Areas of Law

The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss is among New Jersey’s and Pennsylvania’s leading law firms, specializing in cases involving medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can range from a variety of issues, though improper care from a medical professional is the common denominator. Medical malpractice lawsuits require comprehensive knowledge of personal injury law, medical procedures, and hard work.

Michael Weiss, Esq. is our firm’s principal and handles all our medical malpractice lawsuits personally, ensuring clients receive the most competent, knowledgeable, and diligent representation available. He primarily serves clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, though he has won cases throughout the country.

Depend on us for rigorous medical malpractice representation. The following includes a more comprehensive breakdown of our areas of expertise:

Anesthesia Injury

Anesthesia is one of the blessings of modern medicine, allowing surgery and other medical procedures to be performed without pain. But used incorrectly, serious anesthesia injury can result. The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully represented clients in anesthesia malpractice lawsuits. If you believe you or a family member has been affected by anesthesiologist malpractice, it’s important to know and preserve your rights.

A variety of anesthetics are used in medicine, and they may be administered by endotracheal intubation, epidurally (through the spinal column), or locally (at the location on the body where a medical procedure is to be performed). When administered or monitored incorrectly, anesthesia injuries can include brain damage, paralysis, stroke, nerve damage, persistent vegetative state, death, and other serious problems. Anesthesiologists and registered nurses alike may be held responsible for anesthesia malpractice, as well as the surgeons who fail to monitor a patient’s condition while under anesthesia.

Successfully pursuing an anesthesiology malpractice lawsuit requires careful examination of medical records and consultation with anesthesiology experts. If you are looking for legal representation for such a case, it is best to work with a medical malpractice attorney with proven experience and success in winning anesthesiology injury claims. Michael Weiss, Esq. is among the top medical malpractice lawyers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and personally handles all the firm’s medical malpractice cases. If you or someone close has been affected by an anesthesia injury, call or email us today for a free case evaluation. Let us help you protect your rights and get the justice you deserve!

Birth Injury

Birth injury and birth malpractice cases comprise a major portion of the medical negligence and malpractice claims The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss handles for our clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Improper or careless treatment during pregnancy or childbirth can result in or contribute to birth injuries. But medical practitioners and facilities have the means to minimize the chances of such injuries occurring. Routine tests and procedures can evaluate the health and progress of expectant mothers and their babies. Fetal monitoring during delivery can identify complications before they cause irreversible damage. But sometimes obstetricians or other health care providers fail to use accepted equipment and techniques, or may use them improperly.

Birth injuries cause physical, emotional, and financial hardships, and their impacts can be devastating for parents and children alike. Should these conditions arise as a result of improper care or medical error, it is important to safeguard the legal rights of the infant and the parent. Doctors and obstetricians as well as hospitals, health care facilities, nurses, and other health care providers and institutions may be liable for improper care that contributes to birth injuries. To maintain your rights, you need an expert birth injury attorney, brain injury attorney, or a lawyer well-versed in birth malpractice cases.

The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss specializes in birth malpractice claims. Moreover, Michael Weiss, Esq. personally handles all the firm’s cases, ably assisted by his experienced staff. That means clients always deal with the most knowledgeable and successful birth injury attorney in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and not with a junior associate or other lawyer with little background in this field. Do you have questions about a birth injury case, or about birth injury attorneys or medical malpractice attorneys? The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss offers free case evaluations.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer misdiagnosis — the failure to properly identify the presence of cancer — is a major health problem, and The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss represents many clients who have been affected by cancer medical malpractice.

Early detection and treatment is the most important factor in checking the spread and curing cancer, and many tests and procedures are available that enable physicians and healthcare providers to identify cancer in its early stages. Recommendations for screening tests and procedures for the four most common cancers — breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer — have been published by respected medical organizations. If you have been under medical care in New Jersey or Pennsylvania and are found to have a late-stage form of cancer, you may have a valid cancer malpractice claim.

If you feel you have been victimized by lung cancer misdiagnosis, breast cancer misdiagnosis, or any other form of cancer medical malpractice, it is essential to work with a medical malpractice attorney with successful experience pursuing these cases. The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss specializes in medical malpractice, and Michael Weiss, Esq. personally handles all the firm’s cases.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a tragic and often preventable birth injury, and The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully represented many clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania seeking an experienced medical malpractice attorney or cerebral palsy lawyer. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy or other preventable birth injury, seeking and getting the compensation that you deserve may be the only way to cope. Cerebral palsy lawsuits can protect your rights and those of your child.

Cerebral palsy can result from oxygen deprivation to the baby during labor and delivery, which can cause brain damage. Cerebral palsy also can be caused by events that occur soon before, during, or after delivery. And in most of these cases the injuries are preventable. In pursuing such cases, cerebral palsy lawyers conduct a careful analysis of medical records and consult expert specialists such as obstetricians, neonatologists, and neuroradiologists. A successful cerebral palsy lawsuit also requires extensive knowledge of medical standards regarding the prevention of birth injuries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

At The Law Offices of Michael J. Weiss, Michael Weiss Esq. personally handles all the firm’s cases, assisted by a seasoned staff, ensuring that clients always work with the most knowledgeable and successful cerebral palsy attorney. We also offer a free case evaluation service, so you can get the answers you need at no cost.

Erb's Palsy/Brachial Plexus

Erb’s Palsy, or brachial plexus palsy, is an all too common and often preventable birth injury, and The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully represented many children and families affected with this condition. Brachial plexus palsy, commonly known as Erb’s Palsy, results from injury to the brachial plexus, a nerve bundle between the neck and shoulder, that occurs during delivery. Erb’s Palsy can cause varying degrees of paralysis to the shoulder, arm and hand. In almost all cases, permanent Erb’s Palsy injuries discovered at or shortly after birth are considered medically preventable.

Medical facilities can minimize the chances of Erb’s Palsy occurring through routine fetal monitoring and other standard procedures. But proving a particular case of Erb’s Palsy was preventable requires a thorough analysis of fetal monitoring and other medical records, and consultations with specialists such as obstetricians and pediatric neuroradiologists.

Because we specialize in medical malpractice litigation, the firm of The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has extensive experience with Erb’s Palsy and other birth injury cases. Michael Weiss, Esq., personally represents all our Erb’s Palsy and medical malpractice lawsuits. Get the answers you need without paying for a consultation. We’re on your side.

ER Malpractice

Medical errors in hospital emergency rooms are more common than many people realize, and The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss represents many clients who have been affected by emergency room malpractice. Studies have found that emergency medicine has higher rates of error than most medical specialties. They include failures to take adequate patient history or perform tests, delays in providing care, using inappropriate therapies, and committing errors in treatment.

ER malpractice is not limited to lapses in care from emergency room physicians. Nurse malpractice, obstetric malpractice, and emergency room negligence account for many cases of improper medical care in emergency rooms. If you have concerns about the emergency room treatment you have received, it’s important to preserve your rights and seek expert help from a malpractice attorney who has experience and success in emergency room malpractice cases.

Michael Weiss, Esq. personally handles all the firm’s ER malpractice cases, aided by his experienced staff. Our clients deal directly with an experienced and successful emergency room malpractice lawyer. If you have a question about emergency room negligence, contact us today.

Attorneys have essential roles in protecting citizens’ legal rights by defending them against legal actions brought by others, and pursuing suits against those who have wronged them. But like physicians whose errors or negligence may constitute medical malpractice, a lawyer’s or law firm’s failure to provide adequate legal counsel to a client may be considered legal malpractice. The firm of The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully taken on the cases of clients harmed by attorneys’ malpractice.

Legal malpractice encompasses a wide variety of actions and inactions. Failure to file documents in a timely fashion, charging fees without disclosing them beforehand, mismanagement of clients’ funds, failure to follow accepted practices in litigation, or to process cases properly are among the more common examples of malpractice legal cases. To overcome the financial and legal damage caused by a lawyer’s improper or inadequate representation, you need an attorney with experience and success in getting justice for clients victimized by legal malpractice.

A successful legal malpractice lawsuit requires careful examination of records and a deep understanding of the standards of legal practice. If you are unsatisfied with legal counsel you have received, you should make certain your attorney was not negligent. Call or email The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss for a free case evaluation and get the legal representation you deserve.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is an enormous health care problem that includes surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis of cancer, and other disorders, improper emergency room care, and many other medical mistakes. Medical malpractice causes deaths and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of patients receiving improper care every year. The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss specializes in medical malpractice and has successfully helped clients win medical malpractice cases.

Physicians are not the only health care providers responsible for medical malpractice claims. Nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other caregivers and institutions are also subject to medical malpractice claims. If you feel you have been affected by improper medical care, it’s important to seek the help of an experienced medical lawyer or personal injury attorney who has successfully represented clients in medical malpractice cases.

The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss is ready to help. We offer a free case evaluation service. If you feel you have been harmed by a medical caregiver, call or email us today.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common form of personal injury litigation. While it’s true that accidents will happen, automobile collisions, pedestrian knockdowns and car-bicycle accidents are usually caused by someone’s negligence or carelessness. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, motor vehicle accidents are handled under the laws governing negligence. The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully won large claims for many clients who suffered injuries in an automobile collision or motor vehicle accident.

If you have been injured by the careless or negligent operation of a car, truck, or other motor vehicle, you may be entitled to monetary compensation, not only for expenses such as medical bills and repair to damaged property, but also for emotional and physical pain and suffering. But issues of assigning fault are complicated. A successful motor vehicle accident lawsuit requires not only a finding of fault on the part of the individual accused of negligence, but also a financial settlement that accounts for all the injuries caused by the accident.

The best course of action for an individual involved in an automobile accident is to consult an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney— especially since your claim may be opposed by lawyers from an insurance company that have an interest in minimizing the compensation you receive. Michael Weiss, Esq. of the firm of The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has a record of success in representing individuals involved in auto and motor vehicle accidents. Call or email us today for a free case evaluation.

Personal Injury

Accidents may happen, but when someone’s negligence causes personal injury or death, the law recognizes an obligation to compensate those who have been harmed. Personal injury may result from a wide variety of situations, including:

Slips & Falls
Car Accidents
Burn Injuries
Medical Malpractice
Construction Accidents
Inadequate Security
Dog Bites

If you or a family member has been affected by someone’s negligence, violence, recklessness, or other wrongful conduct, it’s important to protect your rights and be compensated for the expense and suffering the injury causes. The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss specializes in personal injury claims cases, and we have helped many clients successfully pursue personal injury lawsuits.

Many cases of personal injury fall into the category of medical malpractice. Physicians and health care providers who fail to provide adequate care may be found liable for damages if their actions cause harm or death. Whatever the basis of a personal injury lawsuit, a successful case requires careful examination of records, consultations with experts, and a personal injury lawyer or attorney with experience and knowledge of personal injury statutes.

At The Law Offices of Michael J. Weiss, Michael Weiss, Esq. is the lead counsel on every personal injury case. Our clients never need be concerned that their claim of personal injury is being handled by an inexperienced associate or junior attorney with little or no experience or success. We have won substantial verdicts for clients victimized by others’ negligence. Our free case evaluation service is available to anyone who needs to discuss a potential claim. We are here to pursue justice for you!

Prenatal Misdiagnosis

Thanks to modern medical tests and procedures, many birth defects and genetic disorders can be diagnosed before delivery, enabling parents to get help for the condition and make informed decisions about their medical options. Because the tests are so simple and the results so important, it is standard procedure for obstetricians to conduct prenatal screening tests for every pregnant patient. When physicians don’t follow these standards, the results can be tragic. The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully represented many clients in prenatal misdiagnosis cases.

Birth defects and genetic disorders cause physical, emotional, and financial hardship for parents, affected children, and family members. Affected infants may need a lifetime of expensive medical care and therapy. Many of these conditions can be identified early enough in pregnancy for parents to decide whether or not to continue the pregnancy. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, parents can make a wrongful birth claim if a birth defect or genetic disorder is not discovered due to a healthcare provider’s negligence. It is important for parents to protect their rights and those of their affected child, so that they have the financial ability to provide adequate care for their child in cases of prenatal misdiagnosis or associated medical malpractice.

The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has extensive experience in prenatal misdiagnosis and wrongful birth cases. Michael Weiss, Esq. is known for his personal involvement on behalf of his clients. Mr. Weiss personally handles every case, ensuring that a knowledgeable, experienced, and successful attorney, rather than a junior or associate lawyer in a large firm, is in your corner. If you have questions about a prenatal misdiagnosis case, contact us today. We offer a free case evaluation service. We’re here to protect your rights.

Stroke Misdiagnosis

Strokes and heart attacks are the number one health problem in the United States, causing more than 2,600 deaths each day. Yet the cardiovascular disease that causes strokes and heart attacks can be easily diagnosed, and can be effectively treated through a variety of methods including medication, diet and exercise, and surgical procedures. Unfortunately, physicians make errors in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, depriving patients of their right to effective, competent medical treatment. The Law Offices of Michael J. Weiss, which specializes in medical malpractice lawsuits, has successfully represented clients harmed by stroke misdiagnosis.

If you have been affected by stroke malpractice by a physician or other health care provider, it is important to protect your rights. Ongoing treatment for stroke and heart attack is costly, and the effects of these disorders take a tremendous toll on your quality of life. Be sure to consult an attorney with experience and a record of success in stroke medical malpractice cases. Michael Weiss, Esq. personally handles all the cases in his law firm, ably assisted by his staff. That means The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss clients always get an experienced and successful lawyer.

Successfully representing a client affected by stroke malpractice requires a careful examination of medical records and access to medical specialists recognized as experts. If you feel you have been affected by stroke misdiagnosis, take advantage of our free case evaluation service.

Workplace Accidents

Any injury related to your employment entitles you to income and medical benefits. But many affected workers do not realize the full range of workplace injuries that are covered by laws enacted to protect employees. That’s why it’s important to seek expert legal advice for any injury or accident that occurs at or is related to your job. The firm of The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has helped many clients win the compensation they are entitled to for workplace accidents and workplace injuries.

Not only catastrophic accidents are covered under workplace accident laws. If you have a pre-existing injury aggravated by work, psychological injuries exacerbated by work conditions, cancer caused by exposure to toxic chemicals at work, or repetitive stress injuries, you are also entitled to seek compensation from your employer.

Workplace accident litigation is complex, and a successful workplace accident lawsuit requires extensive examination of medical records, consultation with experts, and complete understanding of the workplace injury laws in the state where the claim is filed. Michael Weiss, Esq., is a successful workplace accident attorney, and personally handles all the firm’s cases.

Wrongful Death

If someone’s wrongful action results in death, either directly or because of an injury his or her actions caused, that is considered a wrongful death. Survivors are entitled to monetary damages. But since wrongful death laws vary from state to state, it is important to consult a wrongful death attorney with experience dealing with wrongful death cases in your state. The firm of The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss has successfully represented many clients in wrongful death lawsuits.

Medical malpractice, an automobile accident, failure to provide adequate security, and many other acts or omissions can be responsible for causing a wrongful death. But a wrongful death lawsuit is a complex case because it involves not only a finding of fault, but also a determination of the monetary value the loss of life represents. The deceased individual’s earning potential, the financial dependence of survivors, as well as medical and funeral expenses are considered. This is why it’s important to work with a wrongful death lawyer or wrongful death attorneys who have a successful record of winning litigation involving wrongful death.

At The Law Office of Michael J. Weiss, Michael Weiss, Esq. personally handles all wrongful death litigation. As an experienced wrongful death attorney, he has attained successful settlements on behalf of many clients.

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