James McCarthy

PRACTICE AREAS

Focuses on medical malpractice litigation from investigation through trial. Such cases include birth injury cases, surgical cases, and failure to diagnose cases. James also handles all aspects of automobile, premises and product liability cases.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York State Bar Untied States Federal Court

MEMBERSHIPS

New York State Trial Lawyers Suffolk County Bar Association

EDUCATION

Graduated cum laude in 1991 with a Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, NY. James earned his B.A. in political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, NY.

BIO

James graduated cum laude in 1991 with a Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, NY after earning his B.A. in political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, NY.

James joined Daniel P.Buttafuoco and Associates as a trial lawyer in 1991 and has tried and litigated many significant medical malpractice, automobile, premises, products liability and construction accident cases. James focuses his practice on the litigation and trial of medical malpractice cases. He has extensive experience in handling all aspects of such cases from initial investigation of potential claims through to trial. Over the years James has obtained millions of dollars for victims of birth injuries, wrongful death, untimely diagnosed cancer, surgical injuries and brain damage caused by physicians’ negligence.

From the inception of the case until closing arguments, he zealously fights for the rights of his clients in order to obtain maximum compensation either through settlement or verdict. Given that many of the cases James handles involve wrongful death or total incapacitation, he has extensive experience in all Surrogate Court matters. Unlike many personal injury firms who refer clients to outside Surrogate Court attorneys, James handles all related Surrogate Court matters personally. This saves clients considerable time and money. In a recent case, James obtained a favorable settlement immediately prior to trial for a child who suffered cerebral palsy as a result of obstetrical malpractice. After settlement, a Supplemental Needs Trust was created in order to allow the infant to continue to obtain Medicaid for her disabilities, while retaining all settlement proceeds in a special trust.

James was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in February 1992 and the United States Federal Courts in July 1992. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.

FAVORITE QUOTE

“The people’s good is the highest law.”
– Cicero, Roman author, orator and politician