Anonymous v. Wyckoff Heights Med. Ctr.

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtMARK C. DILLON
Citation73 A.D.3d 1104,902 N.Y.S.2d 147
PartiesANONYMOUS, et al., appellants, v. WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER, et al., defendants, Nagendra Sagar Katari, etc., respondent.
Decision Date25 May 2010
902 N.Y.S.2d 147
73 A.D.3d 1104


ANONYMOUS, et al., appellants,
v.
WYCKOFF HEIGHTS MEDICAL CENTER, et al., defendants,
Nagendra Sagar Katari, etc., respondent.


Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

May 25, 2010.

902 N.Y.S.2d 148

Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., New York, N.Y. (Stephen C. Glasser and Susan M. Jaffe of counsel), for appellants.

Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP, New York, N.Y. (Ellen B. Fishman and Sean F.X. Dugan of counsel), for respondent.

MARK C. DILLON, J.P., FRED T. SANTUCCI, L. PRISCILLA HALL, and PLUMMER E. LOTT, JJ.

73 A.D.3d 1104

In an action to recover damages for medical malpractice, etc., the plaintiffs appeal, as limited by their brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Pines, J.), dated July 31, 2008, as granted the motion of the defendant Nagendra Sagar Katari for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against him.

ORDERED that the order is affirmed insofar as appealed from, with costs.

"The requisite elements of proof in a medical malpractice action are a deviation or departure from accepted community standards of practice and evidence that such departure was a proximate cause of injury or damage. On a motion for summary judgment, a defendant doctor has the burden of establishing the absence of any departure from good and accepted medical

practice or that the plaintiff was not injured thereby. In opposition, the plaintiff must submit a physician's affidavit attesting to the defendant's departure from accepted practice, which departure was a competent producing cause of the injury. General allegations that are conclusory and unsupported by competent evidence tending to establish the essential elements of medical malpractice are insufficient to defeat summary judgment" ( Flanagan v. Catskill Regional Med. Ctr., 65 A.D.3d 563, 565, 884 N.Y.S.2d 131 [internal quotation marks and citations omitted]; see Lowhar v. Eva Stern 500, LLC, 70 A.D.3d 654, 654-655, 894 N.Y.S.2d 490).

Here, the defendant Nagendra Sagar Katari established his prima facie entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by submitting, inter alia, an expert physician's affirmation asserting that he did not deviate from the relevant standard of care. In opposition, the plaintiffs' expert submissions failed to raise a triable issue of fact ( see Alvarez v. Prospect Hosp., 68 N.Y.2d 320, 324, 508 N.Y.S.2d 923, 501 N.E.2d 572; Shahid v. New York City...

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  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., INDEX NO. 13532/07
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • May 11, 2012
    ...of injury or damage. (Heller v. Weinberg, 77 A.D.3d 622, 909 N.Y.S.2d 477 (2d Dept 2010); Anonymous v. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, 73 A.D.3d 1104, 902 N.Y.S.2d 147 (2d Dept. 2010); Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585 (2d Dept. 2010); Orsi v. Haralabatos, 89 A.D.3d 997, 93......
  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., No. 13532/07.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • May 9, 2012
    ...or damage. (Heller v. Weinberg, 77 AD3d 622, 909 N.Y.S.2d 477 (2d Dept 2010); Anonymous v. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, 73 AD3d 1104, 902 N.Y.S.2d 147 (2d Dept.2010); Dolan v. Halpern, 73 AD3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585 (2d Dept.2010); Orsi v. Haralabatos, 89 AD3d 997, 934 N.Y.S.2d 195 (2d D......
  • Heller v. Weinberg
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • October 5, 2010
    ...was a proximate cause of injury or damage ( see Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585; Anonymous v. Wyckoff Hgts. Med. Ctr., 73 A.D.3d 1104, 902 N.Y.S.2d 147; Dunn v. Khan, 62 A.D.3d 828, 829, 880 N.Y.S.2d 653; Rosen v. John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility, 45 A.D.3d 558, 559......
  • Alcalde v. Riley
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • May 25, 2010
    ...see Brennan v. New York City Hous. Auth., 302 A.D.2d 483, 484, 756 N.Y.S.2d 73; Gibbons v. Ostrow, 234 A.D.2d 415, 416, 651 N.Y.S.2d 168).73 A.D.3d 1104 While recovery under General Municipal Law § 205-a does not require proof of notice of an unsafe condition, a showing of actual or constru......
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  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., INDEX NO. 13532/07
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • May 11, 2012
    ...of injury or damage. (Heller v. Weinberg, 77 A.D.3d 622, 909 N.Y.S.2d 477 (2d Dept 2010); Anonymous v. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, 73 A.D.3d 1104, 902 N.Y.S.2d 147 (2d Dept. 2010); Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585 (2d Dept. 2010); Orsi v. Haralabatos, 89 A.D.3d 997, 93......
  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., No. 13532/07.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • May 9, 2012
    ...or damage. (Heller v. Weinberg, 77 AD3d 622, 909 N.Y.S.2d 477 (2d Dept 2010); Anonymous v. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, 73 AD3d 1104, 902 N.Y.S.2d 147 (2d Dept.2010); Dolan v. Halpern, 73 AD3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585 (2d Dept.2010); Orsi v. Haralabatos, 89 AD3d 997, 934 N.Y.S.2d 195 (2d D......
  • Heller v. Weinberg
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • October 5, 2010
    ...was a proximate cause of injury or damage ( see Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585; Anonymous v. Wyckoff Hgts. Med. Ctr., 73 A.D.3d 1104, 902 N.Y.S.2d 147; Dunn v. Khan, 62 A.D.3d 828, 829, 880 N.Y.S.2d 653; Rosen v. John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility, 45 A.D.3d 558, 559......
  • Alcalde v. Riley
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • May 25, 2010
    ...see Brennan v. New York City Hous. Auth., 302 A.D.2d 483, 484, 756 N.Y.S.2d 73; Gibbons v. Ostrow, 234 A.D.2d 415, 416, 651 N.Y.S.2d 168).73 A.D.3d 1104 While recovery under General Municipal Law § 205-a does not require proof of notice of an unsafe condition, a showing of actual or constru......
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