Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Neil Brenes, and his trial team receive unanimous defense verdict in Queens County.

Congratulations to Aaronson Rappaport trial partner, Neil Brenes, and his trial team, Rupa Banik and Susan Formosa, who received a unanimous defense verdict in Queens County on July 30, 2019, on behalf of their client, a gynecologic surgeon. Plaintiff claimed that the surgeon took the wrong approach to surgery by performing a closed laparoscopy, rather than an open laparotomy, during a bilateral partial salpingectomy that allegedly resulted in an intra-abdominal hemorrhage, requiring an emergent laparotomy, in addition to the need for a hysterectomy due to vaginal prolapse and severe pain, causing infertility. At the close of the case, plaintiff’s counsel recommended

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Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Peter J. Fazio, selected as a faculty member at the 47th Annual International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School in California.

Aaronson Rappaport is proud to announce that Peter J. Fazio has been selected as a faculty member at the 47th Annual International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy held at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California. The IADC Trial Academy is the preeminent defense trial advocacy training program that provides an opportunity for lawyers looking to practice fundamental trial skills or those seeking to take their advocacy techniques and tactics to the next level. The seven-day intensive program blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation. More than 4,000 students have completed the program since 1973. The Trial

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Aaronson Rappaport client granted summary judgment in Queens County!

Aaronson Rappaport’s associate attorneys, Daniel Milstein and Daniel Oresajo, successfully petitioned Judge Peter O’Donoghue of the Queens County Supreme Court for summary judgment on behalf of their client, a consulting plastic surgeon, by arguing to limit the duty owed by their client during a vascular surgery that was performed to restore blood flow to the hand of the 78 year old plaintiff, who, ultimately, required an above-the-elbow amputation. The Court granted summary judgment, emphasizing that, in the case of a consulting physician, “Although physicians owe a general duty of care to their patients, that duty may be limited to those medical

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Directed verdict in Kings County for Lawrence Rosenblatt and his trial team.

Last week, Lawrence Rosenblatt and his trial team were able to successfully argue at the close of plaintiffs’ case for a directed verdict on behalf of a urologist in a wrongful death action. It was claimed the patient, a diabetic, deteriorated and died from the effects of septic shock five days after a prostate biopsy and that the death was as a result of the failure to properly place the patient on antibiotics following the procedure and  a failure to appreciate the significance of the patient’s fever after the biopsy.  After the plaintiffs rested, a motion was made to dismiss.  It

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Trial team lead by Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Daniel Nessim, wins defense verdict in New York County.

Aaronson Rappaport celebrates another win for a happy client! Partner, Daniel Nessim, and his trial team received a defense verdict in New York County for their physician client operating an independent gastroenterology practice.  The case involved claims that there was a failure to diagnose celiac disease leading to malabsorption syndrome, overall weakness and nephropathy, requiring the 47 year old plaintiff to use a walker and wheelchair for mobility and need the assistance of a home health aide. In closing, plaintiff asked the jury to aware $10 Million in damages.

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Orthopedic case in Kings County dismissed in its entirety on summary judgment.

Judge Spodek, of Kings County Supreme Court, granted Aaronson Rappaport’s motion for summary judgment on behalf of our orthopedic surgeon client and dismissed the case in its entirety. The defendant faced claims concerning the improper performance of a reduction surgery to address an ankle fracture in a 27 year old patient. ARFD Associate, Daniel Milstein prevailed in arguing that the physician properly exercised his medical judgment and comported with the standard of medical and surgical care at all times. https://cases.justia.com/new-york/other-courts/2018-2018-ny-slip-op-32229-u.pdf?ts=1537219784.

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Unanimous verdict obtained on behalf of ARFD clients by Nicholas Marotta and trial team in Nassau County.

On April 15, 2019, ARFD Partner, Nicholas Marotta, and his trial team of Jessica Seyer and Tivara Grant, received a unanimous defense verdict before Judge Marber of the Supreme Court of Nassau County, State of New York, on behalf of ARFD clients, a dermatologist and the associated practice group. The case involved claims that the defendants failed to timely diagnose basal cell carcinoma of the right parietal scalp, leading to progression of the cancer into the skull, bone and dura, requiring surgical and radiation treatment, with present diminution of activities of daily living, loss of enjoyment of life, and the inability to maintain

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13 Aaronson Rappaport Partners and Of Counsel named as 2019 NY-Metro Super Lawyers! 6 Attorneys named as NY-Metro Rising Stars!

Aaronson Rappaport would like to congratulate our members, of counsel, and associates named as 2019 NY-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! 2019 NY-Metro Super Lawyers: Robert Chappell, Robert Deutsch, Peter Fazio, Craig Fenno, Andrew Kaplan, Philip Lerner, Nick Marotta, Robert Melnick, Nancy Pennie, Jay Rappaport, Lawrence Rosenblatt, Deirdre Tracey, and Barbara Ryan. 2019 NY-Metro Rising Stars: Elise Balaban, Alison Deaner, Lindsay DeCarlo, Kevin Denaro, Allison Landwehr, and Margot Weisberg.  

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Peter Fazio to speak before the American Bar Association on Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation

Aaronson Rappaport is proud to announce that Peter J. Fazio will be speaking at the upcoming 2019 American Bar Association’s Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation seminar at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.  Peter will be presenting on Modern Event Data Recorders. The seminar begins April 3rd and concludes on April 5th, 2019. More information about this event can be found here.  

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Lawrence W. Rosenblatt obtains a medical malpractice defense verdict in Queens County.

ARFD Partner, Lawrence W. Rosenblatt, and his stellar trial team represented an emergency medicine physician, a hospital and health care system in a medical malpractice action alleging a failure to timely diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism in the hospital’s ER, resulting in the death of a 53 year old woman while still in the Emergency Department. The Case was tried for 3 1/2 weeks in Supreme Court, Queens County.  The court allowed six departure questions to go to the jury, including a ‘loss of chance’ jury charge.  The plaintiff requested that the jury award 1.5 million dollars for pain

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