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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

Police Officer Wins Substantial Award for Knee Injury

Posted in Knee Injuries

On August 14, 2003,  a blackout struck the entire Northeast resulting in widespread electrical power outages. Joseph Schaefer, a New York City police officer, was assigned to assist in the evacuation of Pennsylvania Station. Schaefer first led dozens of passengers from trains stuck inside tunnels at the station. Then, he came upon two women trapped… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Determines Proper Amount for Pain and Suffering Damages in RSD Case

Posted in Leg Injuries

In December 2009, we wrote, here, about Diarassouba v. Urban, a fascinating and long-winding medical malpractice case of a 32 year old math professor at Manhattan Community College who ended up with nerve damage and RSD (a chronic, painful neurologic condition often presenting as a burning sensation) affecting his right leg after unrelated extensive surgery in… Continue Reading

Neck Injury and RSD from Electrical Shock – $2,500 Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Posted in Neck Injuries

On December 13, 1999, then 40 year old Terry Olmstead was  employed as a shift manager by Pizza Hut of America, Inc.’s franchisee in Chittenango, New York (near Syracuse). While working in the kitchen near a metal work table, Ms. Olmstead received a severe electrical shock when she touched the table surface. Treated at an… Continue Reading

Trial Judge Upholds New York Jury’s $3,200,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for 44 Year Old Electrician with Tibia-Fibula Fractures and RSD

Posted in Leg Injuries

Almost ten years ago, a month after the Great Neck, New York commercial office building at 1010 Northern Boulevard had been constructed and occupied, there was a problem with some of the emergency backup lighting fixtures. The tenant notified the building owner who in turn notified its general contractor. Then, the electrical subcontractor was notified… Continue Reading

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Saga in NY: After 13 Years, Doctors Lose Two Trials, Fail to Enforce a Favorable Settlement Agreement and Must Pay $1,405,000

Posted in Knee Injuries, Medical Malpractice

 It’s not an uncommon situation in the ever-uncertain world of jury deliberations in personal injury and medical malpractice cases in New York and nationwide. After years of litigation, months of trial preparation and weeks of trial testimony, the jury is deliberating and each side again assesses its strengths and weaknesses. A settlement is finally discussed and appears… Continue Reading