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Letter to the Editor, in The Mountain Eagle by Sean J. Doolan, Esq. addressing Nursing Home Residents’ rights to visitation. October 9, 2020

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Reporter Michael Anich quotes attorney Sean J. Doolan, Esq. in a Leader Herald article regarding a lawsuit against the Nathan Littauer Hospital Association and Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, in Gloversville, New York. September 26, 2014

Benjamin Setarah, Esq. recently obtained a $950,000 settlement for a client, who sustained head and shoulder injuries after being hit by his own car. Max Robinson summarized the incident and settlement for VerdictSearch New York.  September 22, 2014

“Understanding Protections for Assisted Living Residents,” an article by Sean J. Doolan, Esq. and Jeffery M. Adams, Esq. was published in the New York Law Journal.  July 24, 2014

A New York Law Journal article summarizes a $1.5 million verdict obtained by Doolan Platt & Setareh, LLP in Clinton County, New York.  July 23, 2014

Sean J. Doolan, Esq. is quoted in a Press Republican article regarding a recent $1.5 million verdict Doolan Platt & Setareh, LLP obtained in an overmedication case, in Clinton County, New York.  July 21, 2014

 

Sean at the NYSTLA Seminar Jason at the NYSTLA Seminar         Attorneys Sean J. Doolan, Esq. and Jason J. Platt, Esq. presented at a New York State Trial Lawyers Association seminar, Litigating Nursing Home Cases 2014. Sean spoke about the Assisted Living Reform Act in New York State, while Jason covered nursing home neglect and abuse litigation. The seminar was held at the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute in New York, NY. June 17, 2014

Attorney Sean J. Doolan, Esq. is quoted in a Times Union article by Lauren Stanforth, regarding a lawsuit filed against Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Albany, NY. May 20, 2014

Sean J. Doolan, Esq. participated in a Windham Area Recreation Foundation (WARF) fundraiser at the The Club at Windham Mountain, raising $12,000 to help establish the “Windham region as a preeminent four season destination and [better] the lives of its residents and visitors through the enhancement of trail-based recreation opportunities.” March 1, 2014

Speaking Engagement: Assisted Living Litigation, Sean J. Doolan, Esq. spoke at a seminar hosted by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), at their headquarters in New York, NY. June 17, 2014

Doolan Platt & Setareh, LLP is formed, merging The Law Offices of Benjamin Setareh of Pleasantville, NY and Doolan & Platt, LLP with offices in Dobbs Ferry and Windham, NY. The two firms combined have been successfully handling and trying nursing home cases, personal injury matters of all types and criminal cases for over 40 years. July, 2013

92813 Guest Speaker PicSpeaking Engagement: Legal Rights of Patients in Nursing Homes, Sean Doolan (center) is the guest speaker on the Life Happens, Are You Prepared? radio program, hosted by Attorney Louis W. Pierro, Esq. (left) and Brian Johnson (right), on 810 AM and 103.1 FM WGY, Latham, NY. September 28, 2013

 

WindhamTrail2Sean and Christine Doolan participated in the T. Patrick Meehan Memorial Walk fundraiser, which coincided with the grand opening of the Windham Path, Windham, NY. Photo by Francis X. Driscoll, May 25, 2013

 

 

Speaking Engagement: Litigating Assisted Living Claims, hosted by The Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Inc. at the Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY, March 21, 2013. Submitted Paper PPT Presentation

Listen to a Podcast on The Assisted Living Reform Act and its corresponding regulations: An interview with Sean J. Doolan, Esq. by John Fisher, Esq., January 2013 Podcast

Speaking Engagement: On the Edge in Assisted Living, presentation to the New York Nursing Home Litigation Group, New York, NY. October 25, 2012

Speaking Engagement: The Jury Project Workshop, defense presenter at a Jury Focus Group, hosted by Attorney John H. Fisher, Esq., Jack’s Oyster House,  Albany, NY. October 24, 2012

Jason J. Platt and Sean J. Doolan attended the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Celestial Ball honoring Rosemarie Riddell Bogdan, Esq. (left) and Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP who have worked tirelessly to raise funds to find a cure for juvenile diabetes, www.jdrf.org   November 17, 2012

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sean J. Doolan and Jason J. Platt attended the Kyle Goldberg Memorial Foundation Eighth Annual Golf Tournament, which raises money for scholarships and awareness of substance abuse prevention, at Spook Rock Golf Course, in Suffern, NY. September 24, 2012With Ken Goldberg and James Hostomsky With Ken Goldberg and James Hostomsky

 

Sean J. Doolan attended The OJ Simpson Trial: Trials and Error, Behind the Headlines of America’s Most Controversial Cases, a panel discussion hosted by Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education. Panelists included Alan Dershowitz, Esq., pictured to the right (on the defense “dream team”) , Chris Darden, Esq. (Deputy District Attorney), the Goldman Family (victim Ron Goldman’s family) and Dan Abrams (Legal Analyst covering case for CourtTV). September 6, 2012

Doolan & Platt LLP is formed, merging The Law Offices of Sean J. Doolan of Windham, NY and The Office of Hyman & Platt, P.C., Dobbs Ferry, NY.  The two firms combined have been successfully handling and trying nursing home cases for over 30 years. April, 2012

Speaking Engagement: Legal Rights of Patients in Nursing Homes, guest speaker on the Life Happens, Are You Prepared? radio program, hosted by Attorney Louis W. Pierro, Esq., on 810 AM and 103.1 FM WGY, Latham, NY. March 31, 2012

Speaking Engagement: On the Edge in Assisted Living, presentation to the New York Nursing Home Litigation Group, New York, NY. February 2012

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Seminar Series: Assisted Living, teleseminar for the Washington State Association for Justice, Seattle, WA. Presentation Speakers: Sean J. Doolan, Esq. and Patricia Iyer, MSN RN LNCC, November 15, 2011

Sean J. Doolan, Esq. is quoted in newspaper article, Woman Sues Nursing Home Over Death of Elderly Uncle, The Daily Gazette. November 21, 2011  link

Following the destruction that took place across New York as a result of Tropical Storm Irene, Sean J. Doolan co-founded New York State Trial Lawyer Care Inc., to assist citizens who were in need of pro-bono legal services. NYSTLC, Inc put victims in contact with attorneys who volunteered their legal services. See Judge Addresses Legal Services for the Poor, October 5, 2011Times Union.

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Seminar Series: Reducing Risk in Nursing Home Care, teleseminar Presentation Speakers: Sean J. Doolan, Esq. being interviewed by Patricia Iyer, MSN RN LNCC, Summer 2011

The Law Office of Sean J. Doolan in Windham, NY suffered considerable damage from Tropical Storm Irene. August 28, 2011 link

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Neglect: Tips to Screen, Investigate, Litigate and Collect on a Case, presents at the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, Albany NY.  April 26, 2011

Speaking Engagement: Plaintiff’s Perspective of Liability in Fall Cases, Medication Errors, Pressure Ulcers and Infectious Disease Litigation, presents at the American Conference Institute’s first annual Long Term Care Litigation Conference, Miami, FL.  April 4, 2011

Speaking Engagement: Legal Rights of Patients in Long Term Care Facilities, guest speaker on the Life Happens, Are You Prepared? radio program, hosted by Attorney Louis W. Pierro Esq., on 810 AM and 103.1 FM WGY, Latham, NY.  March 19, 2011

LOBBYING: Sean J. Doolan and Stacey Koeppel, Litigation Paralegal, lobbied state legislators in Albany, NY against the Governor’s proposed tort reforms, including caps, that were proposed in the Executive Budget. March 21, 2011

Sean J. Doolan, Issue of Tort Reform  Letter to the Editor, The Daily Mail. January 14, 2011

Attorney Sean J. Doolan, Esq. was mentioned in a News10 ABC article, “New Accusations of Neglect at Local Nursing Home,” regarding Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility in Troy, NY. April, 2010

Press Conference involving an Upstate Nursing Home April 1, 2010 link.

 

Sean Doolan WGYSpeaking Engagement: Senior Safety and Legal Rights of Patients in Nursing Homes, Sean Doolan (above) is the guest speaker on the Life Happens, Are You Prepared? radio program, hosted by Attorney Louis W. Pierro, Esq., on 810 AM and 103.1 FM WGY, Latham, NY.  November 28, 2010

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Litigation, at the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, Albany, NY. February 24, 2009

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Litigation, at the Rockland County Bar Association meeting, Congers, NY.  June 6, 2006

Speaking Engagement: On the Edge in Assisted Living, at the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants 17th National Education Conference, Shared Foundation, Infinite Possibilities, Atlanta, GA. Spring 2006 

Speaking Engagementc: Assisted Living Facilities, at a Nursing Home Negligence Conference sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Crowne Plaza at the United Nations, New York, NY. January 26, 2006

Speaking Engagement: Plaintiff’s View of Nursing Home Neglect: Pre-suit Issues, at a New Jersey & New York Nursing Home Negligence seminar hosted by Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, Hilton Gateway, Newark, NJ.  May 24, 2005

Speaking Engagement: Assisted Living Facilities, at a Nursing Home Negligence Conference sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Pace University, New York, NY.  January 25, 2005

Speaking Engagement: Assisted Living Facilities, presented to the Greene County Department of the Aging, Cairo, NY.  January 19, 2005

 

Sean Doolan & Erin BrockovichSean J. Doolan with Erin Brockovich, 2005 Toronto American Association for Justice Annual Convention.  July, 2005

 

 

 

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Negligence, at a seminar hosted by the Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, Melville, NY and White Plains, NY. Speakers: Sean J. Doolan, Esq., Robert A. Hyman, Esq., and Jason J. Platt, Esq.  August 20-21, 2003

Speaking Engagement: Nursing Home Litigation, at a seminar hosted by the New York Bar Association, Albany Marriott, Albany, NY and Tarrytown Marriott, Tarrytown, NY.  May 29, 2003 and June 13, 2003

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