5 ARFD attorneys recognized as 2018 NY-Metro Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers only recognizes 2.5% of all NY attorneys, under the age of 40 or have been practicing under 10 years, as Rising Stars. Congrats to ARFD’s Rising Stars! Alison Deaner – Medical Malpractice, Products Kevin Denaro – Medical Malpractice Allison Landwehr – Schools & Education, Administrative Law Deirdre Tracey – Appellate Alexis Vigilante – Medical Malpractice

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Congratulations to Jonathan Meister, ARFD’s new Managing Partner

Aaronson Rappaport is pleased to announce that it has elected Jonathan A. Meister to membership in the firm and has been selected as the firm’s next managing partner. Jonathan will be Aaronson Rappaport’s 3rd managing partner.   Jonathan has been extensively involved in the day-to-day management of the firm for many years, working under both Mark Feinstein and thereafter Nancy Steproe, who will soon begin a well-earned retirement .  Jonathan’s experience ensures a seamless transition in the day to day operation of the firm going forward.  Jon’s dedication to the firm is evidenced by all hard work and long hours he puts in every day on behalf

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Summary judgment in neurologically-impaired infant case

Congratulations to the team of Nick Marotta, Nanor L. Terjanian and Michelle N. Lopez, successfully obtaining summary judgment in Queens County in a case involving claims that malpractice caused a infant to be born neurologically impaired. The plaintiff had alleged that Aaronson Rappaport’s client failed to provide proper prenatal medicine consultations and thus timely diagnose Intrauterine Growth Restriction (“IUGR”), resulting in serious global developmental delays and brain/central nervous system injuries to the infant.  Supported by strong, well- written expert affirmations, Aaronson Rappaport convincingly demonstrated that at all times its client rendered good and accepted care.  The plaintiff, unable to refute the strong

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New York’s “Good Samaritan Law” and the use of AEDs

The ancient parable of the “Good Samaritan” — exemplifying one who voluntarily assists a stranger (or even an enemy) in imminent danger without expectation of reward — remains a powerful and honored concept and one that has been statutorily codified within the New York Public Health Law to protect volunteers who render emergency medical assistance. In Miglino v. Bally Total Fitness, the New York Court of Appeals clarified the interplay between the “Good Samaritan” law and New York’s General Business Law, which requires certain “public” institutions, including health clubs, to maintain automatic external defibrillators. In doing so, the court extended

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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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