Summary Judgment Dismissal Obtained on Behalf of Pediatrician

Vincent Gallo successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal on behalf of a New York County pediatrician in a case in which plaintiffs alleged that HPM&B’s client failed to diagnose a congenital hip dislocation.

Plaintiffs had alleged that the failure to diagnose the hip dislocation occurred during a routine pediatric visit and the infant’s family complained about a leg length discrepancy. The hip dislocation was diagnosed the following month, and the infant needed open and closed reduction procedures, which would have been required regardless of the delay in diagnosis. HPM&B’s motion was granted after opposing counsel was unable to oppose the motion.