Unfortunately, not all physicians and hospitals are careful and competent. All too often, negligent medical care results in severe injury or the unnecessary death of a patient. David P. Kownacki has been litigating medical malpractice cases for over twenty years. If you believe that yourself or a loved one has been the victim of negligent medical care, please contact us for a free consultation.

$1,000,000 settlement after opening statements at trial achieved for mother of child severely disabled by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. We proved that the defendant pre-natal clinic was negligent in its failure to perform an AFP test that would have identified neural tube defects in the fetus. 22672/95, Bronx

$3,100,000 settlement for woman who fell and struck her head while walking in Manhattan. We proved that New York Hospital staff failed to diagnose and treat a bleeding condition within Ms. Wondolowski's brain and that the delay in treatment caused brain damage resulting in partial paralysis of her arms and legs. R.N. 93 Civ 4390, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

$3,100,000 settlement for woman involved in a four-car motor vehicle accident while driving to work. Our client was taken to the Phelps Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. The doctors there failed to diagnose broken neck and discharged our client. She became paralyzed during the night and returned to the hospital the next morning. It still took the hospital staff three more days to correctly diagnose the fracture and damage to the spinal cord. 9970/88, Westchester County.

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