Peter A. Marra Partner
Peter A. Marra serves as co-chair of the Professional Liability Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing hospitals, healthcare entities, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in a variety of matters including professional malpractice, breach of contract, managed care contract and claims issues, policies and procedures, physician credentialing and privileges, HIPAA, antitrust and RICO. He also represents businesses and individuals in matters involving significant personal injuries, fraud, products liability, insurance coverage, estate and fiduciary litigation (will contests) and defense of governmental entities.
Mr. Marra has been approved by the New Jersey Superior Court as a Rule 1:40 Mediator. He also acts as a private mediator and arbitrator.
Mr. Marra was recognized in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by New Jersey Monthly magazine as one of New Jersey’s “Rising Stars, Super Lawyers” * in Health Care. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Health and Hospital Law Sections.
Early in his career, Mr. Marra was a judicial clerk for the Honorable James J. Petrella, Presiding Judge for the Appellate Division; a judicial intern for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; and an assistant to State Senator Robert J. Martin.
Areas of Concentration
Health care, medical malpractice, defense of licensed professionals, professional liability, products liability, labor and employment, fraud investigations, estate and fiduciary litigation, complex civil litigation, and appeals.
- Represented registered nurses in medical malpractice claim alleging that nurses failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of an internal bleed from a lacerated vena cava in a patient following dialysis.
- Represented registered nurses and hospital administrators in medical malpractice claim alleging that defendants failed to monitor a patient suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome resulting in respiratory failure and severe anoxic-ischemic insult to brain, resulting in neurological impairment and personality disorder.
- Represented registered nurse in medical malpractice claim alleging nurse failed to monitor patient following a continuous epidural infusion treatment for reflex sympathetic dystrophy. This resulted in cardiorespiratory arrest and anoxic encephalopathy, which led to the patient's persistent neurological deficit and persistent vegetative state.
- Represented registered nurses in medical negligence matter alleging that nurses failed to remove contact lenses in a minor, resulting in corneal ulcers, vision impairment, and permanent scarring.
- Represented physicians and hospital in medical negligence/product liability matter alleging that medical defendants improperly connected oxygen tube to an infant’s IV port, resulting in the infant’s death.
- Represented physicians, nurses and hospital in medical malpractice claim alleging that defendants failed to diagnose and treat patient during emergency department admission for myocardial infarction, resulting ultimately in her death.
- Represented physicians in medical negligence matter alleging that defendants failed to diagnose and treat acute appendicitis, resulting in minor’s death.
- Represented registered nurses, hospital and rehabilitation facility in medical malpractice claim alleging that nurses failed to monitor, treat, and prevent decubitus ulcers.
- Represented registered nurses in medical negligence matter alleging that the defendants were negligent in resuscitating minor who was admitted for pyelonephritis, resulting in her death.
- Represented registered nurses in medical malpractice claim alleging that nurses failed to provide proper discharge instructions to a patient with a fractured shoulder.
- Represented podiatrists in medical malpractice claim alleging that the physicians improperly performed hammer toe surgery.
- Represented registered nurses in medical malpractice claim alleging that defendants were negligent in positioning patient during cardiac surgery, resulting in injury to her ulnar nerve.
- Represented physician in medical negligence claim alleging improper performance and follow up following gastric bypass surgery.
- Represented radiologist in medical malpractice claim alleging misdiagnosis of fracture.
- Represented physician in medical malpractice claim alleging a failure to treat ovarian cysts and performance of laparoscopy in lack of informed consent.
- Represented registered nurses in medical negligence claim alleging a failure to diagnose and treat a bleed following thrombolytic treatment, resulting in the patient’s death.
- Represented radiologist in medical malpractice matter alleging a failure to diagnose cancer.
- Represented physician in a failure to timely perform vaginal delivery or C Section, resulting in neurological damage
- Conn v. Rebustillo, et. al., _ N.J.Super._, ( App.Div. 2016)
- Sobel v. Long Island Entertainment, 329 N.J. Super. 285 (App. Div. 2000)
- F.F. v. G.A.D.R., 331 N.J. Super. 23 (App. Div. 2000)
- St. James v. Future Finance, 342 N.J. Super. 310 (App. Div. 2001)
- Czepas v. Schenck, 362 N.J. Super. 216 (App. Div. 2003)
- Estate of F.K. v. DMAHS, 374 N.J. Super. 126 (App. Div. 2005)
- Serpa v. Danza, 401 N.J. Super. 371 (App. Div. 2008)
- Frattarola v. Overlook Hospital, UNN-L-5327-02
- Estate of Soto v. Mountainside Hospital, ESX-L-8398-06
- Murphy v. Morristown Memorial Hospital,MRS-1697-06
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