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Court Orders Substantial Increase in Pain and Suffering Damages for Construction Project Manager’s Ankle Injury

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On March 2, 2009, Mark Grinberg was a project manager for URS Corporation working at a construction site when he slipped and fell on a piece of plywood that was covered plastic. The accident took place at the Central Park Police Station then under renovation: A contractor, C&L Contracting Corp., had placed plastic covered plywood… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Affirms Trial Judge’s Increased Evaluation of Pain and Suffering Award in Laborer’s Case Alleging Ankle and Shoulder Injuries

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On March 24, 2007, Fitzroy Burnett was working for the transit authority as part of a track removal and replacement project in the subway tunnel at the 155th Street station in Manhattan. Burnett was attempting to remove shoring stuck in the concrete skeletonized track. He slipped and fell backwards onto a track due to the… Continue Reading

Ankle and Back Injuries Result in $2,219,571 Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

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On June 30, 2006, Manuel Guallpa fell to the ground from a ladder 10 feet high while repairing windows at a storefront construction site in Queens County. His right ankle sustained the brunt of the fall and he was taken to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with an intra-articular fracture of the medial… Continue Reading

Ankle Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced by Trial Judge from $1,850,000 to $1,250,000 – Appellate Court is Next

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Back Injuries

On June 10, 2003, Romeo Marshall was working as a field technician for Transcore Holdings, Inc., a company that designs, installs and maintains electronic toll collection systems. His job that day was servicing the EZ Pass machines at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. Unfortunately, while in a truck lane at the toll plaza, Marshall didn’t see a… Continue Reading

Malpractice Lawsuit against New York Podiatrist Results in $3,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for College Student; Trial Judge Orders Reduction to $1,000,000

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Foot Injuries, Medical Malpractice

On July 29, 2002, then 16 year old Jennifer Gillette underwent a procedure by podiatrist Greg Atlas in which a wart was removed from the side of her left heel. Complications developed, she was forced to undergo five new surgeries and Jennifer ended up suing Dr. Atlas claiming that he negligently performed the procedure and… Continue Reading

$3,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Sustained on Appeal for Ten Year Old New York Girl Injured in Horrifying Subway Accident

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Burn Injuries, Hip and Pelvis Injuries, Knee Injuries, Leg Injuries, Psychological Damages

November 4, 2001 began as a great day for ten year old Leonari Jones. She was an active, playful, happy kid who had a sleepover party and was on the subway returning home to the Bronx with her  friends and babysitter. When the train pulled in to her stop at 174th Street, though, Leonari’s life took a… Continue Reading

Impermissible Jury Compromise Requires Court to Set Aside $500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for Ankle Injuries in Case Stemming from 1993 World Trade Center Bombing

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Law of Damages

Terrorists attacked New York City’s World Trade Center buildings twice – once on 2/26/93 exploding a bomb in the underground parking garage of the north tower; then on 9/11/01 flying planes into both towers. Most people safely evacuated in 1993 (six died and hundreds were injured): The lawsuits that followed the 1993 bombing are still… Continue Reading

Latest New York Appeals Court to Evaluate Ankle Fracture Pain and Suffering Case: $550,000; Most Range Between $300,000 and $600,000

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Another significant ankle fracture pain and suffering verdict has been reviewed by a New York appeals court and in its decision this week a Kings County verdict for $800,000 was deemed unreasonable and reduced to $550,000. Myron Fishbane, a 69 year old semi-retired accountant, slipped and fell down stairs in 2004, broke his ankle and… Continue Reading

Trial Judge Upholds $1,030,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict in New York Injury Case for 11 Year Old Boy’s Ankle Fracture

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A Kings County trial judge (Hon. James G. Starkey) has now issued a written decision upholding a jury’s verdict awarding $1,030,000 for an 11 year old boy’s pain and suffering ($190,000 past, $840,000 future) due to an ankle fracture. Jonathan Bermudez sustained a severe bimalleolar ankle fracture during his sixth grade gym class back in… Continue Reading