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George L. Sarachan (Of Counsel)

Location: Albany, New York
Phone: 518-464-0444
Fax: 518-464-0798
Email: E-mail Me

George L. Sarachan has devoted his professional life to providing legal representation to injured clients. George grew up in Bethlehem, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1974, and his law degree from Albany Law School in1979. In 1985, he joined Sanford Rosenblum in forming the Albany Law firm of Rosenblum and Sarachan – predecessor of the current Rosenblum and Partners, LLP..

George has represented hundreds of injured clients and has taken a leading role in several landmark construction accident cases before the New York State Court of Appeals and the Appellate Division, Third Department. These cases have set statewide standards for recoveries by injured workers in cases involving construction accidents. Since 1993, Ross v. Curtis-Palmer has been cited more than 500 times in judicial decisions across the state.

In recent years, George has obtained large recoveries for victims of constructions accidents, including:

  • $2.9 million dollar Supreme Court jury verdict for a worker who fell at the Rensselaer trainstation and fractured his non-dominant elbow.
  • $2.4 million for a 67 year old worker who fell from a ladder and sustained a closed head injury.
  • $1.55 million settlement for ironworker with unanchored harness who fell and had multiple fractures.
  • $1.4 million for a worker whose foot was fractured by a collapsing beam.
  • $1.2 million for a construction worker who fell from roof decking.

Other recent recoveries:

  • $3.9 million dollars for the Estate of an Albany attorney who was the victim of a vehicle fatality in downtown Albany.
  • $3.5 million dollar recovery for a 65 year old patient for a malpractice claim.
  • $2.7 million dollar Supreme Court jury verdict for a delay in diagnosis of breast cancer where patient had survived 5 years and her treating oncologist had pronounced her “cured”.
  • $1.4 million dollar Supreme Court jury verdict in a product’s liability claim where a biker passed a car on a curve in a no passing zone and crashed causing a permanent arm injury and, thereafter, claimed the motorcycle was defective.
  • $1.2 million dollar Federal Court jury verdict for 90 day delay in diagnosis of malignant breast lump.
  • $1.2 million for a patient who was inappropriately discharged from a hospital after surgery.
  • $1.2 million for the family of a 45 year old disabled man who was killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • $1 million settlement for pelvic injury from an unsecured truck load for salvage yard worker.
  • $1 million settlement for a case in which a wrong medication was given.
  • $850,000 product liability recovery for a chemical worker’s eye injury despite worker’s failure to wear required eye protection.
  • $400,000 settlement for seventy-eight year old diabetic nursing home resident with poor circulation who suffered leg amputation from pressure ulcer.
  • $400,000 settlement for a union dock builder who sustained a traumatic hand injury from an unguarded welder fan.
  • $387,500 settlement for repairman who slipped on a wet concrete floor and fractured his non-dominant wrist.
  • $376,000 Supreme Court jury verdict for permanent shoulder nerve damage to a city worker who fell from a suspended truck salter.
  • $370,000 Supreme Court jury verdict for a physician who was struck by a municipal plow while crossing the street fracturing his collar bone and aggravating a pre-existing eye condition.

Recent Appellate Decisions:

  • Successful reversal of a Supreme Court’s Order and obtained Judgment in worker’s favor from Appellate Court. Murray v. Arts Center and Theater of Schenectady, Inc., et al., 77 A.D.3d 1155(3rd Dept., 2010)
  • Successful reversal of a Supreme Court’s Order dismissing surgeon’s medical malpractice claim and obtained new trial. Roger Malebranche, M.D., et al. v. Sunny view Rehabilitation Hospital, et al., 46 A.D.3d, 959 (3rd Dept., 2007)
  • Successful appeal affirming a Supreme Court’s Order granting liability judgment in worker’s favor and finding worker’s leg amputation was due to work accident despite childhood leg fractures with prior surgeries and disability. Cullin v. Mackley, 80 A.D.3d 1042 (3rd Dept., 2011).
  • George is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Since 2006, George has been selected by his peers for inclusion in New York Super lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Accidents
  • Automobile
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence Cases

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980