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Dental Malpractice Pain and Suffering Award Increased on Appeal from $25,000 to $150,000 Plus $100,000 in Punitive Damages

Posted in Medical Malpractice

On July 29, 2005, Helen Garber began extensive treatment in a dental office on 57th Street in Manhattan known as Toothsavers, a practice established by Jerry Lynn, with 50 employees including numerous dentists.  Over the next few months, the 71 year old Ms. Garber was treated at Toothsavers under a comprehensive plan that included implants,… Continue Reading

Pre-Death Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict of $3,000,000 Overturned on Appeal Because Death Occurred Instantly and Decedent was Unaware Police Officer Had Drawn Weapon

Posted in Wrongful Death

On March 1, 2000 at about 6:30 p.m., New York City Police Officer Luis Rivera was patrolling a high crime area in the Bronx. He was with members of his special narcotics unit and he was acting undercover, in plainclothes. Noticing four men acting suspiciously at the entrance to a four story building on Boynton… Continue Reading

Lawsuit Involving Death of Six Year Old Boy Hit by Oxygen Tank While Undergoing MRI Test Settles on Verge of Trial for $2,900,000

Posted in Wrongful Death

We wrote about this tragic case last August, here, and can now report that the estate of Michael Colombini has settled all of the claims arising out of his death in 2001. Bearing full responsibility, Westchester County Health Care Corp. (the formal name of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York) has agreed to pay $2,900,000. Michael Colombini had… Continue Reading

Malpractice Suit Settles after Judge Refuses to Dismiss Punitive Damages Claim in Tragic Case Alleging Multiple Hospital Errors

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

New York firefighter Kevin Deane was skiing in lovely Vail, Colorado on April 1, 2007 when he fell and suffered a spinal cord injury requiring cervical discectomy and fusion surgery that was performed there without complication. When he flew back to New York City to undergo rehabilitation at Mount Sinai Hospital on April 6th, tragedy… Continue Reading