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
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
A 42-year-old construction worker was walking along a 2-foot wide foundation wall carrying materials to the back of a construction site when he lost his balance and fell through an unguarded opening. He fell approximately 15 feet striking his head. The worker was not provided personal fall protection equipment. Defendants argued that the worker could have used a ladder to access the...Read More
Sullivan Papin Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C. acquired a $1,875,000 settlement during the damages trial for a 41-year old member of the Bricklayers Union who was injured while re-pointing the façade of a luxury high-rise building in New York City. The worker was not provided with a scaffold that could be lowered to ground level nor a safety line or anchor point to tie on to as he was...Read More
Renowned New York injury firm receives highest possible achievements in New York
NEW YORK, NY | November 10, 2017 – Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC), one of New York’s premier plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms, is proud to announce its continued recognition for outstanding work on behalf of personal injury and medical malpractice victims by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®...Read More
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) won a $26 million medical negligence verdict last week on behalf of its client for past and future pain and suffering.
The plaintiff was a 7-and-a-half-year-old girl who was born deaf, along with other health problems. She was one of two twin girls born in 2010. Symptoms of pre-term labor started when her mother was 21 weeks pregnant....Read More