This area of law involves the failures on the part of hospitals, doctors, dentists, or other health professionals to properly diagnose and treat medical and dental conditions, including obstetrical malpractice resulting in injuries at birth; pediatric malpractice; surgical malpractice, unexpected death, misdiagnosis, and delayed diagnosis of cancer, failure to properly render emergency room treatment; failure to properly perform cosmetic surgery; podiatric malpractice and failure to properly diagnose and treat dental problems. Some of the cases we are currently litigating in this area include a doctor’s failure to diagnose lung cancer in a 54-year-old man resulting in his death; a hospital’s failure to render appropriate medical care for a stab wound resulting in infection and corrective surgeries; a doctor’s improper prescription of Viagra to a cardiac patient causing his death; a hospital’s failure to properly treat a 25-year-old patient resulting in her death; a hospital’s failure to properly perform a catheterization resulting in permanent nerve damage; a podiatrist’s failure to properly perform a bunionectomy resulting in permanent impairment; a dentist’s failure to properly diagnose an abscess resulting in permanent injuries; a dentist’s failure to properly perform a tooth extraction resulting in perforation of the patient’s sinus.
Our NYC personal injury lawyers have successfully obtained monetary compensation for a victim’s physical and psychological injuries sustained as a result of malpractice.
Senior Partner and veteran trial attorney Elise Langsam has been practicing law for 42 years, 39 of which have been dedicated to representing personal injury clients. Ms. Langsam is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. degree in 1978 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the Appellate Division First Department in 1979. She has volunteered her services to counsel civic organizations such as the Ecuadorian Civil Committee (she is bilingual in Spanish). Some of the cases she has handled have been the subject of articles in the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, and other legal publications, including Jury Verdict Reports. Ms. Langsam tries all the cases in the firm, and her experience, perseverance, and compassion that have been responsible for favorable results for thousands of clients have earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer each year from 2014 through 2020. Legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries.
With 41 years of legal experience, Richard Langsam brings to his representation of business clients a broad range of corporate expertise. He counsels small, medium and large businesses and start-ups, advising them with respect to entity selection, strategy and planning, operations, corporate governance, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, personnel matters and executive compensation agreements as well as ownership agreements of all varieties. Richard also represents clients in the merger and acquisition arena as well as recapitalizations and financings. Richard’s clientele include such diverse businesses as steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and advertising agencies and he has acted as virtual “in house” counsel to Dutch, British, Italian, French, German and Swedish businesses with respect to their wholly owned United States subsidiaries.