Robert Melnick and his team successful at trial in New York County

Congratulations to Robert Melnick and his litigation team for another defense verdict on behalf of an Aaronson Rappaport client! The case was venued in New York County.  Plaintiff alleged that our client performed an incorrect cervical spinal decompression surgery. As a result, plaintiff claimed he was left with continued compression resulting in the need for an additional surgery and permanent neurological deficits.

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Alison Deaner obtains discontinuance of ARFD clients following filing of summary judgment motion

Alison Deaner, through preparation and well-written summary judgment papers, convinced a plaintiff to drop a lawsuit brought against her clients – no easy feat.  The preparation for such a motion came during precise questioning of the plaintiff at deposition, which eradicated a certain record-keeping issue in the case.  The record-keeping issue resolved, Alison thereafter moved to dismiss the case on the medicine, crafting arguments that convinced plaintiff’s counsel to voluntarily discontinue the case without opposition.  It was Alison’s preparation and obtaining multiple important  admissions she obtained at the plaintiff’s deposition, combined with excellent written advocacy during summary judgment proceedings, that compelled the plaintiff to discontinue

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Another defense verdict for Jay Rappaport and ARFD client

Congratulations to Jay Rappaport and his litigation team for another successful defense of an ARFD client!  The case was tried in New York County and involved claims that ARFD’s client, an orthopedic surgeon, failed to properly diagnose and treat a subluxation of bones in the plaintiff’s foot, and negligently advised the plaintiff to weight bear on the subject foot, resulting in the development of arthritis and need for surgery.  Jay effectively established on cross-examination of the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s expert that a prior injury was so consequential that it would have led to arthritis regardless of the care rendered

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Pre-trial Motion Results in Breast Surgeon’s Discontinuance from Kings County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Larry Bloomstein and Robert Isabella successfully obtained discontinuance of a breast surgeon charged with failing to biopsy a breast with suspicious findings found on mammography.  The patient later died due to metastatic breast cancer.  The litigation team successfully argued  before a Kings County trial judge on the eve of jury selection that a key expert designated to testify against ARFD’s client should be precluded from doing so.  The court sided with ARFD and the claims against the breast surgeon were ultimately discontinued.

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A $30-million rollover claim defeated at trial

A $30-million rollover claim defeated at trial Client: A major domestic automobile manufacturer Type of Case: Vehicle rollover Background: Plaintiffs’ vehicle rolled over 3½ times after allegedly attempting an evasive maneuver at highway speed on a major New Jersey thoroughfare. The driver and one of the rear passengers were killed during the accident. A surviving passenger sustained serious orthopedic injuries and an alleged traumatic brain injury. Suit Filed: The lawsuit brought by the plaintiffs claimed that the vehicle type was inherently unstable due to a narrow track width and high center of gravity. Client’s Concern: The case involved multi-million-dollar exposure

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