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Arthur Yankowitz Secures a Discontinuance for a Medical Malpractice Action

By October 5, 2023No Comments

On September 26, 2023, Arthur Yankowitz secured a discontinuance during trial venued in Kings County in a medical malpractice case against a gastroenterologist physician while the co-defendants settled for $900,000. The case concerned an alleged failure to timely diagnose Stage IV stomach cancer which resulted in a perforated gastric adenocarcinoma, emergency surgery and extensive  chemo and radiation therapy. The gastroenterologist defense was premised on proximate cause that his alleged misdiagnosis did not have an impact on the plaintiff’s cancer staging and treatment. Mr. Yankowitz was ultimately able to convince a highly experienced plaintiff’s trial counsel to discontinue all the claims.