Anthony Sammartano

Of Counsel

White Plains, NY

Anthony currently concentrates his practice and, in fact, has over 30 years of experience, in medical malpractice defense.  Anthony has valuable experience in handling cases from inception through trial and appeal, including obtaining numerous jury verdicts in favor of his clients.  Anthony also has extensive experience in general liability defense.  Anthony currently concentrates his practice on the defense of medical malpractice cases and has previous experience in this field for over 30 years defending physicians, medical groups and hospitals.

Prior to joining WSKSA, he was in private practice for twenty-five years being distinguished as the only solo practitioner devoted to the defense of medical malpractice defense in the ninth judicial district.  Before opening his own office in 1988, Anthony was associated with two medical malpractice defense firms beginning in 1975.  Prior to that, he was engaged in general liability defense in the metropolitan New York area.  As a solo practitioner he defended all aspects of medical malpractice cases from pleading stage through jury verdict successfully.  He has tried cases against the highest profile plaintiffs’ attorneys in the area.

Anthony Sammartano

Representative cases

  • Seedorf v. Interventional Radiologist, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County (2008) - death of forty year old woman during performance of percutaneous lung biopsy settled during jury deliberation.
  • Levinson v. Orthopedic Surgeon, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Rockland County (1992) – Failure to properly treat wrist fracture.  Defense verdict.
  • Newman v. Orthopedic Surgeon, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County (1992) – Failure to properly treat fractured foot.  Defense verdict.
  • Oliver v. Urologist, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County (1993) – Failure to remove surgical clips after urological surgery.  Dismissed at close of plaintiff’s case.
  • Horn v. Orthopedic Surgeon, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Rockland County (2005) – Failure to properly treat fractured luminous and osteomyelitis.  Defense verdict.
  • Berry v. Family Practitioner, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Westchester County (2003) – failure to properly monitor nursing home resident who subsequently fell fracturing hip followed by death.  Defense verdict.
  • Shapiro v. Pathologist, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Rockland County (2000) – Failure to correctly interpret pathology specimens resulting in progression of oral cancer.  Dismissed during trial.
Michael F. McGowan

Professional memberships

  • New York State Bar Association

Practice areas

  • Medical malpractice defense

Bar admissions

  • New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1968

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s Law School,  1967
  • B.A., St. John’s University, Political Science, 1964