Jeffrey B. Bloom

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
 | 80 Pine Street, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-943-1090
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at the law firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf in New York City's Financial District, Jeffrey B. Bloom has established a reputation as an astute litigator in his nearly 35 years of practice. Representing clients throughout the New York metropolitan area and statewide, Mr. Bloom largely concentrates his practice on medical malpractice, a field in which he has distinguished himself, but he also takes on other personal injury matters, including product liability, auto accidents and construction accidents, in addition to legal malpractice litigation.

Mr. Bloom's extensive record as a trial lawyer includes numerous significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His most notable cases include a $9.2 million settlement in a medical malpractice case in which doctors and hospital employees fail to timely diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction,  an $8.85 million settlement on behalf of a young girl who suffered from preventable blindness, and a $3 million settlement for a child afflicted with Erb's palsy due to a botched delivery.He has also handles several substantial legal malpractice cases. 

A 1976 alumnus of Lehigh University's College of Business and Economics, earning a B.S. in Economics. Mr. Bloom completed his Juris Doctor in 1979 at Hofstra University School of Law. While there, he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence. He gained admittance to practice in New York in 1980.

On account of his successes, Mr. Bloom has received numerous accolades, including membership in the elite International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization of only 500 lawyers worldwide. Throughout his career, Mr. Bloom has dedicated himself to advancements in his field as a Co-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the legal organization's board of directors. From 2007 to present, and is the Co-chair and a Trustee of the organization's political action committee, LawPAC NY, and he has contributed dozens of technical papers to New York legal publications. 

Jeff Bloom has lectured extensively to law students and fellow lawyers on the preparation and trial of medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits at such places as Hofstra and Fordham Law Schools and at programs sponsored by bar associations. He has also served as the Chairperson and lecturer in New York State Bar Association-sponsored programs entitled "Medical and Legal Issues in Breast Cancer and Gynecological Cancers and Surgery" and "Woman's Health Issues and Malpractice." He has also appeared as a commentator on Court TV. He also lectures extensively to fellow lawyers at bar association programs and to physicians at hospital sponsored programs and rounds.

For the past several years, Jeff Bloom has been named in Best Lawyers in America and New York Magazines Best Lawyers in New York in 4 specialties:Medical MalpracticePersonal InjuryLegal Malpractice, and Professional Malpractice. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Professional Liability (10%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Jeffrey Bloom

Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.gairgair.com/lawyer-attorney-1386336.html

Honors and Awards:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-chair & Trustee- LawPAC NY--political action committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Co-Chair of Medical Malpractice Committee & Member of Board of Directors, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, , 2006-Present
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer /Demonstrating Attorney at Mock Trial, The 2012 Issues In Neonatology Symposium Sponsored By Winthrop-University Hospital, 2012
  • "Prescription for Improving the Way Health Care and Legal Systems Deal with Unanticipated Outcomes in Medical Care," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2006
  • "Practical Skills: Basics of Civil Practice-The Trial," New York State Bar Association, 2005
  • Practical Skills: Basics of Civil Practice - The Trial, 2005
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation, New York State Bar Association, 2005
  • Practical Skills: How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2004
  • Practical Skills: How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2003
  • Law Journal Seminars, Medical Malpractice Program on Video, 2002
  • The Trial, New York State Bar Association, 2002
  • How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 2001
  • Winning Your Case at the Deposition: Effective Tools for the Practicing Litigator, New York State Bar Association, 2000
  • How to Begin a Civil Action in New York State: A Roadmap Through Pre-Trial Discovery and Motion Practice," Practising Law Institute, 1998
  • Keeping Pace: A Guide for the Up-to-Date Litigator, New York State Bar Association, 1998
  • Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer: The Trial, Law Journal Seminars-Press, 1998, 2000
  • Medical Malpractice in NYC Supreme Court: Key Issues Today, Program Chair/Lecturer - New York State Supreme Court, New York County
  • Basic Civil Practice: The Trial, Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 1995-1997, 2000
  • Handling the Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice Case," Program Chair/Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 2007
  • Women's Health Issues and Malpractice, Program Chair/Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, 2003
  • "A HIPAA Primer," Bill of Particulars-New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2006
  • "The Impact of Arons: A Look at the Court of Appeals Decision to Allow Ex Parte Interviews of Treating Doctors and Where We Go from Here," Bill of Particulars-New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 2008
  • "Harvard Study Ends Myth of Frivolous Malpractice Suits," New York Law Journal, May 26, 2006
  • "Medical Malpractice Study: Disproving Frivolous Myth," The National Law Journal, July 3, 2006

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $4 million settlement for the family of a doorman who died following sinus surgey during which his ethmoid bone was fractured causing a cerebral hemmorhage
  • $8,850,000 in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Brought on Behalf of a Girl Who Lost Her Eyesight Due to an Undiagnosed Craniopharyngioma (Pituitary Brain Tumor)
  • $1,000,000 settlement in a Broome County medical malpractice case involving the failure to timely diagnose melanoma.
  • $1,450,000 settlement in a Dutchess County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose breast cancer.
  • $1,450,000 settlement in an Ulster County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose a woman’s breast cancer.
  • $1,600,000 in a medical malpractice case settlement for a child who suffered Erb’s palsy following negligent delivery by his mother’s obstetrician.
  • $1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which a gynecologist failed to perform a prophylactic oopherectomy on a woman who developed ovarian cancer and who had suffered breast cancer and had a positive family history of ovarian cancer.
  • $1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to take an adequate biopsy of a patients ulcer and thereby failure to diagnose gastric cancer.
  • $1,700,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which am ophthalmologist failed to timely diagnose and treat a post-cataract surgery infection resulting in loss of vision in an eye.
  • $1,750,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which doctors failure to diagnose colon cancer in a 67 year old man.
  • $1.8 million verdict in a medical malpractice case for a child who suffered Erb's Palsy following negligent delivery by his mother's obstetrician.
  • $1,900,000 settlement in a Richmond County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to diagnose preeclampsia in a woman suffered a cerebral bleed a few days after giving birth.
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a woman who suffered loss of her spleen and psychological trauma following an automobile accident.
  • $2,000,000 settlement in medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose breast cancer.
  • $2,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a man who underwent unnecessary prostate cancer surgery.
  • $2,150,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case claiming the failure to properly repair a rectal laceration following a prostatectomy.
  • $2,125,000 verdict for the estate of a Kings County man who died of complications because of a dental procedure.
  • $2,175,000 million in a medical malpractice case in which doctors it was claimed that there was a failure to diagnose a meningioma.
  • $2,250,000 settlement in an Erie County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat acute gastrointestinal bleeding in a 60 year old man.
  • $2,250,000 in a legal malpractice case for a man who hired a law firm to represent him in an action against his doctor for losing a kidney. The firm was negligent in their representation of their client and as a result of the lawyer’s oversight, the medical malpractice case was dismissed.
  • $2,500,000 verdict in a Rockland County medical malpractice case in which a gynecologist transected a 68 year old woman’s ureter resulting in the loss of a kidney.
  • $2.7 million settlement in a medical malpractice case claiming a failure to administer anti-coagulation medication to a 78 year old woman following surgery resulting in a stroke.
  • $3.4 million settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries when thrown from a boat after an engine exploded.
  • $3,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice for a child who suffered Erb’s Palsy following a negligent delivery by his mother’s obstetrician.
  • $3,800,000 verdict for a man who was struck by a car and suffered a severely broken leg.
  • $4,500,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case involving a woman whose lawyer failed to file the proper paperwork with the court when she had a claim against her doctor for failing to properly treat her brain tumor.
  • $6,100,000 settlement in a Dutchess County medical malpractice case involving the death of a woman after giving birth.
  • $8,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a woman who contracted vulvulus (an intestinal blockage) following colon surgery.
  • $9,200,000 settlement in a Brooklyn medical malpractice case in which doctors and hospital employees fail to timely diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction which resulted in systemic infections, multiple surgeries, lengthy hospitalization, and the need for a kidney transplant.

Educational Background:

  • Lehigh University, B.S. Economics, 1976 (Editor-in-Chief of the Brown & White; President of chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu) Hofstra University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1979

Industry Groups

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    Phone: 212-943-1090

     

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