Lee s. Goldsmith M.D.

Lee S Goldsmith M D

Lee S. Goldsmith M.D.

Of Counsel
Location:
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Phone:
201-845-9600
Fax:
201-845-9423
Email:

Dr. Lee Goldsmith is licensed to practice medicine in New York.  He is also certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He has tried cases in New York, New Jersey and multiple other states in the United States, combining his knowledge of law and medicine.

Dr. Goldsmith has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and also to the New York Academy of Medicine. He is past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and Board Certified in Legal Medicine. He is past President of the New Jersey Association for Justice, and currently a member of their Board of Governors. He is active in training young attorneys, having been an adjunct professor of law at the Fordham Law School. Currently, he is a Barrister in the Bergen County chapter of Inns of Court.

Over the years, Dr. Goldsmith has authored a seven-volume set on medical malpractice and numerous other articles and books in the field of law and medicine. He is a frequent lecturer to both attorneys and physicians.

In addition, Dr. Goldsmith sits on the Board of the Early Diagnosis and Treatment Foundation, whose work is focused on the early diagnosis of lung cancer, and the Board of the Hudson River Water Trail Association, whose work is focused on providing access to the Hudson River and the publication of a Hudson River water trail guide.

See Awards and Honors Methodology

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Health Care Law
  • Nursing Home Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified, Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Board Certified, Legal Medicine, American College of Legal Medicine

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1974
  • New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1968

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Law - 1967
  • New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
    • M.D., Doctor of Medicine - 1964
  • New York University, New York, New York
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1960

Published Works

  • Medical Malpractice Guide to Medical Issues, Vol. 6, 1987
  • Hospital Liability Law, PLI-2nd & 3rd Editions, 1988
  • Malpractice Made Easy, 1976
  • The Journal of Legal Medicine (Founding Editor/Editor), 1979
  • The Journal of Legal Medicine (Member, Editorial Board), 1981-present
  • The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (Member, Editorial Board)
  • Pediatric Management Magazine and Obstetrical Management Magazine (Member, Editorial Board)
  • Side Effects of Drugs, 21 American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts, 1-89, 1968 and Supplement; 21 Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 4-43, 1969
  • Regulation of Human Factors, Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 34-434-442, 1968
  • Radioisotope Scanning, New Frontiers for the Trial Lawyer, 716-720, 1969
  • Legal Risks in Prescribing Contraceptives, Patient Care, Nov. 15, 1969
  • Modern Hospital Liability: Law and Tactics (Co-Author), Published by Practising Law Institute, 1972; Second Edition, 1974, Third Edition, 1980
  • Classic Cases, Monthly Column, Journal of Legal Medicine, 1973-1974
  • Physicians Strike, Journal of Legal Medicine 28-29, July/Aug, 1975
  • The Myth About Informed Consent, Journal of Legal Medicine, 17-20, September, 1975
  • Malpractice Made Easy (Can You Believe That?) (Co-Author), Published by the Journal of Legal Medicine, 200 pages, 1976
  • In-Hospital Malpractice Prevention Program (Co-Author), Journal of Legal Medicine, September, 1976
  • The Present Status of Physician Privileges (Co-Author, Mary Bertolet), Medico-Legal Annual, Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1977
  • Current Practices in Surgical Sales Need Legal Solution, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, February, 1978
  • Hospital Hearings - Now You Can Take a Lawyer Along - Maybe, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, April, 1978
  • Medical Malpractice (Co-Author: Henry B. Alsobrook), Published by Federal Publications, Inc., 500 pages, 1978
  • Product Liability Litigation Physician, Protect Thyself, Medical Law & Practice Management, M.D./P.C.
  • Informed Consent and the Consent Form, A Practical Approach, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, May, 1982
  • The Medical Malpractice Crises: Revisitation, INCL Journal, New York State Bar Association, June, 1982
  • Medical Malpractice: Guide to Medical Issues (Editor), Publisher, Matthew Bender (Six Volumes), 1986
  • Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Issue 1, Malpractice Tutorial: Infection
  • Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Issue 2, Malpractice Tutorial: Fractures and the Emergency Room
  • Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Issue 3, Malpractice Tutorial: Negligence In the Prescription of Drugs
  • Breast Cancer Litigation, Column on Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 2
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, New Jersey Trial Lawyer, The Magazine for Advocates, July, 1989
  • The Negligence of the Pathologist, New Jersey Trial Lawyer, The Magazine for Advocates, October, 1989
  • Medical Malpractice Tutorial: The Obvious, Malpractice Case, The New Jersey Trial Lawyer, 47-49, April, 1988
  • Column on SYNAPSE, The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist, West Hudson District Branch Newsletter, March, 1990
  • A Thermography Primer, New Jersey Law Journal, Feb. 21, 1991
  • Insurers Also Affected: Health Worker Data Bank May Complicate Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Published by Leader Publications, a Division of New York Law Publishing Co., February, 1991
  • Short Course - Medical Malpractice and the Pediatric Emergency Room, Emergency Pediatrics, Vol. 4, No. 2, Published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Editors: Fred Agre, M.D., Peter S. Liebert, M.D. and Andrew P. Mezey, M.D., April, 1991
  • Procedural Problems: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, National Trial Lawyer Magazine, January, 1993

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, 1978 - 1989
  • Lecturer, Hospital Liability, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice Litigation, Practising Law Institute, 1969-1979 (Annually)
  • Lecturer, The HMO, New York State Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, May, 1974
  • Lecturer, Health Maintenance Organizations, The Optometric Council of New York State, April, 1974
  • Lecturer, Medical Aspects of Office and Health Practice: Current Views and Concepts on Liability and Insurance,, American College of Legal Medicine, Delaware, November, 1977
  • Lecturer, Ethical and Legal Factors in Providing Treatment to Adolescents, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, New York, June, 1978
  • Lecturer, Medicine and the Law, University of Tennessee, Clinical Education Center
  • Lecturer, Hazards and Legal Complications in the Use of Computers and Medicine, American College of Legal Medicine, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 1978
  • Lecturer, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, November, 1978
  • Lecturer, American Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, March, 1979
  • Lecturer/Chairman, Risk Management, Practising Law Institute, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, 1979
  • Lecturer, A Model Law for In-Vitro Fertilization,, American College of Legal Medicine, Annual Meeting, 1979
  • Lecturer, Law and In-Vitro Fertilization, American College of Legal Medicine, November 10, 1979
  • Lecturer, Law, Relating to Emergency Treatment, American College of Physicians, New Jersey Branch, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, November 14, 1979
  • Lecturer, American Trial Lawyers Association, New Jersey Branch, East Brunswick, New Jersey, December 15, 1979
  • Lecturer, What is Malpractice and How it Can Be Prevented, New York University School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, March, 1980
  • Lecturer, Hospital Quality Assurance Programs - Requirements and Implementation, May 13, 1981
  • Lecturer, Informed Consent and the Consent Form,, American College of Legal Medicine, October 13, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Dilemma Revisited, New York County Lawyers Association, November 12, 1981
  • Lecturer, Perinatal Brain Damage in Society and in the Courtroom, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation & Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, November 23, 1981
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice - The Views from Plaintiff and Defendant, New York Law School, February 6, 1982
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Aspects of Birth Injuries, Obstetrical & Gynecological Conference, March 12, 1982
  • Lecturer, Prevention of Malpractice and Malpractice Litigation, Seaboard Medical Association, National Convention, June 18, 1982
  • Lecturer, Malpractice Pitfalls and Prevention, New Jersey Society of Internal Medicine, October 16, 1982
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Topics in Ophthalmology, The Brooklyn Ophthalmological Society, April 11, 1983
  • Lecturer, Current Trends in Medical Malpractice; Medical Malpractice in Ophthalmology, Beth Israel Hospital, September 10, 1983
  • Lecturer, Perinatal Practice & Malpractice, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, December 4, 1983
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Review of Anesthesiology Hospital Records, American College of Legal Medicine, October 20, 1984
  • Lecturer, Psychiatric Malpractice, Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 19, 1985
  • Lecturer, Medical Legal Update - Lecture on Hospital Records, Association of Trial Lawyers of New Jersey, April 22, 1985
  • Lecturer, Deaths During Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures From a Lawyer's Vantage Point, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, May 3, 1985
  • Lecturer, Frozen Embryo, American College of Legal Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9, 1985
  • Lecturer, Legal Implications of Medical Decisions, New York University School of Continuing Education, New York, New York, May 24, 1985
  • Lecturer, Causes of Malpractice Suits: What Makes a Patient Sue?, Medicolegal Issues in Obstetrics, Contemporary Forums, October 4, 1985
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Dilemma of C/S, Winthrop-University Hospital, November 1, 1985
  • Lecturer, Basics in Medical Law, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, January 14, 1986
  • Lecturer, Autopsy and Malpractice, College of American Pathologists, April 22, 1986
  • Lecturer, Medical Proof in Legal Cases, American Trial Lawyers Association of New Jersey, October 15, 1986
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues in Emergency Room Care, Hackensack Hospital, October 22, 1986
  • Lecturer, Use of Fetal Heart Rate Tracing in the Courtroom, Winthrop-University Hospital, Sixth Annual Perinatal Symposium, October 31, 1986
  • Lecturer, Current Concepts in Medical Malpractice, New York Medical Center, Orthopedics Grand Rounds, December 1, 1986
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Issues in Pediatrics, New York Medical Center, Pediatrics Grand Rounds, February 26, 1987
  • Lecturer, The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist,, New York Medical Center, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, February 26, 1987
  • Lecturer, Trial Strategies of a Medical Malpractice Action, The Society of Medical Jurisprudence, Lenox Hill Hospital, March 9, 1987
  • Lecturer, Legal Aspects of Pediatrics, Lenox Hill Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, March 12, 1987
  • Lecturer, Emergency Room Procedures and Records, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 24, 1987
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, State University of New York at Stony Brook, The School of Medicine, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, Combined Staffs of Good Samaritan and Southside Hospitals, April 14, 1988
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, State University of New York at Stony Brook, April 15, 1988
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, Combined Staffs of Mather Memorial and St. Charles Hospitals, May 3, 1988
  • Lecturer, Advances in Breast Cancer Detection, Medicolegal Issues in Breast Cancer Detection, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, May 4, 1988
  • Lecturer, The Disease & The Law, AIDS and the Management of AIDS Children, American College of Legal Medicine on AIDS, Atlanta, Georgia, November 4, 1988
  • Lecturer, Crisis and Survival in 1989, the Medical-Legal Problem, The New York Academy of Medicine - Section on Ophthalmology, December 19, 1988
  • Lecturer, The Insurance Breakthrough in Eating Disorders, American Anorexia/Bulemia Association, Inc., Spring Conference, Hackensack, New Jersey, April 29, 1989
  • Lecturer, Recognizing and Proving Pain and Suffering Moderator, How to Interview & Communicate to Medical Professionals Treating the Chronic Pain Patient, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Two-day Personal Injury Program, April 14-15, 1989
  • Lecturer, Thorny Medical-Legal Issues in Rose City - Must Dos and Don'ts to Win Personal Injury Cases, American College of Legal Medicine, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 15, 1989
  • Lecturer, Strategic Management of Infectious Medical Waste, The Environmental Institute, a Division of the Institute for International Research, June 8, 1989
  • Lecturer, Civil Liability for the Improper Disposal of Medical Wastes, Newark, New Jersey, September 18, 1989
  • Lecturer, The Expanding Legal Problems of the Practicing Psychiatrist, Rockland Psychiatric Center, Orangeburg, New York, January 10, 1990
  • Lecturer, Legal Malpractice - Growth of Legal Malpractice, Sued on Two Occasions and Office Management, Middlesex Trial Lawyers, Presentation, January 30, 1991
  • Lecturer/Moderator, Drug and Product Liability; Recent Trends in Drug and Product Liability and Punitive Damages; Workshop - Contemporary Malpractice: Legal Issues, American Conference on Legal Medicine, Thirty-First Annual Conference, Westin Canal Place Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 6-9, 1991
  • Lecturer, The Psychology of Demonstrative Evidence, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 25 and 26, 1991
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Psysician, Concepts in Medicine - Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy, Kings Island, Ohio, August 15, 1991
  • Lecturer, How to Avoid Medical Legal Problems for the Primary Care Physician, Concepts in Medicine - Forum on Cardiovascular Therapy, Symposium on Behalf of Pfizer Labs, Princeton, New Jersey, October 9, 1991
  • Lecturer, Medico-Legal Problems in Pathology, North Shore University Hospital, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Conference, Dept. of Laboratories Conference Room, November 6, 1991
  • Lecturer, Successful Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims, American College of Legal Medicine, 32nd Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 25-28, 1992
  • Lecturer, Bad Faith Insurance Problems - Insurer - Insurer Relationships, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 9, 10 and 11, 1992
  • Lecturer, Medical and Legal Aspects of Transfusions, American Association of Blood Banks, Bethesda, Maryland, June 1, 1992
  • Lecturer, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Pediatrics Department, Bronx, New York, January 12, 1993

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine, 1968
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • New York State Medical Society, Member
  • American College of Legal Medicine, President, 1986 - 1987
  • American Board of Legal Medicine, Chairman, 1983 - 1986
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Member of Board, 1982 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Member, Board of Governors, 1977 - 1983
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Co-Chairman, Committee on Legislation, 1973 - 1974
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Chairman, Credentials Committee, 1977-1979, 1981-1983
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Program Chairman, Annual Meeting, 1977 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Program Chairman, Meeting, New York, 1984 - Present
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Secretary, 1982 - 1983
  • American College of Legal Medicine, President-Elect, 1986 - 1987
  • American Bar Association, Member, Medicine-Law Committee
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member, CPLR Committee, 1978 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Law and Medicine, 1970 - 1973
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Sex and the Law Committee, 1974 - 1978
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, Committee on Science and Law, 1984 - 1986
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Secretary, Committee on Science and Law
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Member, Board of Governors, 1982 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Parliamentarian, 1987 - 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Secretary, 1987 - 1988
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, New Jersey, Treasurer, 1989 - Present
  • New York County Medical Society, Member, Medical Malpractice Committee, 1978 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Medical Association, Alternate Delegate, House of Delegates, American College of Legal Med., 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Bergen County chapter of Inns of Court, Barrister

Pro Bono Activities

  • American College of Legal Medicine, Fellow
  • New York Academy of Medicine, Fellow
  • American College of Legal Medicine, Past President
  • Board of the Early Diagnosis and Treatment Foundation
  • Board of the Hudson River Water Trail Association