Author: Lauren DeMichiel

KBR attorneys attended the 2024 Crittenden Medical Liability Conference in Charleston, SC, where they connected with industry peers and immersed themselves in discussions about the latest trends in healthcare and medical malpractice litigation.

Partners Jonathan D. Rubin and Ruth Corcoran took the stage speaking on timely topics, “Claims and Litigation Management Strategies” and “Nuclear Verdicts”. Their presentations captivated attendees, sparked engaging discussions and deepened understanding of these legal issues.

Congratulations to KBR partner Thomas J. Gerspach on obtaining a Defense Verdict in Richmond County! 

On January 23, 2024, a Staten Island jury delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of KBR’s client, a neurosurgeon, after an intense 2-day deliberation. In this wrongful death case, KBR’s client acted as his own expert, along with a second treating neurosurgeon and pediatric neurologist to counter allegations of medical malpractice and present compelling evidence that… Read more »

Congratulations to KBR partner Joan M. Gilbride who has been honored as one of the esteemed Top Women Leaders in Law for 2024 by Women We Admire!

Joan’s unwavering dedication to excellence and her valuable contributions to the legal field serve as a source of inspiration for everyone. Cheers to Joan on this well-deserved recognition and for paving the way for future generations of lawyers! Read more about Joan’s accomplishments in the article here.

KBR partner Brian Margolies spoke on the panel titled “Systemic Risk and Uninsurable Risks: What Are the Options for Risk Management” at the 38th Annual Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager Association Conference in Savannah, GA, held from April 3 – 5, 2024.

The session delved into underwriting challenges presented by prevailing environmental risks, while evaluating the available options for managing such risks. Brian is spoke alongside Patrick Kelahan – H2M Architects and Engineers and John Vratsinas – Atlantic Risk Management.

Betsy Baydala, partner at KBR, presented an engaging webinar hosted by AHRMNY on March 28th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT.

The session, titled “Artificial Intelligence: The Risk is not Artificial,” delved into the varieties of AI employed within healthcare institutions, examining their roles in risk management and damage prevention. Additionally, it assessed AI’s influence on the insurance industry and its handling of medical malpractice claims. Betsy spoke alongside Janell Forget – UMass Memorial Health and Véronique Grenon… Read more »

Congratulations to KBR senior litigation counsel Alyssa M. Schiffhauer on obtaining a case dismissal in a medical malpractice action!

Alyssa was successful in obtaining a full dismissal of plaintiff’s suit, sounding in negligence, medical malpractice and violations of the Public Health Law related to a patient’s independent transfer from bed to wheelchair despite having been told to call for assistance and wait for a nurse. Expert testimony supported defendant’s argument that appropriate fall prevention protocols… Read more »

KBR partner Mario C. Giannettino spoke at the CSHRM Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Mario spoke on the topic, “Nurse Staffing Ratios: A Solution or Mandating the Impossible?”, which discussed the legislative response to one of the most pressing concerns facing healthcare organizations – mainly finding and retaining staff in a time of significant employment upheaval and competition for talent.  This seminar discussed staffing mandates in practice and possible… Read more »

Ruth Corcoran, a partner at KBR, moderated a roundtable discussion at the Crittenden Medical Conference taking place in Charleston, SC  from April 8-10, 2024 on the topic “Nuclear Verdicts”.

The session focused on the significance of nuclear verdicts, assess recent trends, and offer practical solutions for claims professionals to proactively address the challenges posed by these high-stakes judgments within their organizations. She spoke alongside Jeffrey Gerson – MedPro Group and Rosemarie White – Optum. To learn more about the conference, click here.