Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., has represented people hurt in personal injury accidents and by medical malpractice for 40 years, and we have won $1 billion in awards. Don't settle for less.
A Reputation for Excellence and Four Decades of Experience
How should you choose a medical malpractice lawyer after you are injured? Whether you were injured by a surgical error or defective medical device, due to a misdiagnosis or your child received a birth-related injury, you need lawyers who will fight for you and win.
If you or a loved one was a victim of medical negligence, contact Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., online or call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW. We fight, you win.
Getting Answers and Results for Our Clients
We have a proven record of success for our clients throughout New York. Here are just a few of the verdicts and settlements the attorneys at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman have won fighting for victims of medical malpractice:
Birth Injury - Erb's Palsy
A $1.87 million settlement was reached at the end of trial, during jury deliberations, for a child who sustained nerve injury to her shoulder and arm during birth. When her mother came to the hospital for labor and delivery, the physicians assigned to her care were faced with "shoulder dystocia," a situation where one of the shoulders gets stuck in the pelvis during delivery. When this obstetrical emergency develops, there are standard maneuvers that are used to extract the baby and avoid injury, with varying levels of success.
Testimony by the father as to his observations in the delivery room, testimony by experts, and admissions made by the defendants during trial established that the defendants applied excessive force to the baby's head and neck, thereby injuring the child during birth and causing Erb's palsy.
Birth Injury - Brain Injury
Reached a $5.9 million settlement for birth-related injuries against a major health care institution in New York. The case involved a young girl who suffered a permanent brain injury at birth and now requires extra care for the rest of her life. The case was settled in accordance with the Medical Indemnity Fund that was established by the New York State Legislature in 2011. This means that, in addition to the multimillion-dollar settlement, the New York Medical Indemnity Fund will pay for all future medical costs for the girl.
Family received $5 million settlement after one of their twin daughters was injured during delivery. The infant was rendered blind and suffered a brain injury as a result of the birth.
Recovered $2.65 million for a baby born with brain damage as a result of obstetrical mismanagement. The physicians improperly monitored the mother's diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy, and failed to timely perform a caesarian section when it became apparent that the baby wasn't receiving enough oxygen during the labor. The defense claimed that the doctors used proper procedures and that the baby's diagnosis of autism could not be linked to oxygen deprivation at birth. But attorney Evan Goldberg overcame that defense, recovering compensation for the disabled child and her family.
Bariatric Surgery - Gastric Bypass
Two sons received a $16.8 million jury verdict after their mother died from starvation after a botched gastric-bypass surgery. Surgical errors left the 36-year-old woman with major complications, including intestinal blockage, which required her to have two more operations. In the end she was only able to eat two tablespoons at a time, five to six times a day, which did not provide enough minerals and vitamins. She died from starvation three weeks later. A jury in the Bronx Supreme Court awarded the family $16.8 million against North General Hospital in Harlen for the botched bariatric surgery.