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Jaclyn M. Ponish

 
Jaclyn Ponish is a medical malpractice attorney at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. Prior to her employment with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., Ms. Ponish worked as a medical malpractice and sexual assault attorney at a New York personal injury firm with a focus on litigating nursing home negligence, pressure injury cases, and wrongful death cases on behalf of her catastrophically injured clients. As a sexual assault attorney, she represented sexual assault survivors against such defendants as Larry Nassar, Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America Gymnastics (USAG), and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., she continues to litigate complex medical malpractice actions involving serious personal injuries. Ms. Ponish shares the firm’s interest and commitment in representing clients who are severely injured and feels incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to represent and help these clients.

Settlements

2021 – $400,000 – Queens County Supreme Court – Failure to timely and properly diagnose and treat a Stage IV pressure ulcer leading to infection, sepsis, and death.

2020 – $1,600,000 – United States District Court – District of New Jersey – Failure of chiropractor to timely and properly diagnose epidural abscess leading to emergency surgery, repeat repair surgeries, and paraplegia.

2019 – $150,000 – Queens County Supreme Court – Failure to timely and/or properly remove a foreign object that was improperly left inside Plaintiff during a hysteroscopy polypectomy. 

Education

 Southwestern Law School (J.D., 2017) (Honors: Wildman/Schumacher Scholarship)

 Brown University (B.A., 2013)

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home Negligence

Personal Injury

General Negligence

Bar Admissions

2021 – State of Texas

2019 – United States District Court – Northern District of New York; United States District Court – District of Colorado; United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

 2018 – State of New York; State of New Jersey; United States District Court – District of New Jersey; United States District Court – Western District of Michigan

Professional Memberships

New York State Bar Association

 New York City Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

2020, 2021, and 2022 – Super Lawyers Rising Stars – New York Metro