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

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Back Injuries

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

Court Orders Substantial Reduction in Pain and Suffering Damages in Severe Orthopedic and Brain Injury Trauma Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Brain Injuries, Leg Injuries, Neck Injuries, Wrist Injuries

A 26 year old restaurant deliveryman was was bicycling in the Bedford-Stuyversant section of Brooklyn on June 4, 2005, on his way to make a food delivery from King’s Men Restaurant, when a car struck him from behind. Jing Xue Jiang flew through the air and the next thing he remembered was waking up at… Continue Reading

Back Surgery Damages Verdict Remanded for New Trial – Defense Doctor Must be Allowed to Testify about Plaintiff’s Pre-Existing Condition

Posted in Back Injuries

On March 31, 2005, Angelo Melo had been looking for the superintendent to ask about renting an apartment at the 40 unit building at 561 West 180th Street in the Bronx. He took the elevator to the basement, stepped out onto a single-step platform and then fell to the ground when he stepped off the… Continue Reading

Spinal Injuries from Kidney Donor Surgery Result in Significant Pain and Suffering Award

Posted in Back Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Neck Injuries

On March 23, 2005, Darnell Backus underwent a donor nephrectomy – (surgery in which a healthy kidney is removed to be transplanted in another person). He did this for his mother who had been suffering from kidney failure and would otherwise have required a lifetime of dialysis. Left side lateral decubitus position for kidney donor… Continue Reading

Back and Coccyx Injuries from Trip and Fall – Appeals Court Orders $1,000,000 Reduction of Pain and Suffering Verdict

Posted in Back Injuries, Psychological Damages

On January 27, 2003, at about 9:45 a.m., Lucille Turuseta was walking into the rear entrance of an office building at 175 Main Street in White Plains where she worked as the office manager for a court reporting firm. As she opened the door, Ms. Turuseta’s right foot became caught in broken cement causing her… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Orders $3,900,000 Increase in Jury Verdict for Construction Worker’s Pain and Suffering in Brain and Back Injury Case

Posted in Back Injuries

Jorge Angamarca was 32 years old on October 23, 2003, working as a carpenter on the roof of a residential townhouse under construction in Brooklyn. He fell two stories through an improperly covered skylight hole and sustained catastrophic injuries. Under New York’s Labor Law Section 240(1), Angamarca was granted summary judgment as to liability against… Continue Reading

Neck and Back Injuries Result in $1,800,000 Pain and Suffering Award Approved by Appellate Court, Despite Lack of Surgery

Posted in Back Injuries, Neck Injuries

On July 28, 2005, James Coleman was working as a subway track worker repairing tracks for the New York City Transit Authority (the TA). He was on a hydraulic lift platform that collapsed causing him to fall 25 feet to the ground below. Workers on a hydraulic lift:   Coleman sued the TA for the… Continue Reading

Teenager’s $350,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Upheld in Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On September 7, 2005, Courtney Graves was on the Franklin Avenue shuttle train heading to orientation before the start of her sophomore year at Sheepshead Bay High School in Brooklyn. She never made it; instead ending up at the hospital after the train derailed and she was slammed against he window sustaining injuries to her… Continue Reading

$4,700,000 Affirmed as Reasonable for Pain and Suffering in Neck and Back Injury Slip and Fall Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Neck Injuries

On September 21, 1998,at about 12:30 p.m., Shelton Stewart took the subway train from his job in Manhattan to his home in the Bronx. He got out at the Gun Hill Station and began walking down the subway stairways to the street. Stewart slipped and fell on what he later claimed was pigeon excrement. Pigeons… Continue Reading

$2,000,000 Affirmed for Construction Worker’s Back Pain and Economic Damages from Roof Fall; Immigration Act Defense Fails

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Back in 1999, when Aleksander Janda was hired by ABC Construction Corp. as an asbestos removal worker, he was a Polish immigrant in the U.S. on an expired tourist visa. Under federal law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 ("IRCA"),  it’s illegal to hire someone who’s not legally authorized to work in the U.S…. Continue Reading

Brain Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced on Appeal from $10,478,000 to $5,000,000 for Dentist in Moped Accident

Posted in Back Injuries, Brain Injuries

He was known as the "Dentist to the Stars" but at about 9 p.m. on August 8, 2002 then 50 year old Larry Ashkinazy’s moped accident changed his whole life. He landed head first on the street, lost consciousness and was rushed by ambulance and admitted to a local hospital. Driving a moped like this,… 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