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Pre-Death Pain and Suffering Verdict Slashed by Appellate Court from $5,000,000 to $2,500,000 because Woman in Coma for 4 ½ Years was only “Sporadically Aware” of her Condition

Posted in Loss of Consortium Damages, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

On October 3, 1996, Edith Schaffer, then 67 years old, voluntarily admitted herself to a small psychiatric hospital in Ossining, New York, for an episode of depression and anxiety. The next day, she suffered the first of a series of seizures and was sent to a nearby community hospital for a neurological consult and tests…. Continue Reading

New Trial Ordered by Appellate Court in Lawsuit over Teenager’s Drowning Death – Jury was Wrong in Refusing to Award Pain and Suffering Damages for 11 Day Period after Drowning but before Death

Posted in Wrongful Death

It was a hot summer day – a great one to be off the city streets and in a cool swimming pool. So, on July 21, 1995, Jeremy Williams, an 18 year old high school senior, went to Betsy Head Pool in Brooklyn. Part of the New York City Parks department system, the pool is… Continue Reading

Another Big Win for City of New York – $10,000,000 Judgment Tossed Out on Appeal; State’s Highest Court Will Now Rule on Case involving Claims of Inadequate Police Protection

Posted in Facial Injuries, Psychological Damages

With about 40,000 officers, the New York City Police Department is the largest police force in the United States. Serving more than 8 million people, its mission is to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment. Day in and day out, the officers put their lives on the… Continue Reading

Death Case Verdict: $5,000,000 for 4 1/2 Years of Pain and Suffering (While in a Coma) – Will Not Stand on Appeal

Posted in Wrongful Death

A Westchester County jury recently returned a verdict of $5,000,000 in favor of the estate of a woman who died because of medical malpractice. It will not stand up on appeal. In Schaffer v. Stony Lodge Hospital (Supreme Court, Westchester County; Index # 4155/99; 11/6/08), a 68 year old woman with long standing depression went… Continue Reading