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Jeffrey B. Bloom

Partner

Since joining the firm following his graduation from law school in 1979, Jeffrey Bloom has carved out a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in New York. Known and respected by both the bench and bar as a fierce advocate on behalf of the clients, he has helped his clients successfully achieve numerous multi-million dollar recoveries.

Mr. Bloom has tried and managed numerous serious personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, auto accidents, legal malpractice, construction accidents and products liability, resulting in substantial awards. Many of these cases are medical malpractice actions involving the failure to diagnose diseases such as breast, colon, prostate and lung cancer and negligently performed surgery as well as, improper obstetrical care resulting in brain damage and Erb's palsy to newborns and/or severe injuries to the delivering mother. Recently, he has achieved a $9.2 million settlement for a woman in a case brought against doctors and a hospital in which they failed to timely diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction causing her bowel to perforate resulting in peritonitis, a long hospitalization, multiple surgeries and the need for a kidney transplant. He also achieved a settlement of $8 million for a woman in case in which doctors and hospital employees failed to timely diagnose a valvulus (twisting of the intestine) in a woman which cased multiple surgeries and hospitalizations and the need for an intestinal transplant. Among other types of cases he has managed include a successful lawsuit brought against Chrysler regarding a negligently designed gas tank in one of its vans causing a fire that resulted in the death of a mother and her two children, and a case against a landlord and construction company following a building collapse in Manhattan. During that multi-party litigation, Mr. Bloom was appointed by the Court as the lead counsel, representing all injured parties in the accident. Mr. Bloom is also a highly regarded attorney in the area of legal malpractice and has handled several substantial legal malpractice matters including one recently in which he achieved a $4.5 million settlement in a involving a woman whose lawyer failed to file the proper paperwork with the court when she had a claim against her doctor for failing to properly treat her brain tumor. For the past several years, he has been named in Best Lawyers in America and New York Magazines Best Lawyers in New York in 4 specialties: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Legal Malpractice, and Professional Malpractice . Being named a “Best Lawyer” is an honor bestowed on attorneys by their peers. He has also been listed in Super Lawyers and was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers--a prestigious organization which limits its membership to 500 trial lawyers nationwide.

Mr. Bloom describes his view of his job as follows: "One of the most difficult events a person may ever encounter is being told that he or she has a serious illness such as cancer. Even more devastating, however, is the realization that the disease should have and could have been diagnosed earlier. As a medical malpractice attorney, my role is to prove this medical negligence to the jury with the ultimate goal of securing a substantial award as compensation for the losses suffered by our clients."

Jeff Bloom has lectured extensively to law students and fellow lawyers on the preparation and trial of personal injury lawsuits at such places as Hofstra and Fordham Law Schools and at programs sponsored by bar associations. He has also served as the Chairperson and lectured in New York State Bar Association-sponsored programs entitled "Medical and Legal Issues in Breast Cancer and Gynecological Cancers and Surgery" and "Woman's Health Issues and Malpractice." He has also appeared as a commentator on Court TV. Mr. Bloom is the co-chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the organization's board of directors.

Education

Juris Doctor, Hofstra University, 1979

Bachelor of Science, Lehigh University, 1976

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York, 1980
U.S. District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1980
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

New York State Trial Lawyers Association
(Co-Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee 2006-present) Board of Directors

International Trial Lawyers, Fellow
New York Supreme Court , NY County, Medical Malpractice Steering Committee

Nassau County Bar Association

New York Bar Association

American Bar Association

New York County Bar Association

American Association of Justice

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
past Member of Medical Malpractice Committee

Trustee, LawPAC
The New York State Trial Lawyers Association Political Action Committee

PUBLICATIONS/LECTURES
Jeff Bloom's Article in the National Law Journal

"Medical Malpractice Study: Disproving Frivolous Myth," The National Law Journal, July 3, 2006

"Harvard Study Ends Myth of Frivolous Malpractice Suits," New York Law Journal, May 26, 2006

"The Impact of Arons: A Look at the Court of Appeals Decision to Allow Ex Parte Interviews of Treating Doctors and Where We Go from Here," Bill of Particulars-New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 2008

"A HIPAA Primer," Bill of Particulars-New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2006

Women's Health Issues and Malpractice, Program Chair/Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 2003

Handling the Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice Case," Program Chair/Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 2007

Medical Malpractice in NYC Supreme Court: Key Issues Today, Program Chair/Lecturer - New York State Supreme Court, New York County

Basic Civil Practice: The Trial, Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 1995-1997, 2000

Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer: The Trial, Law Journal Seminars-Press, 1998, 2000

Keeping Pace: A Guide for the Up-to-Date Litigator, New York State Bar Association, 1998

How to Begin a Civil Action in New York State: A Roadmap Through Pre-Trial Discovery and Motion Practice," Practising Law Institute, 1998

Winning Your Case at the Deposition: Effective Tools for the Practicing Litigator, New York State Bar Association, 2000

How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2001

The Trial, New York State Bar Association, 2002

Law Journal Seminars, Medical Malpractice Program on Video, 2002

Practical Skills: How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2003

Practical Skills: How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2004

Medical Malpractice Litigation, New York State Bar Association, 2005

Practical Skills: Basics of Civil Practice - The Trial, 2005

"Practical Skills: Basics of Civil Practice-The Trial," New York State Bar Association, 2005

"Prescription for Improving the Way Health Care and Legal Systems Deal with Unanticipated Outcomes in Medical Care," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2006

CASES OF NOTE

$9,200,000 settlement in a Brooklyn medical malpractice case in which doctors and hospital employees fail to timely diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction which resulted in systemic infections, multiple surgeries, lengthy hospitalization, and the need for a kidney transplant.

$8,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a woman who contracted vulvulus (an intestinal blockage) following colon surgery.

$6,100,000 settlement in a Dutchess County medical malpractice case involving the death of a woman after giving birth.

$4,500,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case involving a woman whose lawyer failed to file the proper paperwork with the court when she had a claim against her doctor for failing to properly treat her brain tumor.

$3,800,000 verdict for a man who was struck by a car and suffered a severely broken leg.

$3,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice for a child who suffered Erb’s Palsy following a negligent delivery by his mother’s obstetrician.

$3.4 million settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries when thrown from a boat after an engine exploded.

$2.7 million settlement in a medical malpractice case claiming a failure to administer anti-coagulation medication to a 78 year old woman following surgery resulting in a stroke.

$2,500,000 verdict in a Rockland County medical malpractice case in which a gynecologist transected a 68 year old woman’s ureter resulting in the loss of a kidney.

$2,250,000 in a legal malpractice case for a man who hired a law firm to represent him in an action against his doctor for losing a kidney. The firm was negligent in their representation of their client and as a result of the lawyer’s oversight, the medical malpractice case was dismissed.

$2,250,000 settlement in an Erie County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat acute gastrointestinal bleeding in a 60 year old man.

$2,175,000 million in a medical malpractice case in which doctors it was claimed that there was a failure to diagnose a meningioma.

$2,125,000 verdict for the estate of a Kings County man who died of complications because of a dental procedure.

$2,150,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case claiming the failure to properly repair a rectal laceration following a prostatectomy.

$2,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a man who underwent unnecessary prostate cancer surgery.

$2,000,000 settlement in medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose breast cancer.

$1,900,000 settlement for a woman who suffered loss of her spleen and psychological trauma following an automobile accident.

$1,900,000 settlement in a Richmond County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to diagnose preeclampsia in a woman suffered a cerebral bleed a few days after giving birth.

$1.8 million verdict in a medical malpractice case for a child who suffered Erb's Palsy following negligent delivery by his mother's obstetrician.

$1,750,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which doctors failure to diagnose colon cancer in a 67 year old man.

$1,700,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which am ophthalmologist failed to timely diagnose and treat a post-cataract surgery infection resulting in loss of vision in an eye.

$1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to take an adequate biopsy of a patients ulcer and thereby failure to diagnose gastric cancer.

$1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which a gynecologist failed to perform a prophylactic oopherectomy on a woman who developed ovarian cancer and who had suffered breast cancer and had a positive family history of ovarian cancer.

$1,600,000 in a medical malpractice case settlement for a child who suffered Erb’s palsy following negligent delivery by his mother’s obstetrician.

$1,450,000 settlement in an Ulster County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose a woman’s breast cancer.

$1,450,000 settlement in a Dutchess County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose breast cancer.

$1,000,000 settlement in a Broome County medical malpractice case involving the failure to timely diagnose melanoma.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.

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