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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

Appeals Court Orders Increase in Pain and Suffering Award for Man who Fell from Subway Platform

Posted in Clavicle Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On October 3, 2003, Clyde Davison stumbled and fell from the subway platform onto the tracks at Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn. Luckily for him, there was no train in the area and a police officer responded quickly finding the 50 year old man face down near the third rail apparently intoxicated. Within a few minutes,… 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

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

Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery after Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation Leads to $100,000 Pain and Suffering Award on Appeal

Posted in Shoulder Injuries

In 2009, a Manhattan jury awarded 54 year old plumber Bill Bouzas $10,000 for his pain and suffering (past – 2 years, future – zero) after a slip and fall accident left him with a dislocated shoulder and rotator cuff tear surgery. Shoulder dislocation: Rotator cuff tears can be degenerative and caused by repetitive rubbing… Continue Reading

$562,000 Appeals Court Award for Pain and Suffering from Thoracic Nerve Injury Causing Scapular Winging and Disabled Arm

Posted in Arm Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Shoulder Injuries

He was a tough 47 year old steel cutter employed for many years at the Goodyear-Dunlop plant in Tonawanda, New York (the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area) when in 2004 he noticed his right arm was swelling. After visits to a local ER and his primary care doctor, Richard Winiarski ended up seeing a vascular surgeon… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Reverses Jury’s $465,000 Pain and Suffering Veridct and Dismisses Complaint – No Evidence of Recent Medical Examination in Neck, Back and Shoulder Injury Car Accident Case

Posted in Back Injuries, Neck Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

The defendants admitted that they caused the car accident on August 9, 2005 when Fred Nesci’s car was totaled after it was rear ended by their SUV. Rear end collision damage: Fred and his passenger (his wife Valerie) claimed serious injuries but the defense insisted on a damages trial arguing that the injuries were not… Continue Reading

Shoulder Dislocation and Rotator Cuff Surgery – New York Judge Denies Plaintiff’s Motion Challenging Inadequacy of $10,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict

Posted in Shoulder Injuries

There was no question as to liability – 54 year old Bill Bouzas slipped and fell on a wet floor at a New York City restaurant on February 1, 2007 and the jury found it was all the fault of the defendant. After a one week trial ending May 7, 2009, though, the same Manhattan… Continue Reading

New York Appeals Court Inadequately Explains its Order Deducting $455,000 from Pain and Suffering Verdict for Firefighter with Wrist, Shoulder and Knee Injuries

Posted in Knee Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Wrist Injuries

On December 22, 1999, Lieutenant Nocenzu Cusumano, a New York City firefighter, reported to work at the city’s recently renovated Staten Island training center. He slipped on stairway debris and fell 16 feet down to a concrete floor. He reached out for a handrail or banister but none was there as the renovation was illegal… Continue Reading

Surprisingly Low Bronx County Jury Verdict in New York Shoulder Injury Case Modified Only Slightly by Appeals Court

Posted in Shoulder Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts

Bronx and Kings Counties are among the few venues that New York personal injury attorneys (those representing plaintiffs, that is) will tell you are favorable counties for much larger than average-sized pain and suffering verdicts. Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and many upstate counties are among the worst (i.e., the juries are stingy in their verdict amounts)…. Continue Reading

Latest Slip and Fall New York Injury Cases – 2 out of 3 Dismissed Before Trial

Posted in Shoulder Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts, Wrist Injuries

Slip and fall injury cases in New York are quite common. They are also among the most difficult to win for the injured party. All three cases in the latest round of slip and fall trial court decisions released in New York are from accidents in the winter of 2006-2007. Two were dismissed on motions… Continue Reading

$2,162,000 Verdict for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injury

Posted in Shoulder Injuries

Jurors in a recent shoulder trauma case tried to a verdict awarded $2,162,000 for pain and suffering involving a torn rotator cuff.                                                                                             Torn Rotator Cuff: In another late 2008 jury verdict, $1,100,000 was awarded for pain and suffering for a similar injury. These pain and suffering verdicts appear to be well above the norm… Continue Reading