Ralph Vincent Morales Wins a Defense Verdict

On November 22, 2021, Ralph Morales secured a unanimous defense verdict in a trial venued in Suffolk County Supreme Court before the Honorable Joseph Santorelli that involved claims of medical malpractice against an obstetrician-gynecologist. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant doctor negligently performed a laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy upon the then-fifty-year-old plaintiff at Southside Hospital by […]

Gregg Weinstock Wins a Defense Verdict

On August 19, 2021, Gregg Weinstock obtained a defendant’s verdict for a Long Island Hospital in a premises liability in Supreme Court, Nassau County.   Plaintiff claimed she was caused to fall and suffer injury when she came into contact with a bench at the Hospital entrance.  Allegations included insufficient lighting and improper placement of the […]

Adam Covitt Secures Defense Verdict

After an extensive delay due to the ongoing global pandemic, Adam Covitt, with the assistance of Vasilios Lolis, secured a defense verdict on January 14, 2021. This followed a two-week medical malpractice trial in Suffolk County Supreme Court last spring. The case was a wrongful death matter of significant exposure. The plaintiff had alleged a […]

Gemma Kenney Secures Defense Verdict

On December 17, 2019, Gemma Kenney obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon following a two week medical malpractice trial in Suffolk County Supreme Court. Plaintiff alleged the defendant surgeon negligently performed a total knee replacement procedure, injuring her medial collateral ligament and resulting in the need for a revision surgery. The […]

Unanimous Defense Verdict is Obtained in Medical Malpractice Trial

On November 21, 2019, Dawn Bristol obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice trial in Richmond County Supreme Court. The plaintiff alleged that a nurse roughly turned a 73 year old female patient recovering from an angiogram onto a bedpan, causing a sheath that remained in the right common femoral artery to tear […]


On October 17, 2019, John Barker and Lauren Maloney obtained a unanimous defense verdict following a five week medical malpractice trial in Westchester County Supreme Court.  The case involved a colon perforation diagnosed four days following liposuction/abdominoplasty surgery in a 56 year old male.  Mr. Barker and Ms. Maloney represented a plastic surgeon who allegedly perforated the patient’s colon with […]


On September 25, 2019, Mr. Brennan obtained a directed verdict on behalf of his client, a Suffolk County hospital.  The plaintiff alleged that the hospital staff negligently managed the care of the 85 year old decedent with several comorbidities, while in the custody of the hospital, resulting in a left femur fracture requiring surgical repair. Following […]

VBPNP Supports Local Little League

Vigorito, Barker, Patterson, Nichols & Porter was very proud to again sponsor a Little League baseball team in Orange County, New York. The team finished first in the regular season, posting an 8-3 record. On Saturday, June 15, 2019, VBPNP Law lost in the Championship game, 7-6, on a walk off base hit in the bottom of the sixth inning. The boys played hard to the very end.