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TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY SETTLED SEVEN CHALLENGING CASES FOR CLIENTS IN PAST THREE MONTHS

TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY SETTLED SEVEN CHALLENGING CASES FOR CLIENTS IN PAST THREE MONTHS

Largest of the seven cases settled for $2,750,000

Dankner Milstein, P.C., a top New York City medical malpractice law firm, successfully settled seven medical malpractice cases on behalf of its clients in from November 2017 to January 2018.

Clients in three of the four cases seeking damages for wrongful death, settled for exactly a half-a-million dollars, and two of the deaths involved men who were 88 years of age.

The largest case of the seven, involving the death of a 29-year-old father of three, settled for $2,750,000, followed closely behind by a case involving a delay in diagnosis of hyperbilirubinemia (elevated bilirubin) causing neurology injuries in a newborn baby, settled for $2,657,000 The claim in the case of the 29-year-old father of three involved a delay in performing a surgical procedure to relieve increasing intra-cranial pressure caused by a congenital brain malformation.

In another case, Dankner Milstein’s client was admitted to the hospital following a fall causing injury to the neck. The radiologist who interpreted the MRI read the test as being normal. And as a result, no spinal precautions were recommended. Twenty-four hours after admission, the firm’s client became paralyzed. Upon review of the MRI images, it was determined that the test results were indeed abnormal and revealed a fracture of the spine at the C6-C7 level.

In a fourth case, the claim involved a delay in recognizing that our client had a pulmonary infection that developed following urologic surgery. The central issue involved a failure to promptly institute antibiotic treatment. The firm’s client died of complications of sepsis.

The remaining three cases involved a failure by a radiologist to properly interpret a mammogram study that caused a delay in diagnosing breast cancer.

“This is a very common medical malpractice fact pattern,” Ed Milstein, a partner in the top medical malpractice law firm of Dankner Milstein said. “Fortunately for our client, the delay was of short duration and treatment so far appears to have been curative.”

The most recent successful efforts on behalf of Dankner Milstein’s clients involved a case related to complications of cataract surgery resulting in the need to undergo a corneal transplant. The case settled for $975,000. The last case involved a delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer in a 71-year-old man, that settled for $475,000.

“The work effort in achieving these results in exhaustive,” Edward P. Milstein, said. “As always, the key to achieving a successful result in a medical malpractice case is multifaceted.

“The key to prevailing in complicated medical malpractices cases,” Milstein added, “involve four critical steps a law firm must take to achieve the most favorable result for their client:

  • Understand the medical issues of the case thoroughly.
  • Obtain all of the pertinent medical records.
  • Conduct a thorough and comprehensive deposition of the defendant doctor(s).
  • Hire qualified experts to support claims made by the plaintiff’s attorney.

“Every medical malpractice case is fact specific,” Milstein explained. “Although there are similarities in cases, the devil is always in the details. As is often the case, a medical malpractice action can be won or lost on the basis of one small detail.”

For more information, contact the top New York medical malpractice law firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. by calling 212-751-8000. Or you can E-mail one of the firm’s lawyers for a free consultation.

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Jay W. Dankner

JAY W. DANKNER was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school in 1973, he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission. Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation.

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