also known as Kenneth W. Elwood, Kenneth Elwood
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Defective and Dangerous Products, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Ken Elwood is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.
As a Partner at Blume Goldfaden, he handles a wide range of personal
injury matters, including medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice,
products liability, automobile and premises liability cases. Below is a
sampling of recent results.
In the Winter of 2008, Ken represented the Estate of a 35 year old
immigrant worker from the Dominican Republic who died after he had a
siezure which was mismanaged by both police and the EMTs who responded.
Ken obtained a $2,000,000.00 settlement with the Township of Bloomfield.
In the Winter of 2007, Ken secured a $1.1 million dollar jury verdict
for our client, a 42 year old man who was involved in a head on
collision after being cut off by a car exiting a gas station. The man
sustained a tibial plateau fracture to his right leg, which necessitated
two surgeries to repair.
In February of 2006, Ken represented a 38 year old father of 2, who
was involved in a significant head on motor vehicle collision with an
SUV which crossed the center median. The accident resulted in
significant orthopedic injuries and cognitive impairment. The case
settled at mediation for 1.85 million dollars.
In January 2006, Ken represented a 57 year old man who suffered a
stroke arising out of a failure to timely diagnose and treat bacterial
endocarditis stemming from a strep infection. This medical
malpractice case settled at trial for 1 million dollars.
In April 2006, Ken handled a Nursing
Home Malpractice case involving several falls by a 96 year old
nursing home resident that resulted in a fractured hip. The Home had
failed to properly assess the resident and take appropriate
interventions that would have prevented the falls. The case settled
prior to trial for $300,000.00.
A graduate of Seton Hall University (J.D. 1984), Ken is a member of
the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Morris, Essex and Hudson
County Bar Associations. He is a Trustee and Counsel for Voices for
Patient Protection, a non-profit organization whose mission is to
preserve and protect the legal rights of victims of medical malpractice.
Ken also serves as a judge for the Seton Hall Law School Appellate
Advocacy Program, and is counsel to Consumers for Civil Justice, a
coalition of several consumer advocate organizations whose goal is to
inform and protect the rights of New Jersey consumers. Ken was
recognized with an award for Meritorious Public Service for his work
while serving on the Supreme Court's District Ethics Committee.
Ken joined the firm in 1993, and is admitted to practice in New
Jersey, California, and the Federal Court for the District of New
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1984
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine||2005|
|Meritorious Public Service, District Ethics Committee||New Jersey Supreme Court||N/A|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney||New Jersey Supreme Court||N/A|
|Partner||Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte||1993 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)||Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1990 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of New Jersey||Member||1984 - Present|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumers for Civil Justice||Counsel||N/A|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Judge, Appellate Advocacy Program||N/A|
|Voices for Patient Protection||Trustee||N/A|
|Morris County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Hudson County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Office of Attorney Ethics (Essex County - Suburban Essex)||Member, District VB||N/A|
|Medical Malpractice Negligent Ambulance & Emergency Treatment Wrongful Death||$2,000,000 Settlement|
|Medical Malpractice ~ Wrongful Death||$1,275,000 Settlement|
|Motor Vehicle Accident||$1.1 Million Jury Verdict|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Montclair State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|New Jersey Supreme Court||Civil Trial Attorney||Board Certified||N/A|