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Paul Simonson, Founding Partner, Simonson Goodman Platzer PC

For 40 years, Paul Simonson has dedicated his efforts to the representation of victims of medical malpractice who have suffered serious injury and death on both sides of the Hudson as a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer & New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

He is one of the nation’s leading attorneys in the area of weight loss surgery malpractice, including Gastric Bypass and Lap-Banding, and has lectured at Harvard Medical School on patient safety issues in weight loss surgery; to the American Association of Hospital Risk Managers on hospital based gastric bypass issues; and for the American Conference Institute on the management of post-operative leaks following gastric bypass surgery.

Mr. Simonson recently authored a chapter in the 3rd edition of New York Medical Malpractice dealing with the cross- examination of the defense expert. Paul has lectured throughout the United States on pre-trial and trial practice, and appears regularly on behalf of the New York State Bar Association.

Paul’s aggressive work on behalf of his clients has been in each of the last three years when, US News recognized the firm as a “First Tier” New York City medical malpractice law-firm. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations by your fellow top attorneys) and because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor. He also has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for a number of years and as a Best Lawyer for 10 years.

You can reach Paul by phone at anytime – 1.800.405.7783

  • Law Office Affiliations Simonson Goodman Platzer PC
  • Practice Area Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death, Weight Loss Surgery Malpractice, Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice (Lap Choly)
  • Medical Malpractice
Awards & Certificates
Best Lawyers
Paul Simonson, founding partner of Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.
New York Metro Super Lawyer
Paul Simonson, founding partner of Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, was recently selected for inclusion in the prestigious list of 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers. This recognition is a great honor, since a rigorous selection process is used to select only the top 5% of attorneys in private practice.


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