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Senior Partner Michael Sonkin and Partner Conrad Chayes, Jr.’s motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client, an Internist, was granted by the Hon. Justice Spodek in the Supreme Court, Kings County, resulting in the dismissal of all malpractice and wrongful death claims as against her.  This is an action brought on the behalf of a then-34 year old morbidly obese Decedent, wherein it is alleged that defendants negligently...

Senior Partner John J. Barbera, Partner, Jayne L. Brayer, and Associate, Christopher J. Daniel's motion for summary judgment was granted in a Westchester County Supreme Court Action. The matter involved an 86-year old women who presented to the Emergency Room with stroke-like symptoms. Prior to the decedent’s arrival, the Emergency Room attending physician initiated the stroke code.” Upon arrival, the decedent was evaluated by...

Senior Partner John Barbera and Partner Michael Bastone secured dismissal of all claims against a individually named radiologist in an action pending in Supreme Court, Rockland County. The matter involved a 77-year old women who presented to the Emergency Room with complaints of pain following a fall. She was evaluated by the Emergency Room attending physician, and a series of radiological images were taken and interpreted by...

Senior Partner John Barbera, Partners Ruth Ragan and Michael Bastone’s motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client Hospital, Emergency Room physician and Trauma Surgeon was granted in Suffolk County action dismissing all claims. This case was brought by the estate a 46 year old man who was injured when his tractor trailer crashed into a toll both at a high rate of speed. It was reported that the man was unrestrained in...

Partner, Michael A. Sonkin, and Associates, Kathryn R. Baxter and Nicole S. Barresi's motion on behalf of our client hospital and an individually named internist was granted in a Kings County case involving a married 35 year old father of three children, in which there were claims of a failure to diagnose an aneurysm which ruptured leading to intracerebral hemorrhage and death. The decedent had complained of headaches in the p...

Partners John J. Barbera, Ruth A. Ragan, and Associate, Christopher J. Daniel's motion for Summary Judgment was granted in Supreme Court Orange County. A young patient with several medical problems alleged severe and permanent neurological injuries following a lumbar puncture, (LP), performed by a resident to rule out meningitis.  Despite claiming that the spinal nerve was compressed by a pressure inducing hematoma via a negli...

Senior Partner Sean F. X. Dugan, and Partner, Matthew M. Frank's motion for summary judgment was granted in Nassau County Supreme Court before Judge Steinman.

Plaintiff underwent joint urogynecology and colorectal surgery and later was found to have a skin lesion on her lower back.  Plaintiff claimed the electrosurgical grounding pad used during surgery was misplaced and/or our colorectal surgeon used excessive electrosurgery,...

Partners, Anthony M. Sola, Daniel L. Freidlin, Elizabeth J. Sandonato, and Associate, Kerona K. Samuels' motion for summary judgment was granted dismissing the MCB-defendant physician from the action, venued in  Supreme Court, Queens County.

Plaintiff alleged a failure to diagnose cholecystitis, septicemia, and a perforated gallbladder in September 2012 when she presented to the co-defendant hospital.  We represented an in...

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