New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Mrs. Merrill is a registered nurse with clinical experience in critical care and coronary care nursing. Her educational and clinical preparation provide her with a high level of knowledge and expertise in medical malpractice cases. She has been responsible for hundreds of medical malpractice actions brought to successful financial conclusion. $6,000,000 for brain damage suffered by a 17 year old during a gynecologic procedure; $17,000,000 for the wrongful death of a businessman as a result of a delay in intestinal surgery.
Mrs. Merrill has extensive expertise in case analysis, evaluation, research, preparation and discovery proceedings. She has taken sworn testimony from hundreds of physicians, nurses and medical workers. She is also experienced in all aspects of complex products liability litigation involving medical devices, equipment and pharmaceutical preparations.
Mrs. Merrill is a graduate of Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and New York Law School. She is admitted in the New York State Courts, United States Federal Courts of both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
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