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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Two more successful summary judgment motion outcomes for ARFD clients

Lawrence W. Rosenblatt and his team were able to achieve dismissals on behalf of multiple ARFD clients in April and May in two  cases – in Queens and Kings Counties – as a result of summary judgment motions. The Queens matters involved issues surrounding the performance of emergent neurosurgical treatment by two neurosurgeons.  It was claimed that these defendants improperly utilized lysing agents during emergent surgical intervention of a patient who stroked during an aneurysm surgery.  The plaintiff further alleged that, as a result, the patient suffered a brain bleed, became neurologically compromised and untimely expired years later from this condition. 

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Another DV for Larry Bloomstein and Aaronson Rappaport client

March 2018 – Congratulations to Larry Bloomstein and his team for successfully defending an Aaronson Rappaport client, a plastic surgeon, at trial in New York County! The plaintiff claimed the defendant surgeon improperly performed facial laser skin resurfacing in conjunction with PRP fat implantation into both temples. The claimed injuries included facial burns, MRSA infection as well as permanent scarring and hair loss. Mr. Bloomstein was able to clearly explain the medical care at issue, resulting in the jury unanimously finding in favor of the surgeon on all counts.

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Lawrence Rosenblatt obtains a directed verdict in Dutchess County after two-week trial

March 2018- Congratulations to Lawrence Rosenblatt and his team for a second successful defense of an Aaronson Rappaport client in March 2018. Mr. Rosenblatt was able to convince the court that the plaintiff did not offer sufficient evidence at trial to allow the case to go to the jury.

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An Aaronson Rappaport March Trifecta! Samuel Shapiro Successfully Defends another Client in the Bronx

March 2018- Samuel Shapiro and his team successfully defended another Aaronson Rappaport client in the Bronx, resulting in a defense verdict. This was no easy task given that Bronx County is widely viewed as a “plaintiff-friendly” venue for medical malpractice cases. Well done! This win was the third trial victory for an Aaronson Rappaport client in March.

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Another Defense Verdict for Craig Fenno and an Aaronson Rappaport Client in Kings County

February 2018 – Congratulations to Craig Fenno and his litigation team for another defense verdict in Kings County. In this wrongful death matter, the plaintiff contended that the patient, who died 36 hours after undergoing shoulder replacement surgery performed by our client, should have been sent to a telemetry unit her surgery. The plaintiff argued at trial that had the patient been placed on a telemetry unit, her fatal arrhythmia could have been detected and treated preventing her death. Mr. Fenno successfully explained to the jury that the treatment that would have been rendered for this sudden cardiac event would

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Rupa Banik and Jennifer Kavallieratos Elected to Aaronson Rappaport Partnership

January 2018 – The firm is pleased to announce that Ms. Banik and Ms. Kavallieratos have been elected to the Partnership of Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP.

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