Aaronson Rappaport associate, Daniel Milstein, and partner, Sam Shapiro, were recently granted summary judgment on behalf of their client, an internal medicine physician, in a wrongful death matter concerning an alleged delay in diagnosing a dislodged gastrostomy tube leading to respiratory distress, peritonitis, and the plaintiff-decedent’s demise. In granting the motion, the Court agreed that the internist-client comported with the appropriate standards of care when he timely called for the appropriate specialist consult and sent the patient to the Emergency Room after his condition deteriorated. Additionally, the Court agreed that the internist-client did not assume any duty regarding the reinsertion
Aaronson Rappaport is proud to sponsor CenterForce USA’s The Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit in New York City where senior associate, Margot Weisberg, spoke on tackling generational stereotypes.
Aaronson Rappaport was proud to continue its efforts to recognize and support diversity and inclusion in the workplace and professional environment through our sponsorship and participation in another excellent Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit. This year, senior associate, Margot Weisberg, brilliantly tackled generational stereotypes during her panel discussion “Working Through Generational Diversity Among Leaders and Emerging Leaders.” Margot is one of Aaronson Rappaport’s emerging leaders and we were proud to support her as she detailed the benefits and challenges of working across generational divides.
Andrew Kaplan obtains a defense verdict on behalf of general surgeon in Westchester County Supreme Court.
Aaronson Rappaport proudly congratulates trial partner, Andrew Kaplan, on a defense verdict obtained in Westchester County Supreme Court last week. Andrew was supported by his trial team including associates, Nadia Ali and Andrew Benard, and appellate counsel, Deirdre Tracey. The case involved a 56-year-old man, who underwent liposuction and abdominoplasty by the co-defendant physician. Mr. Kaplan’s client, a general surgeon, performed a concurrent hernia repair at the umbilicus at the same time. Plaintiff alleged that, during the liposuction and abdominoplasty, the plaintiff’s cecum was perforated and there was a delay in diagnosing the perforation. After the three week trial, the
Aaronson Rappaport would like to congratulate trial partner, Robert Deutsch, who recently obtained a defense verdict in Queens County after the jury found that the defendant’s care did not cause plaintiff’s injuries. Mr. Deutsch was assisted on the case and at trial by associate, Daniel Oresajo. The case involved claims that the defendant surgeon failed to properly treat plaintiff’s postoperative infection with the appropriate antibiotics. While the jury found for the plaintiff on the liability question of whether the defendant failed to change the antibiotic in question following cultures that revealed a different bacteria not susceptible to the prescribed antibiotic,
10 Aaronson Rappaport Partners recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2020, including Jay A. Rappaport, named Lawyer of the Year!
Aaronson Rappaport would like to congratulate their 10 exceptional Partners, who were recognized by Best Lawyers in American 2020. The firm is particularly honored to congratulate Jay A. Rappaport, one of our founding partners, for being designated as Lawyer of the Year. This recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Their hard work and exemplary efforts on behalf of our clients is what makes Aaronson Rappaport a leading litigation firm. Congratulations to: Robert Cecala – Personal Injury Robert Deutsch – Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Andy Kaplan –
Aaronson Rappaport is proud to announce its participation in The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore’s Back(Pack) to School Corporate Social Responsibility Project.
Aaronson Rappaport proudly donated 370 backpacks filled with school supplies to patients and families of The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore as part of its Back(Pack) to School Corporate Social Responsibility Project. This donation allows many pediatric patients the opportunity to continue their studies and education, despite not being able to attend school due to illness. We look forward to our continued participation with this important and exceptional program. Below is the announcement in The Children’s Hospital’s Pediatrics Weekly Newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/f2f787fe5831/pediatrics-weekly-05012017-1290325?e=ed61797501
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
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
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
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