McAloon & Friedman provides a full range of legal services and counsel related to the practice of medicine, with a concentration on medical malpractice defense. Having served the legal needs of New York City area insurers, hospitals and health care professionals for over 60 years, we take pride in our depth of medical knowledge, the analytical and trial skills of our lawyers, and our record of success.

We have over 40 attorneys, several of whom have been selected as Best Lawyers in America by their peers, received the prestigious Martindale Hubbell AV rating for the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards, and been honored with the title of Super Lawyer. Senior partners have a minimum 20 years of experience in medical malpractice defense, with an established history of successful trial results. In addition, several attorneys are featured speakers at various bar and medical association symposia.

How We Work – A Team-Based Approach

Our team-based strategy is integral to our success and enhances our ability to provide a solid, cohesive and efficient defense strategy at an early stage. Each case is assigned a team of attorneys headed by at least one trial partner who is involved in all aspects of the litigation and overall case management from commencement to resolution. There are also three full-time and several per diem nurses on staff to provide medical consultations and assist in conducting forensic medical investigations.

Upon receipt of a lawsuit, the partners assigned to the case review and respond to all claims and an analysis of the medical issues begins immediately to ensure that critical defenses are preserved. A comprehensive suit report is prepared, which contains a chronological summary detailing and correlating the plaintiff’s medical treatment, relevant medical literature, and the overall merits of the case. The report is shared with the client and is used internally by McAloon & Friedman staff to avoid costly and duplicative reviews of medical records.

Legal teams aggressively pursue all avenues for a favorable resolution. Technical defenses, such as service, timing and pleading deficiencies, are carefully explored. The feasibility of summary judgment is also considered at an early stage with an eye toward minimizing litigation costs. Attorneys use the firm’s extensive resources, including comprehensive medical and legal libraries, and legal brief and expert transcript banks, to develop the best possible defense.

McAloon & Friedman excels in the art of settlement negotiation. Cases appropriate for early settlement are identified and presented to the client for consideration. In addition, our trial lawyers are formidable adversaries who do not hesitate to take medically defensible and/or non-negotiable cases to verdict. This has earned us a distinguished record of success, even in the most challenging venues and courts. Clients can be confident that they will receive skilled representation that serves their needs in accordance with the highest standards of the legal profession.

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