Joshua Cohen and Jesse Wang’s Motion Win

On March 27, 2024, Joshua Cohen and Jesse Wang won a motion to dismiss for lack of legal capacity as to all claims brought against a major New York hospital system. The plaintiff, as the “Proposed” Guardian of an incapacitated individual, brought malpractice claims based on the failure to implement fall and pressure injury precautions, allegedly causing brain […]

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Founding Member, Al Vigorito

Our friend and colleague, Alfred Vigorito, a founding member of the firm, is leaving us to become Chief Risk Officer at Westchester Medical Center (WMC).  Al played a pivotal role in forming the firm in 2015.  What began as a small, boutique firm specializing in medical malpractice defense has blossomed into a diverse practice with […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Defense Verdict in Orange County, New York

On March 5, 2024, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a defense verdict before Justice Craig Brown of the Supreme Court, Orange County.  Plaintiff claimed the defendant oral surgeon negligently extracted an impacted maxillary wisdom tooth.  During the procedure, tooth #1 was dislodged into the maxillary sinus.  A sinusotomy was performed several months later to retrieve the […]

Arthur I. Yankowitz Secures Unanimous Defense Verdict in Queens County

On February 21, 2024, Arthur Yankowitz with the assistance of Daniel O’Connell secured a unanimous defense verdict before Justice Kevin Kerrigan, Supreme Court Queens County. Plaintiff claimed that defendant Cardiologist negligently treated the decedent’s congestive heart failure by “overdosing” the 89-year-old patient with Lasix which resulted in the patient falling out of bed. The plaintiff […]

BPN Recognized by U.S News & World Report

We are proud to announce that Barker Patterson Nichols, LLP, was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms to work for in the United States.  After a nationwide analysis, BPN emerged as one of only 344 law firms in the United States to receive this recognition from U.S. […]

BPN Recognized by the Prestigious Super Lawyers®

BPN is very proud to announce that 25 of our attorneys have been recognized by the prestigious Super Lawyers®, a rating service which identifies those attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of lawyers from a given state are selected. The following attorneys have […]

Gary W. Patterson, Jr. Secures Unanimous Defense Verdict in New Jersey

On January 17, 2024, Gary W. Patterson, Jr. secured a unanimous defense verdict before Justice Patrick Bradshaw of the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Jersey.  Plaintiff claimed the defendant oral surgeon negligently placed excessively long dental implants in the maxilla leading to perforation into the nasal cavity, infection and the need for extraction.  As a result, […]

Alexandra Zerillo and Jeffrey Nichols Secure Summary Judgment Win

On December 11, 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. […]