In 2021 and twice this year, New York’s appellate courts issued a total of four decisions in shoulder injury cases that addressed the reasonableness of the damages awarded at the trial in each case.

Here are summaries of those cases (all of which are discussed in detail in articles we published here at New York

On February 12, 2013, Lusia Reinoso, a 61 year old home health aide, was exiting a city bus down the wheelchair ramp behind her patient who was in a motorized wheelchair when, without warning, the ramp was activated and Reinoso was propelled onto the sidewalk.

In Ms. Reinoso’s ensuing lawsuit, the jury found the

On December 13, 2014, Linda Miller was crossing the street on Broadway at its intersection with West 161st Street in Manhattan when she was struck by a van.

A jury found the van driver fully at fault and then awarded plaintiff damages in the total sum of $4,030,000 broken down as follows:

  • $3,000,000 for

On March 12, 2013, Richard Gontarek tripped and fell between flights of the steps of the staircase at the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue subway station in Manhattan.

Mr. Gontarek, then 47 years old, sued the transit authority claiming he fell and sustained injuries because of cracked tiles on the staircase platform. A Manhattan jury