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. […]

Megan Lawless Wins Hard Fought Dismissal of Claims Against a Brooklyn Hospital and Several Attending Physicians at the Hospital

The BPN COVID-19 Team secured pre-answer dismissal in a high profile malpractice claim against our clients, a Brooklyn hospital and several physicians affiliated with the hospital. Plaintiff brought malpractice claims against our clients, who were physicians and a major Brooklyn hospital proudly serving the local community in the darkest days of COVID-19. Plaintiff claimed the […]

David Allen, Megan Lawless and Dylan Braverman Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Wrongful Death, Malpractice and Gross Negligence Claims Against 5 Physicians and a Major Staten Island Hospital

The COVID-19 team is pleased to announce the dismissal of wrongful death, malpractice and gross negligence claims against five physicians a major Staten Island hospital who stood with the community in battling COVID-19. All claims arose from the care of a severely ill COVID-19 patient by the hospital and its clinical staff at the height […]

Patricia Comblo and Jeffrey Nichols secure summary judgment win

On November 16, 2023, Patricia Comblo and Jeffrey Nichols secured summary judgment in Queens County Supreme Court on behalf of a Queens County dentist. Plaintiffs’ counsel alleged a failure to diagnose squamous cell carcinoma which resulted in the advancement of the cancer and required surgery/chemotherapy. The court initially found that the underlying motion papers sufficiently established […]

Ed Arevalo and Nicole Martone Secure a Summary Judgement Win 

On December 6, 2023, Ed Arevalo and Nicole Martone won summary judgment in a medical malpractice case venued in Suffolk County on behalf of two emergency room physicians and a nurse practitioner. Plaintiff alleged that defendants were negligent in failing to diagnose and treat sepsis in a foot wound, allowing and permitting the infection to […]


In a long awaited decision, Megan Lawless and Dylan Braverman obtained dismissal of all claims brought against the firm’s nursing home client based on the federal PREP Act and the state EDTPA immunities. Plaintiff alleged negligence, malpractice, gross negligence, wrongful death and statutory violations against the nursing home based on their response to COVID-19 and […]

Leilani Rodriguez, Mickey Milchan and Dylan Braverman Obtain Dismissal of Complaint Against a Brooklyn Hospital               

Leilani Rodriguez, Mickey Milchan and Dylan Braverman obtained pre-answer dismissal of all malpractice and wrongful death claims against a major Brooklyn, New York hospital. The COVID-19 team argued that the claims were barred by the EDTPA and the PREP Act immunities. Plaintiff countered that the EDTPA was repealed and unconstitutional, that the claims amounted to […]

Mamie Stathatos-Fulgieri and Rani Kulkarni Win Summary Judgment

On November 8, 2023, Mamie Stathatos-Fulgieri and Rani Kulkarni won summary judgment in a medical malpractice case against a major Brooklyn Hospital. Plaintiff’s claims related to the care and treatment rendered during the labor and delivery of the infant-plaintiff allegedly resulting in neurological and cognitive deficits. The defense attacked plaintiff’s claims utilizing experts in multiple […]