David A. Mazie
Attorney David Mazie is Member of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, a law firm in Roseland, NJ. As a lawyer in Roseland, New Jersey, attorney Mazie serves Essex County, as well as clients throughout New Jersey.
Areas of Practice
- Appellate Practice
- Auto Accident
- Birth Injury
- Brain Injury
- Civil Rights
- Class Action
- Defective / Dangerous Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall
- Truck Accidents
|Law School||:||George Washington School of Law|
David Mazie is an acclaimed New Jersey trial lawyer and a senior partner in Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, a prominent New Jersey law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, products liability, personal injury, professional liability, complex commercial litigation, class actions, birth injury, brain damage, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.
Mr. Mazie's adversaries are acutely aware that he will take his cases to trial if they do not settle for what he demands. In fact, many of his verdicts and settlements have set records, such as the landmark $135 million liquor liability verdict against Aramark which is the largest personal injury verdict in New Jersey history, the $33.9 million NJ products liability settlement which is the largest product liability recovery in New Jersey history, an $18.5 million NJ birth injury malpractice jury verdict which is the largest birth injury recovery in new Jersey history, a $15.75 million NJ accounting malpractice settlement, a $12 million NJ medical malpractice/wrongful death jury verdict, and a confidential settlement in the landmark case of Ravin Sarasohn vs. Lowenstein Sandler involving claims of unfair competition by one law firm against another law firm.
Super Lawyers Magazine has described Mr. Mazie as a "Warrior" who is "relentless, aggressive and creative." The New Jersey Law Journal named Mr. Mazie the New Jersey Lawyer of the Year. Mr. Mazie is routinely quoted in newspapers and magazines, and regularly makes television appearances regarding his cases.
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman was founded in 2007. Since its founding, Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman has grown to a size of 10 attorneys. Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman is located in Essex County New Jersey.
Motor vehicle accidents, class actions, defective products, personal injury, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, brain injuries, burn injuries, work-site accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, birth injuries, Lasik malpractice, defective hip replacement, vaginal mesh failure.
$135 million verdict for alcohol liability lawsuit involving a multibillion-dollar international food and beverage company that sells beer at Giants Stadium.The company sold alcohol to a visibly drunk fan, who later caused a car accident that paralyzed a 7-year old girl. This case was later remanded by the appellate court, and subsequently settled prior to a new trial.
$80 million class action settlement against auto manufacturers Volkswagen and Audi. Volkswagen and Audi agreed to pay out more than $80 million to settle a pair of class action lawsuits over leaky sunroofs and faulty drainage systems involving 3 million automobiles built between 1997 and 2009. The settlement was approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz.
$39 million class action settlement. Sutter v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Physician Class Action settlement. Under the settlement agreement, Horizon BCBSNJ has committed to implement significant business practice improvements related to physicians to increase transparency in payment of claims, reduce administrative overhead, and improve interactions between the health plan and physicians. These improvements will help enhance the efficiency and quality of the health care delivery system in New Jersey.
$38.5 million class action settlement against Honda and Acura for defects in air conditioning systems.
$33.9 million product liability settlement. This was a confidential settlement involving a worker injured by a defective product in the workplace. This is the largest product liability settlement in New Jersey history.
$18.5 million birth injury medical malpractice jury verdict for delayed C-section. This was a case in which the plaintiff was experiencing fetal distress during labor, but the defendant physicians failed to call for a timely C-section. As a result of the delayed C-section, the child was born with cerebral palsy. After a 4 week jury trial, the jury rendered an $18.5 million verdict. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the largest birth injury delayed C-section recoveries in New Jersey history.
$15.75 million settlement of accounting malpractice case. This case involved allegations that malpractice by an accounting firm resulted in erroneous financial statements, which allegedly allowed an insolvent company to continue in business. The case settled for $15.75 million, which brought the total recovery by our law firm in litigation relating to the insolvent company to $25 million.
$15.3 million verdict against insurance company. This was a case in which an insurance carrier declined to pay multiple settlements against a single eye surgeon. Following a two week trial, the trial judge ruled that the insurance carrier, Princeton Insurance Company, had to pay the settlements.
$14.7 million personal injury settlement. In this case the plaintiff suffered Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, as well as peroneal nerve dysfunction, as a result of a car running over his foot.
$12 million medical malpractice verdict for death of 21 year old man after having wisdom teeth removed. This case involved medical malpractice committed by an oral surgeon whose negligence resulted in the death of a 21-year old man within 12 hours after having his wisdom teeth removed. The oral surgeon knew that his patient had an immunity disorder which precluded any surgery or other dental work, yet performed the procedure anyway. A Middlesex County jury returned a verdict in favor of the man's family. With interest, the jury's verdict will exceed $12 million. It is believed that this is the largest oral surgery malpractice verdict in New Jersey and one of the largest in the U.S. history.
$10 million jury verdict for failure to provide police protection. Action brought on behalf of a young child who was severely burned by a Molotov Cocktail explosive device that was thrown into the bedroom of his family's apartment by an unapprehended perpetrator. The jury awarded $10,000,000. in compensatory and punitive damages, which award was reduced by the trial judge to $2,400,000. and affirmed on appeal. The jury found that the police broke their promise to the victim's family to put surveillance on their home on the night of the attack in order to catch the perpetrator in light of prior similar incidents and pending threats against a family member.
$9.7 million verdict for medical malpractice. This was a case on behalf of a man who suffered a severe pelvic injury while donating bone marrow. The jury awarded this amount after a one-week trial against the two hematologist-oncologists who performed the operation. The verdict was later reduced by the trial judge to $1.4 million, based on the judge's finding that the jury award was so high that it shocked the judicial conscience. The case then settled for an undisclosed amount.
$7.8 million settlement of a product liability lawsuit involving a defective ride at an amusement park which resulted in the deaths of two persons. The case involved claims that the ride was improperly designed and manufactured, which resulted in our two clients being ejected from it. The case settled for the sum of $7.8 million.
$7.25 million settlement for professional malpractice involving claims against actuaries of an insolvent insurance company. The case involved claims brought by the New Jersey Banking & Insurance Department on behalf of an insolvent New Jersey insurance company against the company's outside actuaries. The Complaint alleged that the insurance company relied on its outside actuaries to calculate how much money it should set aside for property and casualty reserves, but that the calculations were too low resulting in the insurance company sustaining substantial losses. The case settled for $7.25 million after mediation on February 11, 2005.
$6 million settlement for a bus accident. This was a case involving a pedestrian who was run over by a school bus. As a result of the bus accident, our client suffered severe spinal injuries. The bus driver claimed that our client ran in front of the bus. Through our efforts, we were able to get the bus driver to admit that she lied to the police and that she caused the accident. This bus accident case settled for $6 million dollars.
$5 million settlement for wrongful death resulting from automobile accident. This was a case involving an automobile accident in which a child was killed in front of her family. The case settled prior to trial for the sum of $5 million. The identities of the parties and the specifics of the claims are confidential pursuant to the settlement agreement.
$4.8 million legal malpractice settlement. Fortunato vs. Kranitz Comparet & Sarrow. This was a legal malpractice action filed against a law firm relating to its issuance of erroneous legal opinion letters to a surety bond company. As a result of the erroneous opinion letters, our client issued surety bonds for real estate limited partnerships. The claims ultimately settled for $4.8 million in cash payments and withdrawn claims against our client's liquidating estate.
$4.7 million dollar product liability settlement for burn injuries. This case involves claims that the defendants sold and marketed a defective product which caused extensive burns to our client. The product liability allegations were that the defendants' light was inappropriate for sale to a commercial automotive repair shop. The defective product ignited gasoline which caused extensive burn injuries to our client. This product liability/burn case settled for $4.7 million dollars.
$4.15 million settlement for brain injury. This was a case where plaintiff claimed to have suffered a brain injury after a hutch fell on him while he was on his desk at work. The defense experts claimed there was no brain injury, but that the plaintiff's symptoms were all psychosomatic. Just prior to trial, the defendant settled the case for the sum of $4.15 million. Once again, the firm has achieved one of New Jersey's top 20 verdicts/settlements for the year.
$3.9 million settlement for ENT Sinus Surgery Malpractice. This was a case in in which a woman underwent routine sinus surgery and the ENT surgeon negligently penetrated the orbit of the eye and cut the medial rectus muscle. The woman suffers from double vision and pain due to associated damage to the trigeminal nerve. The insurance carriers for the doctor and medical practice paid their entire insurance policies of $2 million, and the medical practice paid $1.9 million of its own funds in order to settle the case and avoid a trial.