Aaronson Rappaport Attorneys recognized as 2022 NY Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Aaronson Rappaport is once again honored to have 21 attorneys recognized as 2022 NY Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Congratulations go to: Super Lawyers Dawn Adelson Robert J. Cecala Robert J. Chappell Robert Deutsch David Dince Peter Fazio Craig Fenno Sandy Gold Andrew Kaplan Philip Lerner Nick Marotta Robert Melnick Nancy Pennie Lawrence W. Rosenblatt Barbara Ryan Deirdre E. Tracey Rising Stars Amelia R. Choyne Allison Landwehr-Moshel Daniel Milstein Mallory Turk Margot P. Weisberg

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Phillip HoSang obtains discontinuance at trial as NYS Supreme trial schedule picks up speed.

As NYS Supreme Court trials get back to “normal,” congratulations are in order for Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Phillip HoSang, for his recent success in obtaining a discontinuance for his physician-client at the end of plaintiff’s direct case in Kings County. The client, a Primary Care Physician (“PMD”), was accused of failing to appreciate the plaintiff’s complaints of diarrhea and failing to send the plaintiff for tests that would have led to the discovery of the plaintiff’s ulcerative colitis. The plaintiff was under the care of a gastroenterologist at the time. Plaintiff’s counsel discontinued the PMD after the end of plaintiff’s

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Larry Bloomstein secures Discontinuance during Suffolk County Trial!

Congratulations to ARFD Partner Larry Bloomstein, who started the new year off with a discontinuance during trial in Suffolk County. Larry represented an orthopedic spinal surgeon against claims of improper diagnosis and management of a thoracic vertebral burst fracture.  Plaintiff claimed the development of spinal cord compression that necessitated emergent decompression surgery, which then resulted in lower extremity paraplegia and bowel and bladder incontinence. Larry’s cross examination of plaintiff’s neurosurgery expert aggressively attacked the foundations of the expert’s opinions and revealed that the expert lacked the necessary expertise to offer a reliable opinion on the applicable standard of care, leading

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Lawrence Rosenblatt successfully argues for summary judgment in bed sore case in Brooklyn

Lawrence Rosenblatt obtained summary judgment for a Brooklyn hospital in a bed sore case in Kings County where, it was alleged, his client and co-defendant institutions allowed the decedent to develop multiple bed sores, leading to osteomyelitis and death. During oral argument, Lawrence focused, inter alia, on the deficiencies in the plaintiff’s expert’s affirmation, arguing that the expert’s opinions did not properly provide causal connection – to either conscious pain and suffering or death-  to the stage 2 ulcer that developed at his client’s institution.  Upon questioning by the Court, plaintiff’s counsel conceded that their expert grouped all of the

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ARFD team of Robert Chappell and Julia Harvey win summary judgment.

Aaronson Rappaport partner, Robert Chappell, and associate, Julia Harvey, successfully obtained a summary judgment dismissal on behalf of their clients, a hospital and individual provider, in a case involving allegations that the infant-plaintiff sustained brain damage and shoulder dystocia during labor and delivery. With the support of expert witnesses in the field of obstetrics/gynecology and pediatric neurology, Rob and Julia successfully argued that there was no departure from the good and accepted standard of care in delivering and caring for the infant. Congratulations to Rob and Julia, and our ARFD clients!

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