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Emotional Distress Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damages Awards Affirmed in Workplace Sexual Harassment Suit

Posted in Psychological Damages, Punitive Damages

Denise Rivera began working for United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) in 2001 at a facility in the Bronx. She was promoted several times, eventually to a supervisor position in 2004. Shortly thereafter, a fellow supervisor began a  campaign of sexual harassment which ended with her termination from UPS on July 10, 2007. Ms. Ramos, then… Continue Reading

Emotional Distress Verdict of $1,000,000 Upheld for Mother in Medical Malpractice Stillborn Case

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Psychological Damages

On July 1, 1997, a 24 year old woman, pregnant at seven months with her first baby, went into precipitous labor at home. Lucia Ferreira and her husband had been excited about the birth of their first child (a girl) but tragedy was about to unfold – the baby was in a footling breech position… Continue Reading

Emotional Distress Damages for Morgue’s Mishandling of Body – $400,000 Approved by Appellate Court

Posted in Psychological Damages

George Jones died on November 21, 2003 at the age of 51 years. His body was found (alone) two days later in his Bronx apartment and taken to the city’s medical examiner’s office (the morgue) where an autopsy determined he’d died of natural causes. His mother, Lucille Jones, was notified and two of her other… Continue Reading