Here at Michaels & Smolak, we are pretty down to earth and modest. We don’t go around calling the press about our Central and Syracuse New York personal injury or medical malpractice settlements or verdicts, although we feel they are pretty impressive. You can see some of them here.
Most of our clients prefer to keep a low profile, and so do we. All they want is justice, not fame . Same with us.
But the press has a mind of its own. For instance, one of my partners, Lee Michaels, started a Seneca Falls medical malpractice trial this past Monday. Lee sued, on behalf of the window of a medical malpractice victim, two Rochester Neurosurgeons. On Tuesday, a front-page article appeared in the Geneva Finger Lakes Times about the trial. No one at our office called the press or let them know Lee was starting a serious medical malpractice trial in Seneca Falls. None of us thought this was newsworthy. It is just one of many Central New York medical malpractice cases that go to trial every year.
I assume the Geneva Finger Lakes Times will also report on the jury’s verdict, which should be delivered in about a week. Whatever the result, you can be sure we did not report it to the press. But a trial is open to the public, and the press has a right to report on whatever they deem “newsworthy”.
Michaels & Smolak respects freedom of speech and press. We only hope that the reporting will be fair to both sides, just like the verdict.
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Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
Central NY Personal Injury Lawyer Michaels & Smolak, P.C.