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Defense Verdict for HPM&B in New York County
Michael Sullivan obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a Supreme Court, New York County medical malpractice case on March 6, 2020 after a one week trial. The plaintiff was a 60-year-old physician who underwent surgery on June 4, 2014 to correct a bunion deformity and a hammertoe deformity on her right foot which was causing ...
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Summary Judgment Affirmed
The Appellate Division First Department unanimously affirmed the lower court’s decision granting HPMB summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a General Surgeon and a major metropolitan hospital in a medical malpractice case involving a robotic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), allegedly resulting in injury to the patient’s common bile duct. In New York County, HPMB Partners ...
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Summary Judgment Victories
In 2019, Brendan J. Alt, Esq. obtained complete dismissals of four cases for a prominent New York City teaching hospital including three motions for summary judgment in medical malpractice actions and one motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(b)(6) in a Section 1983 civil rights action.
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Summary Judgment Awarded in Kings County
In a medical malpractice action arising from the premature birth of a neurologically impaired infant-plaintiff, HPMB obtained summary judgment in Kings County on behalf of specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology and a major metropolitan Hospital.  Plaintiffs claimed the defendants negligently failed to appreciate plaintiff-mother’s increased risk of preterm delivery due to her history ...
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Another Defense Verdict for HPM&B in Queens County
Michael Sullivan obtained another unanimous defense verdict in a Supreme Court, Queens County medical malpractice case on December 6, 2019 after a two week trial.  The plaintiff was 71years old and underwent hernia repair surgery on July 27, 2015. Approximately 24 hours after surgery, the plaintiff suffered an arrest requiring resuscitation and he ended up ...
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Michael Sullivan and Adam Kaufman Receive A Defense Verdict in Queens County
HPM&B partners Michael Sullivan and Adam Kaufman obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a Supreme Court, Queens County medical malpractice case on November 1, 2019 after a two week trial.  Plaintiff’s decedent was 50 years old when he presented to the defendant hospital on October 10, 2014 with complaints of vertigo and generalized weakness.  He ...
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Defense Verdict in New York County
HPM&B recently obtained a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice action.  This was a complex orthopedic surgery case involving a 12-year-old girl who suffered severe cartilage damage as a complication to shoulder stabilization surgery.  She ultimately required a humeral head transplant and will need several future surgeries to ...
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Heidi M. Cilano and Nancy Marini Obtained a Defense Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case
Heidi M. Cilano and Nancy Marini obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case pending in Waterbury, Connecticut Complex Litigation Docket on behalf of our client, a urogynecologist. The plaintiff made claims of lack of informed consent, negligent misrepresentation and intentional misrepresentation arising out of the use of transvaginal mesh utilized during surgery for ...
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Defense Verdict in New York County Medical Malpractice Action
After a three-week trial, a unanimous New York County jury rendered a defense verdict in favor of five board-certified neonatologists affiliated with a premier New York City academic medical center.  Plaintiffs claimed that the hospital staff failed to timely administer Synagis, a seasonal immunoprophylaxis designed to reduce risks of respiratory syncytial virus in the pre-term. ...
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Defense Verdict in Queens County Medical Malpractice Action
A Queens County jury determined that a board-certified otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon met the standard of care when he treated a patient with recurrent olfactory neuroblastoma. This rare cancer of the sinus had recurred in this patient on four occasions by the time of trial. Through the testimony of a nationally renowned Head and Neck ...
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