Medical Malpractice, Hospital, & Nursing Home Negligence

Compassionate people put up a passionate fight

We respect doctors and medical professionals for their advanced education and training. We trust them with our lives and the lives and well-being of our loved ones. While our trust in them is usually well placed, that trust can sometimes end in misfortune and anguish when a patient suffers severe injury or death as a result of a preventable medical error. At Lacy Katzen, we are committed to fighting for the rights of the victims of medical malpractice.

Our firm has successfully represented individuals in cardiac, pediatric, emergency medicine, radiologic, primary care medicine, critical care medicine, neurologic, neurosurgical, ophthalmology, urologic, obstetrical, orthopaedic, oncologic, vascular, surgical and infectious disease suits, including the failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease, infectious diseases and other diseases and conditions. We have also successfully represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Medical malpractice is a negligent act or omission committed by a healthcare provider whose treatment failed to meet the standard of care, causing harm to a patient.  In order to prevail in a medical malpractice claim, the injured patient, or family of a deceased patient, must establish: the applicable standard of medical care; departure or departures from the standard of care; a causal relationship between the departure from the standard of care and the injury; and the extent of harm or damages.

The attorneys at Lacy Katzen who handle medical malpractice, hospital and nursing home negligence matters are Peter T. Rodgers, Jacqueline M. Thomas and John M. Wells.  Our firm is nationally recognized as a leading law firm in medical malpractice. Named a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice by the national publication Best Lawyers in America, our team includes consulting physicians, nurses, economist and life care planner.

Best Lawyers in America recognized Peter Rodgers as the Lawyer of the Year in Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice law in Rochester in 2013 and 2017. Peter is also listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2011-2019 for Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice law; Peter was recognized by New York Super Lawyers from 2007-2018. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Jacqueline Thomas received New York Super Lawyers recognition in 2017 and 2018 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in 2018 and 2019 for Plaintiffs’ Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury law. John Wells was recognized as a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers from 2014 – 2018. For more information on Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers methodology please visit and  (Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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