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Appellate Court Orders Significant Reduction of Pain and Suffering Verdict for Newborn who Sustained Loss of Fingers in Medical Malpractice Case

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Medical Malpractice

After only 23 1/2 weeks gestation, Zalaya Tart was born prematurely at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx on April 29, 2005. She weighed only 542 grams (1.1 pounds) and was just on the edge of being able to survive. Zalaya had a host of life-threatening medical problems associated with her extreme prematurity and low… Continue Reading

Court Affirms Medical Malpractice Verdict for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Compartment Syndrome but Orders Significant Damages Reduction

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Medical Malpractice

On September 24, 2000, Thomas Burke fell from his wheelchair and injured his left foot. Mr. Burke, then 57 years old, had been afflicted with progressive multiple sclerosis for 20 years and had been wheelchair-bound since the mid-1990s. A week after he fell, Burke consulted with the first of several doctors about continuing leg pain…. Continue Reading

Review of the 10 Largest Pain and Suffering Awards Approved by New York’s Appellate Courts in 2011

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Brain Injuries, Leg Injuries, Paralysis, Wrongful Death

New York’s appellate courts issued decisions in 10 cases in 2011 that approved pain and suffering damages in the sum of $3,500,000 or more. The largest was $12,000,000 for a 24 year old woman who was paralyzed when a weight-lifting machine fell on top of her. The courts affirmed the jury verdict in five of… Continue Reading

College Student’s Multi-Million Dollar Verdict against Transit Authority for Leg Amputation Reversed on Appeal – Expert Testimony as to Subway Driver Reaction Time Speculative and therefore Improperly Submitted to Jury

Posted in Amputation Injuries

We reported back in February 2009, here, about a case in which a Manhattan jury found a subway car operator 65% liable for running over a drunk college student (and severing his leg below the knee).The jury found that the driver should have seen the young man in time to stop. The defendant argued he… Continue Reading

Hand Crushed in Car Accident – $4,000,000 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict for 59 Year Old Man Reduced on Appeal to $1,350,000

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Hand Injuries

Israel Ramos was minding his own business while out for a nice day’s drive in New York City on April 17, 1998 when, all of a sudden, his van flipped over on the Bronx River Parkway. Unbeknown to him, a car thief was being chased a few miles back by the New York City Police… Continue Reading

Another Subway Accident – $5,950,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for Man Struck by Subway Car (after returning from methadone clinic and drinking pure rum)

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Eye and Vision Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts

It never ends, does it? Another careless person fell onto the New York City subway tracks and was grievously injured. Then he lawyered up, sued the city and a Brooklyn jury recently found the city’s motorman 70% at fault with the result that the injured fellow was awarded $5,950,000 for his pain and suffering. Walter… Continue Reading

Another $1,000,000 Unexplained Appeals Court Reduction of a Pain and Suffering Damages Jury Verdict

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts

One day after we wrote about an appeals court’s unexplained reduction of $1,350,000 from a jury verdict for pain and suffering in a Suffolk County case, today we have another appeals court doing the same thing. What’s going on here? In Lopez v. New York City Transit Authority, the plaintiff was riding his bicycle when… Continue Reading