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Preston J. Douglas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New York, NY

Gurfein Douglas LLP
11 Park Place, Suite 705
New York, NY 10007-2801
Phone: 212-406-1600
Fax: 212-406-4779
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1975
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Preston J. Douglas is dedicated to exemplary personal injury representation. At Gurfein Douglas LLP, he represents clients in New York and Massachusetts, primarily in serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with physicians, patients and families to ensure victims receive the best compensation possible. Mr. Douglas' experience includes representing clients with brain damage, Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy, and other serious injuries and illnesses caused by the negligence of others. For mass torts, Mr. Douglas accepts cases nationwide.

Having a strong sense of empathy and compassion, Mr. Douglas understands the feelings of devastation and confusion that injured clients and their families feel during the court process. He prides himself in providing compassionate, personalized service while meticulously building a strong case in order to achieve the best results possible. Over the years, Mr. Douglas has represented clients in state and federal courts.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Tufts University, Mr. Douglas decided to pursue a career in law. He attended Brooklyn Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor.

Mr. Douglas' achievements have given him numerous opportunities for recognition and leadership. In addition to lecturing on medical malpractice and personal injury law at various continuing legal education seminars, he has written numerous articles for legal publications and served as a "Trial Lawyers Quarterly" contributing editor. Mr. Douglas has appeared on national media such as truTV and "The Maury Show" to discuss a variety of legal topics. Mr. Douglas believes it is important to educate the public on their rights pertaining to personal injury and medical mistakes, and he enjoys every opportunity to help.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

About Preston J. Douglas

First Admitted: 1975, New York

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Municipal liability in Decisions, Annual Review for Attorneys, NYSTLA
  • Lecturer, Computer Safety and Ethical Considerations of Computer Data Preservation to NYSTLA and NY Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, Deposing physicians to Oregon Trial Lawyers as Invited Lecturer
  • Lecturer, Trial Practice, Cancer, Infant Injury Cases, Erbs Palsy to NY and National Groups and Seminars
  • Articles on Deposition Practice, Trial Tactics, Baby Brain Damage and Birth Injury Cases in Trial Lawyer's Quarterly

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Federal Court
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Editor-in-Chief of new Quarterly Law Review, scholarly periodical published by NY State Trial Lawyers Association, first issue completed and ready for publication scheduled for March/April 2008.  , 2008

Educational Background

  • Tufts University, B.A. in Biology


  • 2,750,000 settlement by pediatrician and hospital radiation oncologist for radiation error sterilizing 16 y.o. girl during treatment for Hodgkins., 2007
  • $2,312,258.33 verdict for a 28 year old mechanic who was using a Genie hydraulic man-lift which tipped over., 2006
  • $5,493,000 settlement in Brooklyn NY for birth injuries to infant causing cerebral palsy., 2004
  • $675,000 settlement in Jefferson County, NY for Erb's Palsy injury to infant during delivery., 2003
  • $ 5,750,000 verdict in Fulton Co. NY for failure to diagnose a post-partum infection in a 20 year old woman who had delivered her second child without complications.  The delay caused loss of all female organs, and significant injury to intestines., 2006
  • $435,000 settlement in Syracuse NY for birth injury to infant's arm called Erbs Palsy., 2005
  • $1,000,000 settlement against livery cab struck while making a U-turn in Laguardia Airport, Queens, NY, 2003
  • 3,250,000 settlement for a child with cerebral palsy.  Obstetrition fell asleep while waiting for bleeding full term mother to arrive at hospital.  No one woke the doctor., 2007
  • $450,000 verdict for choreographer against orthopedist who operated on wrong knee., 2005
  • $4,500,000 in Brooklyn, NY for birth injuries to infant causing cerebral palsy., 2003
  • $531,010. verdict in Queens, NY for injuries to motorcyclist who was cut off by private car on Lexington, Ave, NY , 2003
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Office Location for Preston J. Douglas

11 Park Place
Suite 705
New York, NY 10007-2801

Phone: 212-406-1600

Fax: 212-406-4779

Last Updated: 4/16/2021

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