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Surgical Injury

Help for Victims of Surgical Injury & Malpractice

A surgical mistake can cause problems that range from pain and suffering to permanent disability and death. With the addition of financial losses and emotional distress, the tragic situation can devastate an entire family. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or complication during or shortly following surgery, contact New Jersey’s premiere medical malpractice firm, Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq.

What you need to know about surgical errors and medical malpractice

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicated that more than 30% of medical malpractice claims involved surgery. Serious mistakes may be made by any member of the surgical team, including the anesthesiologist, surgical technicians, and nurses. While the kinds of mistakes are too numerous to list, some of the most common surgical errors are:

o Operating on or removing the wrong body part
o Leaving a surgical device, such as a sponge or an instrument, in a patient’s body
o Causing injuries because of poor surgical technique

There have even been cases in which a procedure was performed perfectly—on the wrong patient.

In a surgical malpractice case, a malpractice attorney must prove that the defendant surgeon’s negligence caused actual harm to the patient. To do this, a proper standard of care must first be established—usually through a testimony of expert witnesses—to show what a reasonably skilled surgeon or surgical team would have done in similar circumstances. The malpractice attorney must then show how the defendant’s failure to meet that standard caused the injury.

A surgical error might not always be as apparent as removing the wrong leg or leaving a surgical instrument inside the patient. It can involve complications arising from the surgeon’s failure to exercise reasonable care during or immediately after the surgery. The issue in a malpractice case may be whether an injury or complication could have been avoided if the practitioner had exercised due care and diligence. And, even if a surgeon informs you before surgery that a certain complication might occur, it does not rule out the possibility that negligence played a role if that complication did occur.

What to do if you are a victim of surgical injury

Founded in 1991, Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is a full-service, diversified, and multi-lingual law firm that represents clients in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. We provide aggressive legal representation with proven results to surgical injury victims.

Our New Jersey medical malpractice firms serve all NJ communities including Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, and Union Counties.

Call us today at 1-800-923-3456, or fill out our online contact form to speak with a surgical injury and medical malpractice attorney today.


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Excellent service.
, Apr 1, 2017
Excellent Lawyers and paralegals. They kept me informed and updated on the progression of my case. I was pleased and will be referring others to them. Outstanding customer service.
, Jul 22, 2016
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, Jul 10, 2017
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, Jun 16, 2016
Very please with law firm
, Apr 2, 2017
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, Dec 21, 2017
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, May 21, 2016
Like to thank u for your profession and with my traffic ticket
, Jul 24, 2016
Very professional and timely precised on the whole process on my case. My whole process went as lawyer Arlindo explained it to me and no delays whatsoever!!!
, Jul 20, 2016
, May 23, 2016
Hi, it was a very good experience !! I appreciate all the things the Lawyer did for me, he won the case, thank you so much again, I am 100% satisfied!
, Mar 29, 2017
Excellent service John K gets the job done in the courtroom
, Aug 16, 2017
Se los recomiendo muy buen abogado y lucha asta conseguir lo mejor para el cliente
, May 26, 2016
Great service everytime.
, Aug 18, 2016
The lawyer Ana bontempo very profesional.
, Jul 19, 2016
Compassion and professional
, Oct 27, 2017
This firm is everything a law firm should be in this diversified world we live in today. The entire staff & attorneys are always on top of your legal matter. You can rest & trust that you are going to receive the best legal advice possible. The staff makes you feel at home with them. They are always extremely personable & knowledgeable about whatever issue they are handling for you. I love them & would highly recommend them to everyone & anyone.
, Dec 7, 2017
MaryanN and Jasmine both very helpful and professional. Jonathan Kessous very professional. Would recommend the firm.
, Aug 5, 2016
Very happy with the services provided - was dealing with Arlindo and his assistant Gisela. My case was dealt with in a timely manner, with no errors, and all advice was spot on. Will definitely use them again in the future.
, Apr 3, 2017
Great job , thank you very much, I'm glad I found you,
, Oct 22, 2016
I found my attorney, Mr. Kessous, to be highly professional, knowledgeable, friendly and effective. He was highly responsive to my questions and concerns and easy to work with, and achieved the desired settlement for me in regard to my traffic ticket. If I were in the same situation all over again, I would choose to work with him without hesitation, and expect that if I were to face a similar situation in the foreseeable future, I would contact him. I would also provide his name with the highest recommendation to others in the area for such problems. (I also found his assistant, Gabriela Vargas, to be quite responsive and helpful as well.) Thanks again for all of your help!
, Jan 25, 2017
Excellent service. Very respected law firm. Will use again and definitely recommend
, Oct 12, 2016
Thank you very much for all your help and great service!
, Mar 22, 2017
I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone. The service was epicable. Very thorough, efficient and friendly. It was a pleasure having you represent me.
, Jul 8, 2017
Lo mejor de lo mejor como abogados para mi caso de compensación de trabajo gracias a tan buen equipo en general y sus secretarias tambien que se esperan en ayudarte gracias de nuevo
, Jan 31, 2018
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, Jul 5, 2017
Outstanding service very professional attorneys thumbs up all the way
, Feb 4, 2017
Estoy feliz por el trabajo que hisieron, gracias por todo.
, Oct 5, 2017
The representation this firm did to me was above and beyond what I expected to receive. Especially Mr. Grabler who was extremely professionals. I was very proud to have him as my lawyer. For this reason I recommend this firm to everybody.
, Jul 19, 2016
, Jan 5, 2017
Felt very well taken care of. Excellent!!!!!
, Jul 19, 2016
Thank you very much you guys were helpful compassionate in my situation I really appreciate the ladys in Perth Amboy are very nice I recently send it a friend and she has the same opinion.
, May 24, 2016
Very satisfied
, Aug 3, 2016
My case is still a work in progress. I will say that my Lawyer here has done more for me pre court than I had expected. If you need a lawyer for anything you can find someone here to help you.
, Oct 26, 2017
Excelentes abogados
, May 8, 2016
The best In Plainfield, Thanks Garces+Grabler+Lebrocq for your help! Beating my case and my wife case.
, Jun 15, 2016
Very satisfied! Exceptional service! Highly recommend!
, Jun 14, 2016
Very good
, May 21, 2016
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, Jul 26, 2016
, Jul 6, 2017
Very satisfied...highly recommend!
, Jun 14, 2016
Great attorney , Pat Vella . Got all points dropped from my record . I owe this man 100xs over ! Thank you !
, Oct 21, 2016
Best lawyer I ever had
, Nov 9, 2017
Great people they do help thank you for everything you've done
, Jul 18, 2017
Great expletive with Esq Arindo. He is practical, honest, and thorough. I really appreciate his help.
, Jun 16, 2016
He helped me fight a battle that I put off for years. Thank you so much for your services.
, Aug 31, 2016
When it comes to traffic John K gets the job done in the courtroom Job Well Done
, Aug 16, 2017
Great service and support from start to end.
, Jun 15, 2016
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, Aug 3, 2016
Son buenos los mejores abogados buen equipo en general
, Jul 7, 2017
I had the good fortune of Mr. Pasquale Vella representing in a matter that I had deemed a bleak one, with no positive outcome in sight. Vella assured me that he would work hard to get me the best results possible, and that is exactly what he did. He worked tirelessly making sure he covered all possible angles, and in the end I was extremely pleased with his services. Vella proved to be diligent, aggressive in yielding results, and very professional, all while maintaining a communicative yet good natured rapport with me as his client. I would most certainly use his services again in the future as well as highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great criminal defense attorney.
, Nov 9, 2016
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, Jan 26, 2017
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, Jun 8, 2017
Thank you Mr. Lawrence LeBrocq, I have no words for the amount of appreciation I have for what you've just done.
, May 9, 2017
Lawrence and his team are A+++ when it comes to all aspects of law.
, Jun 17, 2016
The best!!!
, Jul 6, 2017
Best of the best. Thanks you
, Aug 7, 2017
Saved my life twice!!
, Jul 13, 2016
They were very effective in getting my ticket and fines knocked down to lesser offence. I appreciate all their help.
, Jul 15, 2017
Bill Grabler handled several comp case's for me including permanent worker's comp. He did a fantastic job.
, Jul 21, 2016
I was very pleased with the service from your firm, especially my attorney Allen, he always returned mu calls and was very courteous.
, Jul 18, 2017
Thank you for your help and good job
, Oct 17, 2017
Sarita was great, she sealed with every detail of the process. i recommend this firm
, Jun 22, 2017
Staff was very helpful and explained the case as it went along.
, Jul 21, 2016
It was a slow process..but MR.Kotchta and Evelyn were freaking great..i cant say any more about them to..they always answered my questions in a professional manner while i was being an pain in the butt with them..👍👍👍👍
, Sep 7, 2016
Very professional and know what they're doing which is hard to find nowadays. Arlindo Araujo was very clear, precise, and on point!!!
, Jul 20, 2016
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, Sep 4, 2015
My lawyer Pat was very efficient on my case and I definitely give GGL 5 stars
, Oct 23, 2016
I was very impressed with the professionalism and quick turn-around time from all the participants from GGL that assisted me. I would like to especially thank my attorney Jonathan Kessous. His credentials are very notable he is one of four attorneys throughout the entire state of NJ certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Trial Specialist in both Criminal and Municipal Court Law matters. My case was very serious and could have resulted in jail time or suspension of my license. Jonathan was able to resolve my case very favorably. I am extremely thankful for his assistance. I would also like to recognize and thank his Paralegal Jasmin Caba and his Personal Assistant Marianne Crisitello for their assistance in communicating and preparing me for my trial. They are a great team and I would highly recommend them.
, Feb 27, 2017
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, May 16, 2016
thank you guys for representing me!
, Jun 17, 2016
Professional, smart and most importantly, effective. Great attorneys that help in every aspect of the legal process. The office staff was always very helpful and polite, while the legal professionals were direct and extremely efficient. I highly recommend this office to anyone seeking advice or council.
, Feb 16, 2016
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, Jul 10, 2017
Great service all the way around
, Feb 16, 2018
I was represented by Mr.Araujo from this firm in a disciplinary job hearing. Mr. Araujo was very professional and prepare my case very well and I was able to return to my job a few days after the hearing.
, Oct 5, 2017
Very professional I'm very happy with their service.
, Aug 29, 2017
Jonathan was brilliant!!! He is an expert in the field of DUI's. He is patient, well prepared and first and foremost he was concerned for the well-being of me and my family... Thanks so much for your representation!!!!
, Jun 29, 2016
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, May 7, 2016
I can honestly state that JONATHAN is an excellant negotiator and timely attorney, whom prepares you for the worst and gets you the best.
, Jun 12, 2017
Very professional group I'm really satisfy with service provided
, Feb 19, 2018
Extraordinary, very satisfied
, Oct 11, 2016
Very satisfied withow my case was handled
, Oct 17, 2016
Arlindo and Gisela were extremely helpful. They told us exactly what to do, what we could expect and gave us options for working with our situation. Thank you!
, Oct 26, 2017
Good job
, Jun 15, 2016
Thank you, for your help throughout this difficult time. It’s been a pleasure working with you guys. Highly recommended
, Jan 6, 2018
Jonathan A Kessous did an outstanding job in handling my case. He was able to get the most serious charge and several other charges against me dropped and my fine greatly reduced. I was most impressed with his professionalism.competence and the timely manner in which he responded to all my questions and concerns. This demonstrated to me that I was a priority and not just a client!
, Jun 13, 2016
Everyone in the office was very nice and pleasing. I had a sense of comfort when i walked into the door.
, Jan 9, 2018
Great Experience. Wouldn't hesitate to give you a call back when i mess up again. Great Service, Great Lawyer. Couldnt ask for more. Thank You Guys Once Again.
, Jul 23, 2016
Estuvo bien gracias muchas gracias
, Jul 12, 2017
Everyone in the office is exceptional and very helpful. Thank you for helping me win my case!
, Feb 17, 2017
Anna is the best lawyer I ever had the pleasure to hander my case, very knowledgeable in workers comp law, I would recommend to anyone.
, Jul 10, 2017
Buen trabajo. Muchas gracias.
, Oct 23, 2016
I was satisfied, and the service was very good, my lawyer was very professional and did a great job.
, Feb 3, 2017
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, Jun 19, 2017
Really good and reliable service This is my second time using your services and I always come out wining.
, Oct 21, 2016
The Lawyers were very friendly and knowledgeable. If I need a lawyer in the future, they would my go to attorneys.
, Jun 13, 2016
Great representation.
, Nov 3, 2017
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, Jul 21, 2016
Mr. Lebroq is an excellent Attorney. The office staff has always been prompt , respectful and helpful. I highly recommend this firm.
, Oct 10, 2015
I would love to sincerely thank you for your patience and assurance during the whole period. It was very easy to get hold of you even on the phone and you always explained things to the best of your ability to me. I would quickly and highly recommend you to anyone who may have a case like the one i had. Thank you.
, Jul 7, 2017