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John J Ratkowitz

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John Ratkowitz is a trial Lawyer focusing on medical malpractice and complex tort litigation. He has repeatedly been selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Ratkowitz is a Lifetime Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is on the Editorial Board of Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy and publishes extensively in the areas of medical malpractice, complex tort litigation and patient safety.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyStarr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C.New Jersey1997-Present
Law ClerkSuperior Court of New JerseyNew Jersey1996-1997
School Degree Major Graduation
Seton Hall University School of LawJ.D. Law School1995  
Rutgers UniversityB.A.1992
State / Court Date
New Jersey1995
  • -Member, The ABA Military Pro Bono Project (2011-Present)

    -Member, Medical Malpractice Subcommittee of New Jersey State Bar Association (2002-Present)

    -Member, Seton Hall University School of Law Inns of Court (1996-1998)

    -Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

    -Member, Essex County Bar Association

    -Member, New Jersey State Bar Association

  • -Nominated for work in the area of Medical Malpractice, Super Lawyers
    (2010, 2011, 2012)

    -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 Directory, Arts Unbound (2009)


  • Settlement of $400,000 Plus Negation of $100,000 Workers Compensation Lien for Morris County Ironworker After Closing Arguments During Trial in Morris County, New Jersey. 2013 $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement on Behalf of Estate of Bergen County Man Who Died When Multiple Defendants Failed to Diagnose Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis. 2013 Confidential medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a 28-year-old Brick, New Jersey, resident who suffered neurological damage following orthopedic surgery to his knee. 2011 $20.5 million dollar medical malpractice verdict for patient blinded in one eye following negligent retinal surgery. (Co-counsel to Amos Gern). $486,348.95 settlement for Oxford Township, New Jersey man requiring spinal surgery following automobile accident. $450,000 settlement for New York resident requiring spinal surgery following automobile accident. $1.2 million medical malpractice verdict following negligent stenting procedure. (Co-counsel to Amos Gern). $675,000 settlement on behalf of ironworker suffering multiple spinal fractures. (Co-counsel to Amos Gern). $600,000 medical malpractice settlement following two days of trial on behalf of resident of New Egypt, New Jersey who suffered vision loss following negligent retinal surgery. (Co-counsel to Amos Gern) $145,000 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a Jersey City, New Jersey woman who underwent negligent cosmetic surgery. Confidential medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a New Providence, New Jersey resident who lost vision following heart surgery. (Co-counsel to Amos Gern) $210,000 settlement on behalf of Monmouth County, New Jersey woman sustaining trimalleolar fracture of the left ankle. Confidential medical malpractice settlement on behalf of estate of pediatrician who died following negligent failure to diagnose breast cancer (Co-counsel to Amos Gern). $2.6 million jury verdict on behalf of resident of West Caldwell, New Jersey, man requiring lumbar disc surgery following automobile accident. $850,000 settlement on behalf of Sayreville, New Jersey, resident requiring spinal surgery following automobile accident. Confidential medical malpractice settlement during trial on behalf of resident of Monroe Township, New Jersey whose doctor negligently failed to diagnose bacterial endocarditis. $375,000 settlement during trial on behalf of a 17-year-old girl sexually assaulted at high school. $300,000 settlement on behalf of 20-Year-Old Somerset, New Jersey, resident injured in an automobile accident. $1 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of infant suffering traumatic birth injury as a result of inadequate response to ominous fetal monitoring strips. Confidential medical malpractice settlement on behalf of stroke victim who lost vision as a result of drop of blood pressure during spinal surgery. Confidential medical malpractice settlement on behalf Cedar Grove, New Jersey, resident injured by negligent spinal surgery. Confidential settlement at trial in case filed on behalf of 14 year-old resident of Livingston, New Jersey who received negligent orthopedic surgery of the left elbow. $3.9 million dollar settlement at trial on behalf of two ironworkers injured when they were thrown to railroad tracks after general contractor failed to follow its own safety procedures.

  • -Shoulder Dystocia and the Duty of Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy Vol. 29, Number 6 (2012)

    -To Err is Human, But This is Something Else, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy (2011)

    -The Role of Informed Consent in Defensive Medicine, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy (2011)

    -Winning the Morality Play in the Battle of the Experts, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy (2010)

    -The Relevance of Never Events in Medical Malpractice Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy (2010)

    -The Consequences of Truth: Compulsory Medical Error Reporting in New Jersey, New Jersey Law Journal (2009)

    -Medical Malpractice: Winning the Expert Shell Game-When is an Adverse Inference Charge Proper?, New Jersey Law Journal (2006)

    -Bogged Down by Botta?, New Jersey Lawyer (2002)

    -Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Critical Analysis of the Self-Critical Analysis Approach, New Jersey Law Journal (1999)


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(1995) Licensed as Attorney in New Jersey. Verified with New Jersey State Bar Association.August 23, 2013

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