BGKS HOSTS WESTCHESTER COUNTY DOCTORS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS
September 2018: We joined the Westchester County Business Journal in recognizing excellence in medicine in our community. Awards presented including Cutting Edge Research, Female Trailblazer, No Land Too Far, All in the Family, Biomedical Breakthrough, Exceptional Leadership, and Promise for the Future. A Lifetime Achievement award was presented to William F. Fishman, M.D., the Chief of Medicine at Westchester Medical Center.
To see a complete list of the honorees, click here.
KATHERINE DANDY WINS APPEAL AT FIRST DEPARTMENT
June 7, 2018: In a unanimous decision, the Appellate Division reversed the trial court’s denial of summary judgment in a case involving failure to timely diagnose a thoracic meningioma. Ms. Dandy drafted the appellate briefs and Joan Ruddy argued the case before the First Department.
To read decision, click here.
KATHERINE DANDY AND GARY SASTOW PUBLISH TELEMEDICINE ARTICLE IN HEALTH LAW JOURNAL
January 2018: "Telehealth Considerations," an article written by Mr. Sastow and Ms. Dandy, was published in the Winter 2017 issue of the New York State Bar Association Health Journal. Among other things, the article discusses the benefits of telehealth, its legal and regulatory landscape, reimbursement policies, challenges to the development of telemedicine, and its future.
STEVEN KRAUS Obtains Defense Verdict in Orthopedics Case
On March 28, 2018, Steven Kraus obtained a defense verdict from a Westchester County jury in an orthopedics case in which it was alleged that our client, an orthopedic surgeon, was negligent in the performance of foot surgery and plaintiff thereafter experienced a ruptured anterior tibialis tendon that required two reconstructive surgeries. The physician claimed that he acted appropriately in his care and treatment of the plaintiff, and that her subsequent medical complications and surgeries were secondary to treatment at a New York City facility. The jury agreed, and concluded that the physician acted in accord with good orthopedic practice and that the physician was not liable for the plaintiff’s injuries, including the two additional surgeries. Plaintiff's settlement demand prior to trial was $1.7 million.