When the idea to form a national birth injury network started germinating in my head back in the early 2000s, the first name that came to mind,” says Jim Sokolove, “was John Blume. In my opinion, he was the go-to guy for medical malpractice cases.”
Blume was the first attorney to join the Sokolove Law National Birth Injury/Medical Malpractice network and he was instrumental in directing the firm to other qualified attorneys around the country to join the group.
“Working with the Sokolove firm has worked out very well for us,” says Blume. “A large percentage of the leads are of high quality. The people at Sokolove are professional and very helpful in maximizing the benefits to both firms.”
With Blume’s track record of success in the medical malpractice arena during the past four decades, he was clearly the right choice to help Sokolove Law kickoff its National Birth Injury/Medical Malpractice network. His firm, Blume Goldfaden Berkowitz Donnelly Fried & Forte, based in Chatham, NJ, has earned a national reputation as one of the country’s premier medical malpractice firms. In the last five years alone, the firm has been recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal for racking up more than 50 settlements and verdicts ranging from $425,000 to $46.7 million.
The firm has four offices, 20 lawyers, a full-time physician, three nurses, and more than 60 support staff. In addition to medical malpractice cases, the firm also handles cases involving products, pharmaceutical, and premises liability as well as industrial/construction and motor vehicle accidents and workers’ comp.