Team-building corporate event turned tragic when defective equipment and improper training caused a 28-year-old Manhattan woman to suffer a subdural hematoma, requiring emergency craniotomy and resulting in traumatic brain injury. Settled against one defendant, verdict taken against another in Federal Court. Verdict and settlement total of $3.8 million.
20 year-old Bronx woman injured in home ceiling collapse. Cervical fusion and shoulder arthroscopy. Settled for $1.65 million at trial.
Bronx woman slipped and fell down wet staircase in her apartment building. Lumbar fusion surgery and shoulder arthroscopy. Settled for $900,000.
56 year-old man Manhattan man fell down broken steps at the entrance to his apartment building. Lumbar fusion surgery. Settled for $825,000.
45 year-old Manhattan driver rear-ended by fast moving school bus. Cervical fusion surgery and shoulder arthroscopy. Settled for $750,000.
Queens woman slipped on a just-washed bathroom floor at JFK which lacked warning signs. Cervical fusion surgery.
Settled for $750,000.
36 year-old Queens construction worker, who was not provided safety harness, fell from scaffold. Shoulder and knee arthroscopies. Returned to work after short time. Settled for $575,000.
61 year-old Brooklyn driver involved in motor vehicle collision with car that ran stop sign. Fractured arm with open reduction internal fixation, nonsurgical herniations, and mild TBI. Settled for $925,000.
Bronx woman gets foot caught in the loose edge of a stair tread and takes bad fall down several steps. Injuries ultimately keep her from going back to work. Cervical fusion five years after accident and shoulder arthroscopy. Settled at mediation for $1.4 million.
22 year-old Manhattan pedestrian struck by a careless truck driver. Traumatic brain injury and nonsurgical herniations.
Settled for $800,000.
New Jersey woman kidnapped from her apartment lobby and stuffed in the trunk of a moving car for over 3 hours owing to negligent security at the building. No prior incidents, no physical injuries. Post-traumatic stress syndrome. Settled at mediation for $1.3 million.
On his way to school, 12 year-old boy crosses street in crosswalk and is hit and dragged by school bus. Genital scrape injuries and mild PTSD. Settled at mediation for $650,000.
29 year-old Bronx man slipped on wet floor in his apartment lobby. Cervical fusion surgery. Settled for $690,000.
52 year-old laborer fell from unsecured ladder while cleaning wall. Ligament tears and herniation. Manhattan jury awarded $600,000.
Manhattan man rear-ended while stopped at red light. Low impact, minimal damage collision. Traumatic brain injury, lumbar herniations and knee arthroscopy. Settled for $1.5 million.
53 year-old Bronx man tripped on long-existing flooring defect in his apartment. Lumbar fusion surgery. Settled for $850,000.
35 year-old Bronx man tripped on a broken floor in his rental apartment and sustained injuries that led to cervical fusion surgery and shoulder and knee arthroscopy. The defense team alleged that a subsequent auto accident (two months later) was the major cause of plaintiff’s injuries and plaintiff’s medical records included varying accounts of how his injury occurred. Settled at mediation for $680,000.
Teenage bicyclist hit by distracted driver of car using mobile phone. Multiple fractures, concussion and nonsurgical herniations. Settled for $500,000.
Building security case of a Bronx man who suffered severe burns when he was tortured with a hot iron in a home invasion assault. Settled for $650,000.
Building security case of a 68 year-old New Jersey man assaulted without provocation while using an ATM in a crowded supermarket. Surgically repaired orbital and maxillofacial fractures, shoulder injury and mild TBI. Settled for $610,000.
Truck making dangerous left turn in busy intersection smashed into Manhattan man in crosswalk. Orbital fractures and nonsurgical herniations. Settled for $500,000.