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Appellate Court Affirms Substantial Reduction of Pain and Suffering Damages Award in Worker’s Back Injury Case

Posted in Back Injuries

On May 2, 2006, Walter Garcia was injured while working on a renovation project at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Mr. Garcia, then 46 years old, was removing asbestos caulking from windows when he fell about two feet while attempting to climb over a scaffold on the roof. In his ensuing lawsuit against the owner… Continue Reading

Improper Conduct of Trial Judge in Medical Malpractice Case Leads to Appellate Court Reversal of Defense Verdict for Orthopedic Surgeon; New Trial Ordered

Posted in Hip and Pelvis Injuries, Medical Malpractice

Joan Sutton, a 68 year old retiree, suffered from chronic left hip pain, was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis and underwent total hip replacement surgery on June 12, 2003 with orthopedic surgeon Elias Kassapides, M.D. at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. The doctor removed and exchanged the femoral head (the ball) and… Continue Reading