Elizabeth Montesano, a member of the firm, is a vigorous advocate on behalf of people injured due to medical malpractice. Ms. Montesano has a deep commitment, compassion and dedication to her clients who have been victims of medical malpractice and suffered grave injuries due to carelessness and negligence.
Her legal skills and experience have helped her clients achieve many multimillion-dollar settlements. Ms. Montesano handles all types of medical malpractice cases, including birth injuries, delay in diagnosis of cancer, surgical and cardiac cases, as well as, product liability cases when they involve defective medical equipment.
Verdicts and Settlements:
- Elizabeth Montesano has a proven track record of successful results in medical malpractice cases. Here are a few key examples:
- Ms. Montesano negotiated a $2.4 million settlement on behalf of a 56-year-old Westchester County woman who devastating neurological injuries during back surgery. The plaintiff, a woman with a history of a back problems due to years of working on her feet as a home health aide, decided to undergo surgery to alleviate her pain. Despite red flags from pre-surgery nerve monitoring, the operating surgeons failed to heed the warning signs of a potential spinal cord injury. When the plaintiff awoke from surgery she could not move her legs and was diagnosed with paraplegia. The case was settled prior to trial.
- Within a month of bringing suit in Kings County, N.Y., Supreme Court, Ms. Montesano obtained a $1.3 million settlement from a gynecologist who failed to properly diagnose and treat a Brooklyn woman’s uterine cancer. The plaintiff, a 58-year-old retiree, underwent hysterectomy surgery due to a history of fibroid tumors. The gynecologist diagnosed Stage 1 uterine cancer within a polyp, but told the woman that her cancer was entirely removed during surgery, and there was no need for any further medical treatment or monitoring. Ms. Montesano marshaled opinions from experts in the fields of gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology who said the gynecologist deviated from good and accepted medical practices by failing to advise the plaintiff to seek additional consultations or treatment. Without treatment, the plaintiff was later diagnosed with Stage 4 uterine cancer.
- New York Law School, J.D., 2000
- State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1996
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Member
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member of Board of Directors
Community Service : Ms. Montesano volunteers in her community and at her children’s school.
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