7.27.2016

"Failure To Monitor Coumadin" Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of New Hampshire Woman

Elective toe surgery ends in stroke death when patient's blood thinning medication is not properly managed.

Lubin & Meyer recently filed a NH medical malpractice lawsuit involving a 70-year-old woman who passed away after suffering a massive stroke when her healthcare providers failed to properly manage her Coumadin levels (blood thinning medication) when she underwent an elective toe surgery.

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Attorney Nicholas Cappiello, who represents the claimant in this lawsuit, said that Coumadin dosing errors are a significant problem in healthcare. "It is a major safety issue for patients because Coumadin can be a dangerous drug if not properly monitored — when healthcare providers do not take the time to pay attention to their patients then the results can be catastrophic for the patient."

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Coumadin is a drug with tremendous benefits when properly monitored and administered, but it can kill a patient when not given in the proper amounts, according to Cappiello.
"Hospitals and healthcare providers have an obligation to closely monitor patients on Coumadin, but far too often we see that they are inattentive to their patients, and the consequences are devastating." 
In this case, the patient's cardiologist and his nursing staff failed to administer the proper blood thinning medication before her surgery and then failed to adjust her Coumadin after surgery when her lab tests showed that her blood was too thick, which put her at a significantly heightened risk for suffering a stroke.

Because they did not administer the proper dose of blood thinning medication, the patient’s blood was allowed to clot and she ultimately suffered a massive stroke and died.

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3.24.2016

Report on Medical Errors at NH Hospitals

A series of articles on the reporting of adverse events — serious medical errors also known as "never events" — by NH hospitals is available at: InDepthNH.org. There are 29 types of errors — all considered to be avoidable mistakes — that hospitals must report to the Department of Health and Human Services. (See the full list below.)

The most recent data from 2014, shows 73 never events were reported. These include 25 patient falls and 22 pressure ulcers, as well as 14 surgery-related errors at NH hospitals including Catholic Medical Center, Concord Hospital, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

How did your hospital do? See the full public document listing the type of adverse events reported by each NH hospital at this NHDHHS web page.

What Are Never Events?

Here is the list of 29 adverse events that hospitals in NH must report in an effort to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety, as reported by Nancy West at InDepthNH.org
Surgical or invasive procedure events
  • Surgery or other invasive procedure performed on the wrong site
  • Surgery or other invasive procedure performed on the wrong patient
  • Wrong surgical or other invasive procedure performed on a patient
  • Unintended retention of a foreign object in a patient after surgery or other invasive procedure
  • Intraoperative or immediately postoperative/post procedure death in an ASA Class 1 patient
Product or device events
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with the use of contaminated drugs, devices, or biologics provided by the healthcare setting
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with the use or function of a device in patient care, in which the device is used or functions other than as intended
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare setting
Patient protection events
  • Discharge or release of a patient/resident of any age, who is unable to make decisions, to other than an authorized person
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with patient elopement (disappearance)
  • Patient suicide, attempted suicide, or self-harm that results in serious injury, while being cared for in a healthcare setting
Care management events
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with a medication error (e.g., errors involving the wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong patient, wrong time, wrong rate, wrong preparation, or wrong route of administration)
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with unsafe administration of blood products
  • Maternal death or serious injury associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy while being cared for in a healthcare setting
  • Death or serious injury of a neonate associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall while being cared for in a healthcare setting
  • Any Stage 3, Stage 4, and unstageable pressure ulcers acquired after admission/presentation to a healthcare setting
  • Artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or wrong egg (updated)
  • Patient death or serious injury resulting from the irretrievable loss of an irreplaceable biological specimen
  • Patient death or serious injury resulting from failure to follow up or communicate laboratory, pathology, or radiology test results
Environmental events
  • Patient or staff death or serious injury associated with an electric shock in the course of a patient care process in a healthcare setting
  • Any incident in which systems designated for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to a patient contain no gas, the wrong gas, or are contaminated by toxic substances
  • Patient or staff death or serious injury associated with a burn incurred from any source in the course of a patient care process in a healthcare setting
  • Patient death or serious injury associated with the use of physical restraints or bedrails while being cared for in a healthcare setting
Radiologic events
  • Death or serious injury of a patient or staff associated with the introduction of a metallic object into the M RI area
Potential criminal events
  • Any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare provider
  • Abduction of a patient/resident of any age
  • Sexual abuse/assault on a patient or staff member within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting
  • Death or serious injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault (i.e., battery) that occurs within or on the grounds of a healthcare setting

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1.29.2016

Lubin & Meyer Finishes Record Year with 56 Verdicts and Settlements of $1 Million or More in MA, NH and RI



Lubin & Meyer PC eclipsed the results of all other firms in New England having achieved 50 "million-plus" verdicts and settlements for 2015 as compiled by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and published in its January 15, 2016 edition. Lubin & Meyer secured more than four times as many million-plus verdicts and settlements than its closest competitor in Massachusetts — and the firm secured six additional million-plus verdicts and settlements in New Hampshire and Rhode Island for a record 56 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more.

Highlights of the 56 cases resolved include:

$35.4 Million Verdict
Stroke following childbirth brings largest verdict in Massachusetts

$3.6 Million Verdict
PCP misdiagnoses patient's colon cancer symptoms

$1.08 Million Verdict
Man suffers blindness in right eye after surgery

$6.25 Million Settlement
Baby injured at birth after complete stoppage of blood flow to the brain

$5.65 Million Settlement
Failure to monitor fetal readings results in severe neurological injury to newborn

$4.96 Million Settlement
Newborn's hypoxic brain injury leads to cerebral palsy

$4.93 Million Settlement
Mismanaged labor results in birth injuries causing cerebral palsy

$4.5 Million Settlement
Failure To Diagnose Colorectal Cancer

Click to view more of the largest verdicts and settlements of 2015.

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9.26.2015

Cauda Equina Diagnosis Delay Leaves NH Woman with Permanent Neurologic Injuries

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As reported by lawyer for the plaintiff, Benjamin Novotny, Lubin & Meyer PC.

The plaintiff is a 50-year-old New Hampshire woman who suffers from significant weakness of her lower extremities and bowel and bladder incontinence from a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome.

On February 23, 2011, the plaintiff presented to her primary care doctor’s office complaining of pain in her right leg and lower back pain for the prior two weeks. She also reported that her leg pain radiated from her lower back, down her leg, to her toes. On exam, the defendant noted tenderness in the L4-L5 region of her back. Of particular note, this is the exact same location where the patient’s disc herniation and cauda equina syndrome was eventually diagnosed.

Without requesting a consultation or performing a single imaging study, the defendant physician diagnosed the plaintiff with lumbar disc disease and sciatic syndrome. She was given a prescription for cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and prednisone with instructions to return in two weeks for re-evaluation.

Approximately one week later, March 4, 2011, the plaintiff’s husband called the defendant’s office and reported that his wife was experienced worsening back pain, muscle spasms, and lower extremity weakness with numbness and tingling.

Later the same day, the plaintiff was seen again by the defendant.  She reported increased lower back pain with pain radiating to her legs which had worsened over the prior two days. The plaintiff also reported difficulty walking due to bilateral leg weakness, numbness, and tingling.

The defendant diagnosed the plaintiff with lumbar disc disease and prescribed cyclobenzaprine 10 mg TID, oxycodone 5 mg every 4-6 hours, prednisone, and physical therapy.

The very next day, March 5, 2011, the plaintiff presented to St. Joseph’s Hospital with an inability to walk, numbness in both lower extremities, and incontinence. An MRI was ordered and showed a very large disc herniation at the L4-L5 level completely obliterating the thecal sac (the membranous sheath that surrounds the spinal cord). Based on the MRI findings, neurosurgical evaluation at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, was recommended for cauda equina syndrome. The plaintiff was transferred to Lahey Clinic where she underwent a complete L4 laminectomy and bilateral L4-L5 diskectomy.

Today, the plaintiff suffers from significant weakness of her lower extremities with severely antalgic gait. She has difficulty with bowel retention and suffers a neurogenic bladder with incontinence.

To learn more about cauda equina syndrome, please see this recent post on our Patient Safety Blog on Cauda Equina, related to this case.

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8.24.2015

Six Ways To Help Prevent Hospital Infections

As a follow up to our previous post on NH hospital infection data, we wanted to share these six tips from the CDC on protecting yourself as a patient from healthcare-associated infection.


1. Speak up. Talk to your doctor about all questions or worries you have. Ask them what they are doing to protect you. If you have a catheter, ask each day if it is necessary.

2. Keep hands clean. Ask everyone cleans their hands before touching you.

3. Antibiotics. Ask if they will test effectiveness of antibiotic if prescribed.

4. Know the signs of infection. Some skin infections, such as MRSA, appear as redness, pain or drainage at an IV catheter site or surgery site.

5. Watch out for  c. diff.
If you have 3 or more diarrhea episodes in 24 hours, tell your physician, especially if you are on an antibiotic.

6. Protect yourself. Get vaccinated against flu and other infections to avoid complications.

For more detail on each of these six tips, please see this page from the CDC.

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8.07.2015

NH Releases Updated Hospital Infection Data

Data on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) at New Hampshire's 34 hospitals and 27 ambulatory surgery centers shows a slight increase in reported infections over last year, but less than predicted. The reports are mandated by law to track data on the occurrence of specific HAIs. While NH hospital data is better than the national average, more progress is needed to reduce hospital-acquired infections, which account for 25% of all preventable hospital error deaths nationwide. (See earlier post on Hospital Errors.)

Hospitals

A total of 219 HAIs was reported by hospitals in 2014, compared with 183 in 2013. Compared to national data, New Hampshire hospitals had fewer observed infections.

Hospital infections tracked are:
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
  • Surgical site infections following certain 
    • heart
    • colon
    • abdominal hysterectomy and
    • knee surgeries
Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Overall, statewide infection rates in NH's ambulatory surgery centers are similar in comparison to national data. A total of four surgical site infections were reported for 2014, compared with six in 2013 and four in 2012.

Infections tracked for surgical centers are:
  • Surgical site infections following certain 
    • breast
    • hernia
    • open reduction of fracture surgeries
The reports also provide data on hospital and surgery center compliance with measures that help protect patients from healthcare-associated infections. These data include adherence to infection prevention practices during central line insertions in hospitals, the appropriate use of antimicrobials during surgical procedures in ASC, and influenza vaccination coverage among hospital and ASC healthcare personnel.

For more information on the 2014 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Hospital Report and the 2014 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Report released by The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), a Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), visit this web page: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/hai/publications.htm

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5.13.2015

Lubin & Meyer Secures $35.4 Million Dollar Verdict for Woman's Stroke Following Childbirth

A recent $35.4 million dollar verdict in the case of a woman who had a stroke hours after giving birth to her first child is among the largest jury awards in New England for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Attorneys for the plaintiff were Benjamin Novotny and Karen Zahka of Lubin & Meyer.

Below is coverage by WCVB-TV Channel 5.


More information is available here: $35.4M Verdict in Childbirth Stroke Lawsuit

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5.11.2015

New England's Best Lawyers

New England's Best Lawyers a publication of Best Lawyers® distributed as part of The Boston Globe on May 1, featured Lubin & Meyer partner Robert Higgins on the cover. Rob, who is selected as Boston's 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law, is featured in the cover story: Safeguarding a Patient's Right to Secure and Reliable Medicine.

The article describes Higgins and Lubin & Meyer as "an industry leader."

“Improving any system requires change, which in turn requires leadership, and that is where we excel,” said Higgins, who obtained three of the top five verdicts of 2014 — $4.8 million in a undiagnosed myocarditis case, $11 million in a case where a doctor failed to diagnose lung cancer, and $7 million in a lawsuit where a tonsillectomy resulted in the death of a 38-year-old man.
“The fact is, medical mistakes are endemic to our health care system. They are one of the leading causes of death in this country, and as a firm, it is not only our mission to achieve maximum compensation for our clients, but also to ensure patient safety for the general public.”  — Robert M. Higgins
Higgins, firm founder Andrew Meyer, and their colleagues at Lubin & Meyer (all five partners are selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of New England's Best Lawyers) are known as relentless advocates for the rights of injured patients. By calling for a better standard of care, they have exposed the lack of quality treatment available at many institutions and, in the process, helped create safer hospital environments. One example provided in the article: After a Lubin & Meyer lawsuit uncovered a flaw in a Boston hospital’s computer system that had allowed medical professionals to overdose a patient, resulting in her death, the hospital changed its protocols and instituted a backup system to safeguard against a similar tragedy.

The full article can be read here on the Best Lawyers website.

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3.05.2015

How Do NH Hospitals Measure Up in Avoiding Infections?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released national and state-by-state progress reports on the efforts by healthcare facilities to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).

The report highlights the six most common infection types:
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Surgical site infections (SSI) - Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Surgical site infections (SSI) - Colon Surgery
  • MRSA Bacteremia - Laboratory identified hospital-onset bloodstream infections 
  • C. difficile - Laboratory identified hospital-onset infections
When compared to the national baseline, New Hampshire hospitals show significantly lower infections (reports use 2013 data). However, compared to 2012 state level data, NH showed an increase in surgical site infections (SSIs) — a 40% increase in SSIs related to abdominal hysterectomies and a 13% increase in SSIs related to colon surgery.

View NH Fact Sheet on Hospital Infections

For more detailed information, download the New Hampshire Fact Sheet.

See also:

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1.02.2015

FDA Updates Warning on Use of Power Morcellation of Uterine Fibroids

A series of articles in the Wall Street Journal details investigation into the marketing, training and use of power morcellation for the removal of uterine fibroids and hysterectomies. The issue at hand is that if a fibroid turns out to be cancerous, the morcellation can cause rapid spread of cancer. Below one article tells the story of a New Hampshire woman who died from cancer when she was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid that was removed by morcellation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. Her fibroid turned out to be cancer.


Excerpt from FDA Safety Communication

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop from the muscular tissue of the uterus. Most women will develop uterine fibroids (also called leiomyomas) at some point in their lives, although most cause no symptoms1. In some cases, however, fibroids can cause symptoms, including heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, and/or frequent urination, requiring medical or surgical therapy.

Many women choose to undergo laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy because these procedures are associated with benefits such as a shorter post-operative recovery time and a reduced risk of infection compared to abdominal hysterectomy and myomectomy. Many of these laparoscopic procedures are performed using a power morcellator.

Based on an FDA analysis of currently available data, we estimate that approximately 1 in 350 women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for the treatment of fibroids is found to have an unsuspected uterine sarcoma, a type of uterine cancer that includes leiomyosarcoma. At this time, there is no reliable method for predicting or testing whether a woman with fibroids may have a uterine sarcoma.

If laparoscopic power morcellation is performed in women with unsuspected uterine sarcoma, there is a risk that the procedure will spread the cancerous tissue within the abdomen and pelvis, significantly worsening the patient’s long-term survival. While the specific estimate of this risk may not be known with certainty, the FDA believes that the risk is higher than previously understood.

Read full FDA Safety Communication: UPDATED Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy

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10.29.2014

An Update: Lubin & Meyer in the Courtroom


Lubin & Meyer has achieved six multi-million dollar medical malpractice verdicts in the past 12 months:
  • $24.4M verdict* - Doctors fail to recognize condition in premature newborn leading to debilitating syndrome
  • $16.7M verdict - Radiologist misses evidence of cancer on x-ray
  • $13M verdict - 38-year-old man dies following tonsillectomy
  • $11.3M verdict - Boston IVF doctor misses ovarian cancer diagnosis in 35-year-old woman
  • $4.8M verdict - 23-year-old man's fatal heart condition misdiagnosed as bronchitis
  • $1M verdict - Doctor fails to diagnose rectal cancer in 83-year-old woman
Also several significant settlements include:
  • $4.5M settlement against MGH doctors for failing to repair fractured rib resulting in death of from pierced aorta
  • $4M settlement for birth injury related to care received at Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • $3.5M settlement in bowel perforation death following elective disc surgery
  • $3M settlement reached in Bridgewater Hospital death
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9.04.2014

Robert Higgins Selected "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law

We are pleased to announce that Robert M. Higgins has been selected by Best Lawyers® as Boston's "Lawyer of the Year" - Medical Malpractice Law for 2015. Higgins, a partner of the firm, has achieved numerous mulit-million verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Some of his most notable verdicts include:
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 20th edition of Best Lawyers® (2015) is based on more than 5.5 million votes by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

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7.30.2014

Medical Errors in Hospitals: Third Leading Cause of Death in America

New Hampshire Pubic Radio reports on the recent U.S. Senate subcommittee panel on preventable medical errors, where health safety experts testified on the high rate of medical errors in hospitals leading to death. The hearing was titled "More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many: The Need to Improve Patient Safety."

Those numbers are according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety that reveals medical mistakes in hospitals account for up to 440,000 patient death each year — which makes medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer. 

The NHPR article states,
"The health care community is not doing enough to track and prevent widespread harm to patients, and preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals and other settings will continue unless Congress takes action, medical experts said Thursday [July 17] on Capitol Hill."
Experts agreed that better measurement and reporting of patient harms is needed. Some called for a National Patient Safety Board to investigate patient harms.

For more information on the hearing, please see the full article on nhpr.com:
Health Safety Experts Call For Public Reporting Of Medical Harms

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6.30.2014

Personal Injury Attorney Benjamin Novotny Featured on FOX-25 Newscast

Benjamin Novotony represents the family of a disabled man who was found bruised and paralyzed at a group home. The civil lawsuit brought by Lubin & Meyer PC is bringing new information to light. For more details, see the FOX 25 news story below.

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6.24.2014

Study Shows Cancer Is Commonly Misdiagnosed

How often is cancer misdiagnosed? According to a survey of 400 leading cancer specialists by the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) and Best Doctors, Inc. it is much more common than we think. The majority of doctors surveyed believed cancer misdiagnosis rates to be between zero and 10 percent — a number far lower than the actual 28 percent estimated by the BMJ Quality and Safety journal. (See full survey here.)

Cancers are often misdiagnosed — sometimes with grave consequences.

We have successfully handled numerous cases involving misdiagnosis of cancer including:
If you have questions about a possible delay or misdiagnosis in cancer, please do  not hesitate to call our firm. We can evaluate your case free of charge. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Click to see more: Cancer Verdicts and Settlements.

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4.25.2014

Lubin & Meyer. Making Headlines While Making A Difference

Lubin & Meyer has been featured in numerous front page articles in the New England media for significant cases handled on behalf of victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts


Here's a look at recent media coverage highlighting our work that has resulted in significant compensation for our injured clients and system wide changes that may prevent others from suffering similar harm.
Do you have questions regarding a possible medical malpractice or personal injury claim? It costs nothing to have our attorneys evaluate your claim. Please call us at 800-866-2889.

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9.04.2013

New England's Best Lawyers® Features Lubin & Meyer as The Powerhouse Firm

The publication New England's Best Lawyers®, July 12, 2013, featured Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. on the cover along with the article, The Powerhouse Firm on Rebuilding Lives and Improving the Practice of Medicine.

The article highlights the role the firm's medical malpractice attorneys play in impacting the way medicine is practiced. The article states,
"The systemic improvements the firm has forced over the years have been significant. In just one example, after a Lubin & Meyer suit uncovered a flaw in a major Boston hospital’s computer system that allowed medical professionals to overdose a patient resulting in her death, the hospital changed its protocols and put a backup system in place to safeguard against a similar tragedy."  
“We want to improve the medical system so that others aren’t harmed under similar circumstances,” Meyer says. “In some ways, our firm is essentially a patient watchdog organization making sure these medical errors aren’t swept under the rug.”  
The publication lists the top lawyers in New England by practice area based on an extensive peer-review survey (more on the methodology). Lubin & Meyer has five attorneys listed in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. They are: Meyer, Robert M. Higgins, Adam R. Satin, Krysia J. Syska, and William J. Thompson.

Lubin & Meyer attorneys are licensed to practice in NH, MA, and RI.

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6.28.2013

Krysia Syska: NH's Advocate for Safer Medical Care for Women and Children

Medical malpractice attorney Krysia Syska was featured recently in Boston Magazine's Super Lawyers issue in which she was named among the Top 50 Women Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Syska represents clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Many of Syska's clients are parents of birth injured children or women dealing with cancer misdiagnosis. Syska's mission is to ensure that her clients go on to lead the best lives possible. "Our work changes lives," she said, "I can't think of anything more rewarding." (Read the complete article at: Top 50 Women....)

Below are some of her most recently published settlements:
  • Newborn suffers brain damage in extended delivery
    ($4.65 million settlement)
  • Cancer, now terminal, spread unchecked for two years
    ($3.9 million settlement)
  • Doctors fail to act on fetal distress; brain damage results
    ($3.8 million settlement)
  • Patient’s cancer diagnosis detrimentally delayed
    ($3.5 million settlement)
  • Man with chronic Hepatitis B develops fatal liver cancer
    ($3.5 million settlement)
  • Nurses fail to act on worrisome fetal readings; brain damage results
    ($3.2 million settlement)
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3.11.2013

Lubin & Meyer Dominates Largest Verdicts & Settlements List

Boston-based Lubin & Meyer — with attorneys licensed and practicing in New Hampshire — again leads the list of the largest verdicts and settlements (as published by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly) by securing two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts of 2012, and 24 of the year's medical malpractice settlements of $1 million or more. The firm had four times as many verdicts and settlements on the MLW list than any other firm.

To view the full list of the firm's medical malpractice verdicts and settlement for 2012, please click on:

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1.21.2013

Lubin & Meyer Receives National Recognition for Medical Malpractice — Awarded Tier One Ranking

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BOSTON — Medical malpractice and personal injury law firm Lubin & Meyer has been awarded a national "tier one" ranking in the 2013 edition of U.S. News | Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." The law firm received the top national ranking in the area of Medical Malpractice Law.

Achieving a tier one ranking in the U.S. News | Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The national first tier rankings were published in a special Money issue released by U.S. News & World Report in November 2012.

Lubin & Meyer has long been recognized as one of the country’s leading medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury law firms. Located in Boston, Lubin & Meyer is known for its innovative style, and has won more than $650 million in verdicts and settlements in the past ten years. Read more at: Lubin & Meyer Receives National Recognition.

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