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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

Wrist and Spinal Injuries from Trip and Fall Accident Result in Large Pain and Suffering Damages Award

Posted in Back Injuries, Wrist Injuries

On October 30, 2009, at about 8 a.m., Anyolina Mata was crossing the Grand Concourse near her apartment in the Bronx when her foot became caught on a one inch high lip that surrounded a subway ventilation grate embedded in a concrete median. Ms. Mata fell forward to the ground where she lay in intense pain… Continue Reading

Back Surgery Damages Verdict Remanded for New Trial – Defense Doctor Must be Allowed to Testify about Plaintiff’s Pre-Existing Condition

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On March 31, 2005, Angelo Melo had been looking for the superintendent to ask about renting an apartment at the 40 unit building at 561 West 180th Street in the Bronx. He took the elevator to the basement, stepped out onto a single-step platform and then fell to the ground when he stepped off the… Continue Reading

Neck and Back Injuries Result in $1,800,000 Pain and Suffering Award Approved by Appellate Court, Despite Lack of Surgery

Posted in Back Injuries, Neck Injuries

On July 28, 2005, James Coleman was working as a subway track worker repairing tracks for the New York City Transit Authority (the TA). He was on a hydraulic lift platform that collapsed causing him to fall 25 feet to the ground below. Workers on a hydraulic lift: Coleman sued the TA for the serious… Continue Reading

$4,700,000 Affirmed as Reasonable for Pain and Suffering in Neck and Back Injury Slip and Fall Case

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On September 21, 1998,at about 12:30 p.m., Shelton Stewart took the subway train from his job in Manhattan to his home in the Bronx. He got out at the Gun Hill Station and began walking down the subway stairways to the street. Stewart slipped and fell on what he later claimed was pigeon excrement. Pigeons… Continue Reading

Young Teacher Wins $5,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for Back Injury in Car Accident Lawsuit; Appellate Court Modifies to $800,000

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Seven months pregnant with twins, Kathleen Conlon was slowing down in traffic on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on July 12, 1999 when her car was struck in the rear by a New York City express bus. Her car buckled and her back was injured but her twins were unharmed (and born healthy in due time). You… Continue Reading

Verdict for $5,000,000 for Past Pain and Suffering in Trip and Fall Back Injury Case Set Aside on Appeal – Jury’s Findings Irreconcilably Inconsistent as to Fault and Illogical as to Damages

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What were they thinking? In a stairway trip and fall negligence case, the jury found: plaintiff was negligent but defendant building owner was completely at fault and the 35 year old plaintiff was entitled to $5,000,000 for past pain and suffering but zero for future pain and suffering No one knows for sure what the… Continue Reading

Slip and Fall Plaintiff’s New York Jury Verdict Awarding More Than $1,000,000 for Future Medical, Custodial and Rehabilitation Expenses Affirmed in Back Injury Case Despite Prior Accident in which Back Surgery had been Recommended but Declined

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Ramona Ulerio, a 36 year old homemaker, sustained serious back injuries when she slipped and fell down subway stairs in New York City on October 5, 2002. She sued the New York City Transit Authority claiming it was negligent in its maintenance of the stairway and that its negligence created a dangerous condition. She won her case five years later… Continue Reading

Traumatic Back Injury Results in $3,260,000 Jury Verdict (Including $1,600,000 for Pain and Suffering); Appeals Court Rejects Defense Claim for $400,000 Reduction for Future Social Securuty Disability Payments

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 Gerard Malloy had been an elevator mechanic for many years at 14 Wall Street in Manhattan when, on July 21, 2004, he tripped and fell over an air handler cover that had been left on the floor. He was thrown several feet and struck his back against nearby stairs. Diagnosed with herniated discs at L3-4, Malloy was forced to undergo fusion… Continue Reading