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KBR senior litigation counsel Alyssa Schiffhauer obtained summary judgment warranting full dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint in a long-term care matter in Nassau County.

The case centered on a then 90 year-old resident’s fall which was alleged to have caused a broken wrist and hip, requiring surgical intervention. In our motion for summary judgment, our expert geriatrician conveyed the inevitability of the fall despite frequent monitoring and a comprehensive care plan regimen, while also discrediting the effectiveness of bed… Read more »

Congratulations to KBR partner Julie Mickiewicz on winning a defense verdict in Queens County Supreme Court on behalf of a skilled nursing facility!

Following a two week trial, with four expert witnesses, the jury deliberated on six separate departures associated with medical malpractice, wrongful death and violations of New York Public Health Law 2801-d. On all six departure questions, the jury found no deviation in the standard of nursing care, four of which were unanimous, returning a verdict… Read more »

Congratulations to KBR partner Philip Artusa on two recent wins!

In Westchester County, Phil secured a complete dismissal in a challenging long-term care case, involving allegations of PHL violations, medical malpractice, and negligence. Through expert affirmation, Philip demonstrated the unavoidable nature of the decedent’s condition, leading to a favorable outcome. In a separate long-term care case in Nassau County, Phil was granted summary judgment dismissing claims… Read more »

On Thursday, May 9th, KBR partner Jonathan Rubin presented at the 2024 PLUS Healthcare & Medical Symposium in a session titled “Claims Handling and Reserving in the Current MPL Environment”. 

The session covered topics such as emerging trends and issues in medical professional liability (MPL), best practices for claims handling and appropriate case reserving. Jon presented alongside Kevin Fisher from Allied World Insurance Company and Dennis Cook, CPCU, MBA, ASLI from IronHealth at IronShore a Liberty Mutual Company.