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Physician Hospital and Nursing Home Law or Medical Malpractice

Malpractice Defense Attorneys

Since the firm was first established forty years ago, John Dughi, our firm’s cofounder, has been passionate about and very active in providing outstanding malpractice representation to the healthcare community. With tremendous respect for the integral role medical professionals play in our lives, Mr. Dughi has worked tirelessly for decades, defending New Jersey physicians, dentists, nurses, nursing homes, and hospitals against allegations of medical negligence. His passion and commitment to excellence is shared by our senior trial attorneys including Russ Hewit, Michael Keating, Robert Donnelly, Herbert Kruttschnitt, Mark Petraske and Brandon Minde who are supported by a strong team of attorneys and paralegals equally devoted to supporting our healthcare professionals during the pendency of their cases and thereafter. 

Having tried nearly 1,000 malpractice cases our attorneys, have made Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski one of the state’s best-known medical-legal firms. Our medical malpractice law team has cultivated deep legal expertise through decades of litigation experience, extensive legal research and strategic planning, and ongoing training and development. 

Outstanding New Jersey Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys

Our malpractice defense attorneys realize that, for medical professionals, a malpractice claim can be deeply upsetting on multiple levels. The ripple effects of a lawsuit can have deleterious effects on your both your professional career and your personal life. Hospitals and individual professionals alike face the possibility of damage to their reputations and to their bank accounts. We’re committed to providing practical, carefully considered advice and guidance, responsive support, and powerful legal representation in a cost-conscious manner. 

We realize that when you have questions or concerns, you need quick, accurate, well-considered guidance, so we ensure we’re always accessible and responsive to our clients. Our malpractice defense attorneys work tirelessly to stay abreast of the latest developments in medical technology and treatments, medical ethics, and standards of care. Because we constantly amass new legal knowledge, we’re ideally positioned to offer advice on a wide range of medical-legal issues. With extensive litigation experience, we’re well equipped to identify and analyze the complex issues involved in standards of care, causation, and damages. We also handpick experts to support your case, leveraging our team’s decades of experience to identify the best possible witnesses from our vast network of trusted industry professionals.

Backed by an outstanding support staff, Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski has the resources and expertise needed to build the most effective defense. Our attorneys work together to craft strategic defense plans based on our knowledge and experience with several goals in mind:

  • settling the matter as quickly, cost-effectively, and fairly as possible
  • avoiding any negative effects to your reputation and finances
  • protecting your assets and future insurability 
  • zealously defending you in court when necessary 

State Licensing Board Investigations And Disciplinary Matters

The attorneys at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski represent New Jersey physicians, dentists, nurses, and other licensed professionals in connection with disciplinary investigations and hearings by the various New Jersey state boards which oversee them.  If you are a licensed healthcare professional and you receive an inquiry, a request for information, a subpoena, or a complaint from the New Jersey Attorney General, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry, the New Jersey Board of Nursing, the New Jersey Department of Health, the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance, the Medicaid Fraud Division of the Office of the State Comptroller, or any other state board with regulatory authority over your professional license or conduct, the attorneys at our firm can assist you.

The attorneys at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski have decades of experience representing healthcare professionals in a wide range of disciplinary actions and investigations brought by various New Jersey licensing boards.  If you have been contacted by a New Jersey licensing board, please contact us today.

A Comprehensive Healthcare Law Practice

While the firm is proud of its state-wide reputation as a leading defense firm in medical malpractice cases, its representation of hospitals and healthcare professionals is not limited to medical liability cases. To meet the needs of our hospital and healthcare clients, the firm has broadened its practice areas to address all types of healthcare-related transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, and today we provide comprehensive medical-legal support to medical facilities and individual practices. 

Because we have such vast healthcare law knowledge as well as access to 20 highly experienced attorneys with proficiency in these matters, we’re able to provide medical facilities and practices with the best possible advice and representation. This ability to tap into our entire team’s expertise to develop smart, effective legal strategies is just one of many ways we provide value to you.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Or Board Matter

You’ll find that we’re extraordinarily committed to providing you with the best possible legal representation so you can continue in the important work of serving your patients. In fact, we care so deeply about our clients that many have relied on us for decades and become like members of our own families. Find out why we’re the malpractice defense attorneys of choice for hundreds of medical facilities and healthcare professionals in New Jersey. Contact us today to discuss your legal matter or question and we’ll be happy to arrange a no-cost consultation

Attorneys You May Be Working With

Louis John Dughi, Jr.

Partner

A founding partner of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, Mr. Dughi is one of the leading defense-trial attorneys in New Jersey....

Russell L. Hewit

Partner

Russell L. Hewit, founding partner, of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses on...

Craig A. Domalewski

Partner

Mr. Domalewski is the managing partner of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, P.C. He focuses primarily on complex-dispute...

Robert W. Donnelly Jr.

Partner

Mr. Donnelly, a partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 1980, is one of the firm’s senior...

Michael J. Keating

Partner

Michael J. Keating, a partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, represents physicians, dentists, and other healthcare...

Mark A. Petraske

Partner

One of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski’s partners, Mr. Petraske has litigated over 70 trials to verdict over the course of...

Herbert Kruttschnitt III

Partner

With over 40 years of trial experience, Mr. Kruttschnitt is one of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski’s senior trial...

Dara L. Spiro

Partner

Ms. Spiro joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in 2002 and was named a partner in...

Mary Elizabeth Gazi

Partner

Ms. Gazi began her legal career as an associate at what was then known as Dughi and Hewit, where she was involved in...

Cyndee L. Allert

Partner

An attorney with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski since 2013, Ms. Allert was made a partner in...

Brandon D. Minde

Partner

Mr. Minde is a trial partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 2014, bringing with him legal...

Lori D. Lewis

Of Counsel

Lori D. Lewis joined the firm in September 2017 as of counsel and has over 10 years experience in handling medical...

Shawna K. Bishop

Of Counsel

Ms. Bishop joined the firm in May of 2019 as of counsel, focusing her practice on the representation of healthcare...

Suzanne D’Amico Brodock

Of Counsel

Suzanne started her career in large law firms representing pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers and utility...

Elizabeth A. Farrell

Associate

Elizabeth Farrell joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in August of 2016 following a judicial clerkship with the Honorable...

Adam J. Ortlieb

Associate

Adam Ortlieb joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski as an associate in April 2019, focusing his practice on the...

William R. Meiselas

Associate

William R. Meiselas joined Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski in May 2019, with a principal focus on civil litigation, primarily...

Charles M Radler Jr.

Partner

Mr. Radler, a partner with Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski who joined the firm in 1983, directs the firm’s business-law...

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