Nearly a century after its founding in 1919, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf (GGCRBHS&M) remains an institution among plaintiffs’ injury firms in New York, with a track record far exceeding $1 billion in recoveries for its clients. “Specialized expertise, aggressive advocacy, and extensive case preparation are the principles upon which this firm was founded. Our extensive record of verdicts and settlements proves that these principles have allowed us to remain the best advocates in the industry,” says Ben Rubinowitz. “We are proud to have recovered $1 million or more for our clients on over 700 separate personal injury and wrongful death cases.” These recoveries include $103 million for a child who sustained brain damage at birth; $90 million for a child
with cerebral palsy resulting from birth injuries; $26 million for a pedestrian struck by a truck; $17 million for a young man disabled after a failed medical diagnosis; $16 million for a construction worker who was injured when he fell from a scaffold; and $20 million for a worker injured at a construction site. Recently, the firm obtained a $28 million settlement for a teenager paralyzed in a car accident, a $27.5 million verdict for a woman who lost her leg after being
struck by a transit authority bus, and a $9.26 million settlement in a medical malpractice case in which
a woman’s doctors failed to diagnose a small bowel obstruction. The firm also secured a $7.12 million verdict for a pedestrian who suffered knee injuries after being struck by a car. The firm was successful in defeating the
defendant’s appeal of this verdict and settled the case for more than the verdict—$8.5 million. “The best part of working here,” says Jeff Bloom, “is being able to obtain justice for injured individuals and their families by securing the financial compensation they need to become whole again.” As a firm dedicated to representing those who have been catastrophically injured, GGCRBHS&M has become synonymous with justice for victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death. Indeed, the firm has handled some of the country’s most significant cases, including automobile accidents, construction site accidents, medical malpractice, product liability matters, and aviation accidents.
“We maintain the highest standards of quality and service.” says Howard Hershenhorn, “Our preparation is second to none. Our results are clearly among the best in the country.” In recognition of its success, GGCRBHS&M has been ranked Tier 1 in New York City in five separate categories—including plaintiffs’ medical malpractice law, personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation—by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2016. This year, a total of nine lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ben Rubinowitz, Jeffrey Bloom, Anthony Gair, Howard Hershenhorn, Richard Steigman, Jerome Katz, Seymour Boyers, Stephen Mackauf, and Marijo Adimey.