April 2013 - Lawrence W. Rosenblatt named Chair of CLM Med Mal Sub-Committee
Lawrence W. Rosenblatt was nominated and named National Chair of the Medical Malpractice Sub-Committe for the Council for Litigation Management ("CLM") at its national conference in San Antonio in April.
December 2012 - Ford Motor Company selects ARFD as a 'Go-To' law firm for torts litigation
In attaining this honor, ARFD has been recognized as part of an elite group of law firms that provides exceptional work for the in-house legal departments of Fortune 500 companies.
December 2012 - Defense verdict in Bronx after plaintiff rejects 1.5 million dollars
This matter was tried by Barry Schreiber. The plaintiff claimed to have suffered a perforated sigmoid colon during ooporectomy performed by the defendant Ob/Gyn. It was the plaintiff's contention that the defendant should appreciated and repaired the perforation during the procedure, which would have obviated the need for a colostomy (with subsequent reversal) and 2 lengthy hospital admissions with multiple complications. As a result, the plaintiff claimed various permanent injuries, rendering her unable to work. Barry Schreiber compellingly argued that the perforation was an unfortunate but known complication of the procedure, that the alleged one-day 'delay' in recognizing and repairing it did not impact the plaintiff's course and that she would have required the same type of repair, same hospitalizations, same complications and same reversal of the colostomy. After a trial on all issues, and Barry's forceful summation, the Bronx jury rendered a verdict on behalf of the defendant.
November 2012 - ARFD recognized nationally and locally as a 'Best Law Firm' in Product Liability Litigation and Medical Malpractice
ARFD has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a national Tier 1 law firm in the areas of Product Liability Litigation and Medical Malpractice, and as a NYC Tier 1 law firm in Product Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation
November 2012 - Lawrence W. Rosenblatt to be roundtable panelist at CLM's 2013 annual conference in Texas
Lawrence W. Rosenblatt will be a roundtable panelist on strategies for defending high exposure medical malpractice claims at the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's 2013 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
September 2012 - Jay A. Rappaport Best Lawyer's Product Liability "Lawyer of the Year"
Congratulations to Jay A. Rappaport for being named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 New York City Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year."
August 2012 - Nine ARFD partners named to 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
ARFD is proud to announce the inclusion of nine of its partners in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Medical Malpractice Defense; Personal Injury Defense; Product Liability Defense; and, Health Care Law.
Mark J. Aaronson (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense)
Jay A. Rappaport (Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Product Liability Defense)
Robert S. Deutsch (Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Product Liability Defense)
Robert S. Melnick (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense)
Nicholas J. Marotta (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense)
Richard V. Caplan (Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense)
Nancy L. Pennie (Personal Injury Defense)
Barbara A. Ryan (Health Care Law)
Robert J. Cecala (Personal Injury Defense)
August 2012 - ARFD to co-sponsor CLM's annual Women's Leadership Forum
ARFD will be a national co-sponsor for the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance's ("CLM") annual Women's Leadership Forum, to be held in New York City on October 4, 2012.
July 2012 - ARFD's fifth defense verdict since June 1st
Plaintiff claimed that our client, an orthopedist represented by Craig Fenno, improperly treated a lateral tibial plateau fracture in a 52 year old man resulting in in post-traumatic arthritis and a limp. As a result, plaintiff received 20-30 injections of Lidocaine into the knee and claimed he would need a total knee replacement in the near future with at least one revision during his lifetime. The defense used a surveillance video of plaintiff taking public transportation to work that cast doubt on the extent of plaintiff’s alleged damages. The case was tried in Kings County for three weeks. Plaintiff’s counsel asked for 3 million dollars during his summation. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defense in 30 minutes.
June 2012 - Defense Verdict in Queens County (failure to diagnose breast cancer recurrence)
This trial involved allegations that following a lumpectomy performed by the codefendant surgeon in June of 2006 at defendant hospital, the defendant oncologist was not aggressive enough in her chemotherapy regimen and further failed to appreciate plaintiff’s complaints of a hardness under her arm, contributing to defendants’ collective failure to diagnose the plaintiff’s recurrence of breast cancer; plaintiff’s recurrence diagnosed in September 2007. Phil Lerner represented the defendant hospital and oncologist. After a several week trial in Supreme Court, Queens County, and in less than one hour after beginning deliberations, the jury returned a verdict in favor of all defendants. Phil's verdict was the 4th defense verdict for ARFD in June 2012.
JUNE 2012 - Defense Verdict in Bronx County (failure to diagnose gastric adenocarcinoma)
Dan Nessim was successful in obtaining a defense verdict in Bronx County in a lawsuit alleging wrongful death as a result of an alleged failure to diagnose gastric adenocarcinoma. Mr. Nessim represented the radiologist who interpreted an upper GI series as being consistent with a duodenal ulcer, duodenitis and calcification in the abdomen, which was reported to the internist; the referring internist was represented by seperate counsel. After a several week trial, a defense verdict was rendered as to all defendants.
June 2012 - Defense Verdict in NY County in 30 Minutes (failure to diagnose nerve transection/entrapment)
The plaintiff claimed that the defendant physician failed to diagnose and timely treat plaintiff’s peroneal nerve transection/entrapment after he suffered a serious knee injury in June 2003. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant physician should have performed a peroneal nerve exploration at the same time that a non-party orthopedic surgeon performed a knee reconstruction surgery on August 26, 2003; the peroneal nerve exploration and decompression not occurring until January 12, 2004. Plaintiff claimed that this 'delay' caused the plaintiff permanent injuries, including permanent right foot drop, difficulty walking and inability to continue working as an iron worker. After a six-day trial it only took 30 minutes for a NY jury to render a finding of no liability for the defendant physician represented by Mr. Deutsch.
June 2012 - Defense Verdict in Kings County (ER care)
Barry Schreiber achieved a defense verdict in a wrongful death matter venued in Kings County. This case involved a 22 year old who took over-the-counter stimulants in order to study for a college exam and was found non-responsive the next morning, at which time she was taken to co-defendant hospital. Mr. Schreiber represented the ER attending, who it was alleged improperly medicated the decedent with excessive sedatives causing her to go into respiratory depression, causing hypoxia, cerebral swelling and herniation resulting in death a few days later. The defense was that the medication and dosages administered were proper, the patient was stable at time of admission and her death was due to acute myocardial infarction due to the stimulants she took, which caused pulmonary edema, hypoxia and brain death. The ER attending, and the co-defendants, all received a defense verdict.
June 2012 - International Association of Defense Counsel
Peter Fazio has been accepted into the International Association of Defense Counsel. The IADC is an invitation only, peer reviewed organization, with less than 2,500 members worldwide. It is comprised of senior/general counsel to Fortune 500 corporations, corporate and insurance executives, and corporate and litigation defense attorneys from a select group of firms. Members represent some of the largest corporations around the world, including the majority of companies listed in the FORTUNE 500.
May 2012 - CLM's Professional Liability Committee
Lawrence W. Rosenblatt is an invited member of the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and was recently seated on its Professional Liability Committee.