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Lorraine B. Polin Secures Defense Verdict in Suffolk County

On March 21, 2017, Lorraine B. Polin obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a trial in Supreme Court, Suffolk County before Judge Jos. Santorelli. The case involved allegations that the Family Practice physician and her medical assistant were negligent in the treatment of impacted cerumen resulting in a ruptured tympanic membrane. The plaintiff claimed pain and suffering and permanent hearing loss and tinnitus in the affected ear. During summations, plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury for $750K in money damages. The jury found in favor of the defendants on all counts of negligence and returned a unanimous verdict on behalf of the defendants.