John J. Ratkowitz
Roseland, New Jersey OfficeView all offices
105 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, New Jersey
Mailing Address: 105 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland, New Jersey, 07068
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Office Hours:Monday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
Friday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM
Other hours by appointment.
Other hours by appointment.
About this office:
On November 1, 2012, Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin was one of nine law firms in New Jersey recognized as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report in the field of Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice.
I am a client focused attorney. The people I represent are carbon copied on every correspondence and are continuously informed about what is going on in their litigation. I take and promptly return telephone calls and I am available to my clients after hours through my cell phone. My firm believes the practice of law is a service industry, and our clients are our best advertisers.
I will meticulously prepare you for every stage of the litigation process. My firm has the financial wherewithal to prosecute complex cases to conclusion. We consistently work with a network of medical and technical experts throughout the United States to assist us in representing our clients. Finally, we utilize state of the art technology in and out of the courtroom to advance your interests.
I am published in the area of medical malpractice, patient safety and complex litigation. I am on the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy. I sit on the Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of the New Jersey Bar Association. Finally, I am a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and I have been nominated by my peers in the field of medical malpractice in the annual Super Lawyers survey since 2010.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Medical Malpractice; Construction Accident Litigation; Personal Injury/Negligence; Trials.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Shoulder Dystocia and the Duty of Informed Consent
John J. Ratkowitz, March 22, 2012, previously published by Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy Vol. 29, Number 6 on March 2012
This article discusses the need for medical practitioners to consult state law rather than rely exclusively on ACOG Practice Bulletins when attempting to determine their obligation of informed consent when it comes to the problem of Shoulder Dystocia.
Medical Malpractice - Winning the Expert Shell Game
Amos Gern,John J. Ratkowitz, March 5, 2012
This article discusses the propriety of an adverse inference charge in a medical malpractice litigation in which a defendant makes a decision not to call an expert witness who performed poorly during a deposition during discovery.
Medical Malpractice Trials: Winning The Morality Play in the Battle of the Experts
John J. Ratkowitz, February 7, 2012
There are ethical rules that apply to experts opinions. To be fair, an expert opinion should be (a) based on a comprehensive analysis of the facts, (b) the product of an objective analysis and (c) a review in accord with accepted principles of science. Every time an expert gives a faulty analysis...
Member of Essex County Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association.