I am so pleased with the legal services and representation afforded to me by Sherri L. Plotkin, Esq., and all the legal professionals atRheingold Giuffra Ruffo Plotkin & Hellman, L.L.P. They obtained a great result for me. I am proud to highly recommend their legal services to anyone who might have a personal injury or medical practice claim they wish to pursue.
When I look for co-counsel on complex medical device and prescription drug cases, I have specific criteria in deciding whether I want to partner with another attorney. They must be one of the top attorneys/law firms in these type of cases, they must be someone I can trust, and finally they must be responsive to me and my clients.
I am pleased to say Attorney David Rheingold has been a wonderful partner on my drug and device cases. I have been working with him and his firm for 9 years now. I have found him to be completely trustworthy and responsive to me and my clients, and he is recognized as one of the premier mass tort litigation attorneys in New York. I am happy to recommend him as a trusted colleague.
I met Dave Rheingold in the summer of 2015 after learning that an IVC filter that had been implanted in my body had broken and lodged in my heart. From the moment I met him, he put me at ease with a warmth and compassion that belied a true human touch. Over the course of working with him, I grew to admire him as a lawyer and a good man. He was always diligent about keeping me informed about my case and explained everything to me in a way that was understandable without being condescending. If I had a friend who needed a lawyer, I would highly recommend Dave Rheingold. He would be the one. Dave and his staff were fabulous. I am pleased with the outcome of the case as well as the way in which it was handled, from start to finish.
When I contacted Attorney Ed Ruffo, I had already suffered the devastating loss of a perfectly healthy kidney. Questions swirled in my head. Why did this happen to me? Did the doctor make a mistake or was it just bad luck? I didn’t know where to turn or what to do.
When I met with Ed, he put me at ease and explained to me that sometimes when surgeons make mistakes, they use anything they can to shield themselves from blame. I was filled with so many emotions. I was angry, hurt, and confused. Ed explained to me that he would review my medical records to see if he would be able to help me.
After he reviewed the records, Ed let me know that he suspected sub-standard care and that the doctors had made a serious error. I felt relieved and at the same time angry. I had just lost a kidney for no good reason other than human error.
In my case a pathology specimen of tissue taken during a surgery showed that my ureter had become involved in a malignant spreading process. That prompted the surgeons to remove the ureter and the entire kidney on the side affected. After re-analysis of the pathology , it turned out the ureter tissue was benign and that my ureter and kidney had been unnecessarily removed.
When I went home, I discussed the devastating news with my husband. We decided to have Ed file a lawsuit against the hospital. Thanks to Ed’s hard work, persistence, and knowledge of the medical profession, we were awarded a large settlement. While nothing can replace the unnecessary loss of a healthy organ, Ed’s compassionate counsel made a huge difference in my life and the life of my family. In those dark days after losing my kidney, Ed was my shining light. I remain tremendously grateful to him and his dedicated firm.