Larry D. Bloomstein, Partner

Larry Bloomstein’s litigation and trial expertise includes the defense of complex medical malpractice and general liability claims within New York and New Jersey. Larry represents hospitals, multi-disciplinary practices, medical groups, individual physicians, nurses, physician assistants and other practitioners within matters involving: neurosurgery and neurology; Ob/Gyn; cardiology; bariatric, general, orthopedic, cardiothoracic, plastic and vascular surgery; cancer diagnosis and treatment; interventional, diagnostic and neuroradiology; anesthesia/pain management; pediatrics; emergency room medicine; and COVID-19 claims.

Highlights of Larry’s trial results include:

  • Defense verdict for GI/advanced endoscopist in case involving colon perforation during a complex polypectomy leading to emergent surgical repair, followed by delayed bleeding requiring transfusions and further repair.
  • Secured discontinuance during trial for a spinal surgeon who allegedly mismanaged a thoracic burst fracture, thereby causing permanent spinal cord injury, paraplegia, and incontinence.
  • Defense verdict for a hospital in a wrongful death suit alleging a cardiac patient suffered a fatal arrest three hours after being discharged home.
  • Defense verdict for a surgeon accused of causing extensive facial burning and scarring due to claimed misuse of a laser device.
  • Defense verdict for a plastic surgeon charged with negligent nasal and forehead reconstruction surgery following Mohs removal of extensive skin cancers.
  • Defense verdict for a pediatrician who allegedly failed to diagnose malignant melanoma and who purportedly altered the office EMR as part of a “cover-up.”
  • Defense verdict for a vascular surgeon who allegedly misplaced, and then failed to retrieve, a vena cava filter, which then migrated to the heart, damaged the superior vena cava and right atrium, and caused the patient’s death.
  • Defense verdict for a general surgeon claimed to have clipped the common hepatic duct during laparoscopic gallbladder removal.
  • Defense verdict for a radiologist charged with causing a severe anaphylactic reaction due to contraindicated use of IV contrast.
  • Defense verdict for a plastic surgeon for claims stemming from a bilateral brachioplasty.
  • Directed verdict at trial for an orthopedic surgeon charged with improper performance of knee arthroscopy causing osteonecrosis and the need for a total knee replacement.

Larry received his B.A. from Rutgers College and graduated cum laude from Pace University School of Law, where he served as an editor of Pace Law Review. He is admitted to the New York and New Jersey state bars, and to federal court within the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the 2d Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his defense work, Larry is actively involved in continuing legal education, mentors the firm’s junior attorneys, served as an “Attorney Courtroom Ethics” panelist at the NYS Bar Association’s Annual Conference, and has lectured on legal topics, including: voir dire, taking and defending depositions, and medical records analysis. His past pro bono work includes successfully obtaining political asylum for a targeted Liberian refugee. Larry also serves as president of the Board of Trustees of the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills, New York.