Landers & Cernigliaro, P.C. is a law firm specializing in handling medical malpractice cases throughout the State of New York. We have successfully represented clients in cases involving cerebral palsy, brain damage, birth injury, Erb's palsy, failure to diagnose cancer, blood clots, stroke, heart attack, surgical mistakes, emergency room errors and many others. Through verdicts and settlements we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
Our reputation in this specialized area of the law is that we are quite selective as to what matters we accept, but once a matter is undertaken it is handled as expeditiously as possible with a very high likelihood of success. The foundation for our success is access to highly qualified physicians who we have developed relationships with over many years. These doctors help us screen cases from the beginning, making the road to a substantial recovery for our clients a much smoother one. Our office staff includes a physician who is also an attorney. Our belief is that the clients come first, and they are kept well informed of all progress from inception to conclusion.
All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that there is no attorney fee unless there is a monetary recovery. Investigation usually takes approximately four to six weeks. Once a case is accepted, we are almost always able to finish all legal work and place the case on the trial calendar within nine months. The waiting time for a case to come to the top of the calendar for trial varies in each county within New York.
We represent clients from New York City to Buffalo and from Long Island to Albany and father north. If you are in New York we are willing to help.
One Old Country Road
We only handle meritorious cases, and we make sure the claim has merit BEFORE we begin an action. Our case load is relatively SMALL, but our success rate is extremely HIGH.
Highly motivated, "belt and suspenders" lawyers who enjoy the highest reputation with the medical malpractice defense bar and the insurance companies who insure health care practitioners in New York.
We have successfully represented numerous clients that have been injured in auto accidents. Our trial experience and our access to doctors forms a strong foundation for the representation of our clients.
Our office does not operate on a high volume of auto cases unlike other offices. This philosophy enables us to focus on each case and pursue each case swiftly.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
Thirty years ago Mr. Landers was referred a malpractice case
just as he started his private practice. One case led to another and all of a sudden he had a specialty. Mr. Cernigliaro joined forces with him about 18 years ago, and they have not looked back.
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
A combined forty-eight years of handling medical malpractice cases in the most timely and ethical manner.
What distinguishes your law firm from others?
In addition to our accumulated knowledge of medicine, within the last year David Mayer, M.D.,J.D., former Chief of Surgery at a nearby hospital, has joined our team.
Frank G. Cernigliaro
Frank G. Cernigliaro is a graduate of Cornell University and Hofstra University Law School where he was a Law Review Editor. After three years of representing commercial clients at a large Manhattan law firm he turned his focus to trial work. Mr. Cernigliaro has been a trial attorney for over 20 years and has successfully represented clients in medical malpractice, auto, slip and fall and labor law cases. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America and is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association as well as the nationally recognized American Association for Justice. He has been invited to lecture and has been a faculty member at a state medical conference where he instructs physicians on the law of medical malpractice.
Bachelor of Science
Hofstra University School of Law
Law Review Editor
Stanley A. Landers is senior partner in the law firm of Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C. in Carle Place, Nassau County. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and St. John's University School of Law, Mr. Landers is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a contributing author to all three editions of Medical Malpractice in New York, published by the New York State Bar Association. Infants who have suffered neurologic injury at birth and failure to diagnose cancer are two of the sub-specialties in which he has very extensive experience.
David A. Mayer
David A. Mayer, M.D., J.D., is of counsel to our firm. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Hofstra Law School and a member of the Law Review. A former Chairman and current Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Mayer had an active career as a practicing General, Vascular and Bariatric surgeon at hospitals in the North Shore-LIJ Health System until switching the focus of his career to protecting the rights of those injured by negligence and medical error. His current memberships include the New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, New York Academy of Trial lawyers, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.
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