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Mitchell J. Birzon – Medical Malpractice Attorney Long Island

Mitchell Birzon of Long IslandPractice Areas: Discipline Against Health Care Professionals, Personal Injury, Healthcare Law and Clergy Abuse

Admitted: New York State (1985), U.S. District Court for the Eastern & Southern Districts of New York (1985); U.S. Supreme Court (1990); U.S District Court for the Northern District of New York (1990); U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2005)

Law School: New England School of Law, J.D.

College: Georgetown University, B.S. (Foreign Service)

Membership History: Suffolk County Bar Association, New York State and American Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Biography: Mitchell J. Birzon is the founder and managing partner of Birzon, Strang & Associates. A graduate of Georgetown University and the New England School of Law, he formerly served as an attorney in the United States House of Representatives and as senior federal legal Counsel to a Governor.

Mitch returned to his native New York and entered private practice in 1985. At Birzon, Strang & Associates, his practice concentrates on corporate, commercial, healthcare and transactional law including mergers and acquisitions and private equity financing opportunities for upstart and existing business enterprises and healthcare practices and facilities. Under his leadership, the firm maintains a policy whereby the partners of the firm remain dedicated to and participate in every aspect of each client’s concerns from inception to trial or settlement.

A recognized leader in the Long Island legal community, he is a three-time Chairman of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Health and Hospital Law Committee, has been appointed to the SCBA Grievance Committee and serves as counsel to other members of the legal profession.  In both 2000 and 2009, he was a recipient of the Award of Recognition by the SCBA for his contribution of time, effort and exemplary service to the Pro Bono Project.

Deeply committed to the communities in which he lives and practices, Mitch has previously served on the Board of Directors of Gurwin Geriatric Center, Long Island Adolescent & Family League Services, and Syosset Senior Daycare Center.  He is currently a Board member of Harbor Country Day School in Suffolk County.  Under his leadership, the firm has made a commitment to community service giving time to a long list of charitable, civic, religious, educational, and professional organizations such as “1 in 9”, The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition, The Scleroderma Foundation, Parents for Megan’s Law, St. Patrick Church, Save-a-Pet, and others.

When not practicing law, Mitch resides on Long Island, is an avid basketball fan, and enjoys cycling, and traveling with his wife, Kathryn.  They have two sons, three grandchildren, and two dogs.

Super Lawyers 2010, 2011, 2013-2019

Published in, Suffolk Lawyer, “Investigations Regarding Healthcare Fraud and Abuse“, November 2017

Author, “Our Best Guide to Handling Your New York Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Claims

Quoted in The New York Times, Newsday and the New Yorker

Acting Justice for the Village of Old Field

Interviewed by News 12, CBS New York and named Top 1% Trial Attorney by Medical Malpractice Association

AV® Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

As appeared in Smithtown, Rockville Centre, and Riverhead.  Eight Things all Victims of Clergy Abuse Should Know by Mitchell J. Birzon, Esq., Birzon, Strang & Associates.

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Phone: 631-265-6300
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We understand that you want to know and trust the person you will be working with on your Suffolk or Nassau County personal injury claim. Get to know the team at Birzon and Associates, so you have a better idea of the people working hard to help you get the best results possible after your accident.

We are a civil litigation law firm with lawyers who blend over 75 years of experience in law, government service, and university teaching.  Having worked on Capitol Hill (U.S. House of Representatives) as Counsel to New York Governors and at large prominent law firms, our clients benefit not only from our significant experience but also the professional relations we have established and maintained in the course of our legal careers.

Our attorneys are respected throughout the legal community for our high standard of competence, integrity and client service. The named partners in the law firm have been selected for inclusion in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. New York Super Lawyers®, as well as being named one of “Long Island’s Top Legal Eagles” by Long Island Pulse Magazine. Mr. Birzon was named in the National Publication of Super Lawyers as well. Both Mitchell Birzon is selected “The Top 1% of Trial Counsel 2012” by the Medical Malpractice Association. Our firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible recognition in the legal profession.

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How Long Does it Take to Settle a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

serving long islandHas a recent trip to the doctor or medical practitioner left you worse off than when you walked in? Have you been forced to empty your savings to deal with a doctor’s poor care? Do you feel like your last medical appointment was not up to its usual standards?  If the answer is yes to these questions, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. At Birzon & Associates, our Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island can help determine if you are a victim, and what can be done to right this wrong.             

What is Medical Malpractice?

If you are looking to file a medical malpractice suit, you will be one of between 15,000 and 19,000 claims against doctors each year. But what takes place during medical malpractice? Healthcare providers are held to a certain standard of care. Falling below this standard, and creating harm for the patient, is considered medical malpractice.  

Requirements Needed for A Claim

To show you are the victim of medical malpractice, you will need to be able to prove the following specifications:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed.
  • The doctor was negligent.
  • The doctor’s negligence caused the injury.
  • The injury led to specific damages.

A Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island can use all the facts of your case to help prove the above information.

Lawsuit? – Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island

Once you feel confident that you were the victim of medical malpractice, you can file a lawsuit to seek justice for the wrong-doing. Before the case ever reaches trial, both parties may agree and settle outside of court. Should your claim end up going to trial, however, your lawyer must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was negligent in their care. The judge will hear your case and come to a verdict based on facts that were presented. If the judge rules in your favor, they will determine what damages you receive. Damages you may be entitled to could potentially include the following:

  • Compensatory – economic damages awarded to cover the plaintiff’s past or future losses.
  • Punitive – can only be awarded if the defendant is found guilty of malicious or willful misconduct, used specifically to punish the defendant.

While there is every possibility an agreement can be reached before a case ever hits trial, there is no guarantee of this developing. Unfortunately, there are no set timelines for a medical malpractice suit to be resolved due to the variables within each case. However, Birzon & Associates will work towards closing your case as swiftly as possible and with extensive attention to detail. 

A medical malpractice suit can be physically, mentally, and financially draining. You may want to file a lawsuit, but are worried about depleting your wallet even more than it already has been as a result of this situation. Do not fret about putting your trust in Birzon & Associates. We will pair you with a Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island whose main goal is to help you win your case. Contact us today to get started.

How Do I Choose A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

malpractice lawyers on liWhen a doctor or medical professional has failed you as a result of medical malpractice, it can lead to solemn trust issues. You may have considered filing a medical malpractice suit, but you must have the right lawyer for the job. Having top-notch representation can help ensure damages you are entitled to are recouped. At Birzon & Associates, you can work with a Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island who will give you some of the best legal representation in the state.               

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Suit?

Before you begin the process of looking for representation, understanding what medical malpractice is will benefit you and help understand how the process works. No matter where you go, a certain standard of care is held to all medical practitioners. If you have been injured, harmed, or suffered damages due to a deviation from this standard, you may have been a victim of medical malpractice. 

Questions For Your Lawyer

After you have determined you want to move forward with filing a malpractice suit, you must find a lawyer who can produce strong legal skills and communication. At Birzon & Associates, we are confident you will find the right Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island that will be best suited for your needs. However, we understand it is important that our clients do their due diligence so they can be confident in their decisions. Some important questions you can ask before committing to a lawyer could include the following:

  • How experienced is the lawyer?
  • How will the lawyer find medical experts?
  • Are you and the lawyer a good fit to work together?

We want our clients to feel comfortable working with us and are willing to answer any questions you have. That is why we feel we are best suited to answer all of these questions. You can have faith that we have the most qualified staff that is determined to see your damages be recouped. You can also look at our testimonials page to see just how we’ve helped other clients as well.    

Damages That Can Be Received

Once you are confident in teaming up with Birzon & Associates, we will work with you to put together a winning case. The damages you may be able to receive after a successful case include both compensatory and punitive damages. Your financial losses will be taken into account when determining compensatory damages, while punitive damages are a form of punishment placed on the defendant. Punitive damages can only be awarded when the plaintiff is found guilty of malicious or willful misconduct.  

 Choosing a lawyer to represent you can be a daunting task, but not an impossible one. We are confident that after you’ve done your research, you will find that Birzon & Associates has the Medical Malpractice Attorney on Long Island. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us today.   

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  • Smithtown Office
    222 East Main Street
    Suite 212
    Smithtown, New York 11787
    Phone: 631-265-6300
    Fax: 631-265-6799
  • "“My family and I would not consider another attorney for our personal and professional legal needs. He is as sensitive as he is strong which makes him the perfect person to have representing you in any legal matter.”"  -Lisa

  • "“Mitch is that rare find in an attorney. He’s the big city lawyer in the suburban setting. But more importantly, he’s got your back during business negotiations. He’s smart and gets the big picture well.”"  -By A Business Client

  • "“Mr. Birzon has helped me with several real estate closings, contract negotiations, and litigation matters over the past five years. He has always made time for me and I feel that he valued my questions and concerns. We always reached a solution that exceeded my expectations.”"  -Justin

  • "“Mitch is very knowledgeable, probably the best strategist I have ever encountered. I have dealt with over a dozen attorneys as it relates to my real estate and business investments. Once I met Mr. Birzon my search was truly over. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, well-staffed and treats my legal concerns as if they were his own. He is a brilliant strategist and a pleasure to work with. I have recommended Mr. Birzon to several business associates who are also more than pleased with his services. He treats a small matter with the same vigor and enthusiasm as he does a major issue.”"  -Vito

  • "“Mitch has been great at reviewing contract documents between my business and New York State Agencies. He has guided me with thoroughness, and the highest professionalism. He has been compassionate and preservers more than anyone I know. I enthusiastically recommend him as an attorney.”"  -By A Former client

  • "Mitchell Birzon attended to my legal needs as if he were representing a member of his own family. He was creative, persuasive, and persistent, and got results that exceeded my expectations.”"  -Barbara H., Melville, NY