Verdicts & Settlements

Verdicts

$198 Million - Record Verdict for passengers injured when rental car collides with disabled tractor trailer.

$104 Million - Two brothers suffer spinal cord injuries when diving into shallow water from pier NY City held liable.

$76 Million - False Arrest and Excessive Force - NY City held liable.

$33 Million - Child falls from sculpture in park - Spinal Cord Injury.

$32 Million - Medical Malpractice Award for Brain Damaged Infant.

$21 Million - Man injured when pipe dropped on him at construction site.

$20 Million - Wrongful Death from crossover median barrier a motor vehicle accident.

$16 Million - Brain Damage of child from car accident.

$12 Million - Medical Malpractice - wrongful death of an infant during childbirth.

$10 Million - Medical Malpractice Brain Damaged Infant from childbirth.

$5 Million - Medical Malpractice Brain Damaged Infant from childbirth.

$2.5 Million - Settlement against City of NY- male riding motorcycle, struck by NYPD Police Car, proceeding through red light without sirens and light.

$1.4 Million - Settlement – in connection with male age 29, suffering from Compartment Syndrome and nerve damage in leg, as result of hospital’s negligence.

$1.1 Million - Settlement – wrongful death of woman and fetus, age 35 in childbirth, as a result of hospital’s medical malpractice.

General Liability Settlements Since 2005

Spinal Cord Injuries:

$16 Million - 23 year old man falls while climbing rock wall when safety belt breaks
$14 Million - 28 year old worker injured when platform collapses while laying cable
$11 Million - 65 year old woman injured when she falls through gap between LIRR train and platform

Brain Injuries:

$8 Million - 35 year old worker injured when steel plate falls on his head while renovating elevator
$6 Million - 15 year old student invited in NY City school when he falls down an elevator shaft with defective doors
$5.75 Million - Passenger in car injured when NY City Ambulance runs red light with siren
$3.2 Million - Lead Paint Poisoning - Boy brain injured from ingesting lead paint
$3 Million - 28 year old woman suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning when boiler malfunctions
$1.2 Million - 74 year old woman suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning when boiler malfunctions

Wrongful Death:

$6 Million - Worker pulled from fall when caulking windows of Metropolitan Museum of Art
$5 Million - Worker Dies - Killed while testing Air-Train
$4 Million - 35 year old worker dies in fall while working on construction of new building
$3.5 Million - 65 year old woman killed when struck by an MTA bus

Bodily Injury:

$1 Million - Multiple Fractures - 70 year old woman injured when struck by a delivery van

Medical Malpractice Settlements

Wrongful Death:

$4.07 Million - Failure to diagnose and treat a perforated bowel of a 53 year old woman
$2.9 Million - Failure to properly treat pneumonia resulting in respiratory arrest in a 42 year old man
$2.4 Million - failure to diagnose and treat a benign brain tumor of a 29 year old man
$2.1 Million - Failure to diagnose and treat prostate cancer
$1.7 Million - Failure to properly perform a cardiac procedure resulting in cardiac arrest in a 47 year old man
$1.65 Million - Failure to timely diagnose gastric cancer in a 32 year old woman
$1.6 Million - Failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism resulting in cardiac arrest in a 29 year old man
$1.42 Million - Failure to properly diagnose and treat breast cancer in a 45 year old woman

Brain Damage:

$4.1 Million - Infant - failure to properly monitor oxygen levels resulting in Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Quadriparesis and mental retardation
$3.7 Million - Infant - failure to preform a timely Cesarean section in response to fetal distress
$2.5 Million - Infant - failure to perform a Cesarean section resulting in Cerebral Palsy and mental retardation
$2 Million - Infant - Failure to diagnose fetal distress resulting in neurologic impairment
$3.4 Million - Adult - failure to have proper equipment available to resuscitate patient after hospital procedure
$2.4 Million - Adult - failure to properly perform a hysterectomy following severe uterine hemorrhage after the birth of twin children
$1.5 Million - Adult - failure to properly perform cardiac surgery

Surgical negligence:

$5.35 Million - Spinal Cord Injury - 13 year old child suffered T5/T6 paralysis after spinal cord was severed during scoliosis repair surgery
$2.8 Million - Surgical injury - perforated colon following a cesarean section resulting in abdominal abscess and severe peritonitis
$1.55 Million - Pancreatic injury - failure to properly monitor triglyceride levels during invitro fertilization therapy resulting in acute pancreatitis
$1.3 Million - Failure to diagnose vascular insufficiency resulting in the amputation of the right leg below the knee
$1 Million - Failure to remove a catheter tip resulting in a fracture at the base of the skull