Recent News - David E. Richman


Richman Speaks about the Challenges to Early Resolution of Med Mal Claims
February 18, 2022 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was quoted in the Healthcare Risk Management article, “Take the Right Steps to Speed Resolution of Malpractice Litigation.” The story explains what risk managers and in-house counsel can do to speed and streamline the resolution of a medical malpractice case.

David noted that, of all the tort claims, medical malpractice claims are the most

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5 Members of Rivkin Radler Receive Leadership in Law Awards
December 3, 2021

Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that five members of the law firm, Rivkin Radler LLP, received Leadership in Law awards from Long Island Business News. The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, along with leadership qualities in both the legal profession and in the community.

The awardees and

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Rivkin Radler to Receive 5 Leadership in Law Awards
October 4, 2021

In the November 19th issue of Long Island Business News, a special “Leadership in Law” publication will recognize attorneys and law firm personnel. We are proud to announce the following awardees and their respective award categories.

David Richman — Lifetime Achievement

Anne Murray — Partner

Paul Gorfinkel — Counsel/Special Counsel

J’Naia Boyd — Associate

Frederick

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Richman Quoted in Healthcare Risk Management Article
November 23, 2020 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was quoted in the Healthcare Risk Management article, “What to Do When Malpractice Allegations Become Defamation.” The article discusses the different types of defamation and what can be done about each.

Proving defamation can be difficult since court statements are hard to challenge. There are many forms of defamation, but they can be

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Richman Shares Perspective on Responding to Adverse Hospital Events
March 3, 2020 | Health Services | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was quoted in a Healthcare Risk Management article entitled, “Develop Plan for Responding to Adverse Events,” which discusses the importance of hospitals preparing in advance for how to respond to an unexpected death, serious accident or possible malpractice.

To read the article, click here.

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Richman, Becker and Romeo Prevail in Trip-and-Fall Action
December 23, 2019 | General Liability

David Richman, Noah Becker and Jason Romeo successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of Columbia University in connection with a claim that the plaintiff tripped and fell over an uneven sidewalk adjacent to the School of International Affairs.

The decision, rendered by Kathryn Freed in Supreme Court, New York County, found that the plaintiff had

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Richman Published in Second Edition of Civil Litigation Textbook
February 5, 2019 | David E. Richman | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman has updated chapters on opening statements and making motions in limine in the second edition of the New York State Bar Association’s textbook on civil litigation.

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Richman Serves on Community Impact Committee for 2018-19 Gala
October 2, 2018

David Richman will serve on the Community Impact Honorary Committee for the 2018-2019 Gala Benefit which is taking place on November 7, 2018 at the Council on Foreign Relations. Community Impact is an organization that operates under the auspices of Columbia University and provides service and leadership opportunities for Columbia University and Barnard College students

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Richman and Bushwack Obtain Defendant’s Verdict
October 2, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman and Jacqueline Bushwack obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of Speedway in a case involving a woman who claimed that she slipped and fell in ice at a Speedway store in Flushing, New York, sustaining a fractured wrist that required surgical repair. The case was tried before Judge Diccia Pineda-Kirwin in Supreme Court

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Richman, Bushwack and LiPetri Obtain Summary Judgement in Labor Law Case
September 20, 2018 | General Liability

David Richman, Jacqueline Bushwack and Michael LiPetri obtained summary judgment on behalf of a NYC land owner in a lawsuit where plaintiff alleged injuries flowing from a construction-related incident when plaintiff fell from a height while in the process of disposing bulk debris.

Plaintiff alleged violations of Labor Law 240(1), 241(6) and 200.

Bronx County

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Richman Quoted in Healthcare Risk Management Magazine
February 8, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was interviewed for an article entitled, “Work Carefully With Counsel to Ensure Best Results,” published in Healthcare Risk Management magazine.

The article focuses on how risk managers can best work with legal counsel. In the article, Richman advises, “The challenge is establishing a relationship of trust between the risk manager and counsel. Particularly in the

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Richman Quoted in Burroughs Healthcare
September 27, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was interviewed for the article, “E-Health Platforms Expand Care Possibilities, but Add Potential Liabilities,” which appears in Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network.

To read the article, click here.

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Richman Quoted in Healthcare Risk Management
July 6, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was interviewed for an article entitled, “EMR Faults Can Be Major Factors in Med/Mel Cases,” which appeared in the July 2017 issue of Healthcare Risk Management magazine.

The story discusses the liability risks presented by the use of electronic medical records (EMRs). David noted that some of the features meant to make record-keeping

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Raia, Richman and Bushwack Contribute to USLAW Compendium
May 18, 2017 | Construction

Frank Raia, David Richman and Jacqueline Bushwack contributed to USLAW’s Construction Law Compendium.

To view the compendium, Click Here

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Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri Obtain Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice
April 19, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense

Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri obtained a Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice in a dental malpractice case involving claims brought against the Division Director at a University Dental Clinic.  Plaintiffs’ counsel claimed that the dental residents, who were under the supervision of the Program Director, committed dental practice in their management and treatment of the plaintiff. 

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Richman, Versichelli Partner on Thomson Reuters Podcast
April 13, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman and Michael Versichelli were featured on the Legal Executive Institute’s second podcast in a series on telemedicine. This installment discusses telemedicine’s impact on healthcare, insurance and the law.

Click here to listen.

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Richman Quoted in Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Technology On Trial”
March 19, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was quoted in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Technology On Trial.”

In the article, written by Brittany Bernstein, David discusses how technology is especially helpful in his field to explain the science involved in his cases to juries more simply.

“If you think about it, Twitter has trained us to look to get information

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Richman Featured in Thomson Reuters Podcast on Telemedicine
February 14, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman was featured in a podcast for Thomas Reuters on the impact of telemedicine on healthcare privacy laws.

Click here to hear the podcast.

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Richman presents Medical Malpractice 101 Program to Progressive Emergency Physicians
November 9, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman presented a Medical Malpractice 101 program to residents, medical students and Physician Assistant Fellows of Progressive Emergency Physicians at Good Samaritan Hospital.  The program dealt with the basics of a medical malpractice claim and how physicians can best protect themselves against such claims.

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Summary Dismissal of Local Law 1 Lead Paint Action on Behalf of Brooklyn Apartment Owner
September 20, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman and Jeannine Farino obtained summary dismissal of an action brought in Kings County on behalf of an infant plaintiff who allegedly suffered developmental delays as a result of ingesting lead paint.  Plaintiffs’ alleged that the defendants violated “Local Law 1” which mandates that an owner must remove or cover paint containing a specified

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Richman and Malerba successful in representation of medical management company
June 23, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Health Services

Congratulations to our partners David Richman and Ben Malerba who successfully represented a medical management company against claims by a physician who alleged that he was wrongfully expelled by his medical practice. The physician claimed that the practice’s medical board and management company did not have sufficient grounds to terminate his participation in the practice

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Owner and Construction Manager Granted Summary Judgment Dismissal of Labor Law 200, 240 and 241 Claims
May 13, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman, Brian Schlosser and Jason Romeo recently secured dismissal of a complaint which sought recovery under New York’s Labor Law which helps to clarify the parameters of Sec. 240(1),  the so-called “scaffold law” and, in particular, what constitutes an “elevated-related” accident.  Johnson v. Lend Lease et al. involves a journeyman steamfitter working who was installing sleeves

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Summary Judgment Granted to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
March 31, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense

David Richman, working together with Neil Bromberg of Hollingsworth LLP, secured summary judgment on behalf of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in Haimowitz v. Novartis Pharm Corp., No. 1:09-cv-10068-JFK (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2015) dismissing all of plaintiff claims as untimely.

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Richman and Romeo obtain summary judgment
August 12, 2014 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability

David Richman and Jason Romeo obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client, Xenophon Xenophontas dismissing claims that the doctor committed medical malpractice in connection with the care and treatment of a patient who developed a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following performance of back surgery at Mercy Medical Center. It was claimed that Dr. Xenophontas, a

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Michael Kotula and David Richman will present at Columbia University
January 22, 2014 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage

On January 22, 2014, Michael Kotula and David Richman will be speaking to members of the Columbia University and Columbia University Medical Center.  The presentation is entitled, “Transferring Risk:  Maximizing Your Right to Indemnification and Additional Insurance Coverage”  and will cover legal and risk management staff about structuring their construction and similar contracts to fully protect the University and

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David Richman to participate in roundtable discussion regarding witness preparation and selection.
September 12, 2013 | Appeals | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Health Services

David Richman, a partner in the firm’s Health Services, Litigation & Appeals and Product Liability and Toxic Tort Practice Groups, will participate in a roundtable discussion regarding witness preparation and selection sponsored by AEGIS Insurance Services.  Mr. Richman’s topic is, “The Art of Cross Examination:  Fact, Expert and Rebuttal Witness.”

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David Wilck & David Richman present “Insurance Defense” seminar.
November 10, 2010 | Professional Liability | Appeals | Health Services | Insurance Coverage

David Wilck, a partner in the Insurance, Coverage & Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups and David Richman, a partner in the Health Services and Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, present a seminar entitled, “Insurance Defense: Walking the Ethical Tightrope And Related Issues,” in Plano, Tx.

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Lead Paint Litigation in New York
September 21, 2010 | Health Services | Appeals

On September 21, 2010, David Richman presented a seminar entitled, “Lead Paint Litigation in New York,” in Chandler, AZ.

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David Richman presents seminar entitled “Lead Paint Litigation in NY.”
September 21, 2010 | Appeals | Health Services

On September 21, 2010, David Richman presented a seminar entitled, “Lead Paint Litigation in New York.” 

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Kotula, Krinick, McNamara & Richman Named Among LI’s Top Legal Eagles
August 31, 2010 | Appeals | Health Services | Insurance Coverage

UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler is please to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been named among the Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk Counties by PULSE Magazine for 2010.  The list was compiled from Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, identifying lawyers who are “AV Preeminent” – the highest Peer

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