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Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Wrongful Death

A TRADITION OF SUCCESS FOR CLIENTS Judy Livingston and Tom Moore are the Senior Partners at Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM). Between them they have won 122 jury verdicts of more than $1 million; and have negotiated settlements for clients in excess of $1 billion. The firm ranks first in ALM’s Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame; first on Verdicts & Settlements Motor Vehicle Hall of Fame; and regularly appears on every list that recognizes outstanding results for clients.

GROUNDBREAKING RESULTS for more than 50 years KDLM has provided dedicated representation to victims of medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death and personal injury. Five of the top 25 cases in the Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame were won by KDLM partners. The team’s work has resulted in groundbreaking results for clients, including some of the most noteworthy recent cases in the New York Courts:

A $172 million verdict on behalf of a woman who was tragically injured after New York City EMTs failed to perform basic emergency care. It was the largest personal injury verdict in New York State in 2014, and the 4th largest in the nation.

A $130 million verdict for a 10-year-old girl seriously injured by a hospital during the mother’s labor and delivery; the second-largest medical malpractice verdict in New York State history.

A $122 million verdict for a 45 year-old who suffered brain damage after three hospitals failed to diagnose and properly treat the woman’s Stevens-Johnson syndrome. That verdict was the third largest in New York State history.

A $41 million verdict for a 53-year-old construction worker who was struck by a Verizon truck and left brain damaged and partially paralyzed. This was the largest verdict involving a motor vehicle in New York history.

A $20 million settlement in 2015 for two recent college graduates who suffered third-degree burns when the popular household decoration they purchased from a well-known national retailer suddenly and unexpectedly burst into flames.

An $18 million settlement in 2015 for failing to diagnose or treat an infant’s necrotizing enterocolitis.

A $10 million settlement in 2015 for improperly discharging from an emergency room a woman who was suffering from a paralyzing spinal injury.

A $6 million verdict in 2015 for failing to monitor and treat a woman who committed suicide in a state mental hospital.

DEDICATION TO CLIENTS “The most rewarding part of this profession is getting our clients the justice they deserve in terms of monetary damages,” says Livingston. “From the inception of a case to its conclusion, we are focused on restoring hope and dignity to our clients.” Adds Moore, “Our clients have suffered irreparable tragedy. We restore to them a measure of aspiration, self-esteem, and independence – otherwise unattainable.”

LEADERSHIP IN SERVING OTHERS Livingston and Moore – who are married and have three children – have provided important leadership to several non-profit organizations. Their work in education and health care includes: Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert, where Judy served as co-president; Andean Health Resources; Doc2Doc; the Inner City scholarship Fund; and the Police Athletic League.

RECOGNITION BY THEIR PEERS Livingston and Moore were honored last year with the Founder’s Award, the highest honor conferred by Fordham University. Livingston also received Hofstra University’s Presidential Medal, and gave the commencement address to the Law School’s graduating class. She had previously been given an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University. Moore was similarly honored this year by Fordham University: he was given an honorary degree and gave the commencement address.

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