The responsibility that comes with being counsel to victims of medical malpractice is something that attorneys Judith Livingston and Thomas Moore don’t take lightly. People come to them for help after having suffered devastating and life-altering events – and Mr. Moore and Ms. Livingston (husband-and-wife name partners in the New York plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm of Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore) often become their sole hope. “A lawsuit can be the only way to bring dignity back to lives that have been shattered,” Ms. Livingston says. “It is about desperately needed compensation, but it is also about obtaining justice and bringing some sense of closure to a tragic situation.”
The firm has represented seriously injured and disabled children and adults, as well as the survivors of those killed due to negligence or malpractice for over 50 years, and it has been highly successful. KDLM has more than $1 billion in verdicts to its record. Ms. Livingston and Mr. Moore – both of whom belong to the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, to which only 100 attorneys across the country are named – have combined for more than 100 verdicts in which juries have awarded in excess of $1 million.
The firm only takes cases it believes in, and handles them from inception through appeal. In 2003, for instance, the firm won a significant victory in the Court of Appeals, upholding a $29 million judgment for a victim of medical malpractice – the largest money judgment ever upheld for a single personal injury plaintiff in New York State history. “We feel privileged to be able to do this work,” says Mr. Moore. “When we take clients on, it’s a life and death situation for them. What’s died is their hope for quality of life, and we get that back.”
The nine-attorney firm, which also takes on labor and employment law cases, limits its caseload so it can devote all of its resources to each client – bringing a unique level of individualized attention and focus to every person they represent. Dedication to clients, selectivity and preparation are the hallmarks of Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore.
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