$6,000,000 awarded in boiler accident
A 37-year-old steamfitter, was injured while working at the Arthur Kill generating plant on Staten Island. He and a coworker were installing new gas pipes into the face of a boiler. He was walking on a walkway and bent down and began to slide, when he stood up he hit his head on a pipe. He suffered a herniated cervical disc at C6-7, confirmed by MRI; diffuse brain damage. The brain damage did not manifest itself until two years after the accident when an EEG revealed traumatic epilepsy.
$5,000,000 malpractice settlement
Injury-Spread of Cancer of the Sinuses resulting in removal of both eyes and the nose from the face. This was a medical malpractice claim in which the pathologist misread and/or misinterpreted pathology slides which resulted in the failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer of the sinuses. The cancer metastasized and spread from the sinuses into the orbits. At the time of settlement, the plaintiff had lost her sight and sense of smell. The matter was settled for $5,000,000 prior to the client’s death from the malpractice.
Bus/automobile accident with $1,500,000 in damages
A 28-year-old male suffered multiple fractures including to his left wrist, which resulted in a non-union, a vertebra fracture at C-7, facial lacerations, which resulted in permanent scarring, and an elbow fracture when the car in which he was a passenger collided with a bus, operated by the New York City Transit Authority at a controlled intersection. The plaintiff contended the car operator failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of the vehicle, negligently operated the vehicle while intoxicated and failed to yield the right of way. The plaintiff further contended that the bus driver failed to take evasive action to avoid a collision and failed to keep a proper lookout. The defendants denied liability.
Automobile accident results in $850,00 settlement
The plantiff, a H.S. student was a passenger in a one car accident. Driver hit a pole. Plantiff unable to complete first semester of college because of anxiety and headaches. Injury Concussion and post concussion syndrome
$825,000 settlement in construction accident
The plantiff was working as a laborer. His company was excavating the street. The claim from the backhoe used to pull up metal sheets dropped and hit in in the head.
$750,000 awarded in workplace accident
A 42-year-old steamfitter was injured when he fell from a ladder while working on the 37th floor. He suffered a torn media meniscus of the right knee requiring surgery. He worked full-time until 1998. After the open knee surgery in 12/98, he did not return to work.
$750,000 death from stomach cancer settlement
Injury – Death from Stomach Cancer. This was a claim for medical malpractice in which Plaintiff’s treating gastroenterologist misread a sonogram of Plaintiff’s abdomen resulting in the failure to diagnose and timely treat stomach cancer. As a result of the malpractice, the cancer spread throughout the Plaintiff’s body resulting in death. The matter was settled with the descendent’s estate for the sum of $750,000.
$750,000 loss of kidney settlement
Injury – Loss of Kidney. This was a claim for medical malpractice in the failure to diagnose and treat the existence of a carcinoma in Plaintiff’s left kidney. As a result of the failure to diagnose and treat the plaintiff’s condition in a timely manner, the plaintiff’s left kidney had to be removed. The cancer remained encapsulated within the kidney and did not spread to any other parts of the body. The matter settled for $750,000 prior to jury selection.
$600,000 settlement in construction accident
Metal Store Construction Inc. Injury – Left arm fracture with open reduction internal fixation. Plaintiff brought action under the labor law. He was doing demolition work on a 3-story residential building. He was climbing a fire escape ladder to gain access to the building and the ladder detached from the building causing him to fall.
$585,000 awarded for accident on premises
Plaintiff, 35 year-old male, a delivery person, alleged injuries resulting from an accident at defendant Ronal Products’ premises on West 28th Street in Manhattan, N.Y. He went to Ronal Products to deliver six packages of boxes. He claimed that as he entered the premises, there was a truck parked four feet in front of him. As he contemplated going left or right, an automatic garage door was lowered, striking him on the head. He suffered a herniated cervical disc at C6-7, and a bulging lumbar disc at L4-L5. He underwent a discectomy and fusion at C6-C7.