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Appellate Court Addresses Damage Awards in Case of Excessive Force by Police Officers

Posted in Hand Injuries, Psychological Damages

On May 30, 2008, at about 8:30 p.m., then 49 year old William Cardoza was drinking beer outside in front of the Bronx building where he lived. New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) officers assigned to address quality of life issues, such as public drinking, observed Mr. Cardoza with an open container. In the next… 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

Police Officer’s Hand and Wrist Injury Result in $500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Posted in Hand Injuries, Wrist Injuries

On October 9, 2005, Michael Nutley, a 35 year old New York City police officer on duty, slipped and fell on a New York City Transit Authority subway stairway at the 111th Street and Greenwood Avenue station in Queens. Officer Nutley injured his dominant right hand and wrist  and sued the NYCTA claiming that the… Continue Reading

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Resulting from Excessive Force in Arrest of Teenager – $2,500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced on Appeal to $1,250,000

Posted in Hand Injuries, Psychological Damages

On March 12, 1994, then 13 year old Luis Figueroa was in the back seat of his older brother’s jeep when they were pulled over by police officers in the Bronx. Responding to a radio call of a department store robbery in progress, the cops suspected this car had the perpetrators since there were several… Continue Reading

Hand Crushed in Car Accident – $4,000,000 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict for 59 Year Old Man Reduced on Appeal to $1,350,000

Posted in Amputation Injuries, Hand Injuries

Israel Ramos was minding his own business while out for a nice day’s drive in New York City on April 17, 1998 when, all of a sudden, his van flipped over on the Bronx River Parkway. Unbeknown to him, a car thief was being chased a few miles back by the New York City Police… Continue Reading