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We have decades of experience helping clients overcome problems caused by poor medical care.My firm believes the practice of law is a service industry.My firm has the financial wherewithal to prosecute complex cases to conclusion.I take and return telephone calls and I am available to my clients after hours on my cellular phone.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nominated for work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Nominated for work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Nominated for work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Nominated for Work in area of Medical Malpractice||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Lifetime Membership||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Lifetime Membership||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Board of Editors||Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy||2009|
|Board of Directors||Arts Unbound||2009|
|Law Clerk||Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The ABA Military Pro Bono Project.||Member||2011 - Present|
|Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|Seton Hall University School of Law Inns of Court||Member||1996 - 1998|
|$1,060,000 Settlement at Trial on Behalf of Livingston, New Jersey, Resident Who Suffered a Stroke During Surgery.||Settlement at trial|
|Starr Gern resolves medical malpractice case on behalf of man sufferring neurological damage following surgery to his knee.||Settlement at trial|
|Starr Gern Obtains $3.9 Million on Behalf of Two Ironworkers Injured at a Construction Site.||$3.9 Million Settlement|
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|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers: A Summary of the Federal Regulations||2013|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||In-Hospital Falls||2013|
|New Jersey Law Journal||The Standard of Care in Commercial Construction Site Safety Management||2013|
|Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy Vol. 29, Number 6||Shoulder Dystocia and the Duty of Informed Consent||2012|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||To Err is Human, But This is Something Else||2011|
|Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy||The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine||2011|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||Winning the Morality Play in the Battle of the Experts.||2010|
|Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy||The Relevance of ‘Never Events’ in Medical Malpractice Litigation.||2010|
|New Jersey Law Journal||The Consequences of Truth: Compulsory Medical Error Reporting in New Jersey.||2009|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Medical Malpractice: Winning the Expert Shell Game - When is an Adverse Inference Charge Proper?||2006|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Medical Malpractice: Making the Most of Pretrial Discovery||2005|
|New Jersey Lawyer||Bogged Down by Botta?||2002|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Critical Analysis of the Self-Critical Analysis Approach.||1999|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Meadowlands Seminar||Proving Pain, Suffering and Loss of Enjoyment of Life at Trial: A Synopsis of the Pertinent Case Law.”||2013|
|Four Concurrent Seminars, Edison, New Jersey||Proving Damages: Successful Strategies from Winning Cases.||2010|
|New Jersey Association of Justice Annual Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Deposition Preparation and Winning Cases in Discovery: The Rules Governing Depositions||2009|
|University of Medicine and Dentistry/The New Jersey Medical School||Treating the HIV Positive Patient in New Jersey: An Analysis of the Physician's Duty of Confidentiality, Liability for Failure to Warn, and the Requirement to Provide Medical Care||1999|
Posted by anonymous
Some years ago, I suffered a motor vehicle wreck at the hands of an assailant that fled the scene. My injuries still plague me to this day.
John Ratkowitz is not only one hell of a trial attorney, but is as good and decent as they come. A family man himself, he is honest and forthright and above all delivered a verdict that my family considers an ultimate vindication for what we went through (and are still going through), regardless of the damages we were awarded (all told- a substantial $2.6 mil verdict) above and beyond anybody’s expectations.
Allaying my concerns, and there were many, John steered my case into a precedent setting landmark the reverberations of which will be felt for years to come.
He is not just my attorney, but in light of all he has done for my family and myself, I would consider him a friend. God bless you John-
Posted by anonymous
John is an excellent trial attorney.
I employed him on a malpractice case and he was excellent.
I have had experience with other lawyers & he was by far the best.
He is meticulous in both fact gathering on my case as well as preparing me extremely well for my deposition.
He is not flamboyant but tenacious & determined in grilling his opponents using 'state of the art' courtroom techniques & computer equipment coupled with unparalleled preparation. He is court savy & always represents your interests
The outcome of my case was extremely favorable & was settled after a few days without my even having to undergo the the distress of testifying.
I would not hesitate to use his services in any venue or on cases outsice of the medical malpractice arena.