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Court Affirms Medical Malpractice Verdict for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Compartment Syndrome but Orders Significant Damages Reduction

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Medical Malpractice

On September 24, 2000, Thomas Burke fell from his wheelchair and injured his left foot. Mr. Burke, then 57 years old, had been afflicted with progressive multiple sclerosis for 20 years and had been wheelchair-bound since the mid-1990s. A week after he fell, Burke consulted with the first of several doctors about continuing leg pain…. Continue Reading

Bicyclist Sustains Fractures of Both Legs when Struck by Police Car; Appeals Court Upholds Trial Judge’s Increase to $750,000 for Pain and Suffering after Jury Awarded only $100,000

Posted in Leg Injuries

On August 15, 2004, then 20 year old Ervin Jordan was on his bicycle in Wyandanch, New York (Suffolk County) attempting to cross a road known as Straight Path at its intersection with State Avenue. Jordan was peddling along, just like this fellow: At the same time, and on State Avenue only a block away… Continue Reading