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Appellate Court Reduces Foot Injury Pain and Suffering Award

Posted in Foot Injuries, Medical Malpractice

On February 8, 2008, Carol Sokol underwent podiatric surgery for bunions on both of her feet. Her doctor, a podiatrist, performed anĀ Austin bunionectomy, a surgical procedure to excise, or remove, a bunion (a bony overgrowth in the foot that causes the big toe to curve outward). Here is a short video showing an Austin bunionectomy… 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

Different Juries Rule on Same Case with Same Injuries – 1st Jury Awards $575,000 for Pain and Suffering, 2nd Jury only $22,000. Why?

Posted in FAQs - Juries, Foot Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts

In a case involving a pedestrian struck by a bus, there were two trials with two different juries. The plaintiff sustained elbow and foot fractures and in the first case her pain and suffering verdict was $575,000 but in the second case a new jury reduced that sum to $22,000!  It all began at 6… Continue Reading