We are proud to announce that our long term members, Jeffrey B. Bloom and Ben B. Rubinowitz have become Name Partners. Between them Jeff and Ben have over 50 years of experience advocating for the rights of the catastrophically injured. The Firm will now be known as Gair,Gair,Conason,Steigman, Mackauf,Bloom & Rubinowitz
Our Partner Ben B. Rubinowitz is The Chair of The NYSTLA Seminar Successful Examination of Expert Witnesses . The seminar will be held on June 9 and 16, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at 132 Nassau Street, N.Y., N.Y. The following topics will be covered;
– Direct and Cross of an Accident Reconstructionist
– Direct and Cross of a Life Care Planner
Following a six week trial in New York Supreme Court before Judge Paul Feinman, our Partner, Ben B. Rubinowitz obtained a jury verdict of $27,500,000.00.
The plaintiff, Gloria Aguilar, was a 45 year old woman, returning from work. As she was crossing 50th St at 10th Ave, a New York City Transit Authority bus made a right turn into her. The bus knocked her down and then ran over her left leg. Although the leg was attached “by a thread”, the doctors at Bellevue Hospital were unable to perform microsurgery due to the crush injuries from the 40,000 pound bus. Ms Aguilar underwent multiple surgeries and eventually had an above-the-knee amputation.
The defendant Transit Authority claimed that Ms Aguilar was outside of the crosswalk at the time she was struck, that she failed to look and walked into the side of the Bus.
Our Partner Jeffrey B. Bloom will be speaking at this program to be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 through Thursday, March 26, 2009 at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania 401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd St.) New York, N.Y.
This Bridging the Gap program is designed for recent law school graduates and newly admitted attorneys to “bridge the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Learn practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners and get the skills you need to make a smooth transition from law student to attorney.
Jeff will be speaking on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 on COMMENCING A CIVIL LAWSUIT IN NEW YORK STATE. For more information click here.
Our Partner Robert L. Conason is on The Faculty of This program which will be held from October 12 – 14, 2009 at the Marriott Eastside Hotel, New York, New York.
This CME program is designed to cover clinical aspects of breast imaging including conventional and digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and interventional procedures, as well as medicolegal issues. The faculty consists of nine nationally and internationally recognized experts. The program of lectures and panel discussions will be filled with “take home” information that should benefit every breast imaging practice. Bob will be speaking on October 14, 2009 0n Breast Imaging Malpractice: An Attorney’s Perspective. For more information click here.
Our Partner, Stephen H. Mackauf is The Co-Chair of The American Conference Institutes’s 8th Annual Advanced Forum on Preventing, Managing and Defending Claims of Obstetric Malpractice. The Forum will be held on June 23 & 24, 2009 at The Union League of Philadelphia-Philadelphia, PA. Stephen will also be participating in a Post-Conference Workshop on June 24th, “The Attorney’s Guide to Handling an Infant Brain Injury Case from Start to Finish.” Stephen will also be speaking on Fetal Monitoring and Surveillance: Making the Right Decisions Based on the Right Information. For more information click here.
Our Partner Stephen H. Mackauf will be participating in a two day Seminar, “Defending the Delivery Team: Obstetric Malpractice” sponsored by Legal iQ. The program will be held in San Francisco on April 28th and 29th, 2009. Stephen will be discussing the Plaintiff’s perspective. For more information click here.
Although the granting of Summary Judgment motions in New York Automobile Accidents is rare our Partner Howard S. Hershenhorn, Partner Rhonda E. Kay on the brief, successfully argued the denial of Plaintiff’s Summary Judgment Motion in Kelly v. City of New York et al. Notably, The Court relied on Kirchgaessner v Hernandez, 40 AD3d 437 ) another one of Howard’s successful reversals of a denial of a Plaintiff’s Summary Judgment Motion in an Automobile Accident Case.