Case No. 1: Defendant pays $3.8 Million for defective parking lot. Our client, a truck driver, was on defendant's premises working a midnight shift when he fell into a pothole. He was unable to see the pothole because of lack of lighting. The parking lot was not blacktopped correctly. Plaintiff fell into the pothole and developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy. He required lifelong narcotic medications and underwent surgical implantation of both a morphine pump and dorsal column stimulator. Our engineering analysis established that the parking lot was defectively designed and constructed.
Case No.2: The defendant in a medical malpractice suit paid $1 Million after improperly prescribing an antibiotic to which our client was known to be allergic. The medical malpractice suit was brought against a doctor in his office for improperly prescribing an antibiotic to which the doctor's patient was known to be allergic. The client developed Steven Johnson Syndrome resulting in cutaneous eruptions and lesions over his entire body, including his eyes, trunk, extremities, genitalia and anus. The case was settled prior to commencement of trial for $1 Million.
Case No. 3: Our client who was self-employed in the janitorial business, was rear ended by a police officer. Our client underwent an L3-4-5 fusion. Thereafter required epidural steroid injections several times a year. The case settled at mediation for $1.2 Million.
Case No. 4: Our client suffered an eye injury due to a falling stack of cartons containing paint cans. A lawsuit was commenced against the company that improperly stacked the cartons on a pallet. It was claimed that the defendant had a duty to stack the cartons of paint on pallets in a safe and hazard free manner so as to avoid injury to people who would be dismantling the pallets of material. The client suffered a cerebral concussion and visual disturbances. The case settled for $950,000.00 before trial.
Case No. 5: Our client was awarded $1.6 Million from a jury for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Suit was brought against a municipality for failing to maintain and correct the dangerous condition on its highways, in this case, a stop sign placed at the intersection which was blocked by the growth of trees and shrubs. The client developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the legs/complex regional pain syndrome. The jury awarded $1.6 Million.
Case No. 6: Our client was awarded $6.75 Million from a jury against the manufacturer and installer of a wheelchair lift. The client caught her thumb in the wheelchair lift. It was alleged that the wheelchair lift and control were defectively designed and installed. The client went on to develop reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the entire arm, resulting in loss of use of that arm.
Case No. 7: Our client suffered a crush injury to his hand and fingers when a vault-like door to a wood treating cylinder was closed on his hand and fingers. A products liability lawsuit was commenced against the manufacturer of the vault-like door. The client suffered fractures to all the fingers of his dominant hand resulting in deformity of the fingers. The client went on to develop complex regional pain syndrome. The case was settled for $1.5 Million before jury selection.
Case No. 8: Our client suffered serious injury caused by the negligence of a contract blaster hired by the client's employer, a business that mined semiprecious stones. The contract blaster detonated a blast without sounding the required audible warning to give notice to the client to evacuate to a safe location. The client suffered a perilymph fistula and post- traumatic seizures. He also suffered a balance disorder. The case was settled at mediation for $5.5 Million.
Case No. 9: A medical malpractice action was brought against a physician for improperly performing a cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection and puncturing our client's spinal cord. The client suffered left arm paresis, numbness of the face, chest, abdomen and arm. The case was settled at mediation for $3.5 Million.
Case No. 10: Our client was involved in a rear end motor vehicle accident. She suffered from myofascial pain syndrome requiring physical therapy for five years. The defendant offered only $3,000.00 believing that the client did not meet the New York No Fault Serious Injury threshold. The jury returned a verdict of $400,000.00 in favor of our client.
Case No. 11: A medical malpractice suit was brought against a network of primary and specialty care providers who failed to diagnose the clients meningioma. The client suffered proptosis, bulging eyes, lightheadedness, visual changes and cranial facial pain. She underwent surgical implantation of an intrathecal fusion pump. The case was settled for $1.5 Million just prior to jury selection.
Case No. 12: Our 32 year old client employed by a county highway department, was working with a crew laying down a shoulder using a shoulder widener manufactured by the defendant. The client suffered crushing injuries to his pelvis and leg when he fell from an allegedly defective platform. A products liability suit was brought against the product manufacturer. The case was settled at mediation for $3.5 Million.