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NY Governor Cuomo Signs “Lavern’s Law”: Med Mal Bill Extending Time Period for Patients To File Suit

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation known as ‘Lavern’s Law’ which corrected an injustice in the law which had left certain victims of medical malpractice without any access to justice when initially misdiagnosed as not having cancers or malignant tumors. Before this important legislation was enacted, the statute of limitations, (the time by which a lawsuit must be brought,) started running when the actual misdiagnosis occurred rather than when the victim actually learned that she/he had been misdiagnosed. By the time the patient learns of the misdiagnosis, it could be years after the actual malpractice occurred,...

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Congress is trying to take away your right to a civil trial

This is the very right that is supposed to empower us to protect ourselves by holding the powerful accountable for their actions. Big corporations have managed to put this important constitutional right at risk. We must protect it by telling our government to put people first. This week, the House will vote on a number of bills that will make it difficult for accident victims to seek justice in our nation’s courts. If these bills pass, it will make it nearly impossible for Americans, who are injured in accidents, and their families to pursue legal action. The so-called “Protection...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., a leader among personal injury and medical malpractice firms in the New York area, was recently featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post for the firm’s impressive trial work. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. was featured on the front page of The New York Times on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The article, entitled After Stillbirth, Courts Try to Put a Price on a Mother’s Anguish, by William Glaberson, details a client’s ordeal of fighting the New York Court system after tragically losing her unborn child due to hospital negligence. The New...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek Praises Honorable Justice Manuel J. Mendez for His Recognition of the Rights of Same-Sex Partners in NY

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., a leader among personal injury and medical malpractice firms in the New York area, was recently published in the New York Law Journal for its praise of the Honorary Justice Manuel J. Mendez and his enlightened ruling in recognition of the rights of same-sex partners in New York in a recent personal injury trial. The letter to the editor appeared on page 6 of the April 22, 2011 edition of the New York Law Journal. In the case, Loiacano v. National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, Inc. and Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.,...

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4 ½ Year Old Has the Mental Capacity to be Held Negligent

Justice Wooten's ruling does not mean that the 4 1/2 year old child is guilty of negligence for striking the 87 year old woman with her bike, but that it will be up to a jury to determine if she is negligent. Continue reading

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