Our NY Medical Malpractice attorneys Jeffrey Bloom and David Larkin settled a wrongful death case for $3 Million for the death of a man overdosed with narcotics
Our client, a man in his fifties, walked into the emergency department of his local hospital with complaints of abdominal pain. He was dead within hours. He left behind a wife and three grown sons.
The nurse receiving the telephone order from the pain management specialist transcribed it incorrectly and raised the dose for Dilaudid to a deadly amount
Congratulations to our partner Richard Steigman for being named 2022 Best Lawyers® Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City. This is a very prestigious designation and we are very proud of Rich for his achievement. Additionally to being named “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice in New York City, Richard was also included in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in New York City. Since 2010, Richard has been included 10 times in the New York City “Best Lawyers® ” list. Richard started working with us as a paralegal. He then obtained his Law degree and officially joined Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf as an attorney in 1997.
We also would like to congratulate the following attorneys at our firm for being selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of Best Lawyers© in New York City:
- Marijo C. Adimey (2016) 
Our managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz will be a faculty member at tomorrow’s virtual 2021 ED Director Forum. He will be lecturing to emergency room physicians for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
In his presentation “Medical Malpractice: Tips to Avoid It and What to Do If Sued!”, he will be discussing various aspects of emergency room medical malpractice including the failure to diagnose heart attacks, strokes, cancer and other cases involving emergency room failures by ER Physicians.
The objective of the lecture is to identify the common mistakes leading to ER medical malpractice, to recognize the typical errors committed after the litigation has begun, to discuss how to prevent malpractice and to understand how to navigate the malpractice process.
Congratulations to our partner Jeffrey Bloom for being listed as the 19th most politically powerful lawyer in New York in the 2020 Law Power 100. Jeffrey serves as the Co-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee and LAWPAC of New York (the Trial Lawyers’ political action committee) for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the trial lawyers as “the single most powerful political force in Albany”.
Jeff has been with our firm since he graduated from law school in 1979. He is recognized as one of the best personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys in New York and has helped his clients successfully achieve numerous multi-million dollar recoveries. Among his notable cases, he served as lead counsel representing the Estate of Joan Rivers in a medical malpractice action arising from her death following surgery at an ambulatory surgical center. Jeff also specializes in cases of cancer patients who have been misdiagnosed. He was instrumental in the 2018 enactment of“Lavern’s Law,” which, for the first time in New York, mandated that the statute of limitations in cases on behalf of cancer patients and their families begins to run when the patient reasonably discovers that he/she has been the victim of malpractice.
A 2020 Law Power 100 Reception will take place tomorrow at The Ainsworth Chelsea in Manhattan.
Our partner Jeffrey Bloom will be speaking about Medical Malpractice at the “Bridging the Gap” Seminar organized by the New York State Bar Association on February 20.
This two-day program dedicated to young attorneys who just finished law school will help them “bridge the gap” between law school and the reality of practicing law in New York State. Participants will built a foundation in the practical skills, techniques, and procedures that are essential to the practice of law.
Jeffrey Bloom will be a member of the program faculty among 12 other lawyers coming from different types of law practices. He will cover the subject of Medical Malpractice. Since graduating from law school in 1979, Jeffrey became one of the most prominent Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New York. He has represented numerous clients who suffered catastrophic personal injury as the result of medical malpractice such as improper care resulting in brain damage and Erb’s palsy or failure to diagnose cancer. He was instrumental in the recent passing of the Lavern Law. He also served as lead counsel representing the Estate of Joan Rivers in a medical malpractice action arising from her death following surgery at an ambulatory surgical center.
Our NY medical malpractice attorney Christopher J. Donadio has been invited to lecture at the ACI Advanced Forum on Obstetrical Malpractice Claims, which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:15 am at the The Union League of Philadelphia at 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Donadio has been asked to provide a plaintiff’s attorneys perspective to the current trends in medical malpractice cases involving shoulder dystocia.
The Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims is an annual event that brings together a faculty of medical experts, risk managers, insurance professionals, and plaintiff and defense attorneys who will provide the attendees with the most up-to-date information on complex medical issues as well as litigation hurdles and strategies.
Failure to recognize signs of shoulder dystoria and to handle the situation proprely can be devastating for the baby
Our managing partner, NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz is honored to be invited to the American Urologic Association’s Annual Meeting 2019 held in Chicago, May 3-6 2019. There he will have the opportunity to speak with Practicing Physicians and Hospital Department Chairs about Medical Malpractice in general and about the pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, In addition, his lecture will focus on doctors’ failure to properly inform their patients of the risks, benefits and alternatives of the proposed treatment, communication errors and recurrent departures from accepted standards of medical care. The goal of the talk is to allow for better patient care.
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