Second Summary Judgment Win of the Year for ARFD Of Counsel, Patrick Mevs!

ARFD Of Counsel Patrick P. Mevs, with key assistance from associate Mallory Turk, successfully obtained a summary judgment dismissal of all claims against a prominent metropolitan hospital in a claim alleging improper administration of psychiatric medications leading to a fall and significant leg fracture.  Plaintiff claimed that the medications in question were excessive and negligently prescribed, and that the hospital failed to properly monitor her.  Through the use of expert witnesses in the fields of psychiatry and nursing, the defendant hospital successfully argued that its physicians administered the proper levels of medication, and the nursing staff appropriately monitored the plaintiff

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The New York Court of Appeals Sides with Aaronson Rappaport

The New York Court of Appeals Sides with Aaronson Rappaport Clients: A major metropolitan teaching hospital and an attending surgeon. Type of Case: Alleged improperly performed gastric banding surgery. Background: Plaintiff alleged that after undergoing a gastric banding procedure to treat longstanding morbid obesity, she developed significant side effects, including severe and persistent nausea and vomiting, as well as malnutrition. In preparation for trial, defense counsel sought authorization from plaintiff to conduct ex parte interviews of two non-parties: a gastroenterologist who treated plaintiff after the surgery, and the surgeon who then reversed the first surgery. Plaintiff refused to provide the defense with the

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Late Attempt to Switch Medical Theories is Blocked

Late Attempt to Switch Medical Theories is Blocked Client: A world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and a prestigious hospital. Type of Case: Alleged negligent performance of left total hip replacement surgery. Background: The plaintiff underwent a cemented left total hip replacement, after which she developed permanent paralysis of the left foot. The plaintiff claimed the defendant orthopedic surgeon utilized excess cement during the procedure, thereby causing the cement to protrude from the hip socket and damage the sciatic nerve. Suit Filed: The case was brought by the plaintiff in New York State Supreme Court, New York County. Action Strategy: Aaronson Rappaport was

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Key Expert is Precluded, Forcing Favorable Settlement

Key Expert is Precluded, Forcing Favorable Settlement Client:  A large metropolitan medical center and its affiliated physicians. Type of Case:  Claimed negligent gastric bypass surgery and post-operative treatment. Background:  A 53-year-old female plaintiff underwent gastric bypass surgery, developed an anastomatic leak post-operatively and required a re-operation, which led to an extended hospital admission that included intubation.  Plaintiff claimed that the bypass surgery was improperly performed, that there was a delay in re-operating and that the endotracheal tube was misplaced.  She further alleged the traumatic nature of the hospitalization led to the development of “post-traumatic fibromyalgia,” a debilitating rheumatological condition that

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