Practice Areas

The award-winning firm of ANDRES & BERGER, P.C. limits its practice to only the most serious injury and malpractice cases. Below are our various areas of practice.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Andres & Berger are dedicated to helping injured people seeking compensations from the individuals and institutions responsible for accidents or medical malpractice.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you have lost a loved one in New Jersey through a tragic car accident, medical malpractice incident, construction accident, defective product accident, or other fatal or personal injury, please know that the wrongful death lawyers of Andres & Berger, P.C., are prepared to help in real and practical ways.

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Personal Injury Lawyers

When someone’s negligence has caused personal injury or death to others, there is an obligation, recognized by the law, to compensate the victims. Through a broadly based personal injury practice, the New Jersey personal injury law firm of Andres & Berger, P.C., vigorously pursues justice for the injured and for families of people whose deaths are determined to have been wrongful.

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Medical Malpractice Claims

Do you suspect that you, your new baby, or any family member suffered injury or death as a result of medical malpractice: surgical error, medication error, birth injury, failure to diagnose cancer, or any other medical mistake? Contact a NJ medical malpractice lawyer at the law firm of Andres & Berger, P.C.

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Trucking Accident Lawyers

Have you suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one after a collision with a commercial truck on the New Jersey Turnpike or the Garden State Parkway? The good news in the face of this misfortune is that there is a law firm well prepared to handle tough cases like these. The award-winning Trucking Accident and personal injury lawyers of Andres & Berger, P.C., have tried many cases involving semi trucks, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, and other commercial trucks.

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Automobile Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured because of the carelessness of another driver, the Certified Civil Trial Attorneys at Andres & Berger are experienced in automobile personal injury law and will make sure you obtain the insurance benefits you paid for, and find out what alternatives you have to recover compensation for your injuries and losses. At Andres & Berger, we have a proven record of getting our automobile accident clients the compensation they deserve.

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Hospital Malpractice Claims

When a client of the personal injury law firm of Andres & Berger, P.C., suffers a serious injury or loses a loved one as a result of hospital negligence, our medical malpractice lawyers do all that is within our power to bring the responsible parties to justice.

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Construction Accident

Timely investigation of the accident is the key to identifying and prosecuting construction site accidents. The investigation may include interviewing witnesses, obtaining photographs of the accident location before there are any changes, obtaining copies of the work site plans and of the contracts between the general contractor and the subcontractors, obtaining copies of any safety manuals used by the general contractor and the subcontractors and working with construction site experts to establish who was at fault for the accident. Since early investigation and legal intervention are important, you should obtain legal assistance immediately. At Andres & Berger, we will provide you with the timely and expert advice necessary to determine the feasibility of a construction accident claim.

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Slip-and-Fall Claims

Slip and fall accidents can be very serious. People have suffered fractures, back injuries, knee injuries, torn ligaments, and or head injuries after a fall.

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Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

Concerned about a Birth Injury or Cerebral Palsy from your pregnancy in New Jersey? The Lawyers at Andres & Berger P.C.want to make sure you have this valuable information. There are many routine tests and procedures that should be performed by competent medical providers in New Jersey during pregnancy to evaluate both the health and progress of your baby. These tests are important but improper or careless treatment may result in Birth Injury, such as Cerebral Palsy and others.

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Obstetrical Malpractice and Fetal Monitoring

The Obstetrical and Fetal Monitoring Malpractice Lawyers at Andres & Berger, P.C. want you have this important information. During labor, most babies are monitored by either external or internal fetal monitoring. Fetal monitor strips, printed during the stages of labor, correlate the timing and nature of the mother’s contractions as well as the fetal heart rate. When comparing the mother’s contraction to the nature of the fetal heart rate, obstetricians as well as labor and delivery nurses can learn much information about the well-being of the fetus.

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Shoulder Dystocia and Erb’s Palsy

Shoulder Dystocia is an obstetric emergency associated with the potential to injure both mother and child. It occurs when the baby's anterior shoulder becomes trapped behind the mother's pubic bone and the baby cannot come out of the birth canal. It is diagnosed when the infant's head delivers but the shoulders and body fail to follow.

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Surgical Errors

For every surgical procedure performed there are certain known risks of the procedure that can occur without any negligence. When surgery is elective, that is non-emergent, a patient has the right to be told the risks and make an informed decision about whether to consent to said surgery.

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Cancer Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Deaths in the United States from breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers alone account for approximately 300,000 annually. The most important factor in determining the chance for cure is early detection of the cancer before it spreads. Treatment options and survival chances are directly related to and limited by the size and spread of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. While not all cancers can be detected early, many of the most common cancers can be detected through screening tests and recognition of early warning signs.

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Legal Malpractice Attorneys

Like patients who entrust their physical health to doctors, clients of law firms entrust their financial and legal status with trust that their attorneys will follow accepted standards of representation. If you have suffered loss as a result of your New Jersey lawyer’s failure to adhere to standard rules of responsibility, contact the experienced legal malpractice attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C., for a free consultation.

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Anesthesia and Brain Injury

Millions of patients undergo various types of anesthesia during surgery. Anesthesia may be performed by endotracheal intubation, epidural anesthesia and local anesthesia. There are variants of each type of anesthesia which can be safely and carefully delivered. However, the failure to take proper actions during anesthesia and the failure to properly monitor and correct problems during anesthesia can be anesthesia malpractice.

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Heart Attack and Stroke

Have you suffered a Heart Attack or Stroke and need to consult with a personal injury attorney? Call the law firm of Andres & Berger to schedule a free initial consultation. We have the experience handling serious injury cases.

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Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

The “New Jersey Nursing Home Responsibilities and Rights of Residents Act” N.J.S.A. 30:13-1 et seq., states that a nursing home patient shall “have the right to a safe and decent living environment and considerate and respectful care that recognizes the dignity and individuality of the resident.” This declaration of state law continues by stating this includes “the right to expect and receive appropriate assessment, management and treatment of pain as an integral component of that person’s care consistent with sound nursing and medical practices.” A nursing home has an obligation to each resident to take care of that person and address his or her needs—physical and psychological.

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Prescription and Drug Errors

Pharmacists make errors because of carelessness, by rushing to fill prescriptions without double checking the drugs and quantities of prescribed drugs.  Errors can result in irreparable harm and even death.In hospitals, nurses are expected to check and double-check medications before giving them to patients and record prescriptions in a medical administration record (MAR). Nurses should be diligent in administering patient medications. They should not be so overworked that they must rush, resulting in making a patient more sickly, even fatally ill, as safety standards are ignored.

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Product Liability Claims Attorneys

When manufacturers, vendors, installers, or other responsible parties put other people in harm’s way through use of potentially harmful defective products, the New Jersey personal injury law firm of Andres & Berger, P.C., are prepared to help. Contact us for a free consultation to learn how our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your injuries and losses from product liability.

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Claims Against the Government, Public Entities and Public Employees

The State of New Jersey, counties, municipalities, public agencies and authorities and their employees receive very substantial procedural and substantive protection from claims for personal injury and medical malpractice under this law. In some instances, these claims are prohibited or limited, while other claims remain viable. Examples of viable claims against public entities are: dangerous conditions of public roadways and property, including schools; improper provision of certain public services; and negligent conduct of public employees, including doctors and other health care providers employed by a public institution or hospital. There are very specific notice, time and injury requirements for bringing any claims against public entities or employees.

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Legal Malpractice Attorneys

Like patients who entrust their physical health to doctors, clients of law firms entrust their financial and legal status with trust that their attorneys will follow accepted standards of representation. If you have suffered loss as a result of your New Jersey lawyer’s failure to adhere to standard rules of responsibility, contact the experienced legal malpractice attorneys of Andres & Berger, P.C., for a free consultation.

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Dog Bite Lawyers

Dog Bite or Dog Attack Free consultation. If you or your child has been bitten by a pit bull, Rottweiler, or any breed of dog or other domestic animal, contact an experienced dog bite lawyer at the NJ law firm of Andres & Berger, P.C. Owners of dogs are responsible for the safety of other people who come in contact with their pets.

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Firm News & Updates

What you need to Know about the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Suits

The statute of limitations surrounding medical malpractice claims is actually quite complicated, since a number of factors play a role in when and how you might file. Here are some things you need to know about the statute of limitations for medical malpractice suits

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The Most Interesting and Famous Medical Malpractice Cases in History

Being a victim of medical malpractice can be a scary ordeal, especially when it involves extreme negligence. Here are some of the most unusual and interesting medical malpractice cases ever recorded, some of which have dramatically changed the face of health care over the years.

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Know what to expect in a product liability lawsuit

Product liability involve a seller or manufacturer being held responsible for putting a defective or flawed product on the market that harmed you. It is your lawyer’s responsibility to prove that product caused your injury because it was defective. However, it is important to know what to expect during a product liability lawsuit so you can assist your attorney in winning or settling your case.

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