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Court Affirms Liability against City in Street Defect Trip and Fall Case but Substantially Reduces Award for Future Medical Expenses

Posted in Hip and Pelvis Injuries

On November 5, 2005 at about 7:30 p.m., Theresa Guss was injured in a trip and fall accident in the street when she stepped into a large rectangular deep hole in the street while getting out of the back of a taxicab at the curb abutting her home on Ainslie Street in Brooklyn. The cab… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Orders $450,000 Reduction in Pain and Suffering Award

Posted in Hand Injuries, Hip and Pelvis Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On August 22, 1998 Enrique Isaac was driving on Linden Boulevard near its intersection at Ashford Street in Brooklyn. He collided with a left turning city bus and ended up with several substantial orthopedic injuries. At trial, the then 53 year old plaintiff was awarded pain and suffering damages in the sum of $2,250,000 ($1,500,000… Continue Reading

$5,500,000 Pain and Suffering Award Upheld for Worker in Construction Site Accident

Posted in Brain Injuries, Facial Injuries, Hip and Pelvis Injuries, Wrist Injuries

On August 13, 2006, George Nunez was working as part of a New York City Transit Authority crew replacing subway tracks in Brooklyn. A walkway suddenly collapsed and he fell 30 feet to the street below, causing him to sustain numerous life-altering injuries.   Nunez, 48 years old at the time of the accident, sued… Continue Reading

Improper Conduct of Trial Judge in Medical Malpractice Case Leads to Appellate Court Reversal of Defense Verdict for Orthopedic Surgeon; New Trial Ordered

Posted in Hip and Pelvis Injuries, Medical Malpractice

Joan Sutton, a 68 year old retiree, suffered from chronic left hip pain, was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis and underwent total hip replacement surgery on June 12, 2003 with orthopedic surgeon Elias Kassapides, M.D. at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. The doctor removed and exchanged the femoral head (the ball) 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