Ronald P. Rosenblatt / deceptive practices
RONALD P. ROSENBLATT, M.D.
RONALD ROSENBLATT M.D.
SECOND OPINION SERVICES, INC.
Rosenblatt recently defended himself in Nassau County against criminal charges of cocaine possession. He is a psychopath who should be avoided at all cost.
Currently residing on Long Island. Previously at 236B East 67th Street, New York, New York, 10021 (evicted for non-payment of rent)
Business Activity: Purports to provide advisory services to attorneys representing clients in medical malpractice actions. But his primary business is to rip off his clients by taking their money and then not providing any services. He also entices people to enter into partnerships with him for business ventures, and then takes their money but does not carry through on the original business plans. Basically, he's a cocaine-addicted, gambling-addicted con artist.
Modus Operandi: Rosenblatt represents himself as a New York-licensed physician in order to gain clients' trust. In fact, Rosenblatt's New York State medical license (#146479) was revoked on April 17, 1990 for 25 specifications of professional misconduct, including:
A. Being dependent upon a narcotic;
B. Practicing medicine fraudulently;
C. Failing to maintain accurate patient records; and
D. Practicing medicine while his license was suspended.
Rosenblatt will take money from attorneys representing injured patients, and then rarely performs the services for which he has been hired. He will often purport to retain expert witnesses yet not pay them. The attorney will not discover this until the eve of trial, and then will be forced to pay again for the expert witness. Rosenblatt's activities can severely affect the underlying litigation, harming the attorney's client.
Rosenblatt charges $250/hour for his services, but then will inflate his final bill significantly after trial when sending his final invoice to the attorney. The fees are outrageous, but this doesn't prevent Rosenblatt from suing attorneys who have retained him in an effort to shake them down for a settlement for fees he is not owed.
Rosenblatt's behavior is erratic, ranging from somewhat eccentric to abusive, bullying, spaced out, and incoherent. He is never prepared for meetings with his clients, and he is verbally abusive to them when they question his behavior or his work on their cases. He is frequently 1 to 2 hours late for appointments and is incapable of staying focused for any length of time, unless it is to ask for more money.
NY Newsday, 6/29/91, p.11: “A former physician from Woodbury, who used to run a weight-reduction clinic in Hicksville, has been sentenced to five years' probation in U.S. District Court in Uniondale after pleading guilty to illegally writing 180 prescriptions for a narcotic. Ronald Rosenblatt, 38, took the drug Percocet – a morphine-based narcotic – himself, although the prescriptions were written in the names of patients or employees at the clinic, Health Watchers at the Mid-Island Plaza, Hicksville, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Burton Ryan, who prosecuted the case. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Platt imposed the probation on Rosenblatt, of 91 Plainview Rd., Woodbury, on Thursday. As a condition of being released on bail when he was initially arrested in January, Rosenblatt agreed to give up his license to practice medicine and his license to prescribe narcotics, and to enter a drug rehabilitation program. Ryan said many of the prescriptions were written between May and October of 1987, when Rosenblatt's license had been temporarily suspended after he was found unconscious because of a drug overdose."
Jeffrey Samel d/b/a Jeffrey Samel & Partners v. Ron Rosenblatt and Second Opinion (Civil Court of NY City, NY County), Index #33201/01 (“Defendant agreed that in 3 separate potential medical malpractice claims defendant would submit the evidence in such claims to qualified medical experts and obtain such experts' opinions as to the viability of such claims. Plaintiff paid to defendant, and defendant accepted, $2, 500 for one such claim on August 2, 2000, and $2, 500 and $3, 000 respectively for two such claims on September 15, 2000, but defendant never provided plaintiff with the opinions of a qualified expert in any of the three potential claims."
Ronald Rosenblatt, Second Opinion Services, Inc., and Healthcare Resources, Inc. v. Richard Pearl and Kenneth Fishberger, (Supreme Court of NY State, NY County), Index #111145/04 (Answer & Counterclaim: “Rosenblatt used money obtained in the business from various lawyers to purchase drugs, for gambling at various gambling casinos, and for his personal needs. On numerous occasions, Rosenblatt never really obtained experts for lawyers but simply pocketed the fees. On occasion, Rosenblatt would forge other doctors' signatures to checks and misappropriated the money…") (Richard Pearl Affidavit: “During the months I was with Dr. Rosenblatt, I realized that his behavior was erratic; he was not coming to the office on a regular basis. I also recognized, from my training as a physician, that he was abusing drugs; he was constantly wiping a white powdery substance off his nose after leaving the men's room….I also recognized that Dr. Rosenblatt was simply misleading lawyers by misrepresenting to them that he had consulted experts, when, in fact, he was simply fabricating many of the opinions on his own. Dr. Rosenblatt insisted that all payments be made to him, stating that he would later pay the experts; in many cases there was no expert.").
Nicholas Martino, Jr. v. Ronald Rosenblatt, M.D., Second Opinion Services, Inc., and Healthcare Resources, Inc. (Supreme Court of NY State, Richmond County) (“…on or about June 23, 2003, the plaintiff, Nicholas Martino, Jr., retained the defendants herein to obtain medical experts for the purpose of reviewing medical and hospital records and to provide narrative medical reports from those experts pertaining to the aforementioned medical malpractice action in the State of New Jersey…on or about June 23, 2003, the plaintiff…paid $3, 500.00 to the defendants herein to obtain the narrative medical reports from a Board Certified Cardiologist and Board Certified Internist…as of the date of this complaint, the plaintiff…has not received any reports from the defendants herein and/or their experts…additionally…the defendants have failed to refund the plaintiff…the $3, 500.00 paid to the defendants…"
Torgan & Cooper, P.C. and Rose Picone a/k/a Rose Trinchitella (Defendants and Counterclaim Plaintiffs) v. Ronald Rosenblatt (Additional Defendant on Counterclaims) (Supreme Court of NY State, Queens County) (“Pursuant to the agreement, Counterclaim plaintiffs paid $23, 000 to Counterclaim defendants to be used to cover their fee, and to pay the expert witnesses. Counterclaim defendants failed and refused to remit the payments to the expert witnesses, notwithstanding demand that they do so.").