- Medical Malpractice
- Long-Term Care Liability
|University ||Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.A., Political Science, 1977|
|Law School||Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, J.D., 1980|
|Admitted||1980, New York; 1980, New Jersey; 1980, U.S District Court of New Jersey; 1990, U.S. District Court District of New York|
Associations & Memberships
•Defense Research Institute
•Morris County Bar Association
•New Jersey State Bar Association
As the chair of the Long-Term Care Liability Practice Group, Frank devotes much of his practice to the litigation of medical malpractice, long-term care/nursing home liability and municipal liability cases. He has handled several hundred medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.
Frank joined Marshall Dennehey as a shareholder in 2006, following 16 years as a partner at the defense firm of McDermott & McGee, where he concentrated in the defense of medical malpractice cases on behalf of physicians and in defending municipalities in civil rights and personal injury lawsuits.
Frank has represented physicians, dentists and podiatrists in health care liability/medical malpractice actions. He has taken approximately 100 cases to trial and has received a defense verdict rate in excess of 90 percent. He has successfully defended physicians in numerous cases with the potential for high jury awards, including cases involving multiple amputations, wrongful death claims, wrongful birth claims and claims for wrongful death of a fetus, by either establishing that the physician was not negligent or not the proximate cause of the plaintiff's injuries. Frank has also successfully defended numerous municipalities in personal injury claims and alleged civil rights violations.
•Aspects of Medical Malpractice Litigation, Conventus and Omni Eye Services, May 2012
•The Doctor's Deposition -- Likely the Most Important Day of the Case, MD Advantage Insurance Company, October 2010
•“New Jersey's Appellate Division Alters the Landscape of Nursing Home Litigation,” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015
New Jersey's Appellate Division Alters the Landscape of Nursing Home Litigation Defense Digest Article September 1, 2015
By Frank P. Leanza, Esq. and Ryan T. Gannon, Esq.*Key Points:No cause of action exists in nursing home negligence cases based on a defendant's “responsibilities” under the state and federal nursing home statutes...., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Jury Sides With Defense in Complex Medical Malpractice Trial
Honors & Awards
•New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2010-2011
Year Joined Organization
|Reported Cases||Published Works: New Jersey's Appellate Division Alters the Landscape of Nursing Home Litigation, Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015|
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
New Jersey’s Appellate Division Alters the Landscape of Nursing Home Litigation
Ryan Thomas Gannon,Frank P. Leanza, August 14, 2015
In New Jersey, the number of nursing home malpractice lawsuits filed has been on the rise. The “blue print” followed by many plaintiffs’ attorneys is to engage in extensive written discovery, make document production requests and pursue numerous depositions on the issue of whether...
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