Defense Verdicts – 2013


James Rosenblum served as an arbitrator for a Connecticut FINRA dispute involving alleged defamation against a broker-dealer.


Defense Verdict: Jim Rosenblum obtained a defendants’ verdict after two days of deliberation and a month-long trial involving alleged failure to diagnose an exotic form of ventricular arrhythmia called catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia. Plaintiff’s expert, Dr. Heather L Bloom, is an electrophysiologist from Atlanta, Georgia, who claimed that the defendant ordered improper medications and provided improper instructions and that this caused the death of a 37-year-old, high-level accountant at a large aero-space company. Plaintiff’s counsel was Jacobs Dow of New Haven. The case, Champeau for the Estate of Brian Haskell v. Arrhythmia Assoc., was tried before Judge Robin Wilson in New Haven, Conn. Plaintiff is pursuing an appeal.

Mr. Rosenblum is co-author with Charles Curry, M.D., of the book, “Medical Malpractice: Handling Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Cases.” (Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill).

Successfully defended cardiologist against wrongful death claim arising from failure to diagnose vessel perforation during angioplasty in a 55 year-old woman.