The Report Cards are in on New Jersey Hospitals: Where to Go and Where to Avoid

By JW Law

Although you may always be able to choose a specific doctor for treatment, in many situations you are not able to select the hospital. Emergencies causes us to go to the closest hospital or where the ambulance chooses to take you. It is very important to learn which hospital is the safest.

The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit healthcare watchdog organization, recently released a report, ranking every hospital in New Jersey as to where you are likely to develop an infection or get the wrong medication or have an avoidable fall. In New Jersey of the 68 hospitals evaluated, 27 earned an A and 20 earned a B which is an improvement over the last year’s evaluation. Although there were seven fewer Cs there were three D’s which is something that everyone needs to know.
hospital safety report
Just as important as the hospitals that received an A, the hospitals that received a D were:

Memorial Hospital of Salem County
St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark
University Hospital in Newark.

“This information is essential to all residents in choosing where they and their loved ones go to the hospital” said Eric Kahn managing partner of Javerbaum Wurgaft. This was confirmed by Linda Schwimmer, president and CEO of the Health Care Quality Institute of New Jersey who indicated “we see again and again that hospitals that adopt the leapfrog survey as a quality improvement tool truly make safety a priority” and certainly that is what all consumers are concerned with when going to a hospital safety.

If you or a loved one believes that you have been injured at a hospital, call Javerbaum Wurgaft’s experienced medical malpractice lawyers, we are here to help.

Javerbaum Wurgaft Shareholders Rubin Sinins and Jack Wurgaft Named Top 100 Super Lawyers

Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins P.C., a premier litigation boutique with more than 40 lawyers in eight offices, announced today that shareholders Rubin Sinins and Jack Wurgaft have been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers “Top 100” list for 2017.

Sinins has been named to the top 100 list for the fourth time, due to his groundbreaking work in criminal matters. As both a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction held by fewer than 40 attorneys, Sinins represents individual and corporate clients in a host of legal contexts.


Wurgaft has also been named repeatedly to this prestigious list for his work in the field of medical malpractice. As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Wurgaft litigates complex civil cases, medical malpractice, product liability (MDL) and construction site accidents.

Along with Wurgaft and Sinins, 19 Javerbaum Wurgaft attorneys were also recognized as Super Lawyers in 2017 New Jersey list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process comprising of peer selection and review, independent research, and professional achievement.

About Javerbaum Wurgaft partners Jack Wurgaft and Rubin & Sinins P.C.:

Founded in 1978, Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C. is a litigation boutique with numerous attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in civil trial practice, criminal trial practice and workers’ compensation matters. The firm boasts six New Jersey locations, with offices in Springfield, Newark, Freehold, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, and Elizabeth, as well as additional offices in New York City and suburban Atlanta. Practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, workers’ compensation and numerous other litigation specialties.