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Appellate Court Reduces Pain and Suffering Award in Multi-Trauma Car Accident Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Knee Injuries, Neck Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On June 25, 2007, at about 8:30 a.m., Melody Sweet was driving her 1986 Mustang convertible on Innis Avenue in Poughkeepsie at a speed of 25-30 miles per hour when Christopher Rios pulled his sport utility vehicle out of a parking space on the side of the road and collided with her vehicle. A red… Continue Reading

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