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Motion to Dismiss Granted in Bronx County
HPM&B recently obtained an order of dismissal of a case against a major municipal corporation and a neurological surgeon. Plaintiff alleged that defendants improperly performed a posterior thorac-lumbar fusion in 2008, which required plaintiff to undergo a second corrective surgery in 2009. Plaintiff’s counsel filed a Notice of Claim with the municipality’s comptroller’s office; not ...
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In Case Of First Impression, Court Rejects Claim That Premature Birth Causes Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder
After slipping and falling on a manhole cover while in her thirty-fourth week of pregnancy, the plaintiff went into preterm labor and gave birth to her daughter the next day. The infant weighed five pounds, four ounces at birth and she was assigned APGAR scores of 9 at one minute and 9 at five minutes. ...
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Summary Judgment in Suffolk County
HPM&B recently obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a radiologist and a radiology group in a case involving the alleged failure to diagnose a bleeding pituitary tumor.  The patient presented to the Emergency Room at a Long Island hospital with various complaints, including a headache.  A CT of the head was interpreted as negative by ...
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Summary Judgment In Westchester County
HPM&B recently obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of an obstetrician/gynecologist and a hospital where plaintiff claimed that as a result of the negligence of the defendants, she was forced to undergo a dilation and evacuation procedure while pregnant, followed by a total hysterectomy because of extensive bleeding. The plaintiff delivered a child vaginally in August ...
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Defense Verdict in New York County
In On January 17, 2013, Karen T. Grottalio obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court on behalf of a prominent colon and rectal surgeon who practiced at a major metropolitan medical center. Plaintiff, a 46-year-old single female, alleged that as a result of negligent surgical treatment by defendant, she suffered serious personal ...
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Defense Verdict in New York County
HPM&B received a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court on February 19, 2013 on behalf of a major metropolitan hospital and a pediatric hematologist. The infant-plaintiff was a Downs Syndrome patient who had previously developed a life threatening septicemia and pneumonia requiring extra corporeal membrane oxygenation and long term intubation, complicated by both ...
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Defense Verdict in Connecticut
Madonna Sacco recently obtained a defendant’s verdict in Superior Court, Judicial District of Middlesex, Middletown Connecticut.   Plaintiff claimed that HPM&B’s client, an obstetrician/gynecologist, applied excessive traction during the delivery of the infant-plaintiff, causing the infant to suffer shoulder dystocia.  The case had been previously tried to a defendant’s verdict but was appealed by the plaintiff.  The Connecticut Appellate Court reversed the verdict ...
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Defense Verdict in New York County
On May 1, 2013, HPM&B obtained a defense verdict in New York County Supreme Court on behalf of a major metropolitan hospital.  It was claimed that the infant-plaintiff developed meconium aspiration syndrome and later asthma because the hospital’s neonatology team did not properly manage his resuscitation at birth.  The infant-plaintiff was born covered in meconium, ...
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Defense Verdict Received In Kings County
On May 2, 2013, Darshan I. Patel obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County on behalf of his client, a urologist in private practice in New York City. Plaintiff reported complaints of acute testicular pain and difficulty walking for nearly 30 hours.  He rated his pain as an “8” on a scale of ...
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Defense Verdict In Connecticut
On June 7, 2013, HPM&B received a defense verdict in Middletown Superior Court on behalf of an obstetrician/gynecologist.  The case arose out of a twin pregnancy which ended in a premature delivery of the babies at 24 weeks gestation.  One of the twins died shortly after birth.  The other twin survived, but the plaintiff claimed ...
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