Medical Malpractice


Professional Liability & Medical Malpractice Defense for Healthcare Professionals

Defending Those Accused of Medical Errors

Each day, healthcare professionals carry out their jobs with the knowledge that the procedures they perform may not go as planned. When risk becomes reality, victims and their families often look for someone to blame. Aggressive medical malpractice defense may be the only way to save a career from destruction.

At Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer, we provide medical malpractice defense to medical professionals, hospitals and insurance companies throughout New Jersey. For over thirty years, our firm has built its reputation on principles of honesty, integrity and communication. As experienced litigators, our attorneys will always put forth a strong and compelling defense.

Our law firm holds plaintiffs to their burden of proof and seeks to have frivolous claims dismissed as soon as possible. Using expert witness testimony, we challenge claims at every juncture.

To discuss options for medical malpractice defense, contact Joseph K. Cooney to arrange a consultation.

Protecting Your Career and Personal Resources/Asset Protection

Healthcare professionals, especially physicians, are exposed to extreme personal risk when a lawsuit is brought against them. If the amount of financial recovery sought by an injured plaintiff is more than the medical malpractice insurance covers, the personal assets of a healthcare professional can be put in significant jeopardy. Lawsuits can permanently tarnish a reputation. We can assess your personal exposure before a claim occurs. Contact Douglas J. Widman to arrange a consultation.

Medical Professional Discipline

Another important practice area of our firm is representing doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals in hearings before state and federal licensing boards. After a patient makes an allegation of medical malpractice, the state licensing board may either temporarily or permanently suspend a medical professional's license. We represent medical professionals during the initial investigation and throughout the hearing and appeal process.

Representative Clients

Widman, Cooney, Wilson, McGann & Fitterer, provides the same high caliber of service to both small and large carriers, as well as self-insureds.
Representative Clients have included:
  • AAOMS Mutual Insurance Company
  • Associated Claims Enterprises (TPA)
  • Bankers Insurance Company
  • CSC Insurance Company
  • Cambridge Integrated Services Group
  • Campania Management Company
  • Chubb Insurance Group (environmental group)
  • Diamond State Insurance Company
  • Hanover /Amgro Insurance Company
  • Health Facilities Insurance Corporation
  • Hip Health Plan of New Jersey
  • Home State Insurance
  • Houston Casualty Company
  • Imperial Casualty and Indemnity Company
  • Insurance Holdings, LLC
  • Kemper Insurance Company Lloyds of London
  • Maryland Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Corp
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance Association
  • National Medical Enterprises
  • Nationwide Insurance Company
  • New Jersey Property and Guaranty Association
  • OMS National Insurance Company
  • Princeton Insurance Company
  • Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
  • St. Paul Insurance Company
  • The Travelers
  • United National Insurance Company
  • U.S. Healthcare/HMO of New Jersey
  • U.S. Liability Insurance Company
  • U.S. Specialty Insurance Company
  • Venues
  • New Jersey State and Federal Courts, as well as government administrative agencies and professional Boards.