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A very well organized network of profiteer personal injury law firms, doctors, marketers and finance executives have teamed up together to try to make profit out of women who previously had a vaginal mesh surgery by leading them into believing something is wrong with their implant. A recent article in the New York Time looks at the cases of multiple women who previously had a vaginal mesh implant and were contacted by unidentified callers lying to them and pretending that their implants were defective to lure them into expensive, dangerous and unnecessary surgery.

Hired and trained by a marketing company, the callers usually know most of the medical history of the women that they were calling. Victims of these calls are often told that if they don’t undergo surgery to remove the mesh they might die. The caller then set the woman up with:

  • the law firm that initially hired the marketing company
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Daniel-Pollack-1Failing to call an expert witness in criminal child maltreatment cases can be legal malpractice that can result in a substantial likelihood of a miscarriage of justice. In  a recent article Daniel Pollack, a professor at Yeshiva University’s School of Social Work in New York City analyzes when a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel may be supported in the child welfare legal arena.  To do so, Pollack uses the example of People of the State of Michigan v. Ackley (2015). In this specific case Leo Ackley was convicted by a jury of first-degree felony murder and first-degree child abuse following the death of his girlfriend’s young daughter. During the trial five medical experts testified the daughter died as the result of injuries that were caused intentionally. Ackley’s attorney didn’t call any expert to refute the prosecution expert testimony or to support the defendant’s theory of the case. Ackley’s attorney’s decision not to retain an expert witness for his client was considered by the Michigan Supreme Court  “ineffective assistance of counsel”.

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New York personal injury attorney Stuart Schlesinger won $875,000 in a medical malpractice lawsuit for a client but the client never saw the money. Margaret Last, a a former executive assistant turned to attorney Stuart Schlesinger after a treatment from a podiatrist left her in so much pain that she had to start using a wheelchair or a cane to get around. She was relieved after Stuart Schlesinger was able to win $875,000 in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the podiatrist. However a year after, Margaret Last still hasn’t received any of her money according to a lawsuit that she filed against Schlesinger.

It is not the first time that Schlesinger has committed legal malpractice. He was arrested in December for defrauding clients of over $3 Million dollars in settlement proceeds.

The conduct of this NYC personal injury attorney is a disgrace to our entire profession. This is exactly what a lawyer should not be. Most of the lawyers who practice in the personal injury field, as we do, put their clients interest first and work to serve their needs. The fact that a lawyer could steal a seriously injured person’s money is unacceptable. The harshest possible sentence should be handed down against Stuart Schlesinger because he broke the most basic bond of trust between lawyer and client.

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Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is proud to announce that 10 of their New York Personal Injury Lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

Marijo AdimeyJeffrey B. Bloom, Seymour Boyers, Anthony H. Gair, Howard S. Hershenhorn, Stephen H. Mackauf, Ben B. Rubinowitz, Christopher Sallay and Richard M. Steigman were selected in the following practice areas:

Marijo Adimey, listed in Best Lawyers since 215