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Defense Verdict In New York County
HPM&B obtained a defense verdict on October 7, 2013 on behalf of an orthopedic spine surgeon in Supreme Court, New York County.  Plaintiff was 53 years old when he underwent four level fusion with instrumentation surgery on his lumbar spine in November 2000.  There was radiographic evidence of a non-union at the bottom of the ...
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Defense Verdict In Connecticut
On behalf of a cardiologist, Bruce F. Gilpatrick obtained a defense verdict in New Haven, Connecticut Superior Court in a medical malpractice case. Plaintiff, a woman in her sixties, was treated by HPM&B’s client for persistent atrial fibrillation over the course of ten years.  A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) taken prior to our client’s involvement in ...
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Directed Verdict in Bronx County
On October 15, 2013, HPM&B received a directed verdict in the Supreme Court, Bronx County on behalf of a major hospital in the metropolitan area. Plaintiff presented to the Emergency Department with complaints of severe diffuse abdominal pain.  She stated the pain started the night before after she ate some Thai food.  She rated the ...
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Directed Verdict in New York County
On November 13, 2013, HPM&B received a directed verdict in the Supreme Court, New York County, on behalf of a urologist affiliated with a major academic center in Manhattan. Plaintiff had presented to the urologist for erectile dysfunction following a prostatectomy.  The patient failed medical therapy, following which the defendant recommended the placement of an ...
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Defense Verdict In Queens County
Senior Partner Chuck Bach and his team successfully defended a major medical center in a Queens County case brought on behalf of a neurologically impaired infant. During a three week trial, Mr. Bach established that the neonatal team met the standard of care and that the child’s mental retardation and motor deficits were unrelated to ...
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Defense Verdict in Suffolk County
HPM&B partner Robin Dolsky, assisted by senior associate Ana Vizzo, successfully represented an obstetrician in a claim involving neurologically-impaired infant plaintiffs who were delivered at 26 weeks’ gestation.  It was alleged that HPM&B’s client should have monitored the plaintiff-mother more closely because she was at high risk for preterm delivery (she was carrying twins, a ...
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Summary Judgment Obtained In Westchester County
HPM&B recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of an obstetrician/gynecologist and the hospital where plaintiff claimed that as a result of the negligence of the defendants, her daughter suffered brain damage. The plaintiff-mother received her prenatal at a local Westchester County hospital. During her prenatal care, she underwent a number of sonograms, all of which ...
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Defense Verdict on Behalf of Private Surgical Group
Robert B. Gibson, assisted by associate Brendan J. Alt, successfully defended two vascular surgeons and their private surgical group in a malpractice case in which the plaintiff alleged that following the placement of an arteriovenous fistula in the left arm, a post-operative infection was not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. The plaintiff contended ...
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Defense Verdict In New York County
On April 8, 2014, in a case tried by Charles L. Bach, Jr., a New York County jury found no departure on the part of a prominent hand surgeon who was accused of drilling four Kirschner wires or stainless steel pins into a healthy bone of plaintiff. At trial, plaintiff claimed that he was forced ...
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Defense Verdict In New York County
Charles L. Bach, Jr., assisted by senior associate Erin K. Kelley, successfully defended a pediatric neurologist in a complex malpractice case in which the plaintiff mother alleged that the treating neurologist failed to diagnose a Chiari I malformation in her then 14-year-old son. The plaintiff contended that if the defendant had made the proper diagnosis, ...
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