In Rivera v. New York City Transit Authority (1st Dept. 2012), a New York appellate court this week ordered a $510,000 reduction in pain and suffering damages awarded in 2009 to an office worker who sustained a trimalleolar ankle fracture in a trip and fall accident. Her award now stands at $1,200,000 ($600,000 past –
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…