Dolan v. Halpern

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Writing for the CourtWILLIAM F. MASTRO
Citation902 N.Y.S.2d 585,73 A.D.3d 1117
PartiesLynne DOLAN, respondent, v. David HALPERN, etc., et al., defendants, Hazar Michael, etc., et al., appellants.
Decision Date25 May 2010
902 N.Y.S.2d 585
73 A.D.3d 1117


Lynne DOLAN, respondent,
v.
David HALPERN, etc., et al., defendants,
Hazar Michael, etc., et al., appellants.


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

May 25, 2010.

902 N.Y.S.2d 586

Furey, Furey, Leverage, Manzione, Williams & Darlington, P.C., Hempstead, N.Y. (Susan Weihs Darlington of counsel), for appellants Hazar Michael and Winthrop Gastroenterology, P.C.

Law Offices of Charles X. Connick, PLLC, Mineola, N.Y. (Barbara A. Myers of counsel), for appellants Steven Geier and Alan S. Lipp.

McAndrew, Conboy & Prisco, LLP, Woodbury, N.Y. (Mary C. Azzaretto of counsel), for respondent.

WILLIAM F. MASTRO, J.P., JOSEPH COVELLO, RANDALL T. ENG, and ARIEL E. BELEN, JJ.

73 A.D.3d 1118

In an action to recover damages for medical malpractice, the defendants Hazar Michael and Winthrop Gastroenterology, P.C., appeal, and the defendants Steven Geier and Alan S. Lipp separately appeal, as limited by their respective briefs, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (Diamond, J.), dated July 13, 2009, as denied those branches of their separate motions which were for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against them.

ORDERED that the order is reversed insofar as appealed from, on the law, with one bill of costs, and those branches of the separate motions of the defendants Hazar Michael and Winthrop Gastroenterology, P.C., and the defendants Steven Geier and Alan S. Lipp, which were for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against them are granted.

The plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for medical malpractice against, among others, the defendant doctors Steven Geier, Alan Lipp, and Hazar Michael, and Winthrop Gastroenterology, P.C. (hereinafter Winthrop). The plaintiff alleged that Geier, Lipp, and Michael were negligent from September 1, 2002, through November 1, 2004, in their treatment of her, resulting in the need for her to undergo surgery. The plaintiff alleged, inter alia, that those defendants were negligent in failing to administer appropriate tests, in their performance of surgical procedures, and in failing to properly diagnose a bile duct leak.

Geier and Lipp moved, and Michael and Winthrop separately moved, among other things, for summary judgment dismissing the complaint insofar as asserted against them. The Supreme Court denied those branches of the respective motions, finding that the plaintiff raised triable...

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  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., INDEX NO. 13532/07
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 11 Mayo 2012
    ...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, 934 N.Y.S.2d 195 (2d Dept. 2011)). On a motion for summary judgment, a d......
  • Stukas v. Streiter
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 8 Marzo 2011
    ...City Health & Hosps. Corp., 74 A.D.3d 1005, 1006, 903 N.Y.S.2d 152; Rizzo v. Moseley, 74 A.D.3d 942, 902 N.Y.S.2d 629; Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585; Langan v. St. Vincent's Hosp. of N.Y., 64 A.D.3d 632, 882 N.Y.S.2d 500; Sandmann v. Shapiro, 53 A.D.3d 537, 861 N.Y.S.2d......
  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., No. 13532/07.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 9 Mayo 2012
    ...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 Dept.2011)). On a motion for summary judgment, a defendant doctor h......
  • Charnisky v. Popowitz, Index 032728/2018
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 25 Junio 2020
    ...and accepted medical practice or that the defendant's actions were not the proximate cause of the plaintiffs injury. Dolan v Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 1118-19 [2nd Dept 2010]. "In opposition, a plaintiff then must submit material or evidentiary facts to rebut the defendant's prima facie show......
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  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., INDEX NO. 13532/07
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 11 Mayo 2012
    ...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, 934 N.Y.S.2d 195 (2d Dept. 2011)). On a motion for summary judgment, a d......
  • Stukas v. Streiter
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 8 Marzo 2011
    ...City Health & Hosps. Corp., 74 A.D.3d 1005, 1006, 903 N.Y.S.2d 152; Rizzo v. Moseley, 74 A.D.3d 942, 902 N.Y.S.2d 629; Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585; Langan v. St. Vincent's Hosp. of N.Y., 64 A.D.3d 632, 882 N.Y.S.2d 500; Sandmann v. Shapiro, 53 A.D.3d 537, 861 N.Y.S.2d......
  • Montagnino v. Inamed Corp., No. 13532/07.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 9 Mayo 2012
    ...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 Dept.2011)). On a motion for summary judgment, a defendant doctor h......
  • Garbowski v. Hudson Valley Hosp. Ctr.
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 7 Junio 2011
    ...( Heller v. Weinberg, 77 A.D.3d 622, 622, 909 N.Y.S.2d 477; see Stukas v. Streiter, 83 A.D.3d 18, 918 N.Y.S.2d 176; Dolan v. Halpern, 73 A.D.3d 1117, 1118, 902 N.Y.S.2d 585). “On a motion for summary judgment, a defendant doctor has the burden of establishing the absence of any departure fr......
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