Kiki Chrisomallides and Daniel O’Connell Win Summary Judgment Motion

On October 11, 2023, Kiki Chrisomallides and Daniel O’Connell won summary judgment in a medical malpractice case brought against a major New York Hospital in Richmond County. Plaintiff’s allegations revolved around the development and treatment of decubitus and sacral ulcers during the decedent’s admission to the hospital. The Court held that that defendant had established a prima facie entitlement to judgment showing there was no departure from good and accepted medical practice and found that plaintiffs’ expert’s opinion was insufficient to create a question of the standard of care attributable to the Hospital and its staff.  As a result, the Court found that all causes of actions asserted against the Hospital were dismissed.