Douglas S. Grossbart, M.D., is a physician-attorney admitted to the New Jersey Bar specializing in medical malpractice, brain injury, product liability, nursing home litigation and other complex personal injury matters, including substantial automobile and related cases involving catastrophic injuries. A 1988 graduate of Seton Hall University, summa cum laude with a degree in chemistry and a 1993 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Doug completed his medical training internship in York, Pennsylvania before attending Law School.
He has handled medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, and hospital malpractice as well as nursing home abuse and malpractice matters in addition to matters involving brain injury, medical products and drug litigation. The medical negligence matters span numerous specialties, including obstetrics, gynecology, oncology (cancer), anesthesiology, radiology, cardiology, as well as surgery and surgical subspecialties, such as neurosurgery [including invasive neuroradiology] and orthopedic surgery.
Doug has co-authored chapters in books concerning medical malpractice and has given presentations and seminars to attorneys, health care professionals and others concerning the subject. He has been involved as a corporate sponsor for the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, and has provided information on brain injury to the public. He is a member of the American Association for Justice – N.J., the American Association for Justice, the Traumatic Birth Injury Litigation Group, the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, the Nursing Home Litigation Group, among others.
Doug’s noteworthy cases have included a client who was burned internally by a medical device; a young woman who died as a result of negligent removal of ovaries; a young man who was ejected from a vehicle in a rollover which resulted in quadriplegia; a young woman whose leg needed to be amputated as a result of emergency room and orthopedic surgery treatment delays, a woman who became blind in one eye as a result of eye physician negligence, and numerous other medically oriented cases including obstetrical and brain injury matters. Doug obtained a 5.59 million dollar Trial verdict on behalf of a medical malpractice victim.
Doug has additionally used his knowledge and expertise assisting and working with co-counsel in out-of-state jurisdictions, including New York [medical malpractice and automobile negligence], Illinois [automobile/paralysis/quadriplegia], Nevada [nursing malpractice] and California [scientific patent].
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- Seton Hall University, School of Law, Newark, NJ Juris Doctor, May 1997
- University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey, Newark, NJ Doctor of Medicine, May 1993
- Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, May 1988; Major: Chemistry
- Honors: Alpha Epsilon Delta (Natl. Pre-Med Honor Society); Women’s Guild scholarship, 1987; Dean’s List (7 semesters).
- New Jersey
Honors, Lectures, and Publications:
- Featured in New Jersey Lawyer, “JD–MDs Find Own Prescription for Success,” March 1999 (8 NJL 603).
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, Contributor to “Medicine for Lawyers” Program 1999.
- Seminar: “Medicine for Lawyers.” Lectured regarding oncology and medical malpractice, April 2000.
- Seton Hall University, School of Law, March 16, 1998 Course: “Medical Malpractice,” LLM level. Guest lecturer for Professor Andrea Catania.
- Nursing Malpractice, 2 nd Edition; Iyer, Patricia, editor; (Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company; Tucson, AZ: 2001) Chapters: Managed Care Malpractice Issues (co-authored); Creating Effective Themes for a Nursing Malpractice Case (co-authored).
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey Seminar materials for “Medicine for Lawyers,” seminars including materials concerning cardiology, radiology, podiatry, orthopedics, neurology, and surgery.
- Corporate Member, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey (2004) Prepared various handouts concerning brain injury for educational and promotional purposes (2004-2011).
- Featured in Verdict Search, “Woman charged Eye doctors with Causing Blindness,” ($1.175M verdict), August 1, 2008.
- Featured in New Jersey Lawyer, “Suits & Deals,” “Patient Whose Leg Was Amputated Due to Delayed Surgery Wins $5M,” August 6, 2012. Strafford CLE webinar , co-presenter, “Pursuing Diagnostic Error Claims,” Sept. 24, 2013. Featured in New Jersey Lawyer, “Suits & Deals,” “$720,500 for Auto Accidents,” May 5, 2014 (Prokos v. Lions Environmental Services, et al.)
- The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2014).
- Strafford CLE webinar, co-presenter, “Radiology Malpractice Lawsuits: Bringing or Defending Claims for Medical Errors or Omissions,” January 31, 2018.
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- Seigel Law, LLC Trial attorney handling multiple personal injury and medical malpractice matters.(July, 2020 – present)
- Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman Trial attorney handling medical malpractice, nursing home, automobile, slip/fall, product liability and other personal injury litigation. (November, 2017 – July, 2020)
- Seigel Capozzi/Seigel Law, LLC Trial attorney handling multiple personal injury and medical malpractice matters, Appellate arguments and Briefs. (August, 2012 to November, 2017)
- Law Offices of Douglas S. Grossbart, M.D. Trial attorney handling multiple personal injury and medical malpractice matters (2010-8/2012).
- Larry L. Leifer, P.C./Leifer & Grossbart, LLC/Leifer Levine & Grossbart, LLC Associate/Partner—2007 to 2010—Handled firm’s medical malpractice, automobile, slip and fall, and other personal injury matters, including trial attorney-multiple matters, additionally Appellate work, Petition for Certification, various Appellate arguments.
- Law Offices of Douglas S. Grossbart, M.D. Trial attorney handling all types of personal injury cases, primarily medical malpractice, additionally aviation, automobile, slip and fall; Additionally, multiple co-counsel agreements, including out-of-state matters (New York, Illinois, Nevada and California) (2003 to 2007)
- Ravich, Koster, Tobin, Oleckna, Reitman & Greenstein, Rahway, NJ Associate – 2001 to 2002 Handled personal injury and medical malpractice cases as part of the complex litigation department. Significant involvement in complex personal injury matters, including product liability in medically-related matters, specifically medical device litigation. Trial of cases, settlement of several matters.
- Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., Teaneck, NJ Associate – 1999 to 2001 Specialized in medical malpractice cases. Conducted all stages of trial preparation for medical malpractice and personal injury matters. Assessed validity/viability of claims. Assisted in mass tort actions, including diet drug litigation.
- Leonard & Butler, P.C., Morristown, NJ Associate – 1997 to 1999
Medical Internship and Certification:
- York Hospital, York, PA Rotating Medical Internship – June 14, 1993 to June 24, 1994
- National Board of Medical Examiners Part One – June 1991; Part Two – March 1993; Part Three – March 1994
Significant Legal Verdicts, Settlements and Cases:
- Evans v. DiPaolo, M.D., et al., ESX-L-6310-07, $5,590,000.00 verdict before the Hon. Thomas R. Vena, JSC, June 4, 2012 – July 26, 2012.
- Gianguzzi v. Milennium Eye Care, et al., MON-L-4110-00, $822,500.00 net verdict before the Hon. Mark A. Sullivan, JSC, June 2008 ($1.175M reduced 30% for pre-existing condition)
- Automobile/Trucking accident, settlement, $720,500.00 (2014)
- Medical malpractice, Erb’s Palsy/Birth Injury, $650,000.00 settlement (2010)
- Medical Product Liability/Medical Malpractice (Internal urethral burn/stricture, prostate procedure), $800,000.00 settlement (2005-06)
- Truck accident, (eye injury) $395,000.00 settlement (2010)
- Aviation/injury aboard aircraft, $114,500.00 settlement, (included significant briefs/legal research and analysis of Federal Pre-emption) (2006-07)
- Medical malpractice, improper performance of laparoscopic gynecologic surgery, $410,000.00 settlement (2003)
- Medical malpractice, improper anticoagulation/ retinal bleed, $225,000.00 settlement (2011)
- Medical Malpractice, ruptured brain aneurysm repair, $550,000.00 settlement (2019)
- Medical malpractice, Sheehan’s syndrome [postpartum hypopituitarism] after C-section,$915,000.00 settlement (2017)
- American College of Legal Medicine
- American Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice-NJ
- Corporate Member, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey (2004)
- Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
- Birth Trauma Litigation Group
- Nursing Home Litigation Group
- Brain Injury Litigation Exchange Group