Meehan v. Antonellis, 226 N.J. 216 (2016)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Jarrell v. Kaul, 223 N.J. 294 (2015)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Castello v. Wohler, 446 N. J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2014)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Nicholas v. Mynster, 213 N.J. 463 (2012)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Ryan v. Renny, 203 N.J. 37 (2010)
  • Counsel for the New Jersey Association for Justice as Amicus Curiae, in Khan v. Singh, 200 N. J. 82 N.J. (2009).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amicus Curiae, in Gonzales v. Silver, 407 N. J. Super. 576 (App. Div. 2009).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amicus Curiae, in Ferreira v. Rancocos Orthopedic Group, 178 N.J. 144 (2003).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amicus Curiae, Palanque v. Lambert-Woolley, 168 N.J. 398 (2001).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amicus Curiae, in Hubbard v. Reed, 168 N.J. 387 (2001).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amicus Curiae, in Burns v. Belafsky, 166 N.J. 466 (2001).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amicus Curiae, in Gallagher v. Burdette-Tomlin Memorial Hospital, 163 N.J. 38 (2000).
  • Counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., as Amici Curiae, in Lowe v. Zarghami, 158 N.J. 606 (1999).
  • Counsel for the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-N.J., and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, as Amici Curiae, in Cornblatt v. Barow, 153 N.J. 218 (1998).
  • Counsel for the New Jersey State Bar Association, as Amicus Curiae, in In Re Hall, 147 N.J. 379 (1997).

Other Published Opinions:

  • Cohn v. G. D. Searle & Company, 628 F.2d 801 (3rd Cir. 1980)
  • The Town Tobacconist v. Kimmelman, 186 N.J. Super. 449 (App. Div. 1982)
  • Matter of Santini, 126 N.J. 291 (1991)
  • Community Hosp. v. Blume Goldfaden 384 N.J. Super. 251 (App. Div. 2006)
  • The Eye Center v. Princeton Ins. Co., 394 N.J. Super. 557 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Saunders v. Capital Health System at Mercer, 398 N.J. Super. 500 (App. Div. 2008)

Honors:

  • Awarded the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey in April of 2001.
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, New Jersey Association for Justice, October 17, 2013.

Publications:

Books:

  • New Jersey Legal Malpractice and Litigation Ethics (JAG Publications 2021)
  • New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law, (11th Ed., New Jersey Law Journal Books, Newark, N.J., 2020)
  • New Jersey Medical Malpractice Cases, (3d Ed., Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J. 2009)

Chapters:

  • “Medical Experts”, New Jersey Trial and Evidence Law, (Institute for Continuing Legal Education, New Brunswick, N.J. 2003).

Opinion/editorials:

  • How about an Affidavit of a Meritorious Defense? Pending Publication May 17, 2021
  • Wrongful Death Cases Revisited: Not every Mistake is Fatal, 223 N.J.L.J. 2171 (2017)
  • Why ‘Nicholas v. Mynster’ Should Be Reconsidered, 221 N.J.L.J. (2015).
  • Physician, Heal Thyself, New Jersey Star Ledger, January 9, 2003.
  • What Malpractice Insurance Crisis? New York Times, May 26, 2002.
  • Patient Beware, New Jersey Star Ledger, March 14, 2002.
  • The Affidavit of Merit Mess, 163 N.J.L.J. 427 (2001)

Articles:

  • How To Prove A Claim Pursuant To The New Jersey Nursing Home Act, pending publication May 24, 2021.
  • The Use of the Judgment Charge in Legal Malpractice Cases, 222 N.J.L.J. 43 (2019)
  • Nicholas v. Hackensack: The Affidavit of Merit Made Simple, 224 N.J.L.J. 3106 (2018)
  • Brugaletta – Med Mal Defendants Must Tell the Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth, 224 N.J.L.J. 2946 (2018)
  • The Use and Abuse of Informed Consent 223 N.J.L.J. (2017)
  • Physician Assistants Will Play Increasing Role in Malpractice Litigation 223 N.J.L.J. 1534 (2017)
  • The Qualification of Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases after Nicholas v. Mynster, 289 New Jersey Lawyer 80 (2014).
  • Medical Malpractice: Proximate Causation and Model Jury Charge 5.50E, 213 N.J.L.J. 829 (2013)
  • The Affidavit of Merit Mess – Worse than Ever? 213 N.J.L.J. 143 (2013)
  • Hospital Malpractice: Finding the Needle in the Haystack, 204 N.J.L.J. 545 (2011)
  • Affidavit of Merit Law Still Mysterious After 15 Years, 203 N.J.L.J. 315 (2011)
  • The Affidavit of Merit Madness, 200 N.J.L.J. 756 (2010)
  • Voir Dire in Medical Malpractice Cases, 199 N.J.L.J. 56 (2010)
  • The Affidavit of Merit Redux, 196 N.J.L.J. 867 (2009)
  • The “Doctrine of Apparent Employment” in Malpractice Cases, 195 N.J.L.J. 136 (2009)
  • The “Doctrine of Apparent Authority” in Malpractice Cases, 194 N.J.L.J. 438 (2008)
  • Res Ipsa Revisited, 193 N.J.L.J. 865 (2008).
  • The End of the Affidavit of Merit Misery, 193 N.J.L.J. 316 (2008)
  • Understanding Proximate Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases, 188 N.J.L.J. 890 (2007)
  • How much Information is Enough?185 N.J.L.J. 1061 (2006)
  • Screening Lasik Cases, 181 N.J.L.J. 513 (2005)
  • Understanding the New “Patient Safety Act”, 180 N.J.L.J. 620 (2005)
  • Understanding the New “Patients First Act,” 180 N.J.L.J. 29 (2005)
  • The Supreme Court Re-interprets the Affidavit of Merit, 167 N.J.L.J. 488 (2002)
  • The Affidavit of Merit: Deathtrap for the Unwary, 161 N.J.L.J. 1128 (2000).
  • The Supreme Court Explains the Application of the Judgment Charge in Velazquez v. Portadin, 161 N.J.L.J. 136 (2000).
  • The Supreme Court Expands the Application of Discovery Rule, 160 N.J.L.J. 177 (2000).
  • The Supreme Court Re-Examines Wrongful Birth Cases in Canesi v. Wilson, 159 N.J.L.J. 973 (2000).
  • The Supreme Court Ratifies the New Judgment Charge in Aiello v. Muhlenberg, 158 N.J.L.J. 769 (1999).
  • The Supreme Court Ratifies The Duty of Informed Choice in Matthies v. Mastromonaco, 8 N.J.L. 235 (1999).
  • The Notice Provisions of the Tort Claims Act in Malpractice Litigation, 158 N.J.L.J. 208 (1999).
  • The Hutchinson Standard for Deposing Defendants in Malpractice Cases, 8 N.J.L. 656 (1999).
  • The Status of the Affidavit of Merit after Cornblatt, 7 N.J.L. 1047 (1998).
  • The Supreme Court Makes Some Reasonable Judgments in Morlino, 7 N.J.L. 891 (1998).
  • The Impact of Gardner on the Law of Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases, 7 N.J.L. 332 (1998).
  • Recent Developments Regarding Informed Consent, 149 N.J.L.J. 328 (1997).
  • The Reasonable Judgment Charge in Malpractice Litigation, 147 N.J.L.J. 412 (1997).
  • Recent Developments Regarding Proximate Causation, 146 N.J.L.J. 143 (1996).
  • Comparative Negligence and Avoidable Consequences, 144 N.J.L.J. 834 (1996).
  • Proximate Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases, 143 N.J.L.J. 1158 (1996).
  • Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Litigation, 142 N.J.L.J. 937 (1995).
  • The Affidavit of Merit in Malpractice Litigation, 142 N.J.L.J. 657 (1995).
  • Deposing Treating Physicians in Medical Malpractice Cases, 140 N.J.L.J. 990 (1995).
  • Deposing Defendant Physicians in Medical Malpractice Cases, 139 N.J.L.J. 723 (1995).
  • Adamski And Jacober-Booking the Expert Witness, 3 N.J.L. 1847 (1994).

Lectures:

  • “The 24th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October 27, 2020, via video.
  • “How to Avoid Becoming a Defendant in a Legal Malpractice Case or a Respondent in an Ethics Case.” N.J.A.J. Meadowlands Conference, Secaucus, N.J. November 2, 2019.
  • “The 23th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October 12, 2019, Cranford, N.J.
  • “The 23rd Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October 27, 2018, Cranford, N.J.
  • “The 22th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October 27, 2017, Cranford, N.J.
  • “The 21th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October, 22, 2017, Edison, N.J.
  • “The 20th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice,” [Program Moderator], October, 29, 2016,
  • Woodbridge, N.J.
  • “Affidavit of Merit: Still Crazy after these Years,” New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey Association for Justice, April 2, 2016, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “The 19th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October, 17, 2015, Woodbridge, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice: Critical Decisions to Be Made Within the First 90 Days Minutes,” New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey Association for Justice, May 1, 2015, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “The 18th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October, 18, 2014, Woodbridge, N.J.
  • “Proving the Scafidi Elements After Flood,” New Jersey Association for Justice, New Jersey Association for Justice, May 2, 2014, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Jury Instructions,” New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, November 24, 2013, Woodbridge, N.J.
  • “Proving the Scafidi ElementsAfter Flood,” New Jersey Association for Justice, November 15, 2013, East Rutherford, N.J.
  • “The State of the Affidavit of Merit and Expert Witness Qualifications,” New Jersey Association for Justice, November 15, 2013, East Rutherford, N.J.
  • “The 17th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice”, [Program Moderator], October, 19, 2013, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Hot Tips for Civil Litigators,” New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, September 21, 2013 New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Qualification of Experts and Affiants in Medical Malpractice Cases,” New Jersey Association for Justice, April 19, 2013, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “How to Win Your next Malpractice Case: Four Recent Cases You Must Know” New Jersey Association for Justice, February 23, 2013, Edison, N.J.
  • “Everything You Need to Know about Medical Malpractice Cases,” N.J.L.J. Seminar, December 8, 2012, Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • “The 16th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 27, 2012, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Malpractice Cases, But Didn’t Know Who To Ask,” N.J.L.J. Seminar, May 9, 2012, Edison N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice: Scafidi after Santana” New Jersey Association for Justice, April 25, 2011, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Keys to Jury Selection in a Civil Case,” New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, March 6, 2012, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The 15th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 29, 2011, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Hospital Malpractice: Common Themes and Tactics, New Jersey Association for Justice, April 15, 2011, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Case selection in Medical Malpractice”, New Jersey Association for Justice, February 2011, Edison N.J.
  • “Ethical Issues in Medical Malpractice”, New Jersey Association for Justice, November 12, 2010, Secaucus, N.J.
  • “The 14th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2010, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case” New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, Sea Girt, N.J., September 13, 2010
  • “The Affidavit of Merit,” [Program Chair] New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, May 1, 2010, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 24, 2010, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “The Keys to Jury Selection in a Civil Case,” New Jersey State Bar Association Meeting, February 6, 2010, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice” [Program Co-Chair], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, November 12-13, 2009, Secaucus, N.J.
  • “The 13th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 24, 2009, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Voir Dire,” New Jersey State Bar Association Meeting, May 14, 2009, Atlantic City N.J.
  • “The Doctrine of Apparent Employment in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 24, 2009, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “New Advances in Jury Selection,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 24, 2009, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Deposing Defendant Doctors in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 24, 2009, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice” [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, October 17-18, 2008, Secaucus, N.J.
  • “The 12th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, November 15, 2008, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Voir Dire,” New Jersey State Bar Association Meeting, May 22, 2008, Atlantic City N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, May 1-2, 2008, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice” [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, October 19-20, 2007, Secaucus, N.J.
  • “The 11th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, November 3, 2007, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The New Voir Dire,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 28, 2007, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The New Medical Malpractice Voir Dire,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 27, 2007, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice” [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 24, 2007, Edison, N.J.
  • “The 10th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, November 4, 2006, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice-Back to Basics”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 25, 2006, Edison, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice,” [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 27-28, 2006, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “The 9th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, November 5, 22, 2005, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Legal Malpractice: Recent Trends in the Law,” Bar Foundation of Union County, June 13, 2005, Union, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice,” [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 22, 2005, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Deposing Doctors and Medical Expert Witnesses”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 25, 2005, Edison, N.J.
  • “Voir Dire”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 25, 2005, Edison, N.J.
  • “The 8th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 16, 2004, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Understanding the New Patients First Act”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, July 19, 2004, Jamesburg, N.J.
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 22-23, 2004, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice-Back to Basics”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 28, 2004, Edison, N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, December 6, 2003, Edison, N.J.
  • “Medical Malpractice”, The New Jersey Judicial College, November 24, 2003, Teaneck, N.J.
  • “The 7th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 11, 2003, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 24-25, 2003, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “How to Win Your Next Medical Malpractice Case”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 22, 2003, Edison, N.J.
  • “The 6th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 5, 2002, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Everything You Need to Know about the Affidavit of Merit” [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, June 22, 2002, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 25, 2002, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “How to Win Your Next Medical Malpractice Case”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 23, 2002, Edison, N.J.
  • “Hot Topics in Tort Law”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, December 8, 2001, Edison, N.J.
  • “The 5th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 20, 2001, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit”, Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 26, 2001, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “The 4th Annual Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, November 18, 2000, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Everything You Wanted To Know About Medical Malpractice Cases”, [Program Moderator], Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, October 28, 2000, Edison N.J.
  • “HMO Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 14, 2000, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Keys to Success in Personal Injury Cases-the Investigation and Preparation of Medical Malpractice Cases” Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, September 27, 2000 Edison N.J.
  • “Abbott Brown on Medical Malpractice Cases”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, June 15, 2000, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Litigation at Sunrise, The Affidavit Of Merit”, Association Of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 14, 2000, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “Everything You Wanted To Know About Medical Malpractice But Didn’t Know Who to Ask”, [Program Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, October 30, 1999, Edison N.J.
  • “Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, October 16, 1999, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Preparation of Personal Injury Cases: Nuts and Bolts”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, September 29, 1999, Edison N.J.
  • “Meet the Expert-Abbott Brown on Medical Malpractice Law”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, July 27 , 1999, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Year in Torts in New Jersey”, [one topic], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 22, 1999, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “HMO Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, March 27, 1999, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Pretrial Preparation of Medical Malpractice Cases”, [Program Co-Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, October 31, 1998, Edison N.J.
  • “Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, September 12, 1998, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Year in Torts in New Jersey”, [one topic], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, April 16, 1998, Atlantic City, N.J.
  • “HMO Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, March 7, 1998, New Brunswick, N.J.; April 4, 1998, Fairfield N.J.
  • “Understanding Legal Malpractice”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, December 13, 1997, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Proof of Damages”, [Program Moderator], Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, December 7, 1997, Edison N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit Statute–A Live and Interactive Telephone Seminar”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, November 15, 1997, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “Hot Topics in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, [Program Moderator], New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, September 20, 1997, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “How to Win A Medical Malpractice Case Part II: Trial Strategies”, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education, May 10, 1997, New Brunswick, N.J.
  • “The Law of Direct and Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, February 22, 1997, Edison, N.J.
  • “The Affidavit of Merit in Malpractice Litigation”, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Educational Foundation, October 26, 1996, Edison, N.J.

Supreme Court cases:

  • Cowley v. Virtua Health System; A-47 (2020)
  • A. T. v. Cohen, 231 N.J. 337 (2017)
  • Meehan v. Antonellis, N.J. (2016)
  • Jarrell v. Kaul, N.J. (2014)
  • Nicholas v. Mynster, 213 N.J. 463 (2012)
  • Ryan v. Renny, 203 N.J. 37 (2010)
  • Khan v. Singh, 200 N. J. 82 N.J. (2009)
  • Ferreira v. Rancocos, 178 N.J. 144 (2003)
  • Palanque v. Lambert, 168 N.J. 398 (2001)
  • Hubbard v. Reed, 168 N.J. 387 (2001)
  • Burns v. Belafsky, 166 N.J. 466 (2001)
  • Gallagher v. Burdette, 163 N.J. 38 (2000)
  • Lowe v. Zarghami, 158 N.J. 606 (1999)
  • Cornblatt v. Barow, 153 N.J. 218 (1998)
  • In Re Hall, 147 N.J. 379 (1997)

Significant Recoveries:

Hospital malpractice – intubation $10,175,000
Hospital malpractice – neuro-surgical surgery 4,000,000
Orthopedic malpractice – compartment syndrome 3,942,208
Neuro-surgical malpractice 3,000,000
Birth Trauma 3,000,000
Municipal malpractice – fire department 2,100,000
Anesthesia malpractice – 2,000,000
Colon surgery malpractice 2,000,000
Delay in the diagnosis of cancer 1,900,000
Transplant Surgical malpractice 1,900,000
Surgery Center Anesthesia malpractice 1,900,000
Lasik surgery malpractice 1,784,378
Legal malpractice – litigation 1,700,000
Surgical malpractice – spinal surgery 1,740,000
Negligent prenatal diagnosis – birth defects 1,500,000
Robotic gastrointestinal surgery malpractice 1,475,000
Ophthalmology malpractice – loss of vision 1,400,000
Failure to diagnose Downs Syndrome 1,350,000
Delay in diagnosis of cancer 1,300,000
Negligent prenatal diagnosis – Birth defects 1,250,000
Plastic surgery malpractice 1,075,000
Neuro-surgical malpractice 1,000,000
Negligent Failure to follow-up test – paralysis 1,000,000
Birth Trauma 1,000,000
Negligent prenatal diagnosis – Birth defects 1,000,000
Birth Trauma 1,000,000
Negligent prenatal diagnosis – Birth Defects 1,000,000
Vascular surgery malpractice 1,000,000
Vascular surgery malpractice 1,000,000
Failure to follow-up tests – Kidney transplant 1,000,00