January 27, 2020

"Critical to the defense of any medical malpractice claim at trial is neutralizing and eliminating sympathy from the pool of prospective jurors that will ultimately render a verdict as to whether the defendant physician is liable for the patient-plaintiff’s injuries. This is especially true when the injured party is a child.

Children are attractive prospective plaintiffs for...

January 27, 2020

Senior Partner Daniel L. Freidlin was granted summary judgment for our client obstetrician/ gynecologists in Suffolk County Supreme Court. Plaintiff alleged that our three defendant obstetrician/gynecologists negligently performed a hysterectomy and then failed to diagnose a vesicovaginal fistula postoperatively.  After conservative treatment with a pessary failed, plaintif...

January 27, 2020

Senior Partner William P. Brady obtained a dismissal on a summary judgment motion, or in the alternative, for a frye hearing in a case involving a plaintiff with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The plaintiff alleged that our client doctor delayed the diagnosis and treatment by 24-36 hours.  The Court found that our client doctor established that earlier diagnosis and treatme...

January 22, 2020

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP Announces Four New Partners of the Firm Effective January 1, 2020 –

Michael F. Bastone, Jayne L. Brayer, Conrad A. Chayes, Jr. and Elizabeth J. Sandonato

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP  (MCB) is pleased to announce the promotion of four talented attorneys to our team of partners, effective January 1, 2020. Each has demonstrated outstanding lega...

On January 6, 2020, the statewide salary history ban, Labor Law Section 194-A, went into effect for New York. The law prohibits both public and private employers from asking prospective or current employees about their salary history, including compensation and benefits, either orally or in writing. The law applies to all positions that will be based primarily in the state,...

January 6, 2020

MD News Article: Sexual Harassment Training: Are You in Compliance? By Valerie K. Ferrier - published in the January 2020 edition of MD News Long Island.

"Both New York State and New York City law now require annual sexual harassment training for all employees. The laws overlap and in some cases conflict, making proper implementation tricky for employers. The deadline for c...

December 16, 2019


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MCB Congratulates 11 Attorneys on Their Selection to 2019 Super Lawyers – New York

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, December 2019 – Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is proud to announce that 11 Partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Super Lawyers listing. Eight Partners have been selected to Super Lawyers and three Partners have bee...

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