$6,100,000.00 – Hospital/Surgical Malpractice

Bronx County settlement following a three-week trial involving the malpractice of a surgeon and hospital in their negligent performance of a hemorrhoidectomy surgery resulting in severe post-operative infection, abscess and fistula.  At the beginning of trial the defendants offered zero dollars, however after cross-examination of the defendant doctors an offer of $6,100,000.00 was accepted to settle our client’s claims.

$6,000,000.00 – Obstetrical Malpractice/Birth Injuries

Bronx County settlement for a baby that suffered severe brain damage and cerebral palsy as a result of a failure to timely diagnose and treat fetal distress.

$3,037,500.00 – Surgical Malpractice

Failed bilateral laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair causing total disability and permanent nerve damage.

$3,000,000.00 – Labor Law/Construction Accident

This case, which settled during jury selection, involved our client, a 30-year old construction worker, who was severely injured as a result of a fall from a scaffold he was working on. As a result of the scaffold collapsing our client was caused to suffer multiple leg and back fractures requiring numerous surgical procedures.

$1,750,000.00 – Obstetrical Malpractice

Pre-trial settlement on behalf of a brain damaged infant that suffered deprivation of oxygen during labor and delivery.  In this case we fought the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation over the course of ten years, which involved a precedent-setting appeal in the 1st Appellate Division, followed by beating a motion for summary judgment in this extremely complex medical malpractice action.

$1,691,385.00 – Medical Malpractice/Orthopedic Malpractice

Brooklyn Supreme Court jury verdict for the victim of a botched ACL reconstruction surgery where our client developed severe post-operative complications including DVT and pulmonary embolism.

$1,500,000.00 – Medical Malpractice/Obstetric Malpractice

This settlement before trial was for the wrongful death of a 40-year old woman who had recently undergone a total abdominal hysterectomy. Due to a blatant error by the hospital and nursing staff of prematurely removing DVT prophylaxis boots our client was caused to develop a fatal pulmonary embolism, which sadly was entirely preventable.

$1,400,000.00 – Psychiatric Malpractice

Federal Court settlement against the United States of America involving the negligent prescription of the antipsychotic medication Perphenazine, which caused a form of tardive dyskenesia involving involuntary and painful spasm of the neck, face, esophagus and respiratory system.

$1,200,000.00 – Sexual Abuse by Physician

This case involved a 65-year old victim of sexual abuse committed by a physician at a major metropolitan hospital when our client was only 10 years old.  Because of New York’s Child Victim’s Act our client was able to bring an action against the physician and hospital even though the statute of limitations had expired.

$1,000,000.00 – Motorcycle Accident

Bronx County Supreme Court settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered a badly fractured wrist and humerus requiring open reduction internal fixation surgeries when he was ejected from his motorcycle due to an improperly milled/paved roadway.

$950,000.00 – Trip and Fall 

New York County settlement during trial for a woman who shattered her elbow as a result of a trip and fall over broken and uneven concrete within the Chambers Street subway station in downtown Manhattan.

$930,000.00 – Motor Vehicle Accident 

Bronx County Supreme Court trial verdict for a 39-year old hair stylist who suffered a torn labrum of her right hip as a result of a motor vehicle accident where she was the back seat passenger of a taxi cab that was struck by a motorist making an illegal left hand turn;

$900,000.00 – Construction Accident

Pre-trial settlement for carpenter who suffered a traumatic brain injury while on the job.

$750,000.00 – Motor Vehicle Accident/Pedestrian Knockdown

In this case our client, a home health aide from Ghana, was crossing the street when the defendant, who was texting and driving, lost control of her vehicle impacting the plaintiff at high speed. Miraculously, our client lived through the ordeal, however she was caused to suffer extensive injuries including fractures of her foot, arm, clavicle and hip, as well as trauma to her head and torso.

$750,000.00 – Medical Malpractice/General Surgery Negligence

During a ventral hernia repair surgery our client’s colon was caused to be punctured by the general surgeon performing the procedure. Due to an inadequate repair of the hernia our client went through a truly horrific post-operative course including the development of a colocutaneous fistula, over a month long hospitalization and the need for multiple additional surgeries.

$510,350.00 – Labor Law/Scaffold Collapse

At trial in Bronx Supreme Court the jury returned a verdict of $510,350.00 on behalf of our client, a 59-year old construction worker who was caused to suffer two fractured bones in his foot when the scaffold upon which he was painting suddenly collapsed out from under him. Due to the nature of his injuries he was unable to have surgery performed, however his injuries left him with a permanent disability.

$450,000.00 – Intentional Tort/Assault & Battery

Our client, a door man for a luxury Manhattan apartment building, was viciously beaten and repeatedly kicked on the ground by an intoxicated tenant on Christmas Eve, which caused multiple fractured bones of his knee, thigh and right leg necessitating major skin grafting procedures due to the extent of the damage.

$365,000.00 – Medical Malpractice/Hospital Negligence

Following the completion of a lengthy trial, and while the jury was out deliberating, a settlement of $365,000.00 was reached for the wrongful death of our client, an 89-year old man who was admitted to the hospital with a mild lung infection, which was improperly treated. Due to the hospital staff’s negligence what was initially a relatively minor infection was caused to develop full blown bilateral pulmonary edema and pleural effusions, or a collection of fluid around the lungs, and despite a lengthy battle by our client resulted in his wrongful death.

$250,000.00 – Premises Liability/Defective Automatic Door

In this case our client, a 65-year old woman, was in the process of retrieving her shopping cart with the defendant’s grocery store when a defective automatic entryway door was caused to swing forward. As a result of the door striking our client she was caused to fall to the floor suffering an extremely painful and debilitating fracture of her pelvis.

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