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Judgment Affirmed in Burn Injury Case

Posted in Burn Injuries

On August 15, 2013, Lillyan Rosenberg received her third and final acupuncture treatment for groin pain from Jing Jiang at Jing-River Accupuncture. In addition to acupuncture needles, Dr. Jiang used a heat lamp that caused third degree burns and permanent scarring, In the ensuing lawsuit, the 87 year old plaintiff claimed that the heat lamp should… Continue Reading

Nursing Home Negligence Causes Pressure Ulcers; Substantial Pain and Suffering Damages Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Tragedy struck Gualbert Alvarez twice in his young life. On July 15, 2001, he  dove into shallow water and struck his head, causing spinal cord damages, which left him permanently paralyzed from the neck down.  He was 24 years old. Gualbert was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where he was in a coma for three months… Continue Reading

$6,500,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced to $1,000,000 for 32 Year Old Woman who underwent Unneeded Mastectomy

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Psychological Damages

She moved to New York City from Jamaica as a 29 year old and within the year she felt a lump on her left breast. Over the next year and a half, Lydia Williams had mammograms, an excisional biopsy (that revealed cancer), a CT scan and chemotherapy before her doctor told her she needed a… Continue Reading

Malpractice Lawsuit against New York Podiatrist Results in $3,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for College Student; Trial Judge Orders Reduction to $1,000,000

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Foot Injuries, Medical Malpractice

On July 29, 2002, then 16 year old Jennifer Gillette underwent a procedure by podiatrist Greg Atlas in which a wart was removed from the side of her left heel. Complications developed, she was forced to undergo five new surgeries and Jennifer ended up suing Dr. Atlas claiming that he negligently performed the procedure and… Continue Reading

Medical Malpractice Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced from $1,750,000 to $425,000; Appeals Court Gives No Explanation

Posted in Law of Damages, Medical Malpractice

In yet another significant New York personal injury lawsuit, an appeals court has modified downward a jury’s pain and suffering verdict with no explanation why, leaving the public clueless, judges and attorneys without guidance as to how to evaluate future cases and the plaintiff with $1,325,000 less than the jury awarded him. And the decision has forced me to… Continue Reading