Lawrence W. Rosenblatt, Partner

Lawrence W. Rosenblatt is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Prior to entering law school, Lawrence worked for several Fortune 500 retailers in both management and operations.

As a member of Aaronson Rappaport, Lawrence manages a varied range of complex medical malpractice and civil litigation matters with multi-million dollar exposures from inception through trial, focusing on achieving excellent results in a cost-effective manner. Lawrence has obtained numerous defense and directed verdicts, as well as dismissals on summary judgment and Frye motions, for his clients throughout New York. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive and Marketing Committees.

Admitted to all New York State courts and the federal courts of New York, Eastern and Southern Districts, Lawrence also manages complex litigation matters in New Jersey.

Separate and apart from his Aaronson Rappaport obligations, Lawrence is an invited member of the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM). Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows. Lawrence has served as CLM’s Chair of its National Medical Malpractice Sub-Committee, and has also been a presenter at CLM’s national and regional conferences on the subjects of defense strategies in high exposure medical malpractice matters as well as Frye and Daubert motion practice. Lawrence is also a former member of the New York City Bar Association’s Medical Malpractice Committee and has achieved a peer-reviewed AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has also been selected and listed for several years by New York -Metro Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers In America, and Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in multiple practice areas.

Specialties: civil litigation, including professional negligence, general liability, premises, construction, auto, products and employment law, with an emphasis on high-exposure medical malpractice, catastrophic injury and general liability matters in the greater New York and New Jersey areas.

Representative Verdicts:

  • Dutchess County – Defense Verdict for a health network and cardio-vascular practice in a medical malpractice action.
  • Kings County – Directed Verdict for a urologist in a medical malpractice/wrongful death action. After the plaintiffs rested, having only elicited a sole hypothetical departure from their expert, a motion was made to dismiss.  Mr. Rosenblatt was argued that the trial transcript demonstrated that the factual predicates raised by the hypothetical departure were proven to be false during Mr. Rosenblatt’s cross examination of the plaintiffs, and that proper proximate cause was not established.  After oral argument and review the trial transcripts, the Court dismissed the case, agreeing with every argument made by Mr. Rosenblatt on behalf of the defendant.
  • Queens County – Defense Verdict for an emergency medicine physician and hospital in a medical malpractice/wrongful death action, wherein it was claimed that a 53 year-old patient deteriorated and died as a result of malpractice.  Notably, following closing arguments the jury unanimously (6-0) found Mr. Rosenblatt’s clients not liable on all six departure questions that the Court allowed the jury to consider.
  • Kings County – Directed Verdict for a defendant hospital in a medical malpractice/wrongful death action, wherein it was claimed that the patient deteriorated and died as a result of a foreign body being left in the patient after surgery.  Affirmed on appeal.
  • Kings County – Defense Verdict in medical malpractice/wrongful death action, wherein it was claimed that the defendant failed to properly monitor and appreciate worsening vital signs, leading to the arrest and death of a patient in his 50s during an elective colonoscopy.
  • Kings County – Defense Verdict in a medical malpractice action, resulting in a permanent foot drop.  Following closing arguments, the jury found for Mr. Rosenblatt’s client, returning  it’s verdict in under 15 minutes.
  • Richmond County – Defense Verdict for a defendant in a medical malpractice action, resulting in need for staged wherein it was claimed there was a failure to adequately treat an alleged deep knee infection following surgical revision of a prior knee replacement and leading to permanent ambulation difficulties.
  • Dutchess County – Directed Verdict for a defendant hospital in a medical malpractice action, wherein it was claimed that the hospital was vicariously liable for the actions of the co-defendant general surgeon.  Mr. Rosenblatt successfully argued at close of evidence that the plaintiff did not elicit sufficient evidence during trial to allow an apparent agency theory to be considered by the jury.

News

Articles

600 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
212-593-6700

390 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
516-281-9600