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$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

Ankle Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced by Trial Judge from $1,850,000 to $1,250,000 – Appellate Court is Next

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Back Injuries

On June 10, 2003, Romeo Marshall was working as a field technician for Transcore Holdings, Inc., a company that designs, installs and maintains electronic toll collection systems. His job that day was servicing the EZ Pass machines at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. Unfortunately, while in a truck lane at the toll plaza, Marshall didn’t see a… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Upholds Jury Verdict Finding Police Officer Caused Wrist Injury with Excessive Force and Negligence in Arrest but Reduces $1,100,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict to $450,000

Posted in Wrist Injuries

On June 7, 2003, two New York City Police Department officers responded to a criminal trespass call at 439 East 135th Street in the Bronx where 48 year old Juanita Young was asleep in a second floor apartment. The police had been called by the landlord who had obtained an eviction order due to Ms…. Continue Reading

Another $1,000,000 Elbow Fracture Verdict Sustained on Appeal in New York

Posted in Elbow Injuries

 Kerwin Park was a 36 year old day laborer doing construction work on a residential building in Manhattan on September 7, 2000 when a wooden plank he’d been standing on collapsed and sent him tumbling 20 feet to the unfinished basement below. Here’s what it looked like before Mr. Park fell: Park was rushed to the hospital where he… Continue Reading

Doctor’s Failure to Monitor for Lupus Leads to Kidney Failure and $2,500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Upheld on Appeal

Posted in Medical Malpractice

In October, 2000, Susan Midler was referred by her gynecologist to Richard Crane, M.D., a rheumatologist. She had complaints of joint pain and he diagnosed her with arthritis after administering several diagnostic tests (including a urinalysis), two of which were positive for lupuserythematosis (an autoimmune disease that can affect vital organs). Dr. Crane’s letter to the referring… 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

$2,162,000 Verdict for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injury

Posted in Shoulder Injuries

Jurors in a recent shoulder trauma case tried to a verdict awarded $2,162,000 for pain and suffering involving a torn rotator cuff.                                                                                             Torn Rotator Cuff: In another late 2008 jury verdict, $1,100,000 was awarded for pain and suffering for a similar injury. These pain and suffering verdicts appear to be well above the norm… Continue Reading

$575,000 for Ankle Injuries

Posted in Ankle Injuries

In Pryce v. County of Suffolk  (2d Dept. 2008), New York’s appellate court which handles appeals from Long Island as well as Westchester and nearby counties, the Appellate Division Second Department, upheld a jury’s $575,000 pain and suffering award for a 63 year old maintenance man who fractured his ankle after stepping off a county… Continue Reading