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After an individual has sustained an injury or lost their life as a result of medical malpractice or the negligence of another, there is a strong need on the part of the injured person or the family of the deceased to learn how and why the accident or medical, hospital, doctor or nursing home error occurred. Moreover, as the individual or their family seeks to recover damages after an accident, doctor's mistake, emergency room error or a pharmacy's oversight, shock and anger often gives way to a sincere desire to prevent this from happening again.
Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., is a specialty law firm practicing in the fields of medical malpractice, medical negligence, nursing home abuse or neglect, wrongful death, and significant and catastrophic personal injury. Our lawyers also handle legal malpractice cases where the underlying claim that was mishandled by the client's prior attorney involved either medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, or nursing home malpractice/neglect. Lastly, the firm's lawyers handle claims for injured railroad workers under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). The law firm has four attorneys and four paralegals, all of whom are dedicated to providing high quality, attentive services to each and every client. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, please contact Charles A. Cerussi through this Web site or by phone. We have offices in Monmouth County, NJ (serving all counties in NJ including surrounding counties of Ocean County, Middlesex County, and Mercer County), and on Long Island in Nassau County (serving NY counties including surrounding counties of Suffolk and Queens).
At the law firm of Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., we are very selective regarding the legal cases that we accept and prosecute. Our lawyers carefully screen potential cases before deciding to file a lawsuit against a professional such as a physician, nurse, lawyer, pharmacist or other medical professional. This screening process includes detailed interviews with the firm's prospective clients, obtaining all medical records and diagnostic films, and consulting with the appropriate medical experts within the involved medical specialty. The attorneys at our firm take great pride in only prosecuting medical and other types of malpractice cases that we feel confident are supported by the credible, objective medical evidence. We also make certain that the firm's reviewing medical experts are board certified and that these physicians are giving an honest and ethical review of the potential case. The lawyers at our firm take all steps necessary to avoid the filing of lawsuits without merit as these types of lawsuits do not belong within the Court system, and they take an unjust toll on the physician, nurse, attorney, or other professional being unfairly sued. Moreover, our attorneys only accept cases where the harm to the patient resulted in serious personal injury, disability, or untimely death. Our lawyers understand and place a priority on such noble goals as finding out "why" the medical event occurred, and in helping to prevent other potential future injury or loss through medical negligence. We feel that our cases can change the manner in which hospitals and doctors practice medicine, by making patient safety an important topic and priority. At the same time, we also know how important it is for the injured person or the family of the decedent to be compensated for medical bills and lost wages.
While financial compensation cannot undo a wrong or put a victim's state of health back to where it was before the accident or error, it can still help with the overwhelming financial costs a family may be facing following an injury or a death. Our attorneys know that medical bills and lost time from work can be disastrous to an injured person and their family. The firm's lawyers also understand the financial burden felt by surviving family members after a premature death. One of the goals of the medical malpractice and personal injury cases handled by the firm is to recoup these losses from the responsible party and/or their insurance carrier.
The lawyers of Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. can help recover legal damages for injured persons, patients who have been harmed, and the families of those who have been killed or seriously injured. Our law firm will conduct a thorough review of the known facts after an accident, medication error, misdiagnosis, hospital/emergency room error, anesthesia error or birth injury. Please return to the firm's home page to learn more about the cases we have handled, by clicking here.