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Significant Pain and Suffering Verdict Upheld on Appeal in Eye Surgery Case

Posted in Eye and Vision Injuries, Medical Malpractice

On March 25, 2004, Johnson Devadas, a 25 year old pharmacist, consulted with ophthalmologist Kevin Niksarli, M.D. to determine his candidacy for Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (known as LASIK – a procedure that uses a laser to correct certain vision problems and reduce a person’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses). Dr. Niksarli evaluated Mr. Devadas… Continue Reading

Severe Facial Injuries from Assault – Jury Awards $5,000,000 for Pain and Suffering, Trial Judge Reduces Verdict to $3,500,000 and Appellate Court then Dismisses Case on Liability Grounds

Posted in Eye and Vision Injuries, Facial Injuries

On March 2, 2002 at about 5:30 p.m., Miguel Beato returned home from work as a porter. As he walked through the courtyard of his apartment complex at 35-46 65th Street in the Woodside section of Queens, New York, he was confronted by an unknown gang of men. He asked them to move out of his… Continue Reading

Inside Story of Lawsuit over Catastrophic Injuries at Construction Site – Did Attorney’s Rejection of Settlement Offer Cost His Client $7,000,000?

Posted in Eye and Vision Injuries, Leg Injuries, Loss of Consortium Damages, Neck Injuries, Wrist Injuries

A 35 year old healthy construction worker was helping to build a new Lowe’s Home Depot in Orangeburg (Ulster County), New York on November 14, 2002 when he fell off the roof 22 feet striking his head on the ground below. After 63 days in the hospital (57 of them in a coma), 11 surgeries… Continue Reading

Newest Ruling in Golf Course Cases – Plaintiff Hit in Eye by Errant Shot Loses Vision and Case

Posted in Assumption of the Risk, Eye and Vision Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts

Will New York become a haven for lousy golfers? That’s a possibility given an appeals court ruling last week in the case of two (theretofore) friends and golfing buddies who took to the course on October 19, 2002. One of their threesome got hit in the eye by an errant golf shot from another in the… Continue Reading

Another Subway Accident – $5,950,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for Man Struck by Subway Car (after returning from methadone clinic and drinking pure rum)

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Eye and Vision Injuries, Surprising Damage Verdicts

It never ends, does it? Another careless person fell onto the New York City subway tracks and was grievously injured. Then he lawyered up, sued the city and a Brooklyn jury recently found the city’s motorman 70% at fault with the result that the injured fellow was awarded $5,950,000 for his pain and suffering. Walter… Continue Reading