NJ Atty Freed From Malpractice Suit Over Botched Surgery

Law360 (July 31, 2020, 9:51 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate court on Friday threw out a third-party complaint against an attorney who took over a failed underlying medical malpractice suit, saying in a published opinion that the first attorney to take on the allegedly bungled underlying suit now had to face legal malpractice claims alone.

The court in its decision cut through a series of arguments about when the attorneys discovered the doctor at the heart of the underlying suit was a public employee and instead ruled that the real issue was the fact that the first attorney, Joseph Hoffman of the Law Offices of Hoffman DiMuzio,...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!