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D. Carl Lustig III has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. He was selected after exhaustive and rigorous peer-review surveys by top attorneys. Inclusion is regarded as one of the highest standards in legal excellence.


Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. announces that Mitchell Sassower and D. Carl Lustig III have been selected to 2014 New York Super Lawyers list. Both attorneys have been named to the list for multiple years.


D. Carl Lustig III has started legal proceedings on behalf of the widow of a worker who was killed due to the collapse of a concrete wall that was being poured to create a mock-up for a construction project to modernize New York City's water supply system. A Notice of Claim has been filed on the woman's behalf.


Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., announces that Mitchell Sassower and D. Carl Lustig III have been selected to 2013 New York Super Lawyers list.


The Manhattan law firm Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., is pleased to announce that D. Carl Lustig III has been selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York state by The National Trial Lawyers for 2013. Mr. Lustig is a personal injury lawyer who has been named to the list for three consecutive years.


The law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., sadly announce the passing of our founding partner, Leonard A. Arye, Esq., on June 9, 2013. Mr. Arye practiced plaintiff's personal injury law in New York City for over 50 years before his retirement. He had a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest trial lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. He was a consummate lawyer, mentor and friend.


D. Carl Lustig III has been invited by the First Judicial District Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Sherry Klein Heitler, to join the newly created Medical Malpractice Advisory Committee for the Supreme Court, New York County. This committee, comprised of justices who preside over Supreme Court medical malpractice trials and attorneys who actively try them, will serve to provide advice and solutions on the myriad of procedural and logistical issues that have arisen, and that will continue to arise, in pending and future medical malpractice cases in New York County.


Mitchell J. Sassower had a Labor Law article recently published in the January 2012 New York Law Journal. The title of the article is "Recent Labor Law §240 Decisions Don't Go Far Enough in Protecting Workers."


D. Carl Lustig III was recently renamed to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 trial lawyers in New York state for 2012.


As announced in The New York Times Magazine (October 2, 2011), Mitchell J. Sassower and D. Carl Lustig III were both selected to New York Super Lawyers for 2011. Attorneys selected to the prestigious New York Super Lawyers list represent only 5 percent of all lawyers practicing in New York. The rigorous selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and evaluation by a "blue ribbon panel" of lawyers.


D. Carl Lustig III lectured at the New York City Bar Association on September 13h, 2011, in their trial continuing legal education seminar on trials of civil cases. The topics he lectured on were Opening Statements, Direct Examinations and Summations.


Mitchell J. Sassower lectured at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on March 23, 2011, on the topic of "Making and Defending Motions for Summary Judgment in Labor Law Cases" as part of a seminar on recent developments in the Labor Law.


Here are some of our firm's recent verdicts and settlements.

2011 CASES:

$400,000 settlement for medical malpractice for 29-year-old woman who underwent prolonged labor with uterine atony due to delay in performing C-section, with resulting post-Cesarean hemorrhage that required supracervical hysterectomy.

$1.4 million settlement for motor vehicle accident for 49-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle that disobeyed red traffic signal, struck another vehicle and struck our client. Our client suffered injuries to her cervical spine, lumbar spine, knee and ankle, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

$4 million settlement for medical malpractice for 47-year-old woman who underwent significant, but uneventful, abdominal surgery; she suffered stroke with hemiparesis when hospital incorrectly placed triple-lumen catheter in her carotid artery rather than her jugular vein.

$4 million settlement for construction accident for 30-year-old elevator mechanic's helper who suffered electric shock while working "live" on elevator modernization project, with resulting injuries to his left shoulder, back and neck, as well as neuropsychiatric and emotional disorders.

$725,000.00 settlement for premises liability for 60-year-old woman who slipped on slippery, waxed floor in basement of apartment building where she lived, and suffered comminuted fracture of the patella (knee cap) that required surgery. Although the building's maintenance staff claimed that appropriate warning signs were in place, this was disputed by our client.

$2.7 million settlement for construction accident for 28-year-old apprentice electrician who was struck in the head by a cement-filled shovel that was accidentally dropped from a higher floor of the jobsite. Our client (who thankfully was wearing a hardhat) suffered neck injuries including a compression fracture of the C-5 vertebra and cervical disc herniations. He also suffered a severe psychiatric reaction, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Contact Arye Lustig & Sassower PC for a free consultation regarding your injury matter.