Our client had a 7-month-old baby and was three months pregnant with her second child when her husband died from complications of an undiagnosed Dengue fever.
The fever was the result of a mosquito bite in the Dominican Republic. Two days after returning from that country, our client’s husband, a 31-year-old diabetic, went to the emergency room of a hospital complaining of fever, vomiting,...Read More
A freight elevator carrying construction workers malfunctioned and plummeted five stories before crashing into the sub-basement of a building under renovation in New York City.
The impact caused severe back and neck injuries to our client – a 43-year-old union electrician.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. obtained summary judgment on liability under Labor Law §§ 240(1) and...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C has recently obtained a $4.55 million settlement for a delay in delivering infant plaintiff and inadequate monitoring of fetal monitoring strips. The mother of the plaintiff presented to the hospital with decreased fetal movement. She was observed and allowed to be removed from the monitor to walk around for about an hour or so, there was no...Read More
A 26-year-old laborer fell approximately 15 feet while dismantling a scaffold. The plank of the scaffold extended approximately 1 foot beyond the scaffold’s frame. The Plaintiff stepped on the edge of the plank and the plank toppled over with the plaintiff. Plaintiff injured his shoulder requiring shoulder surgery and suffered a fracture of the L2 vertebrae. He missed approximately 16...Read More
On January 31, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed Lavern’s Law. This law changes the time when the statute of limitations begins to run for medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose cancer.
Before this law, plaintiffs had a 2 ½-year window to start a lawsuit that began to run on the date the misdiagnosis occurred. For some patients who found out about the misdiagnosis AFTER the 2 ½...Read More
As part of ongoing philanthropic efforts, representatives from SPBMC took part in the first-ever New York Knicks 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb this past weekend, clocking in as the top corporate fundraiser. The event raised over $40,000 to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Uniformed Firefighters Association Widows and Children’s Fund, and the FDNY Counseling Unit. Eleven members...Read More
A forceful delivery caused severe and permanent injuries in our 5-year-old client. The mother of this young girl retained our law firm to represent her daughter for personal injuries she suffered at birth because the delivering doctor did not use the appropriate techniques and accepted birthing maneuvers when this baby’s arm became stuck behind the pubic bone. This impaction prevented the...Read More
A settlement in the sum of $1,200,000.00 was achieved for our client, who needlessly suffered a delay in diagnosis of eye cancer because of a medical office error. Our client, a 50-year-old woman came under the care of an ophthalmologist when she discovered a growth on her eye. The ophthalmologist recommended that she undergo surgery to remove the growth and to have it pathologically...Read More