Lee S. Goldsmith M.D.

Lee S. Goldsmith M.D.

Partner
Location:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Phone:
201-429-7892
Fax:
201-291-9428
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Misdiagnosis / Failure To Diagnose
  • Medication Errors
  • Hospital Errors
  • Birth Injury
  • Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1968
  • New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1968

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Law - 1967
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • M.D., Doctor of Medicine - 1964
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1960

Published Works

  • Medical Malpractice Guide to Medical Issues, Vol. 6, 1987
  • Hospital Liability Law, PLI-2nd & 3rd Editions, 1988
  • Malpractice Made Easy, 1976
  • The Journal of Legal Medicine (Founding Editor/Editor), 1979
  • The Journal of Legal Medicine (Member, Editorial Board), 1981-present
  • The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (Member, Editorial Board)
  • Pediatric Management Magazine and Obstetrical Management Magazine (Member, Editorial Board)
  • Side Effects of Drugs, 21 American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts, 1-89, 1968 and Supplement; 21 Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 4-43, 1969
  • Regulation of Human Factors, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 34-434-442, 1968
  • Radioisotope Scanning, New Frontiers for the Trial Lawyer, 716-720, 1969
  • Legal Risks in Prescribing Contraceptives, Patient Care, Nov. 15, 1969
  • Modern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics (Co-Author), Published by Practising Law Institute, 1972; Second Edition, 1974, Third Edition, 1980
  • Classic Cases, Monthly Column, Journal of Legal Medicine, 1973-1974
  • Physicians Strike, Journal of Legal Medicine 28-29, July/Aug, 1975
  • The Myth About Informed Consent, Journal of Legal Medicine, 17-20, September, 1975
  • Malpractice Made Easy (Can You Believe That?) (Co-Author), Published by the Journal of Legal Medicine, 200 pages, 1976
  • In-Hospital Malpractice Prevention Program (Co-Author), Journal of Legal Medicine, September, 1976
  • The Present Status of Physician Privileges (Co-Author, Mary Bertolet), Medico-Legal Annual, Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1977
  • Current Practices in Surgical Sales Need Legal Solution, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, February, 1978
  • Hospital Hearings - Now You Can Take a Lawyer Along - Maybe, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, April, 1978
  • Medical Malpractice (Co-Author: Henry B. Alsobrook), Published by Federal Publications, Inc., 500 pages, 1978
  • Product Liability Litigation Physician, Protect Thyself, Medical Law & Practice Management, M.D./P.C.
  • Informed Consent and the Consent Form, A Practical Approach, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, May, 1982
  • The Medical Malpractice Crises: Revisitation, INCL Journal, New York State Bar Association, June, 1982
  • Medical Malpractice: Guide to Medical Issues (Editor), Publisher, Matthew Bender (Six Volumes), 1986
  • Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Issue 1, Malpractice Tutorial: Infection
  • Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Issue 2, Malpractice Tutorial: Fractures and the Emergency Room
  • Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Issue 3, Malpractice Tutorial: Negligence In the Prescription of Drugs
  • Breast Cancer Litigation, Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, New Jersey Trial Lawyer, The Magazine for Advocates, July, 1989
  • The Negligence of the Pathologist, New Jersey Trial Lawyer, The Magazine for Advocates, October, 1989
  • Medical Malpractice Tutorial: The Obvious, Malpractice Case, The New Jersey Trial Lawyer, 47-49, April, 1988
  • Column on SYNAPSE, The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist, West Hudson District Branch Newsletter, March, 1990
  • A Thermography Primer, New Jersey Law Journal, Feb. 21, 1991
  • Insurers Also Affected: Health Worker Data Bank May Complicate Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Published by Leader Publications, a Division of New York Law Publishing Co., February, 1991
  • Short Course - Medical Malpractice and the Pediatric Emergency Room, Emergency Pediatrics, Vol. 4, No. 2, Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Editors: Fred Agre, M.D., Peter S. Liebert, M.D. and Andrew P. Mezey, M.D., April, 1991
  • Procedural Problems: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, National Trial Lawyer Magazine, January, 1993

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, 1978 - 1989
  • Lecturer, Hospital Liability, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice Litigation, Practising Law Institute, 1969-1979 (Annually)
  • Lecturer, The HMO, New York State Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, May, 1974
  • Lecturer, Health Maintenance Organizations, The Optometric Council of New York State, April, 1974
  • Lecturer, Medical Aspects of Office and Health Practice: Current Views and Concepts on Liability and Insurance,, American College of Legal Medicine, Delaware, November, 1977
  • Lecturer, Ethical and Legal Factors in Providing Treatment to Adolescents, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York, June, 1978
  • Lecturer, Medicine and the Law, University of Tennessee, Clinical Education Center
  • Lecturer, Hazards and Legal Complications in the Use of Computers and Medicine, American College of Legal Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 1978
  • Lecturer, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, November, 1978
  • Lecturer, American Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, March, 1979
  • Lecturer/Chairman, Risk Management, Practising Law Institute, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, 1979
  • Lecturer, A Model Law for In-Vitro Fertilization,, American College of Legal Medicine, Annual Meeting, 1979
  • Lecturer, Law and In-Vitro Fertilization, American College of Legal Medicine, November 10, 1979
  • Lecturer, Law, Relating to Emergency Treatment, American College of Physicians, New Jersey Branch, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, November 14, 1979
  • Lecturer, American Trial Lawyers Association, New Jersey Branch, East Brunswick, New Jersey, December 15, 1979
  • Lecturer, What is Malpractice and How it Can Be Prevented, New York University School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, March, 1980
  • Lecturer, Hospital Quality Assurance Programs - Requirements and Implementation, May 13, 1981
  • Lecturer, Informed Consent and the Consent Form,, American College of Legal Medicine, October 13, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Dilemma Revisited, New York County Lawyers Association, November 12, 1981
  • Lecturer, Perinatal Brain Damage in Society and in the Courtroom, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation & Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, November 23, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice - The Views from Plaintiff and Defendant, New York Law School, February 6, 1982
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Aspects of Birth Injuries, Obstetrical & Gynecological Conference, March 12, 1982
  • Lecturer, Prevention of Malpractice and Malpractice Litigation, Seaboard Medical Association, National Convention, June 18, 1982
  • Lecturer, Malpractice Pitfalls and Prevention, New Jersey Society of Internal Medicine, October 16, 1982
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Topics in Ophthalmology, The Brooklyn Ophthalmological Society, April 11, 1983
  • Lecturer, Current Trends in Medical Malpractice; Medical Malpractice in Ophthalmology, Beth Israel Hospital, September 10, 1983
  • Lecturer, Perinatal Practice & Malpractice, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, December 4, 1983
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Review of Anesthesiology Hospital Records, American College of Legal Medicine, October 20, 1984
  • Lecturer, Psychiatric Malpractice, Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 19, 1985
  • Lecturer, Medical Legal Update - Lecture on Hospital Records, Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey, April 22, 1985
  • Lecturer, Deaths During Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures From a Lawyer's Vantage Point, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, May 3, 1985
  • Lecturer, Frozen Embryo, American College of Legal Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9, 1985
  • Lecturer, Legal Implications of Medical Decisions, New York University School of Continuing Education, New York, New York, May 24, 1985
  • Lecturer, Causes of Malpractice Suits: What Makes a Patient Sue?, Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics, Contemporary Forums, October 4, 1985
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Dilemma of C/S, Winthrop-University Hospital, November 1, 1985
  • Lecturer, Basics in Medical Law, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, January 14, 1986
  • Lecturer, Autopsy and Malpractice, College of American Pathologists, April 22, 1986
  • Lecturer, Medical Proof in Legal Cases, American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey, October 15, 1986
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues in Emergency Room Care, Hackensack Hospital, October 22, 1986
  • Lecturer, Use of Fetal Heart Rate Tracing in the Courtroom, Winthrop-University Hospital, Sixth Annual Perinatal Symposium, October 31, 1986
  • Lecturer, Current Concepts in Medical Malpractice, New York Medical Center, Orthopedics Grand Rounds, December 1, 1986
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Issues in Pediatrics, New York Medical Center, Pediatrics Grand Rounds, February 26, 1987
  • Lecturer, The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist,, New York Medical Center, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, February 26, 1987
  • Lecturer, Trial Strategies of a Medical Malpractice Action, The Society of Medical Jurisprudence, Lenox Hill Hospital, March 9, 1987
  • Lecturer, Legal Aspects of Pediatrics, Lenox Hill Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, March 12, 1987
  • Lecturer, Emergency Room Procedures and Records, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 24, 1987
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, State University of New York at Stony Brook, The School of Medicine, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, Combined Staffs of Good Samaritan and Southside Hospitals, April 14, 1988
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, State University of New York at Stony Brook, April 15, 1988
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, Combined Staffs of Mather Memorial and St. Charles Hospitals, May 3, 1988
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, May 4, 1988
  • Lecturer, The Disease & The Law, AIDS and the Management of AIDS Children, American College of Legal Medicine on AIDS, Atlanta, Georgia, November 4, 1988
  • Lecturer, Crisis and Survival in 1989, the Medical-Legal Problem, The New York Academy of Medicine - Section on Ophthalmology, December 19, 1988
  • Lecturer, The Insurance Breakthrough in Eating Disorders, American Anorexia/Bulemia Association, Inc., Spring Conference, Hackensack, New Jersey, April 29, 1989
  • Lecturer, Recognizing and Proving Pain and Suffering Moderator, How to Interview & Communicate to Medical Professionals Treating the Chronic Pain Patient, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Two-day Personal Injury Program, April 14-15, 1989
  • Lecturer, Thorny Medical-Legal Issues in Rose City - Must Dos and Don'ts to Win Personal Injury Cases, American College of Legal Medicine, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 15, 1989
  • Lecturer, Strategic Management of Infectious Medical Waste, The Environmental Institute, a Division of the Institute for International Research, June 8, 1989
  • Lecturer, Civil Liability for the Improper Disposal of Medical Wastes, Newark, New Jersey, September 18, 1989
  • Lecturer, The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist, Rockland Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, New York, January 10, 1990
  • Lecturer, Legal Malpractice - Growth of Legal Malpractice, Sued on Two Occasions and Office Management, Middlesex Trial Lawyers, Presentation, January 30, 1991
  • Lecturer/Moderator, Drug and Product Liability; Recent Trends in Drug and Product Liability and Punitive Damages; Workshop - Contemporary Malpractice: Legal Issues, American Conference on Legal Medicine, Thirty-First Annual Conference, Westin Canal Place Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 6-9, 1991
  • Lecturer, The Psychology of Demonstrative Evidence, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 25 and 26, 1991
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Psysician, Concepts in Medicine - Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy, Kings Island, Ohio, August 15, 1991
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Physician, Concepts in Medicine - Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy, Symposium on Behalf of Pfizer Labs, Princeton, New Jersey, October 9, 1991
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Problems in Pathology, North Shore University Hospital, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Conference, Dept. of Laboratories Conference Room, November 6, 1991
  • Lecturer, Successful Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims, American College of Legal Medicine, 32nd Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 25-28, 1992
  • Lecturer, Bad Faith Insurance Problems - Insurer - Insurer Relationships, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 9, 10 and 11, 1992
  • Lecturer, Medical and Legal Aspects of Transfusions, American Association of Blood Banks, Bethesda, Maryland, June 1, 1992
  • Lecturer, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Pediatrics Department, Bronx, New York, January 12, 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine, 1968
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • New York State Medical Society, Member
  • American College of Legal Medicine, President, 1986 - 1987
  • American Board of Legal Medicine, Chairman, 1983 - 1986
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Member of Board, 1982 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Member, Board of Governors, 1977 - 1983
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Co-Chairman, Committee on Legislation, 1973 - 1974
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Chairman, Credentials Committee, 1977-1979, 1981-1983
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Program Chairman, Annual Meeting, 1977
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Program Chairman, Meeting, New York, 1984
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Secretary, 1982 - 1983
  • American College of Legal Medicine, President-Elect, 1986 - 1987
  • American Bar Association, Member, Medicine-Law Committee
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, CPLR Committee, 1978 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Law and Medicine, 1970 - 1973
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Sex and the Law Committee, 1974 - 1978
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Science and Law, 1984 - 1986
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Secretary, Committee on Science and Law
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Member, Board of Governors, 1982 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Parliamentarian, 1987 - 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Secretary, 1987 - 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Treasurer, 1989 - Present
  • New York County Medical Society, Member, Medical Malpractice Committee, 1978 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Medical Association, Alternate Delegate, House of Delegates, American College of Legal Med., 1988 - Present
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