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About Thomas Valet

Thomas Valet Esq. heads our Mass Tort division of RGLZ. He presently is the Deputy Treasurer of NYSTLA and for the past 6 years has served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and was elected as NYSTLA’s Parliamentarian in 2015. Tom is a Past-Chair of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of the New York State Bar Association and has served on the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyer’s Section for the past 20 years. He also Chairs the New York State Bar Association’s Medical Malpractice Committee and is the immediate Past-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York. Tom obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Hofstra School of Law in 1985 and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

NYC Hospitals Safety Grades are Poor

By |2018-11-14T21:23:32+00:00November 14th, 2018|Doctor Errors, Emergency Room Errors, Hospital Negligence, Local News, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Negligence, Negligent Malpractice, Nurse And Physician Negligence|

NYC hospitals continues their poor performance on Leapfrog's hospital safety grades list, with most earning Cs or Ds. Healthcare providers in all five boroughs once again performed poorly in Leapfrog's* Fall 2018 ratings for hospital safety. More than 50% of 44 New York City facilities graded earned a C grade and only three facilities managed a B [...]

New Class Warnings for MRI Contrast Agents

By |2018-02-14T15:21:51+00:00December 20th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Recalls|

FDA is requiring a new class warning and other safety measures for all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) concerning gadolinium remaining in patients’ bodies, including the brain, for months to years after receiving these drugs.

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Suing the Veterans Administration for Malpractice

By |2018-10-22T18:45:43+00:00November 11th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence, Thomas P. Valet|

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT While everyone will agree that Veterans of our military deserve the highest degree of medical care that can be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the reality is that the VA Health Care System is a disgrace. Reports of Veterans having to wait months or even [...]

Defective Cook IVC Filter Mass Tort Trial Underway

By |2018-10-22T18:46:00+00:00November 7th, 2017|Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Tort Cases|

The First Cook IVC (Intra-Vena Cava) Filter bellwether trial started last week in Indiana October 27th, 2017 The plaintiff’s case is underway in the first of three mass tort trials on whether Cook Medical Inc. is liable for selling a defective IVC filter that migrated through a blood vessel and punctured the plaintiff’s intestine. [...]

Medical Records and Your Rights as a Patient

By |2018-10-22T18:46:49+00:00October 4th, 2017|Attorney Articles, Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Thomas P. Valet|

Medical Records are Private and Protected We frequently hear from clients whose doctors refuse to provide them with copies of their own medical records.  In other cases we hear from clients whose records have been disclosed to other persons without their knowledge and consent.   As a patient, it is important to know your rights both [...]

Mass Tort Report – RGLZ Personal Injury Law

By |2018-10-22T18:50:06+00:00April 5th, 2017|Medical Malpractice, Tort Cases, Uncategorized|

RGLZ is currently looking for cases involving the following drugs and devices: Ethicon Physiomesh, Atrium C-Qur, And Bard Ventralex Surgical Mesh Failures: There are a variety of mesh products used to surgically treat hernias and other soft-tissue defects, with doctors using these products in more than 1 million operations each year. Many of these mesh [...]