Andrew I. Kaplan
Tel: (212) 593-6798
Fax: (212) 593-6970
Andrew Kaplan’s practice concentrates on the defense of medical malpractice and toxic tort matters from inception of the lawsuit through and including trial. Within the area of medical malpractice defense, Mr. Kaplan currently represents and has taken verdicts on behalf of a number of major hospitals and individual physicians in the metropolitan New York City area in cases involving a variety of complex medical issues, including allegations of obstetrical malpractice; claimed failure to diagnose cancers of the breast, brain, prostate and colon; alleged urological, dermatological, maxillofacial, surgical, medical and orthopedic mismanagement; allegations of improper emergency room care; and alleged misinterpretation of diagnostic studies and labs. Mr. Kaplan also serves on the firm’s defense team for the World Trade Center Debris Removal litigation pending in the Southern District of New York and assists in the defense of numerous construction, trucking and engineering subcontractors alleged to have contributed to respiratory and other illnesses in a group of over 10,000 plaintiffs at the World Trade Center site.
In addition to his litigation responsibilities, for the past decade Mr. Kaplan has authored a bimonthly "Legally Speaking" column for Contemporary Ob/Gyn magazine and has lectured to hospitals and medical students on a variety of topics related to risk management issues. He has authored an article on "The Law and Vasectomy" in Urologic Clinics of North America with Dr. Jay Sandlow and Dr. Harris Nagler as well as a book chapter on "Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment" in Breast Cancer with Dr. Daniel Roses. He also frequently lectures to physicians, having recently recorded the ACOG Update program: "What To Do If You Get Sued" with Dr. Henry Lerner and Dr. Jeffrey Phelan.
Mr. Kaplan is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New York and within the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He has been a Partner with the firm since 2003.