Abend & Silber was recently featured in the New York Law Journal’s Top Verdicts and Settlements for 2011. This is the second year in a row that an Abend & Silber case has been recognized in the New York Law Journal’s Top Verdicts and Settlements issue.
Trial attorney Richard H. Abend represented the family of a 59 year old man that passed away due to a sudden heart attack. It was alleged that the decedent’s family physician failed to diagnose and treat hypertension which resulted in his untimely death. The decedent presented to his doctor’s office on multiple occasions with elevated blood pressure. Additionally, he had multiple risk factors including a significant family history as well as a history of smoking. Despite these significant risk factors he was never given an EKG or referred to a cardiologist. The decedent left behind his wife and his adult daughter. This matter was settled in the amount of $1,150,000.00 immediately prior to jury selection.
Abend & Silber is proud to continue our tradition of seeking justice for families that have been victims of medical malpractice. While the loss of a loved one is always sad it is particularly tragic when it is preventable.