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Westchester County Jury Exonerates EM Doctor in Wrongful Death Action

A 64 year-old male presented to the emergency department concerned that he had vomited blood after eating that day. The patient had a history of liver cirrhosis and gastric varices bleed, for which he ...
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Gerspach, Sikoscow and Guzman Recognized by Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Tom Gerspach, Alex Sikoscow and Alex Guzman are once again recognized by Super Lawyers. Mr. Gerspach receives this honor for the tenth year. Mr. Sikoscow has been named ...
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Defense Verdict Obtained on Behalf of Emergency Medicine Specialist

A Richmond County jury returned a verdict in favor of an emergency medicine specialist accused of negligently failing to diagnose a femoral neck fracture. The defendant physician was represented by ...
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Internist Wins Summary Judgment in Case Involving an Alleged Failure to Diagnose and Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Gerspach Sikoscow obtained summary judgment and dismissal on behalf of a primary care physician who was alleged to have negligently failed to diagnose and treat diabetes mellitus in an elderly ...
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Summary Judgment Granted to Neurosurgeon in Brain Surgery Case

Gerspach Sikoscow obtained summary judgment and dismissal on behalf of a board-certified neurosurgeon who performed a surgical resection of a left cerebellar cavernous hemangioma (a benign capillary ...
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Gerspach Part of Faculty at ASMBS Annual Convention

Mr. Gerspach participated in a program entitled “Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case“ along with noted medical experts in the fields of bariatric surgery, nursing and ICU care at the ...
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Richmond County Jury Exonerates Neurosurgeon In Suit By Paraplegic

The 56 year-old plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon was negligent in planning for and performing minimally invasive surgery upon an osteophyte that was compressing the spinal cord at ...
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Gerspach Presents at Brooklyn Bar Association CLE

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a Continuing Legal Education seminar on June 27 with Justice Ellen Spodek titled "Jury Selection in a 'New' Brooklyn: Hipsters, Transplants and ...
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Westchester Jury Clears Urologist Of Failure To Diagnose Kidney Cancer And Wrongful Death

The 62 year-old plaintiff and her husband brought suit against her urologist who had begun treating her in 1995 for a neurogenic bladder, a condition related to her multiple sclerosis. During that ...
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Staten Island Jury Finds Orthopedist Not Liable In Connection With Infected Knee Prosthesis

A 62 year-old married male, retired firefighter (9/11 first responder) underwent a unicompartmental left knee replacement by the defendant orthopedic surgeon on January 17, 2011. He was discharged on ...
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Second Department Reverses Trial Court and Grants Summary Judgment

GS LLP successfully appealed the Supreme Court’s denial of summary judgment, and obtained summary judgment for its neurologist client after oral argument in the Appellate Division, Second ...
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Gerspach and Sikoscow selected as New York Super Lawyers once again

GSLLP is again happy to announce that Tom Gerspach was named a New York Super Lawyer for the ninth year and Alex Sikoscow was named a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star for the third year.
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Richmond County jury clears surgeon in laceration of hepatic artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

The 61-year-old plaintiff alleged that his surgeon was negligent in proceeding with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy when inflammation prevented adequate visualization of the anatomy. An artery, ...
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Summary Judgment obtained for orthopedic surgeon regarding foot drop and contracture

GS LLP successfully obtained summary judgment for its orthopedic surgeon client. Plaintiff had alleged that he suffered a foot drop and muscle contracture as a result of an open reduction and internal ...
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Summary Judgment Granted to Orthopedic Surgeon on Statute of Limitations Grounds

Gerspach Sikoscow obtained summary judgment and dismissal on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon, who allegedly left a k-wire within the plaintiff's left shoulder during a laparoscopic labral repair ...
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Gerspach and Sikoscow again Super Lawyer selectees

GSLLP is again happy to announce that Tom Gerspach was named a New York Super Lawyer for the eighth year and Alex Sikoscow was named a New York Super Lawyer Rising Star for the second year.
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Jury clears two Emergency Medicine doctors in death of 41 year old mother resulting from aortic dissection

Decedent entered the ED complaining of sudden onset chest tightness and painful, throbbing throat, along with mild redness involving the face and upper chest. But for the redness, physical exam, ...
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Jury clears neurosurgeon of malpractice in connection with postoperative complications following Chiari I malformation surgery.

A 24-year-old Staten Island woman underwent surgical repair of a Chiari I malformation by the defendant neurosurgeon. Nine days after the original surgery, defendant performed a second procedure, a ...
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Gerspach and Sikoscow selected to 2013 Super Lawyers Lists

GS LLP is happy to announce that Tom Gerspach has been named a New York Super Lawyer selectee for the seventh straight year. And we proudly add that Alex Sikoscow has been named a New York Super ...
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Staten Island jury clears neurologist in cardiac arrest and foot drop of 24 year old

The defendant neurologist prescribed the beta blocker, Inderal, 160 mg Long Acting, for the 24-year-old plaintiff's benign essential hand tremor. When plaintiff complained of chest pain and not ...
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Discontinuace Obtained in Wrongful Death Action

Gerspach Sikoscow obtained a discontinuance on behalf of a family medicine practitioner who was alleged to have negligently prescribed an antidepressant medication to the plaintiff’s decedent. ...
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Summary Judgment won for Orthopedic Surgeon Regarding Postoperative DVT Prophylaxis

Mr. Sikoscow obtained summary judgment on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon whose patient developed DVT, a pulmonary embolism, and expired following a hip resurfacing procedure. An autopsy disclosed ...
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Staten Island jury clears resident podiatrist of causing complex regional pain syndrome

The 35 year-old male plaintiff injured his right foot while running down steps and falling in May 2010. Initially diagnosed with a third metatarsal base fracture, he was placed in a splint and Cam ...
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Summary Judgment Granted in Brain-Damaged Infant Case

Ms. Halford succeeded in obtaining summary judgment for a pediatric emergency medical specialist who allegedly failed to diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis in a seven-month-old infant, resulting ...
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