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Causation in the 5102(d) arenaApril 4, 2019

Torres v Rettaliata, 2019 NY Slip Op 02578 (2d Dept. 2019)

“As the defendants failed to establish, prima facie, a lack of causation (see Sanclemente v MTA Bus Co., 116 AD3d 688, 689; Rodgers v Duffy, 95 AD3d 864, 866), 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; Lambropoulos v Gomez, 166 AD3d 952).”

Campanile v Miller, 2019 NY Slip Op 02492 (2d Dept. 2019)

“In opposition, the plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact, as her experts failed to address the findings of the defendant’s radiologist that the magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical and lumbar regions of the plaintiff’s spine, taken approximately one month after the accident, revealed that the alleged injuries were degenerative in nature (see Cavitolo v Broser, 163 AD3d 913, 914; Franklin v Gareyua, 136 AD3d 464, 465, 467, affd 29 NY3d 925; John v Linden, 124 AD3d 598, 599; Alvarez v NYLL Mgt. Ltd., 120 AD3d 1043, 1044, affd 24 NY3d 1191, 1192; Irizarry v Lindor, 110 AD3d 846, 848). “

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