Construction Accident, Jury Selected, $926,000.00
Construction worker fell from unguarded scaffold. Fractured leg and foot. Defense denied fault and claimed plaintiff could work. Structured settlement exceeded $1 million.
Brain Disease, Trial, $701,500.00
Motor vehicle, hit in rear, back injury. Approximately 6 months afterward 54-year-old woman began experiencing seizures and other cognitive disorders. Defense doctor opinion brain injury was pre-existing. Settled during trial.
Motor Vehicle, Settlement, $650,000.00
Neck surgery. Intersection accident with question of lights. First medical treatment following day. Defense alleged aggravation of prior injury. Primary insurance policy exhausted; excess policy not disclosed, our investigation uncovered.
Pedestrian Incident, Mediated Settlement, $600,000.00
Pedestrian walking on shoulder, police reconstruction conclude he walked in front of vehicle. Instantly died. Pure economic claim. Defense put loss at slightly over $200.000.
Motor Vehicle, Eve of Trial, $453,250.00, Rockland County
Our client was struck in the rear by a municipal vehicle. Prior next and back injuries with surgeries. Injuries in this case were neck and back with surgeries. Defense hired nationally recognized experts to argue that the injuries were not related. Hudson Valley venue.
Bedsore, Verdict, $435,000.00
Following kidney transplant, client developed bedsore. Hospital's defense was that while saving his life, the sore was unavoidable, and they properly cared for him. We disproved this.
Nursing Home, $425,000.00, Albany County
Our client suffers from a condition that requires total assistance for all activities. While a resident of a group home a Stage 4 bedsore develops and requires surgical procedures. Defenses position – the wound occurred on a home visit, the person refused to cooperate with care and the area had healed.
Loss of Consortium, Arbitration Award, $375,000.00
Wife suffered serious personal injuries when struck by a motor vehicle. Following a hearing, the Arbitrator determined the husband's loss to be $375,000.00. Reduced by wife's comparative fault; net award $262,500.00.
Motor Vehicle, Settlement, $350,000.00
Back surgery. Defense position impact caused no damage to either vehicle. Plaintiff was under active treatment with a chiropractor, including a visit on the day of the accident. Primary insurance policy exhausted, excess policy contributed.
Burn of Toddler at Parents Home, $350,000.00
Child tipped stove over, hot liquid on burner. Stove was installed by company owned by grandfather of infant. Child’s father was an employee of the company. Defendant denied any wrongful conduct and disclaimed insurance coverage.
Amputation (Nursing Home), Settlement, $300,000.00, Rockland County
Above knee amputation of senior citizen in a nursing home. Some bedsores. Defense argued that family refused proper care, such as a feeding tube, to prevent the loss. Client suffered from dementia. Passed few weeks after amputation. Hudson Valley venue.
Nursing Home, $250,000.00, Settlement:
Senior citizen fell at nursing home. Fracture to leg. Facility claimed that resident was not a fall risk. We successfully argued fall preventions should have been in place.
Nursing Home, Settlement, $250,000.00, Richmond County
Senior citizen with significant health issues including prior bedsore, developed new bedsore in a nursing home. Stage 3 wound. Period in question was approximately 2 months. Defense claimed that the wound was unavoidable, and the resident was not assisting with care.
Nursing Home, Settlement, $240,000.00, Queens County
Patient of nursing home fell and fractured femur. Lived for a few months afterwards. Fracture was not a cause of death. Defense claimed that the fall was unavoidable. NYC venue. Hospital and Nursing Home.
Hospital and Nursing Home, $175,000.00, Settlement:
Terminally ill man with AIDS on life support, developed bed sores. Defense was that this could not be prevented and that he experienced no pain. Records indicated expressions of pain.
Nursing Home, Settlement, $150,000.00, Bronx County
Patient acquired bedsore in hospital. Defense claimed that the wound was due to patients underlying cancer. One of the treating doctors confirmed this. We acquired case will motion to dismiss for commencing the case after the time to sue had expired. NYC venue.
Nursing Home, Settlement, $150,000.00, Dutchess County
On the day this senior citizen was admitted to a nursing home there was a fall that caused a fracture to the hip. Resident died the following day. Case was defended on the basis that the home did not have a chance to implement fall preventions. Case settled very early in the litigation process.
Nursing Home, Settlement, $140,000.00, Oneida County
Senior citizen admitted to nursing home with a pressure ulcer. The wound became progressively worse. Resident died unrelated to the wound after approximately 6 weeks. Defense was that the wound was properly carried for and resident was too ill to for them to heal the wound.
Over Medication (Nursing Home), Settlement, $125,000.00, Broome County
Resident of a municipal nursing home was chemically restrained for approximately one month. Spouse claimed his wife suffered immeasurably but recovered. Defense argued that the medication was consistent with accepted care. Upstate venue.
Medication Error, Prior to Jury Selection, $120,000.00, Rockland County
Senior citizen entered nursing home for short term rehabilitation. Overprescribed medication which resulted in repeat of therapy by a couple of months. Defense argued that the error was inconsequential and the extra therapy improved mobility. Client became a centenarian during the case
Dog Bite, $100,000.00, Eve of Trial:
Woman visiting friend bitten by dog. Friend and family claimed their dog had never bitten anyone before and their dog was not the culprit. The law does require a prior act, such as a bite, to win. Lower leg scar.
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Nursing Home, Settlement, $175,000.00, Albany County
Patient on patient assault. Multiple fractured ribs. Defense claimed a random act that they could not anticipate or prevent. Additionally, lien of approximately $100,00.00 was waived.