Gap in treatment analyzedNovember 29, 2018
Lambropoulos v Gomez, 2018 NY Slip Op 08118 (2d Dept. 2018)
In opposition, however, the plaintiff submitted evidence sufficient to raise a triable issue of fact as to whether he sustained serious injuries to the cervical and lumbar regions of his spine under the permanent consequential limitation of use and significant limitation of use categories of Insurance Law § 5102(d) (see Perl v Meher, 18 NY3d 208, 218-219). As the defendants failed to establish, prima facie, a lack of causation, the burden did not shift to the plaintiff to raise a triable issue of fact regarding causation or to explain any gap in treatment (see Pommells v Perez, 4 NY3d 566, 572; Rivera v Ramos, 132 AD3d 655, 656).
Nice to a gap in treatment is limited to “causation” issues. This is an interesting wrinkle on gap in treatment law.