Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Adam L. Rothenberg recently prevailed at trial, securing a $600,000 jury verdict for our client. The trial, which lasted over two weeks, was held in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
The verdict stems from a medical malpractice lawsuit in which Adam and our firm claimed our client had suffered a preventable nerve injury to his spinal accessory nerve (SAN) during a surgical procedure on his neck. The surgery was performed to remove a fatty lipoma, a slow-growing and typically harmless lump of fatty tissue which can develop between the skin and underlying muscle tissue.
While our lawsuit alleged the nerve injury could and should have been prevented if not for medical negligence, the defense denied any fault or liability, and argued the injury occurred as a result of ordinary retraction rather than any failure to meet accepted medical standards.
Because the defense was unwilling to accept responsibility for our client’s injury and damages, Adam and our team worked diligently to conduct the necessary investigations and legal work to prove our claims and secure needed justice for our client. This includes our expert general surgeon testifying at trial that the defendant had deviated from accepted standards of care when they failed to protect our client’s spinal accessory nerve during surgery. Our expert neurologist also testified that our client’s injury was permanent.
Following a two-and-a-half week trial, during which Adam presented extensive evidence to support his arguments against the defense, the jury returned a verdict siding with our client. Their decision to award $600,000 in compensation means the defense will in fact be held accountable for failing to uphold its duty of care, and that our client will receive the needed financial resources to cover his injuries and losses and meet his future medical needs, including continued decreased use of his right arm and shoulder, a disability that affects many facets of his life.
Partner Adam Rothenberg is no stranger to handling challenging cases such as these. A Board Certified Civil Trial Law Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court who has been included in the prestigious New Jersey Super Lawyers list for the past nine years, Adam has demonstrated an ability to prevail in cases involving complex issues like medical malpractice, nursing home injuries, and product liability, as well as in cases where defendants refuse to accept responsibility for causing preventable harm. Our firm’s extensive resources, on-staff J.D. / M.D., and deep connections with relevant experts and medical professionals further enables proven attorneys like Adam to effectively protect the rights of clients in difficult medical injury cases.
For more information about Attorney Rothenberg, our team, or medical malpractice and injury cases we handle on behalf of victims throughout the state, contact us.