99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Areas of Practice
Medical Liability Defense
St. John’s University School of Law: JD: 2005
Iona College: B.A., Spanish, Summa Cum Laude: 2003
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States District Court, Northern District of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Western District of New York
As a partner at the firm, Doreen Dufficy is responsible for defending hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions and federal civil rights actions.
Prior to joining HPM&B, Doreen was employed as a staff attorney for a large Health Network located in Brooklyn and Queens comprised of three major non-for-profit hospitals, two nursing homes, a prominent physician’s group and various affiliated for-profit and non-for-profit entities. She has experience in the following areas of law: medical malpractice, labor and employment, commercial litigation, general liability and risk management and corporate compliance.
Doreen rotated through both the Kings and Queens District Attorneys offices as well as litigated domestic violence and custody cases in family and community courts in the five boroughs. She also worked for a non-for-profit Elder Law Center.
Doreen is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association, New York Trial Lawyer’s Association, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York State Women’s Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, and Queens County Women’s Bar Association.
During the winters, Doreen volunteers her time as a ski instructor for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities at the Adaptive Sports Foundation – Windham Mountain. She also volunteered to house a wounded veteran and his family in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sport’s Annual Adaptive Watersport Festival.
In 2010, Doreen was the first female participant who, together with her HPM&B colleagues, helped raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by cutting off 10” of her hair and donating it to Locks of Love.
She is conversant in Spanish
Verdicts & Cases
Summary Judgment Dismissal
HPM&B recently obtained summary judgment dismissal of a medical malpractice action on behalf of a major teaching Hospital in New York City. Plaintiff claimed the defendant Hospital failed to timely and properly diagnose and...Read More