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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim

CG&P has secured the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against its client, a leading New York City litigator who was alleged to have negligently prosecuted an action for medical malpractice. The estate of a woman who allegedly contracted hepatitis during a kidney transplant surgery brought actions against the suppliers of the blood which was transfused during the surgery, and against the hospital where the surgery was performed. After the actions against the hospital and blood suppliers were dismissed, the estate brought malpractice claims against the attorneys, including CG&P’s client, who were alleged to have been involved in prosecuting the actions. CG&P was able to obtain a dismissal of the claims by establishing that the plaintiff could not establish negligence on the part of CG&P’s client, and that the plaintiff could not establish that it would have recovered in the underlying actions but for the alleged malpractice. The case was handled by CG&P partner Matt Flanagan.