• About ME

    "Duane Fiedler is recognized as one of the most qualified, experienced, well-credentialed medical malpractice attorneys in New York State." - Schwartzapfel Partners

     

    Attorney Duane M. Fiedler has a thirty-year record of achievement successfully representing patients in medical malpractice cases. This is accomplished through a high level of selectivity of cases accepted combined with the use of highly qualified and nationally recognized experts, a relentless work ethic, and a "no stone goes unturned" approach to exhaustively exhausting potential matters. Mr. Fiedler has distinguished himself as someone who brings a sense of urgency to every case he litigates. With the time and close personal attention efficiently devoted to each client matter, cases are resolved expeditiously and favorably.

    Mr. Fiedler is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Westchester Bar Association. Mr. Fiedler is a frequent lecturer, has been seen as a commentator on Court TV, and has been interviewed by 60 Minutes. Mr. Fiedler has been chosen as one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the American Associaton of Trial Lawyers, has been selected as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers of America® for 2009 and has been named to the 2008 esteemed list of New York Super Lawyers.

  • Areas of Practice

    LAW OFFICES OF DUANE M. FIEDLER

    Medical Malpractice

    Negligence Litigation

    Personal Injury

  • Biography

     

    Duane Fiedler was born in 1953 and attended Syracuse University where he earned his B.A. degree in 1975.

     

    He attended New York University School of Law and the California Western School of Law, where in 1978 he received his Juris Doctor.

     

    In 1979, Duane Fiedler was admitted to the bar of New York as well as the U.S. District Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

     

    Duane Fiedler concentrates his legal practice in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Negligence Litigation.

     

    Duane Fiedler is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and a past member of the NYSTLA's Medical Malpractice Committee.

    Education:

    • New York University School of Law
    • California Western School of Law, 1978
    • Syracuse University, 1975

    Bar Admissions:

    • New York, 1979
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
    Professional Associations and Memberships:
    • New York State Bar Association Member
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association Member
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member
    • New York State Trial Lawyers Association Past Member, Medical Malpractice Committee
    • Westchester Bar Association Member
    Philanthropy
  • Best Lawyers

    Fiedler was selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2011.

    Super Lawyers

    Fiedler was selected by New York Magazine as one of New York's Super Lawyers.

    Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Fiedler was chosen as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Association of Trial Lawyers.

    Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Fiedler is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    AWARDS

    His firm, The Law Offices of Duane M. Fiedler in White Plains, N.Y., earned a first-tier ranking in the Best Law Firms edition of U.S. News & World Report.

  • Results

    • $2.5 million in Suffolk County for failure to timely diagnose and treat a cerebral aneurysm resulting in rupture of that aneurysm causing a stroke and resultant brain injury.
    • $1.75 million in Queens County for the wrongful death of a 40-year-old women following gastric bypass surgery. There was failure to timely diagnose and treat an anastomotic leak post-operatively.
    • $1.3 million in Suffolk County for failure to timely diagnose and treat subacute bacterial endocarditis causing heart valve damage requiring valve replacement surgery.
    • $1.15 million dollars in Kings County for the wrongful death of an elderly woman whose lung cancer was not timely diagnosed and treated.
    • $1.5 million in Suffolk County for a gentleman who sustained partial paralysis of his lower limbs because of the hospital's failure to timely diagnose a spinal hematoma and surgically decompress the spine.
    • Over $3 million in future periodic payments to a child who sustained Erb's palsy as a result of excessive lateral traction on the fetal head during delivery after encountering a shoulder dystocia.
    • $1.2 million in Orange County for a 41-year-old woman who sustained blindness in one eye secondary to an untreated strep infection which caused sepsis, hypoperfusion and damage to the optic nerve.
    • $3.8 million to a 68-year-old man in Orange County who had an improperly performed hip replacement resulting in infection, the need to remove the prosthesis, and resultant limp when ambulating.
    • $3 million in Onondaga County for the wrongful death of a husband and father who developed deep vein thrombophlebitis and a fatal pulmonary embolism following knee surgery.
    • Over $27 million in future periodic payments in Bronx County to a baby who sustained anoxic brain damage resulting from obstetrical malpractice. The physicians failed to timely diagnose fetal distress and terminate the labor in a timely fashion by cesarean section.
    • Approx $9 million in future payments to a young girl in Kings county born with Erb's palsy as a result of negligence in performing the delivery after shoulder dystocia was encountered. Excessive lateral traction was exerted on the fetal head damaging the brachial plexus.

    Results are a summary of the career of Duane M. Fiedler. For a complete list, contact:
     

    Law Offices of Duane M. Fiedler
    81 Main Street, Suite 304
    White Plains, NY 10601
    Phone: (914) 993-0393
    Email:
    Dmfiedler11@gmail.com

     

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    White Plains, NY 10601
    (914) 993-0393