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Tag Archives: Nerve Damage

Appellate Court Determines Proper Amount for Pain and Suffering Damages in RSD Case

Posted in Leg Injuries

In December 2009, we wrote, here, about Diarassouba v. Urban, a fascinating and long-winding medical malpractice case of a 32 year old math professor at Manhattan Community College who ended up with nerve damage and RSD (a chronic, painful neurologic condition often presenting as a burning sensation) affecting his right leg after unrelated extensive surgery in… 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

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Saga in NY: After 13 Years, Doctors Lose Two Trials, Fail to Enforce a Favorable Settlement Agreement and Must Pay $1,405,000

Posted in Knee Injuries, Medical Malpractice

 It’s not an uncommon situation in the ever-uncertain world of jury deliberations in personal injury and medical malpractice cases in New York and nationwide. After years of litigation, months of trial preparation and weeks of trial testimony, the jury is deliberating and each side again assesses its strengths and weaknesses. A settlement is finally discussed and appears… 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

Jury Finds Doctors Did Not Commit Malpractice But New York’s Highest Appeals Court Orders New Trial Because Trial Judge Did Not Poll the Jury

Posted in Surprising Damage Verdicts

Nine years after the fact and 2 1/2 years after the jury verdict, all of the parties in a medical malpractice case have been ordered back to court for a retrial because of the trial judge’s error in refusing to ask the jurors individually whether in fact their unanimous, individually signed written jury verdict exonerating… Continue Reading