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Laura S. Murphy Obtains a Unanimous Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County
On July 7, 2022, Laura S. Murphy obtained a defense verdict in Kings County Supreme Court in a podiatric surgery case. This case involved allegations of negligence against a podiatrist in the performance of osteotomies via minimal incision surgery to treat plaintiff’ s hallux limitus (a condition where movement of the big toe is restricted ...
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Laura S. Murphy Secures a Directed Verdict in Civil Court in New York County
Laura S. Murphy obtained a directed verdict on behalf of a podiatrist in a podiatric/medical malpractice case in Civil Court, New York County on April 19, 2022. Plaintiff claimed that  the defendants failed to diagnose, and properly treat, a fractured bone in her foot, resulting in the need for surgery, and permanent injuries.  At the close ...
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Summary Judgment Dismissal
HPM&B successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims on behalf of a defendant Hospital in Supreme Court, Nassau County. Plaintiff alleged that the Hospital failed to implement appropriate decubitus ulcer prevention protocols and claimed that the decedent developed bedsores that were not timely and appropriately treated, which led to an amputated toe and death. HPM&B ...
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Summary Judgment Dismissal
HPM&B successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims against two defendant urologists and a hospital in Supreme Court, Westchester County. The plaintiff underwent a laparoscopic prostatectomy performed by the defendants due to a diagnosis of prostate cancer. In the months following the prostatectomy, the plaintiff developed bladder neck contracture, urethral striction, and urinary retention. The defendants performed ...
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Summary Judgment Dismissal
HPM&B successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims against a defendant Ob/Gyn in Supreme Court, Westchester County. Plaintiff alleged malpractice in connection with the recommendation and performance of an ovarian cystectomy, as well as the post-operative monitoring of the patient. The plaintiff suffered severe post-operative complications, including a bowel perforation, multiple surgeries, placement of a colostomy, ...
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Summary Judgment Dismissal
HPM&B recently obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims against a defendant gastroenterologist and his private medical group in Supreme Court, Westchester County. Plaintiff claimed that the defendants improperly prescribing an addictive pain medication over a ten year period with inadequate monitoring, which contributed to the patient’s death. The defendants established through expert affidavits the distinction between ...
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Summary Judgment Dismissal
HPM&B recently obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims in this Supreme Court, Bronx County case on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon, nurse practitioner and a major medical institution. Plaintiff presented to the emergency department with a hand fracture. He claimed that the defendants performed an improper reduction and splinting of the fracture and failed to offer ...
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Summary Judgment Granted
HPM&B successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims against a defendant urologist in Supreme Court, Westchester County. Plaintiff underwent ambulatory surgery with the defendant urologist, and she was then admitted to the co-defendant Hospital for further treatment and monitoring. On the day she was to be discharged, she fell in the Hospital, suffered a pulmonary embolism ...
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Change of Venue Ordered By New York’s Highest Court
HPM&B, representing a large Westchester County medical group, successfully argued in the New York Court of Appeals that a podiatric malpractice action – arising from alleged malpractice in Westchester County in which all parties resided or principally worked in Westchester County – should be venued in Westchester County rather than Bronx County. Plaintiff placed venue in Bronx ...
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HPM&B Blocks Foreign Co-Defendants’s Attempt to Evade Liability Under New York’s Long-Arm Statute
On behalf of a major medical institution, HPM&B’s Charles L. Bach, Jr. and Jesse Capell opposed a co-defendant healthcare organization’s motion to dismiss based on the lack of personal jurisdiction. The co-defendant, which had previously apologized for harming HPM&B’s client’s patient, argued that it did not have the requisite minimum contacts in New York State ...
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