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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

$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

$1,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed on Appeal for 55 Year Old Man with Bilateral Wrist Fractures

Posted in Wrist Injuries

On September 9, 2003, then 55 year old Matar Diouf entered a New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) train station at 96th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. As he descended the staircase inside the station, he stepped on a two inch high protrusion, lost his balance on the uneven surface and fell down the stairs… Continue Reading

Slip and Fall Plaintiff’s New York Jury Verdict Awarding More Than $1,000,000 for Future Medical, Custodial and Rehabilitation Expenses Affirmed in Back Injury Case Despite Prior Accident in which Back Surgery had been Recommended but Declined

Posted in Back Injuries

Ramona Ulerio, a 36 year old homemaker, sustained serious back injuries when she slipped and fell down subway stairs in New York City on October 5, 2002. She sued the New York City Transit Authority claiming it was negligent in its maintenance of the stairway and that its negligence created a dangerous condition. She won her case five years later… Continue Reading

Jury Awards $7,000,000 in Cervical Fusion Case – Judge Denies Defendants’ Post-Trial Motion to Set Aside $5,000,000 Portion of the Verdict for Pain and Suffering

Posted in Neck Injuries

On December 26, 2003, a 37 year old nurse was involved in a car accident at an intersection in the Bronx when a Salvation Army van slammed into her car causing a herniated disc in her neck andnerve damage to her right arm. It wasn’t this van but probably one similar: The van driver, Anita Peterson, claimed she had… Continue Reading

Malpractice Suit Settles after Judge Refuses to Dismiss Punitive Damages Claim in Tragic Case Alleging Multiple Hospital Errors

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

New York firefighter Kevin Deane was skiing in lovely Vail, Colorado on April 1, 2007 when he fell and suffered a spinal cord injury requiring cervical discectomy and fusion surgery that was performed there without complication. When he flew back to New York City to undergo rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital on April 6th, tragedy… Continue Reading

Trial Judge Upholds $1,030,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict in New York Injury Case for 11 Year Old Boy’s Ankle Fracture

Posted in Ankle Injuries

A Kings County trial judge (Hon. James G. Starkey) has now issued a written decision upholding a jury’s verdict awarding $1,030,000 for an 11 year old boy’s pain and suffering ($190,000 past, $840,000 future) due to an ankle fracture. Jonathan Bermudez sustained a severe bimalleolar ankle fracture during his sixth grade gym class back in… Continue Reading

Wrist Fracture Injury Cases – Recent New York Verdicts and Settlements Between $450,000 and $900,000

Posted in Wrist Injuries

With a serious enough injury, traumatic wrist injury cases in New York can and do command upwards of $500,000-$900,000 for pain and suffering alone and can even bring in a $1,000,000 sustainable verdict. The wrist is an extremely complex collection of many joints, including eight separate small bones called carpal bones that connect the two… Continue Reading