Michael B. Ronemus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Ronemus & Vilensky
 | 112 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-779-7070
Fax: 212-686-2490
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Michael B. Ronemus is a partner at the New York, New York-based law firm Ronemus & Vilensky, LLP. As a former medical school student, Mr. Ronemus possesses unique knowledge and insight that he applies to deftly litigating medical malpractice and personal injury cases. With more than 25 years of experience, he has successfully tried more than 100 cases and obtained millions of dollars in awards for clients with diverse litigation needs throughout New York. He primarily focuses his practice on cases of medical malpractice related to Erb's palsy and cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, construction accidents, automobile accidents and lead poisoning.

Mr. Ronemus earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in 1977 before attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He then obtained his Juris Doctor at New York University School of Law in 1983 and became licensed to practice law in New York and Massachusetts; in 1987, he was also admitted to practice in the state of Connecticut. Before joining Ronemus & Vilensky, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and was an associate with Landau & Miller of New York.

The New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice have invited Mr. Ronemus to lecture on the topics of medical malpractice, negligent security cases, motor vehicle law and insurance law. He is also an active member of several professional organizations, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association's Medical Malpractice Committee and the American Association for Justice.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (50%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Michael Ronemus

Admitted: 1984, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.ronvil.com/about/michael-ronemus/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the American Association of Justice, 2013
  • New York Trial Lawyer guest speaker on the following topics: 1. How to Select a Jury 2. Trial Practice (seminar) 3. How to Try Your First Case 4. Optaining Maximum Value at Trial, 2013
  • Member of Ethical Issues in Brain Injury Litigation
  • Member, Medical Malpractice Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut, 1987
  • Massachusetts, 1984
  • New York, 1984

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Motor Vehicle Law, Insurance Law, Negligent Security Cases, and Medical Malpractice, The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Motor Vehicle Law, Insurance Law, Negligent Security Cases, and Medical Malpractice, American Association for Justice
  • Lecturer, Motor Vehicle Law, Insurance Law, Negligent Security Cases, and Medical Malpractice, New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settle Wrongful Death Case for $5. 5 million A 44-year-old electrician, who was married and the father of two young children, was hit by an MTA bus while fixing the electrical and signal location under the LIRR. He was suspended above the intersection of a divided highway on a scissor lift and was supposed to be protected by a flagman directing traffic around the lift. However, the deceased’s co-worker decided to continue working without this person in place. Attorneys Michael Ronemus and Robert Vilensky brought action against the driver of the bus, the owner of the bus (MTA), LIRR, NYC, NYCTA, F&S Contracting, Greater Jamaica Development Corp., Pride Equipment Corp., the lessor of the lift and the manufacturer of the lift (JLG Industries). Ronemus & Vilensky brought in four experts to testify in the case, including a transportation expert; construction expert; a pathology expert; and an economic advisor. At jury selection, the case settled with third party defendant, Egg Electric paying $5.1 million and the MTA paying $350k.  , 2015
  • $6 Million Verdict for Brain Injury Our client, a 38 year-old high school guidance counselor, sustained brain injury (TBI) after being struck in the head by a door. The client walked through the left door of a pair of swinging doors while walking downstairs during a fire alarm. To get downstairs, he was required to walk in front of the right door, which was pushed by a student and struck our client in the head. Over several months, he lost his balance, developed the inability to speak properly, and became hypersensitive to noises. He has been disabled since the accident and now receives social security disability. The jury found that the Board of Education was responsible for maintaining a dangerous and defective door and awarded a total of $6 million in compensation., 2015
  • $4.75 Million Settlement for Lead Poisoning An infant and her family moved into an apartment where paint chips started to fall off the walls. The infant plaintiff ingested the paint chips causing the lead to go to the child’s brain. The child is in special education with reading and math difficulties., 2014
  • $4.48 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Our client was admitted into the hospital six days earlier than her due date diagnosed as suffering from preeclampsia. Labor was induced and despite the fact that the fetal monitor showed increasing signs of fetal distress a cesarean section was ordered and then cancelled. When the cesarean section was again ordered it was not until 9 hours later that it was performed. Our client’s daugnter was born with no respiration and a very low heart rate. As she developed it became apparent that the baby suffered from cognitive defects as well as severe hearing impairment and could only walk with braces. The parties settled before jury selection and agreed to pay $4,475,000 with an eventual payment to our client of over $37 million., 2014
  • $5 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice Our client suffered a stroke and was left unattended for six hours in a hospital emergency room hallway. The ER doctor ordered a CAT scan, but hospital employees said that the CAT scanner was not operating properly. The patient was finally transferred to another hospital, where the stroke was diagnosed and an operation was performed to attempt to remove a blood clot from his brain. However, due to the delay in treatment, our client’s condition deteriorated and he died after living six months in a nursing home. Our client had worked as a dental technician and earned approximately $25,000 annually. He had lived with and helped to support his 80 year-old father. The medical malpractice Lawyers at Ronvil Law firm in New York City, were able to win the client $5 Million dollars in this NYC medical malpractice lawsuit., 2013
  • $9.9 Million in Personal Injury Lawsuit When an accident happens, an individual’s life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Take, for example, the case of Rose Nudelman, a photographer and multi-media artist who was dependent on her mobility and manual dexterity to make a living. Ms. Nudelman was ascending a Costco escalator in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, when the mechanism intended to lock her shopping cart in place failed. The packed cart, which became dislodged, fell back onto the woman, causing injuries that have disrupted her personal life and have prevented her from being able to work. Ms. Nudelman developed a rare neurological condition called complex regional pain syndrome following the accident. “I am no longer able to pursue my avocation as a multimedia artist,” she said recently, in an article by Selim Algar in the New York Post. Once able to dance and move freely, the 52 year-old woman now relies on a cane to get from place to place, and faces mounting medical bills, as well as daily pain and suffering. Michael Ronemus, who represented Ms. Nudelman in her case against the well-known chain store, fought for an outcome that would award the working mother some assistance with these issues. The jury not only found Nudelman’s claims to be believable, they also awarded her $9,903,825., 2013
  • $10.8 million verdict for a traumatic brain injury case.  Our client, a 26 year-old college physics student, who also worked as an actress, a model, and as an executive assistant, was hit by another car while in a NYC taxi. Our client’s head struck the plexiglass divider behind the driver’s seat. She was treated and released from the hospital, but continued to have headaches and cognitive difficulties. She returned to the hospital and was found to have slight bleeding of the brain and was admitted for four days for observation. Plaintiff’s doctors said she developed a traumatic brain injury (TBI) known as the “silent epidemic” because its effects are not immediately obvious to a stranger. She returned to college but was unable to graduate due to inability to read or remember. She has tried to work several jobs, but has been unable to hold a job. Her doctors said she is permanently disabled and can’t work. The jury awarded a total of $10.8 million dollars. This included $1.2 million in lost earnings, $6 million in future medical costs, $3.6 million in pain and suffering., 2013
  • $7.4 Million Verdict for Brain Injury Our client, a 28-year-old female accountant, sustained a brain injury when she was struck while crossing in a crosswalk. The driver claimed that she ran out between parked cars. Our client did not recall the accident, but remembered standing on the corner waiting for the walk light. She struck her head on the ground and was later diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). She had recently been hired to work at a large accounting firm, and tried for two years to work, but was unable to do so due to concentration and memory problems. She was later diagnosed with traumatically induced epilepsy and is on social security disability. The jury found the van driver and his employer responsible and awarded a total of $7.4 million for past and future pain and suffering and economic losses.

Educational Background:

  • University School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • University of Colorado, B.S., 1977
Office Location for Michael B. Ronemus

112 Madison Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-779-7070

Fax: 212-686-2490

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Last Updated: 5/24/2018

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