Our Medical Background Sets Us Apart And Gives Our Clients An Advantage
Any lawyer can win damages in egregious cases such as operating on the wrong body part. Many firms have the resources to hire experts. But few lawyers truly understand the medical science of medical malpractice litigation. As a result, they may fail to recognize a viable case, unwisely pursue a weak case, or stumble in cross-examination of those medical experts.
The real expertise is in understanding medical procedures and the changes going on in medicine, such as the increasing role of electronic data in doctors’ decisions and the delivery of care. The real difference is the ability to read between the lines of medical records to identify where the doctors and nurses went wrong and to explain technical medical concepts to members of a jury or insurance company negotiators.
Lee S. Goldsmith, M.D. — Your Attorney Is A Doctor
Lee Goldsmith is a licensed physician and has kept current with advances in medical care. His bona fide medical expertise and decades of legal practice enable him to readily screen the good cases from the bad, much easier than the average attorney. Lee’s son and law partner, Jordan Goldsmith, is a former prosecutor who brings sound strategy and courtroom skills to our cases. Lisa Dalesandro (R.N.) is not only an experienced paralegal, but also a registered nurse, uniquely qualified to support our attorneys in assessing and documenting medical negligence.
As a result, when the legal team of Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, takes on a medical malpractice case, we are not hoping to win. We fully intend to win, and the focus shifts to the needs of our clients and how we can maximize compensation for lifelong hardships or a loved one’s untimely death.
Cutting-Edge Representation In Medical Malpractice
Due to rapid changes in medical technology and techniques, what once was malpractice may no longer be part of medical treatment. Knowing the changes and when they occurred allows the team to be on top of the new problems and issues as they arise — not years later. Lee Goldsmith has practiced law since 1968 and advocated for countless victims of medical malpractice with notable case results. He is highly attuned to changes in the medical field, putting him steps ahead of other attorneys in defining new areas of medical litigation. In fact, he frequently educates other attorneys about intraoperative monitoring and other trends and frontiers.
Again, the difference is that those lawyers cannot grasp the medical aspects in the same way as a lawyer who is an M.D., and in turn they cannot be quite as confident or convincing as the legal team at Goldsmith & Goldsmith in stating the case for malpractice. We welcome referrals from other attorneys who have identified candidates for malpractice suits, but lack the legal, financial and medical wherewithal to build and litigate the case.
Goldsmith & Goldsmith brings unique medical expertise and legal experience to bolster your medical malpractice claim. To arrange a free consultation and case evaluation, call our Bergen County line at 201-429-7892 or contact us online. We handle cases throughout northern New Jersey, statewide and in New York.