Richard J. Talbot

Richard J. Talbot

Rich is an aggressive and experienced litigator who ensures that his cases are always fully prepared for trial.

He is admitted to practice in two state courts and federal courts. He is a member of the bars of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Camden County Bar Association and The American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group.

Rich is now zealously pursuing medical malpractice and nursing home cases. He is careful to choose only the right cases.

Rich was accepted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. This certification is only given to those attorneys who establish the requisite skills, experience and knowledge through an application and testing process.

He has spoken on television to educate consumers about insurance claims and what is necessary to prove good, legitimate cases. Rich has been featured on a local cable television station as a guest speaker on Nursing Home Litigation. He is also a lecturer on the use of demonstrative evidence for the New Jersey Association for Justice. Rich has been a speaker at Nursing Home Litigation seminars presented by the New Jersey Association for Justice.

Rich has taken an aggressive stance in pursuing death claims where the victim suffered for a brief, but terrifying period of time. The same attitude is being utilized to demonstrate the horrific suffering of the elderly in nursing home matters.

Representative Cases:

  • Trial Counsel in $1,800,000 recovery for fatal drowning
  • $990,000 – Nursing Home and Assisted Living Neglect – Multiple Pressure Ulcers
  • $950,000 – Nursing Home NeglectFailure to Recognize and Act Upon Signs of Stroke
  • $900,000 – Slip and Fall – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (RSD/CRPS 1). Handled RSD Issues-Co-Counsel with Mr. Ballerini
  • $850,000 – Nursing Home Neglect – Bedsores & Violations of Resident’s Rights
  • $750,000 – Nursing Home Neglect During Rehab Admission – Infected Pressure Ulcer – Surgery
  • $700,000 recovery for product liability/unsafe product case
  • Recovered $665,000 settlement for multiple injuries caused by a car accident, resulting in cervical fusion
  • $630,000 Motor Vehicle Accident with Bus-Fractured Ankle
  • $570,000 in Settlements – Defective Product Claims – 1 1/2 Weeks of Trial
  • $550,000 – Nursing Home Neglect/Violation of NH Resident’s Rights – Fractured Hip During TransferBedsores
  • Obtained gross verdict of $540,000 for fatal fire on behalf of the victim of a fire who suffered 1-2 minutes of pain and suffering. (settled for $500,000 after apportionment of liability and after verdict)
  • $525,000.00 ER Medical Malpractice
  • $500,000.00 Pressure Ulcers – Hospital and Nursing Home Neglect
  • $500,000 Jury Verdict – Excess Over Remainder of 100K CSL Policy Against Allstate Insureds with Offer of Judgement for Policy – Herniated Discs
  • $490,000 – Truck Accident-Lumbar Fusion-Partial Disability
  • Recovered $462,500 (settlement occurred while trial was pending) in a motor vehicle accident case, where the victim underwent back surgery
  • $450,000 Ob/Gyn Medical Malpractice
  • $415,000 (plus mediation fees) – Nursing Home Neglect-Pressure Ulcer
  • $400,000 Pressure Ulcers – Hospital and Nursing Home Neglect
  • $400,000 Bedsores-Nursing Home Rehab Center Neglect – Cancer Patient
  • $400,000 Hotel fire death ($375,000 verdict plus $25,000 settlement)
  • Recovered $400,000 recovery in a slip and fall case on ice outside a storeneck and elbow injuries
  • Recovered over $395,000 for disputed RSD
  • $350,000 – Nursing Home Negligence and Violations of Resident’s Rights – Drop/Fall – Fractured Hip – Bedsore
  • $325,000 nursing home neglect – pressure ulcers
  • Recovered $310,000 before trial for severe leg fractures sustained in a slip and fall
  • $310,000 – Hospital Nursing Neglect – Bedsores
  • $300,000 – Nursing Home Neglect/Violation of NH Resident’s Rights – Hypoglycemic Event/Medication Error
  • $300,000 Nursing Home Neglect – Bedsores for about 40 days
  • $300,000Slip and Fall During Storm-Fractured Prosthetic Knee
  • $300,000 settlement during trial for motor vehicle/truck accident.
  • Recovered $300,000 before trial for slip and fall that occurred during storm and was caused by defective parking lot conditions
  • $300,000 settlement through mediation against a nursing home for pressure ulcers on both heels
  • Recovered $290,000 before trial for warehouse negligence in a case where the victim had prior injuries
  • $275,000 settlement-nuring home negligence-15 day residency in nursing home with single pressure ulcer to heel that was not documented in nursing home’s records
  • $265,000 settlement recovered for a Nursing Home Neglect Case involving a fractured hip
  • 260,000Nursing Home Neglect – Fracture Prosthetic Hip/Hip – Pressure Ulcer
  • $250,000 Policy Settlement, Despite Defense Use of Seatbelt Expert
  • $170,000 for fall on defective stepsLisfranc injury/foot fractures
  • $115,000 settlement for negligent security – 3 hour abduction after a carjacking at a mall parking lot

Areas of Practice:

  • Animal Bites — Plaintiff
  • Construction Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home Injuries
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Slip and Fall — Plaintiff
  • Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
  • Certification/Specialties:
  • Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2002

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1994
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004

Education:

  • Rutgers School of Law – Camden, Camden, New Jersey, 1993
    Juris Doctor
  • Rutgers University School of Business, Camden, New Jersey, 1990
    Bachelor of Science
    Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Board of Governors, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • The American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group

 

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