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Lubin & Meyer completes its most successful year yet, charting new territory with a historic class action suit involving hundreds of patients in New England.

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Justin Smulison

April 18, 2024 11:00 PM

For 50 year, Lubin & Meyer, PC has successfully pursued countless catastrophic personal injury cases, with the overarching goal of safeguarding patients and consumers from harm, negligence and the reckless acts of others—whether they are seeking treatment from a medical professional, expecting safe conditions and environments or facing hazardous defective products.

A Landmark Year

Widely recognized as New England's most successful personal injury firm, Lubin & Meyer has grown to include 21 lawyers, four nurses and several paralegals and legal staff in its Boston City Hall Plaza office. With a track record of securing over $1.2 billion in verdicts and settlements in the past decade alone, the firm continues to set new benchmarks for success. In 2023, Lubin & Meyer once again surpassed all other firms, securing more than nine times as many “million-plus” verdicts and settlements than all others, reaffirming its position as the demonstrated leader in high-value case resolutions throughout New England.

While 2024 marks the firm's 50th anniversary, it doubles as a landmark year as Lubin & Meyer pursues a historic legal action representing close to 200 patients in the highly publicized claims against a Boston rheumatologist accused of sexual abuse.

“We are always mindful of those who need the strongest representation, often when their medical injury was preventable or detectable,” says Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., who founded the firm to provide a voice for injured victims. “We have proven to be the most reliable and successful in the most challenging times.”

A Local Case with National Impact

In October 2023, the firm announced it had filed a significant action in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of patients of Derrick Todd, MD, formerly of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Charles River Medical Associates. The suit accuses Dr. Todd, a rheumatologist, of egregious misconduct, including unnecessary and invasive pelvic and breast exams, at times without gloves and with some lasting as long as 45 minutes, shattering the trust of his patients and causing devasting harm.

The initial victims reached out to Lubin & Meyer in fall 2023. Following the announcement of the first lawsuit and with the ensuing news coverage, Lubin & Meyer received hundreds of phone calls and emails from other patients who had similar experiences with Dr. Todd. By January 2024, the firm was representing close to 200 female and male patients—adults and minors, sisters, mothers and daughters—in a class action lawsuit that has garnered international attention.

The class action against Dr. Todd underscores the firm's unwavering commitment to accountability and securing justice for those who have suffered harm. With hundreds of survivors bravely stepping forward, Lubin & Meyer stands at the forefront, poised to advocate on their behalf, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights upheld.

“Our decades of experience in complex medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases have uniquely prepared us for a class action suit of this caliber,” says Meyer, whose exceptional leadership and advocacy recently earned him induction into the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Inaugural Hall of Fame Class, which came on the heels of Boston magazine recognizing him as one of the “Most Influential Bostonians” for the positive impact his work has had on the lives of so many. “This doctor violated his oath not to harm—to protect and act in the best interests of his patients. We see it as a privilege to represent the survivors of his abuse. And with each victim who comes forward, we feel and understand the enormity of our responsibility to secure justice for them.”

Meyer is leading the case along with Lubin & Meyer partners William J. Thompson, Maria Mazur and Elizabeth Cranford, and Mary Wenham of the medical staff. Lubin & Meyer represents the majority of Dr. Todd's patients who have come forward, and Meyer expects the tort to last at least three years.

“When numerous plaintiffs come forward, it is unlikely that supervisors and leadership were unaware of this doctor's unethical and illegal behavior,” he said. “We plan to expose a pattern of systemic recklessness and negligence. We aim to hold all wrongdoers accountable, secure maximum compensation for the victims and demand the necessary reforms to prevent such unthinkable acts from recurring in our health care systems.”

Awards, Achievements and Accessibility

Lubin & Meyer’s commitment to excellence has earned the firm numerous accolades, including two Tier 1 rankings from Best Law Firms®️ for 2024 in Boston for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs. Additionally, members of the firm have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️ 2024:

Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs - since 1995

Robert M. Higgins - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs - since 2008

Adam R. Satin - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs - since 2012

Krysia J. Syska - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs - since 2012

Partner William J. Thompson - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs - since 2010

With a legacy of excellence firmly established, the firm's remarkable success in securing record-breaking verdicts and settlements underscores its unparalleled expertise in personal injury law. As they continue to pave the way for positive change for all consumers, Lubin & Meyer remains steadfast in its mission to protect patients and the public, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights upheld.

Lubin & Meyer represents individuals and families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island and handles hundreds of inquiries each week from individuals seeking advice after sustaining injuries that result from the negligence or recklessness of others. Lubin & Meyer invites consumers with questions to request a free case review by contacting the firm at www.lubinandmeyer.com or calling (617) 720-4447.

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