Ericka is an associate attorney concentrating in the fields of medical malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, and general liability. She has experience representing major metropolitan medical hospitals, physicians, dentists, nurses, home health attendants, and other health care professionals. Ericka has also been appointed to the Diversity + Inclusion Counsel of the prestigious American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

 

Ericka has been named one of the top rated Medical Malpractice attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine and she has been selected to the New York Metropolitan Rising Stars list for the years 2015-2017. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

 

Ericka has published on topics including medical malpractice, risk management and litigation practice. Prior to beginning her legal career, she worked as a Registered Nurse in both the hospital and long-term care settings. In addition, she worked extensively as a Manager and Supervisor of numerous healthcare and long-term care facilities across the United States.

 

Ericka earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University and a Master of Public Health from Oregon Health and Sciences University. She received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as President of the Health Law Society.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Failure to Diagnose Pregnant Woman’s Fetal Defects Including Missing Limbs Leads to $4.5 Million Verdict - Physician Risk Management Newsletter, Volume I, No. 3 (September 2012)

 

Numbness and Difficulty After Orthopedic Surgery Result in More Than $1 Million Verdict for the Plaintiff - Physician Risk Management Newsletter, Volume 2, No. 5 (November 2013) 

 

 

 
 

Practice Areas

General Liability

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home and Long Term Care

Premises Liability


Education
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Oregon Health and Sciences University, M.P.H., 2005

Howard University, B.S.N., 2004

Bar and Court Admissions
New York

US District Courts – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York 


Other Professional Affiliations

New York County Lawyers Association

American Health Lawyers Association