Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is a New York Plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, police misconduct and all types of New York personal injury litigation.

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New York Car Accident Attorney Marijo AdimeyOur partner, NYC auto accident attorney Marijo Adimey is a Program Faculty Member for “Keeping Current with New York Automobile Litigation “, a yearly seminar organised by the New York State Bar Association. She will be speaking Today at the Long Island Melvin Marriott and on March 1st at the CFA Society in Manhattan. During her presentation Marijo will demonstrate how to take a meaningful deposition in an automobile accident case. Other subjects covered in the seminar include:

  • Update and refresher on no-fault litigation coverage,
  • New York’s no-fault threshold laws,
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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Jeff Bloom with client Lissy McMahonThe NY Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhornm, Steigman & Mackauf are happy for the family of our client Lissy McMahon.  New York Governor Cuomo and the state legislative leaders announced that the Governor will sign Lavern’s Law on Tuesday. With the help of our Medical Malpractice Attorney Jeffrey Bloom, Lissy a mother who was misdiagnosed with cancer after the statute of limitations had passed, relentlessly pushed for the passage of this Law. Lavern’s Law moves the starting date of the statute of limitations to the date of the discovery of the misdiagnosis instead of the date the when the misdiagnosis occurred.  Sadly Lissy passed away before the signing of the law. She left behind a 15 year old son (read more in our previous blog).

Jeffrey is the Co-chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Co-Chair of LAWPAC New York, the Trial Lawyers political action committee. In these roles he pushed relentlessly for the passage of the law.

After Cuomo announced that he would sign Lavern’s Law, the family of  Lissy McMahon released the following statement:

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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Ben RubinowitzOur partner, Ben Rubinowitz, a nationally regarded plaintiff’s lawyer, recently lectured at the Winter Urologic Forum sponsored by Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, and University of California Davis.

One of the main topics in his talk focused on the issue of Concurrent Surgeries, or what is commonly referred to as Simultaneous Surgeries.  Although many teaching hospitals throughout the country participate in this practice, Rubinowitz made clear that it is not in the best interests of the patient to have the doctor leave the operating room while treating one patient to attend to another.

Although the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently suggested that Concurrent Surgeries were safe for patients, Rubinowitz challenged that study.

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NY Top Verdicts Personal Injury 2017
The New York Personal Injury Lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom Hershenhorn, Steigman and Mackauf obtained the second and the third highest personal injury verdicts in New York in 2017.

  • On September 28 2017, Ben Rubinowitz, Rachel Jacobs and James Rubinowitz obtained a $71 million verdict for a 19 year old woman who suffered a fracture of her lumbar spine in a car accident. This is the second highest personal injury verdict and the highest car accident verdict in New York in 2017. It is the fourth of all New York verdicts among all categories of law (read more here)
  • Less than a month later, on October 24 2017, Ben Rubinowitz and Peter Saghir obtained a $41.5 million verdict for a 43 year old sanitation worker who was fatally struck by a street sweeper.  This is the thirdd highest personal injury verdict and the highest truck accident verdict in New York in 2017. It is the fifth of all New York verdicts among all categories of law (read more here)
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New york City Personal Injury Lawyer LawyerOur managing partner Ben Rubinowitz has been asked by Columbia, Vanderbilt and University of California Davis Medical Schools to speak about medical malpractice at the 42nd Annual Winter Urologic Forum. The  Forum will take place in Vail Colorado at the Vail  Marriott Mountain Resort from January 13 to January 16 2018.  A Top New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz and all of the lawyers at our firm have successfully resolved thousands of medical malpractice cases for those who have been injured as a result of medical negligence. Ben commented that ” it is truly an honor to have the privilege of speaking to such a distinguished group of doctors. I always find it interesting that the physicians have asked a plaintiff’s lawyer rather than a defendant’s lawyer to deliver the National Lecture on Medical Malpractice.”

This meeting will summarize for practicing urologists and other interested professionals, new concepts in diagnosis and treatment for conditions including local and advanced prostate and bladder cancer, lower urinary tract symptoms, incontinence, urinary tract infection, reconstructive urology, andrology and medical malpractice. At the completion of the meeting, urologists will have been exposed to methods to optimize patient care well maintain patient centricity of care delivery.

The session on Medical Malpractice will take place  on Monday January 15 at 4:00 pm. Ben Rubinowitz will  explain how doctors can protect themselves from being sued and  what  they should do if they are sued.  The moderator for this session will be Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, FACS.

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New York Personal Injury Lawyer Ben RubinowitzOur managing partner, New York Personal Injury Attorney Ben Rubinowitz is the director of a new program developed by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. NTA Drills is a rapid-fire three-day program that focuses on direct and cross-examination of witnesses, including impeachment and expert witness variations, as well as methods for delivering killer openings and summations. It is designed for both new and experienced trial lawyers who want to improve and refine their skills.

The program will take place from December 11th to December 13th 2017 at the NITA Education Center in Boulder Colorado. Attendees will receive 23 CLE credits for their participation in this program.

The “learning by doing” method used during NITA programs ensures that every participant will learn and master amazing new skills such as how to use memory muscle to formulate great questions on the spot or how to think quickly and effectively inside the Courtroom.

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New York Personal Injury Attorney Marijo AdimeyNew York Personal Injury Attorney Christopher DonadioNew york City Personal Injury Lawyer LawyerThree of our New York Personal Injury Lawyers visited Cardozo Law School yesterday night. Marijo Adimey, Christopher Donadio and Ben Rubinowitz gave a demonstration of Opening Statements to second and third year students. For more than a dozen years Cardozo Law has invited lawyers from the firm to conduct trial demonstrations to the students.  Cardozo Law has recognized the quality of the trial lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf and has made clear to their students that they are among the very best trial lawyers in New York. We have a tradition dating back years of speaking at seminars for law students and lawyers. We believe it is an obligation to share knowledge accumulated over many years so that others will be better prepared to represent their clients. To view videos of some of those seminars click here.

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Best Personal Injury Law Firm 2018The New York Personal Injury Lawyers at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, are proud to announce that for the eighth consecutive year the firm has been listed in the newly released 2018 ranking of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®.

For New York City the firm obtained the following rankings:

  • Tier 1 in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
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Jeffrey-Bloom2-150x150Our Partner Jeffrey Bloom on October 11th spoke at “Mount Sinai Update: Breast Imaging Conference” sponsored by The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc.

This CME program is designed to cover clinical aspects of breast imaging including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and interventional procedures, as well as medicolegal issues. Jeff spoke to physicians regarding the plaintiff’s attorney’s perspective on breast imaging malpractice. Jeff has also spoken to emergency room physicians and neonatologists on medical legal issues.

He believes that it is part of our professional responsibility to educate physicians about medical malpractice, patient safety and how to avoid becoming a defendant in a medical malpractice case. Since joining the firm following his graduation from law school he has carved out a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice attorneys in New York.

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New York Personal Injury Attorneys Rubinowitz and TorganIn their Trial Advocacy Column in the New York Law Journal, NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan write: “From a procedural point of view, the real goal of jury selection for the trial attorney is to preserve peremptory challenges. In civil cases in New York each side is allowed only three peremptory challenges; however, each side is allowed an unlimited number of challenges for “cause.”  This article was written in light of the recent political commentary on immigrant status. It is essential that the trial lawyer confront these issues directly or risk an adverse verdict. Unfortunately, certain political speeches have had the effect of improperly targeting immigrants. This article was written to assist Trial Lawyers to overcome such bias and bigotry.

Read the complete column in the “New York Law Journal”