Mark McAndrew selected to 2020 New York Super Lawyers list and Evan Lyman selected to the 2020 New York Rising Stars list

Mark McAndrew and Evan Lyman have been selected by the prestigious Super Lawyers team as 2020 honorees. Super Lawyers identifies outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

No more than five percent of lawyers are selected, and Mark has been on the New York Super Lawyers list each year since 2015. The annual selections are made using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a listing of exceptional attorneys.  read more

McAndrew and Friedberg Score Defense Verdict

Congratulations to Senior Trial Partner Mark McAndrew, Esq. and Partner Micah Friedberg, Esq. for their March 2020 medical malpractice defense verdict in Supreme Court, following a two-week jury trial before the Honorable Richard Mott in Ulster County. &nbsp

In the case, Plaintiff, a 65 year-old metal worker, underwent exploratory hand surgery to remove a foreign body and repair tendon damage after sustaining a work-related injury.  Our client, the anesthesiologist for the procedure, administered a left supraclavicular nerve block under ultrasonic guidance without complication.  However, approximately five weeks later, the plaintiff returned to the surgery center complaining of left hand, arm, and shoulder pain and approximately two weeks after that, Plaintiff presented to his orthopedic surgeon with “significant winging of the left scapula” and “some winging of his right scapula,” which the physician related to the subject nerve block.  Over the next four years, Plaintiff was examined by multiple orthopedic surgeons, all of whom attributed the scapula winging to an injury to the long thoracic nerved caused by our client during the block.  During that time, Plaintiff also underwent four separate EMGs and nerve conduction studies, all of which demonstrated polyneuropathy, including bilateral median and ulnar nerve, left femoral nerve, and left long thoracic nerve involvement.  Plaintiff’s counsel asked for $1.3 million during summation. read more