Richard T. Mermelstein
Richard T. Mermelstein – Partner
Richard Mermelstein focuses his practice on medical and healthcare malpractice defense and represents nursing homes, hospitals, and healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, dentists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, and physical and occupational therapists. Rich also handles medical products liability litigation and general liability claims.
With more than 35 years of experience, Rich has successfully defended nursing homes in high exposure cases involving claims under New York State Public Health Law – a law that provides for punitive damages in lawsuits against nursing homes – which if awarded, could cripple a business and its operation. As such, Rich and his team regularly provide advice and counsel to nursing home clients to help them mitigate the risk of litigation, but if litigation does arise, the team develops winning strategies that help obtain the best possible resolutions through aggressive motion, trial and appellate work.
Rich earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and graduated cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Albany.