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Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a medical professional or facility deviates from the standards of good and accepted care and treatment, causing injury to a patient. Examples include birth trauma, surgical errors, the failure or delay in diagnosis of cancer or other serious conditions, the failure or delay in rendering treatment or rendering treatment appropriately, prescribing medication improperly and/or failing to prescribe proper medication.
Personal injury is a legal cause of action where compensation is sought for another’s negligence which can occur by vehicular accident, unsafe premises, statutory violation, careless acts or breach of a duty.
Nursing home negligence arises from the failure to render proper care and attention to the resident of a nursing home or rehabilitative facility, resulting in serious injury or death.
A products liability action arises when injuries are caused by a defective product due to defective design, a mistake in manufacture or the failure to provide adequate warning of dangers or adverse effects.

Concentrating In Medical Malpractice & Catastrophic Injuries

If you sustain injury or economic loss due to another's negligence, you deserve fair monetary compensation. Known for their continuing success in achieving maximum recoveries, the attorneys of Sanocki Newman & Turret, LLP will passionately use their seasoned experience, hard work, skills and talents to secure the best possible result for you.

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Richard A. Robbins

Mr. Robbins was admitted to practice law in 1981, and has been specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury law continuously since that time. The first years of his career were spent with John J. Tullman, a pioneer of Medical Malpractice Litigation in New York (1976-1982). He was next affiliated with the firm Gair, Gair & Conason (1982 – 1984) before becoming associated with Julien & Schlesinger, where he practiced for 28 years (1984-2012).

Mr. Robbins has experience in all phases of litigation, from intake through trial and appeal. He has successfully litigated and tried actions ranging from automobile accident cases, to complex medical malpractice and product liability cases, not just in the greater New York City area, but also in a dozen other counties within the State of New York, as well as in a number of substantial cases in New Jersey, where he was given special permission to appear by the Superior Court of that State.

He is a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice. He has been recognized by others in his profession as an outstanding attorney, having received Martindale-Hubbel peer review rating AV®Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5., the highest rating possible for ethical standards and legal ability .

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury and Negligence
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction & Labor Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Admitted :

1981, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Federal Claim.

Law School :

New York Law School, J.D., 1980.

College :

Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, B.A. (Hon), 1976.