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John Corgan Wins in Westchester County (July 2016)

John Corgan, secured yet another defense verdict today in a case involving alleged ER negligence, which resulted in an infection, pain and suffering for the patient. The plaintiff was represented by Stuart Lang Esq.


Eric Mishara Victorious in Rockland County (May 2016)

Eric Mishara, emerged victorious from the Rockland County courthouse today after successfully attaining a defense verdict in a case involving an alleged failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism that resulted in the death of the patient. The plaintiff was represented by David Kates Esq.


Richard Nicholson Triumphs in Rockland County (December 2015)

Richard Nicholson, earned yet another victory today after successfully attaining a defense verdict in a case involving an alleged failure to timely perform an endoscopy and to timely diagnose and treat a gastrointestinal bleed. The plaintiff was represented by Bruce Ressler Esq.


John Corgan Wins in Westchester County (August 2015)

John Corgan, emerged victorious from the Westchester Country Courthouse today after successfully attaining a defense verdict in a case involving an alleged failure to promptly operate to decompress cervical spinal stenosis. The plaintiff was represented by Gregory W. Bagen Esq.


Eric Mishara Prevails in Kings County (June 2015)

Eric Mishara, earned yet another victory today in Kings County, successfully attaining a defense verdict in a case involving cardiac death. The insured physicians were alleged to have treated the decedent’s condition in an untimely manner, however, after two days of deliberations the jury found no departures. The plaintiff was represented by Alan Fuchsberg Esq.


Summary Judgement Granted in Rockland County (May 2015)

Our firm successfully defended Nyack Hospital in a case involving an MRI under sedation resulting in an infant-patient’s cardiac arrest during the procedure. The court granted summary judgment to Nyack Hospital, the landlord of the MRI suite, agreeing that the hospital was not liable for the negligence of its tenants, and that the plaintiffs’ argument of vicarious liability was not relevant to an incident which took place in the privately leased suite. The case settled for $4.1 million as to four co-defendants, and is still pending as against two more.


Jack Corgan Victorious in Queens County (March 2015)

Jack Corgan, notched another victory today in Queens Country, successfully attaining a defense verdict from a jury that only spent two hours in deliberation. The case dealt with an alleged failure to diagnose breast cancer in the plaintiff. The plaintiff was represented by Peter Assail Esq.


Maureen Arciero Wins in Dutchess County (February 2015)

Maureen Arciero, achieved another solid victory today in Dutchess Country, attaining yet another defense verdict for her client. The case dealt with an alleged improper tooth extraction that led to severe nerve damage and permanent pain and suffering for the plaintiff. The plaintiff was represented by Lufty and Santora LLP.


Eric Mishara Prevails in Delaware County (December 2014)

Eric Mishara, earned another strong victory today in Delaware Country, successfully attaining a defense verdict in a case that centered on the performance of an allegedly unnecessary total hysterectomy resulting in infertility and exacerbation of interstitial cystitis. The plaintiff was represented by Darren Epstein Esq.


Arciero Victorious In Putnam (November 2014)

Maureen Arciero, emerged from the courthouse victorious, yet again, this time in Putnam County. After hearing testimony in the case, the details of which centered on the alleged failure to appropriately treat a wound in the emergency room that resulted in further infection and hospitalization. The plaintiff was represented by Louis Salimano Esq.


Nicholson Dismantles Opposition in Orange County (August 2014)

Richard Nicholson, fresh off a string of recent victories, emerged from the Orange County Courthouse with yet another defense verdict in hand. After hearing testimony in the case, the details of which centered on the alleged failure to diagnose urosepsis, which eventually led to the death of the infant claimant, the Orange County jury unanimously found in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff was represented by Steven Haber Esq.


Arciero Prevails in Orange County (May 2014)

Maureen Arciero recently obtained a defense verdict in a case where the plaintiff alleged that a failure to properly treat pneumonia led to the untimely expiration of the decedent claimant. The trial took place in Orange County and the plaintiff was represented by George Smith Esq.


Sisskind Victorious in Rockland County (April 2014)

David Sisskind recently prevailed on a case involving lead poisoning of an infant claimant and the subsequent cognitive impairment of the child. A Rockland County jury found in favor of the defendant. The legal counsel representing the plaintiff was the Fitzgerald Law Firm.


Arciero Wins in Rockland (February 2014)

Maureen Arciero received a unanimous defense verdict in a case where the plaintiff alleged a failure, on the part of the defendant, to properly evaluate a sixteen year old decedent, which led to a delayed cancer diagnosis and, ultimately, the death of the infant plaintiff. The trial took place in the Supreme Court of Rockland County. Plaintiff was represented by George Coffinas.


Weinberg Triumphs in Westchester (February 2014)

Carl Weinberg received a unanimous defense verdict in a case where plaintiff alleged an unnecessary hysterectomy due to post-partum hemorrhage. The trial took place in Supreme Court, Westchester County. Plaintiff was represented by Christopher Meagher of Meagher & Meagher, P.C.


Nicholson Wins Defense Verdict (November 2013)

Richard Nicholson obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a case where plaintiff alleged negligent performance of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) resulting in non-union of her ankle. The trial took place in Nassau County Supreme Court. Plaintiff was represented by Steven T. Halperin of Halperin & Halperin, P.C.


Arciero Prevails in Orange County (November 2013)

Maureen Arciero recently prevailed on a case involving failure to timely diagnose and treat a stroke resulting in four years of pain and suffering and related expenses. The jury found 6-0 for the defendants. Counsel for the plaintiff was Michael Grossman, Esq.


Corgan Wins in the Bronx (November 2013)

John Corgan secured a unanimous verdict for the defense in an alleged negligent performance of episiotomy case in Supreme Court, Bronx County. Plaintiff alleged negligent repair resulting in episiotomy breakdown and need for multiple reparative surgeries, disfigurement, sexual dysfunction and painful intercourse. John Bonina, Jr. of Bonina & Bonina represented the plaintiff.


Mr. Carl Weinberg has been invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (May 2013)

Schiavetti Corgan DiEdwards Weinberg and Nicholson LLP is pleased to announce that Mr. Carl Weinberg has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys.  Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense.  Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.


Summary Judgment Affirmed On Appeal By Quinn (May 2013)

Samantha Quinn gets summary judgment affirmed where plaintiff failed to establish proximate cause between positioning during mammogram and rotator cuff injury in Lewis-Burnett v. West Side Radiology Associates, 106 A.D.3d 637, 965 N.Y.S.2d 719 (1st Dept. 2013).


Quinn Gets Defense Verdict Affirmed (March 2013)

Samantha Quinn affirms jury’s award of zero damages for conscious pain and suffering was not against the weight of the evidence in Curry v. Hudson Valley Hospital Center., 104 A.D.3d 898,961 N.Y.S.2d 563 (2nd Dept. 2013)


Nicholson Wins Defense Verdict (February 2013)

Richard Nicholson obtained a defense verdict defending against an alleged failure to diagnose and treat Stage III breast cancer resulting in a double mastectomy. Trial took place in New York County Supreme Court. Plaintiff’s attorney was Erica Sattler of Ebanks & Sattler.


Sisskind Obtains Defense Verdict (February 2013)

David Sisskind obtained a defense verdict defending against an alleged failure to perform and properly advise plaintiff to undergo a cervical cerclage to treat an incompetent causing premature birth and ensuing harm. Trial took place in Bronx County Supreme Court. Plaintiff’s attorney was Stephen Erickson of Pegalis and Erickson LLP.


DiEdwards Obtains Defense Verdict (January 2013)

Gerald DiEdwards won a defense verdict where the plaintiff alleged Improper performance of rotator cuff surgery leading to anterior deltoid detachment and loss of arm function. Plaintiff attorney was Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald.


Ryan Obtains Defense Verdict (February 2013)

Karen Ryan won a defense verdict defending against an alleged failure to timely treat a myocardial infarction with thrombolytics and angioplasty resulting in significant heart damage.


Arciero Wins Defense Verdict (January 2013)

Defending a pediatric practice alleged to have failed to diagnose a pelvic inflammatory disease (resulting in the development of a tuboovarian abcess and the need to remove an ovary in an 18-year-old), Maureen Arciero recently obtained a favorable result in the Supreme Court County of Rockland. After cross examination of plaintiff’s expert, the judge granted motions to preclude his testimony, and the Complaint was dismissed. Anderson v Clarkstown Pediatric Associates.


Ryan Wins Defense Verdict (January 2013)

Karen Ryan obtained a defense verdict defending against an alleged failure to diagnose and treat retinal tears following cataract surgery resulting in loss of vision.


St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Announces Gerald DiEdwards to Receive Humanitarian Award (December 2012)

At its 34th Annual Chrysanthemum Ball, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will award Gerald DiEdwards its Humanitarian Award.


Quinn Secures Dismissal (November 2012)

Summary judgment was affirmed in a wrongful death case involving alleged failure to appropriately treat acute renal failure and diabetic ketoacidosis in a 52 year-old woman. The Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, affirmed the order of the Honorable Robert E. Torres, dismissing plaintiff’s complaint, for insufficient expert proof.  The appeal was briefed and argued by Samantha E. Quinn.


Sisskind Obtains Defense Verdict (August 2012)

Defending an action alleging negligence performance of cesarean section resulting in massive hemorrhage requiring an emergency hysterectomy, David Sisskind obtained a defense verdict in the Kings County Supreme Court.


Weinberg Wins Defense Verdict (August 2012)

Carl Weinberg obtained a defense verdict defending against alleged negligence resulting in blindness following cataract surgery on a 79-year-old plaintiff.


Ribaudo Made Partner

Effective July 1, 2012, Angela Ribaudo has been made a partner of Schiavetti, Corgan, DiEdwards, Weinberg & Nicholson. She has been an associate of the firm for ten years.


Weinberg Obtains Defense Verdict (June 2012)

Carl Weinberg won a defense verdict defending against allegations of failure to diagnose stomach cancer resulting in death.


Quinn Obtains Dismissal (March 2012)

The Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, reversed the order of the Honorable Norma Ruiz denying defendant’s motion to dismiss the complaint as time-barred.  Samantha E. Quinn argued and the court held that the relation-back doctrine was not applicable to render timely the action against the attending surgeon, who was readily identifiable and not sued until 2 years after the expiration of the statute of limitations.


Quinn Precludes Prejudicial Information (March 2012)

The Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, reversed the order of the Honorable Alan Scheinkman, denying defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff’s supplemental bill of particulars containing inflammatory and unfounded information.  Samantha E. Quinn successfully moved to strike the prejudicial pleading.  Plaintiff’s counsel subsequently discontinued the action at trial.