Larry Bloomstein Obtains a Directed Verdict
July 2014 –
Mr. Bloomstein obtained a directed verdict in Supreme Court, Suffolk County in a case involving allegations of orthopedic malpractice. Plaintiff claimed that Aaronson Rappaport’s orthopedic surgery client mistakenly diagnosed her as having arthritis of the knee and unnecessarily performed an arthroscopy, leading to significant knee deformity and the need for a total knee replacement. At trial, the plaintiff called two orthopedic surgery experts, including a subsequent treating surgeon who served as the director of the knee service at a foremost orthopedic hospital in Manhattan. Through cross-examination, Mr. Bloomstein was able to neutralize these allegations, which led the court to dismiss the action at the close of the plaintiff’s case.