** COVID19 Pandemic Update **

  Along with our business partners, ARFD is continuing to monitor and adapt to the COVID19 pandemic.  ARFD reviews the daily public health updates, as well as the local, State, and Federal Governments’ statements in an effort to both protect the ARFD family and to continue our daily work.   Recognizing that the COVID19 pandemic has created personal difficulties, along with altering the way we usually do business, we are pleased to report that ARFD remains fully operational. While we had always hoped not to have to use many of our previously developed contingency plans, we have been, are able

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11 ARFD attorneys recognized in ‘Best Lawyers in America’ (2023 Edition)!

Aaronson Rappaport is proud to announce the nominations of 8 attorneys as 2023’s Best Lawyers in America and 3 attorneys as 2023’s Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch.  Congratulations to: The Best Lawyers in America (2023 Edition) Dawn A. Adelson Robert J. Cecala Sanford Gold Philip D. Lerner Nicholas J. Marotta Robert S. Melnick Lawrence W. Rosenblatt Barbara A. Ryan The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2023 Edition) Jessica Seyer Nanor L. Terjanian Margot P. Weisberg

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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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