This office represented a 53-year-old man who was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle accident that resulting in cervical spine disc injuries and neck pain. While he had pain in the neck area, he was able to walk into the hospital to undergo back surgery. Unfortunately, our client woke up from surgery with quadriplegia that despite intense physical therapy continues to cause severe...Read More
Our client felt a lump in her breast and reported it to her Doctor, She was referred for a mammogram and sonogram which were (correctly) interpreted as negative. The doctor did not follow up with plaintiff to investigate the lump. When it began to grow, plaintiff returned (6 months later) for a mammogram which was suspicious and cancer was diagnosed soon thereafter. Plaintiff underwent a...Read More
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
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
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
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
A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania has confirmed a relatively obvious assumption about healthcare: fewer caregivers provide inferior care. While this conclusion is likely no surprise, the reasons for the decline in care are not necessarily as obvious as one might think. For example, the study concluded that the drop in healthcare quality may have more to do with a poor work...Read More
Our attorney Elizabeth Montesano, negotiated a $1.25 Million recovery for a Urologist’s dismissal of symptoms that indicated cancer.
Our Client’s cancer had been diagnosed in October 2011, but it was believed to have been eradicated in November 2011,
when the cancerous tumor was surgically removed from his bladder.
During the four months that followed the surgery, our client was repeatedly...Read More
A $4,300,000.00 settlement was secured just prior to trial on behalf of a child because of her pediatricians’ failure to diagnose a condition of hydrocephalus. This law firm was hired by the father of a young girl with this serious medical condition that went undiagnosed for almost five (5) years. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the cavities deep within the brain. If is...Read More