Alexandra Zerillo and Jeffrey Nichols Secure Summary Judgment Win

On September 15, 2023, Alexandra Zerrillo and Jeffrey Nichols secured a summary judgment win on behalf of a Brooklyn venued nursing home client. Plaintiff alleged medical malpractice, negligence, and violations of the Public Health Law against the nursing home defendant based upon an alleged failure to prevent the development and deterioration of numerous pressure ulcers. The Court initially ruled that the defendant successfully established entitlement to summary judgment.  Plaintiff’s counsel submitted opposition papers, supported by an expert affirmation, however, the court ruled that plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact as the Court agreed that plaintiff’s expert relied on facts that were contradicted and unsupported by the records and further, plaintiff’s expert failed to address the decedent’s numerous comorbidities in their opposition.