Cases of Note

The New York Personal Injury Attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf has won or settled a multitude of substantial cases in the recent past. The following is a small sample of notable settlements and verdicts obtained by our attorneys. These results demonstrate the excellent representation provided by our lawyers in a variety of case types.

Multi-Party Cases

Our Personal Injury Firm has had the privilege of serving as lead counsel in some of the more prestigious class action litigations of the past 90 years. Below are some examples of its successes.

  • $100,000,000 recovery for victims of 9/11 and their families. This strikingly large settlement was due, in large part, to our attorney's legal strategy and ability to convey the human nature of this immense tragedy to the Victim's Compensation Fund.

  • The fire at Stouffer's Hotel in Westchester County. We represented the estates of 11 members of the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500 Company killed in the fire. The case settled for more than $50,000,000.

  • The explosion on Ann Street that resulted in 12 deaths and multiple injuries. The case settled for $18,000,000.

  • $14,000,000 settlement on behalf of tenants injured as a result of the negligence of Con Edison when a pipe exploded.

  • A building collapse on West 35th Street resulting in numerous injuries. The settlement was in excess of $3,000,000 (there was only $2,000,000 in insurance coverage).

  • $3,000,000 settlement on behalf of the family of Amadou Diallo, which is believed to be the largest settlement ever under New York State's wrongful-death statute for a victim who earned less than $ 10,000 and had no dependents.

Motor Vehicle Accidents (Car Accidents, Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents, Bus & Truck Accidents)

  • $27,500,000 verdict for a pedestrian struck by a bus . The pedestrian suffered the loss of her leg. This is the largest verdict for such an injury in New York State history.

  • $26,000,000 settlement for the family of a 35 year old woman who was a pedestrian struck and killed by a truck on 6th Ave. in Manhattan. This is believed to be the largest settlement in the history of New York for the wrongful death of one individual.

  • $12,500,000 verdict on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered degloving injuries to her leg and buttocks after being struck by a bus.

  • $10,750,000 settlement against a Japanese shipping company for negligence in maintaining their tractor trailer allowing the rear wheels to break off striking a pedestrian and causing severe burns and mild brain damage.

  • $10,000,000 settlement for a woman rendered blind as a result of being struck by a drunk driver.

  • $10,000,000 settlement in Nassau County for a woman who suffered severe injuries to her legs as a result of the negligence of a bus driver.

  • $8,570,000 verdict for a bicyclist who suffered a degloving injury to her right leg as well as fractures to the distal tibia and fibula of her left leg after being struck by a MTA Bus in Manhattan. Read more about this case here.

  • $8,000,000 settlement for a mother of a 4 year old child who killed by a drunk driver. This is the largest award in NY State for the death of a mother living one child surviving her.

  • $8,000,000 settlement for a man who lost his wife as the result of the negligent behavior of a man who drove while intoxicated.

  • $7,125,000 verdict for a 41 year old man who suffered knee injuries in a car accident that happened on the West Side Highway. This is the highest verdict for knees injury in New York Sate.

  • $7,000,000 settlement for a 68 year old man who was struck by a bus that turned into him while he was crossing the street. The Judge stated that he believes this was the highest settlement ever in any case he has handled in the last 20 years in Morris County N.J.

  • $6,500,000 settlement for an 80 year old woman who was struck by a MTA bus.

  • $6,000,000 settlement for the family of a Westchester County man who was killed in an automobile accident when a drunk driver struck a stopped Police car resulting in an explosion and fire.

  • $6,000,000 settlement in Bergen County, New Jersey in a combination motor vehicle accident / medical malpractice case for a 61 year old woman who sustained a herniated disc as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. She subsequently underwent a neurosurgical procedure to remove the herniated disc during which the surgeon slipped and lacerated the dura of her spinal cord.

  • $5,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case in which a bar permitted a man to continue to drink alcoholic beverages before he started driving. That man then drove while intoxicated, killing a father of two children.

  • $5,000,000 recovery in New York County for the widow of a physician struck and killed by an N.Y.P.D. tow truck while he was riding his bike on the Green Way on the West Side when the truck made a right turn onto the path and crashed into him. The decedent was not wearing a helmet.

  • $4,800,000 verdict for the wrongful death of an 8 year old child killed as the result of the negligence of a truck driver .

  • $4,000,000 settlement in a New York Personal injury case in which a young woman was crossing the a New York City street when she was struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus.

  • $4,000,000 verdict for a woman who was injured in an auto accident when a car crossed into her lane of travel. Her seven year old daughter was killed in the accident, and she suffered a fractured leg.

  • $3,250,000 settlement on behalf of a man injured when struck by a van in front of Bloomingdale's. The injuries included multiple leg fractures and a bladder injury.

  • $3,075,000 settlement on behalf of several children injured when a hayride went out of control and flipped over.

  • $3,025,000 against Long Island Bus and The County of Nassau for a 9 year old boy with Down Syndrome who's mother was killed as she carried him across a Hempstead intersection when a bus collided with an suv that had run a red light. The bus driver and the municipal bus company were found liable (along with suv operator) and are responsible to pay the entire judgment.

  • $3,000,000 settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries when thrown from a boat after an engine exploded.

  • $2,750,000 verdict for a man who suffered injuries when a vehicle crossed into his lane of traffic. The City of New York was held 80% responsible (affirmed on appeal) for failing to have erected jersey barriers to prevent crossover accidents.

  • $2,600,000 recovery in an automobile accident case for the death of a man struck by a car while sitting in a restaurant when the car crashed through the window.

  • $2,600,000 settlement on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered leg injuries after being struck by a New York City Transit Authority Bus.

  • $2,300,000 settlement for a young man injured as a result of negligent placement of a LILCO power line contributing to an auto accident. The man suffered head and leg injuries.

  • $2,250,000 settlement for man suffering significant leg injuries when struck by a car .

  • $2,075,000 settlement for a taxi passenger who was seriously injured after his cab was struck by a police car.

  • $2,050,000 verdict for a man who was struck by a transit authority bus while riding his bicycle. He suffered pelvic injuries and urethral injuries.

  • $1,900,000 settlement for a woman who suffered loss of her spleen and psychological trauma following an automobile accident

  • $1,570,000 recovery for a woman who suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident. Although there was only $ 500,000 in Auto Insurance 1,000,000 was paid on a homeowner's policy as a result of proof of an improper disclaimer.

  • $1,500,000 settlement in an automobile accident case for a woman who sustained serious injuries to her hand in Suffolk County when her vehicle was rear-ended by an asphalt truck whose brakes failed due to the company's failure to maintain them properly.

  • $1,500,000 settlement for a woman injured in an auto accident who suffered jaw and elbow injuries.

  • $1,380,000 arbitration award in an automobile underinsurance claim stemming from injuries suffered in an auto accident. The injured woman had a fracture of a lumbar vertebra.

  • $1,250,000 recovery for a man in an automobile accident case who suffered leg fractures when struck by a car while riding his motorcycle.

  • $1,250,000 settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries in a car accident.

  • $1,200,000 verdict for a man who suffered a herniated cervical disc when an adolescent dropped a pumpkin from an overpass onto the Long Island Expressway.

  • $1,200,000 settlement in an automobile accident case on behalf of a Staten Island motorcyclist who sustained serious foot injuries when he was struck by a vehicle making an unsafe left-hand turn.

  • $1,200,000 verdict for a woman who, while riding her bicycle, suffered a lower back injury (herniated disc) after being struck by a car.

Construction Accident & Labor Law

  • $16,000,000 settlement in a construction accident case for an asbestos handler who fell 23 feet from a scaffold during demolition of the Pepsi plant in Long Island City. The total funds to the injured worker and his wife exceed $25 million when the annuity purchased with a portion of the settlement proceeds is considered.

  • $12,500,000 verdict for the wife of a parking garage employee who fell from and was killed by a man lift while at work.

  • $10,000,000 Settlement in a crane accident case in New York County for a woman who was seriously injured when a 35-ton construction crane fell on her legs at an excavation site.

  • $8,625,000 Recovery for the Wrongful Death of a 38 Worker in a Construction Accident as a result of a fall from a ladder.

  • $5,800,000 recovery for a New York construction worker who suffered a brain injury when a Hi-Lo struck a scaffold upon which he was working causing the scaffold to fall over.

  • $5,800,000 settlement in a Brooklyn construction accident case for a man who suffered paraplegia as a result of a fall from a scaffold when it was struck by a hi-lo.

  • $5,000,000 recovery in a New York Construction Accident case for a man who suffered brain injury when he fell from a ladder at a construction site. The recovery included an agreement for workers compensation payments to continue despite the settlement.

  • $5,000,000 settlement in a construction accident case for a construction worker who fell from the roof of a building during a construction project and miraculously sustained only leg fractures.

  • $4,997,986 settlement on behalf of a Manhattan resident who sustained brain damage when a chain-link security fence fell off the roof of a five-story building and struck him on the head while he was walking down the street.

  • $4,000,000 million verdict in a construction accident case in New York County on behalf of a laborer who suffered burns after falling into a pit of scalding water.

  • $3,975,000 settlement in a New York Construction Accident case on behalf of a construction worker injured pursuant to the New York State Labor Law when he fell off of a slippery dump truck ladder and was impaled on vertical rebar left uncapped at a construction site.

  • $3,975,000 settlement in New York County for a man who fell from a truck and was impaled by a piece of Rebar.

  • $3,000,000 settlement following Summations in a New York County construction accident case in which a worker suffered serious injuries to his heel while riding on a muck tram in a subway tunnel under construction.

  • $2,975,000 settlement in a New York County construction accident case for a worker killed when a prefabricated wall panel fell on him.

  • $2,975,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a New York construction worker who was killed when a 3000-pound concrete wall panel fell on him when the hoist securing the wall panel broke because it was insufficient to support the weight.

  • $2,975,000 recovery for a New York construction worker who suffered a serious injury to his foot requiring multiple surgeries while riding on a muck tram in a subway tunnel which struck a wall.

  • $2,950,000 settlement in a construction accident case for the estate of a single woman who suffered injuries and later died as a result of falling from a defective scaffold at a construction site.

  • $2,700,000 settlement in New York County in a construction accident case for a worker in his sixties who was killed when he fell from a building canopy he was cleaning.

  • $2,500,000 settlement on behalf of a sheet-metal worker who sustained a crushed pelvis when the unsecured arm of a sign that was being hoisted became dislodged and struck him.

  • $2,500,000 settlement for a Queens carpenter who sustained a back injury when he fell from a rolling Bakers Scaffold.

  • $2,200,000 settlement in a construction accident case on behalf of a laborer killed in a construction accident.

  • $2,025,000 recovery in Kings County for a construction worker who lost parts of his fingers when his hand was caught in an unguarded opening of a flatbed truck.

  • $1,400,000 settlement on behalf of a New York construction worker injured when the glass roof of a greenhouse he was installing collapsed causing him to fall to the ground.

  • $1,200,000 recovery in a New York Construction Accident Case for a man who fractured his heel when a scaffold at a construction site collapsed.

  • $1,200,000 settlement in a Bronx County construction accident case to 50-year old brick mason who sustained a fractured heel when the scaffolding on which he was working collapsed causing him to fall approximately 15 feet to the ground.

  • A verdict of $1,073,295 in the Brooklyn Supreme Court on behalf of a 38-year old construction worker who fell face-first from a defective ladder and sustained a fractured jaw and seven lost teeth.

  • $1,000,000 settlement for a laborer who suffered an electric shock causing a peripheral neuropathy in both hands.

Product Liability & Defective Products

  • 12,400,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a 40 year old woman who died in a gas explosion that took place in her house in Floral Park, Queens, New York.
  • $6,500,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man killed in an explosion as a result of a defective propane tank.

  • $5,500,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a man killed in the Pan Am 103 plane crash, which occurred in Lockerbie, Scotland.

  • $5,000,000 recovery to the widow of a Citibank employee who was killed in a plane crash in Brazil. The case was brought in New York against the foreign airline and the plane manufacturer.

  • $4,500,000 recovery for victims of a defective diet drug.

  • $4,200,000 settlement in a products liability case for a man who was burned when his fuel tank exploded following an auto accident .

  • $3,500,000 recovery in Suffolk County for the family of a DEA agent killed when the cesspool at his home collapsed.

  • $3,000,000 settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries when thrown from a boat after an engine exploded.

  • $2,650,000 recovery for a married woman with no children who was killed in an American Airlines crash.

  • $2,500,000 recovery in Federal Court in North Carolina for a college student who sustained a leg fracture and severe post-traumatic stress disorder after the commuter plane she was on crashed.

  • $2,200,000 recovery in Westchester County for a woman that sustained an eye injury in an auto accident after she was hit by the air bag.

  • $2,025,000 recovery in Kings County for a construction worker who lost parts of his fingers when his hand was caught in an unguarded opening of a flatbed truck.

  • $2,000,000 settlement in a products liability action in Bronx County on behalf of 9-year old boy who lost sight in his eye due to a defective toy mirror when the glass portion of the minor came out of the plastic housing which had been defectively constructed. The corner of the glass struck one of the boy's eyes resulting in permanent blindness in the eye.

  • $1,850,000 settlement on behalf of a New Jersey man injured as a result of medical practice and a defective product during an angiogram.

  • $1,850,000 recovery in Nassau County for an unbelted passenger involved in a roll-over collision.

  • $1,675,000 recovery for the family of an older man killed on an American Airlines flight.

  • $1,550,000 recovery for a single male killed in a Swiss Air plane crash.

  • $1,500,000 settlement for a man injured by a defective plastic blending machine.

  • $1,000,000 settlement in products liability action in Bronx County on behalf of laborer who had two fingers cut off by defective mattress pad cutter. Defendants alleged the plaintiff was negligent in using the machine and that it had been substantially modified by plaintiffs employer.

  • $700,000 recovery against a major foreign tire manufacturer for the wrongful death of an older unemployed Brooklyn man.

Premises Liability

  • $7,000,000 settlement on behalf of five people who suffered leg injuries in an elevator accident caused by negligent maintenance of the elevator support cable.

  • $4,000,000 verdict for a woman who suffered injuries and whose husband was killed as a result of inadequate security at the building in which she lived.

  • $3,975,000 settlement in action where the 27-year old plaintiff fell down an elevator shaft when the doors opened and the elevator was not there. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries requiring an above-the-knee amputation of one of her legs. This case is noteworthy because there was only $2,000,000 in insurance and the building owners paid the remainder out of their own pocket. It was also alleged by the defendants that all tenants in the building were aware that the elevator was not operational.

  • $3,900,000 settlement on behalf of a man who was killed when an air conditioner fell on him.

  • $3,800,000 settlement for a woman who suffered a severe shoulder injury when a building carelessly allowed ice to build up and to fall in an area where pedestrians walk.

  • $3,800,000 verdict in a case where a man suffered a severely fractured leg in a parking garage in Manhattan.

  • $3,500,000 recovery in Suffolk County for the family of a DEA agent killed when the cesspool at his home collapsed.

  • $2,500,000 settlement on behalf of a sheet-metal worker who sustained a crushed pelvis when the unsecured arm of a sign that was being hoisted became dislodged and struck him.

  • $1,500,000 settlement for a man who suffered a fractured femur after falling on a defective stairway.

  • $1,200,000 settlement for a man who suffered a burst fracture of a lumbar vertebra due to an unsafe condition at a school.

Medical Malpractice

  • A confidential but substantial settlement in Joan Rivers Medical Malpractice case. The comedian died after doctors performed an unauthorized biopsy on her throat during a routine endoscopy.

  • $103,000,000 verdict (one of the largest ever) in a Broome County medical malpractice case on behalf of a baby brain damaged at birth .

  • $90,939,857 jury verdict for a child whose cerebral palsy was due to the failure of an obstetrician to diagnose placental abruption and who thus delayed the cesarean section that was necessary to rescue the baby who was suffering from a lack of oxygen.

  • $17,250,000 verdict for a man who was rendered partially incontinent as a result of medical malpractice in failing to diagnose a spinal malformation.

  • $12,000,000 settlement for a man who was overradiated by the radiation center where he was treated for cancer.

  • $9,500,000 settlement for brain damage to a professional young woman who had surgery for her uterine fibroids but then had her endotracheal tube removed prematurely so that she stopped breathing on her way to the recovery room.

  • $9,400,000 in a Manhattan medical malpractice case in which a woman suffered brain damage following ambulatory gynecologic surgery in which doctors failed to properly monitor her post-operative course in which she suffered an anoxic event that was not timely treated.

  • $9,200,000 settlement in a Brooklyn medical malpractice case in which doctors and hospital employees fail to timely diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction which resulted in systemic infections, multiple surgeries, lengthy hospitalization, and the need for a kidney transplant.

  • $9,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving surgery to remove fibroids in a young woman resulting in brain damage.

  • $9,000,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a man who died at a hospital as a result of negligent post-operative care following colon resection surgery.

  • $8,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which a woman was rendered brain damaged as a result of anesthesiologic malpractice.

  • $8,000,000 settlement for a woman in case in which doctors and hospital employees failed to timely diagnose a valvulus (twisting of the intestine) in a woman which caused multiple surgeries and hospitalizations and the need for an intestinal transplant.

  • $8,000,000 settlement on behalf of an 18-year old boy in a New York medical malpractice lawsuit where a physician prescribed the medication Depakote without monitoring the boy's liver function despite the known effects of Depakote on the liver. As a result of the failure to monitor the liver function, the plaintiff sustained complete liver failure requiring a liver transplant and hepatic encephalopathy resulting in brain damage.

  • $8,000,000 settlement in a Nassau County medical malpractice case for a child rendered brain damaged with cerebral palsy as a result of negligent obstetrical care given to the baby's mother.

  • $7,000,000 settlement on behalf of a mother who suffered brain damage during child birth when the epidural injection spread to her brain.

  • $6,800,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a six year old child whose bacterial infection was not diagnosed and resulted in the loss of a leg.

  • $6,100,000 settlement in a Dutchess County medical malpractice case involving the death of a woman after giving birth.

  • $6,000,000 settlement in Onondaga County for a child rendered brain damage as a result of medical malpractice in the obstetrical care rendered to the baby's mother.

  • $5,995,000 for a young boy in New York County who sustained a brain injury as a result of a pharmacy error in a case involving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) which was mixed with 10 times too much dextrose and which was delivered to the child's home by an out of state pharmacy and administered by a private duty nurse.

  • $5,500,000 settlement for a young child brain injured at birth due to medical malpractice by a New York doctor.

  • $5,000,000 recovery for a Connecticut man injured when he fell while awaiting treatment at a hospital.

  • $4,850,000 recovery for a Kings County infant injured at birth as a result of fetal distress.

  • $4,800,000 verdict for a Brooklyn woman whose doctor treated her cancer with alternative medicine including enzymes and coffee enemas.

  • $4,750,000 verdict for a baby brain damaged because of fetal distress and failure to properly resuscitate.

  • $4,750,000 settlement in an obstetrical malpractice case in which a baby's brain damage was due both to the obstetrician's failure to diagnose fetal distress during labor and to the pediatricians' failure to resuscitate the newborn baby properly.

  • $4,500,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case involving a woman whose lawyer failed to file the proper paperwork with the court when she had a claim against her doctor for failing to properly treat her brain tumor.

  • $4,250,000 settlement in a New York medical malpractice case on behalf of a Queens man who sustained brain damage due to medical malpractice committed by an anesthesiologist while he was undergoing surgery for sleep apnea.

  • $4,000,000 recovery in a medical malpractice for the failure to diagnose a an epidural hematoma causing brain damage.

  • $4,000,000 verdict for a man who was negligently discharged from a medical center when he was suffering from a psychotic episode. He was struck by a train and suffered the loss of both legs.

  • $4,000,000 recovery for a Kings County man who was admitted to the emergency room after a bar fight and had sustained an undiagnosed subdural hematoma.

  • $3,900,000 verdict for a newborn rendered brain damaged due to excessive drug (Fentanyl) administration following surgery for intestinal obstruction (meconium ileus) causing respiratory compromise and failure to timely resuscitate.

  • $3,375,000 Settlement in New York Medical Malpractice Case For Wrongful Death of a 46 year old husband and father of two children in which the patient died on the operating table during the performance of back surgery.

  • $3,500,000 settlement on behalf of a man injured as a result of improper administration of an anesthetic .

  • $3,000,000 recovery in a medical malpractice for an 18 year old girl who lost her leg as a result of a physician's malpractice in failing to diagnose a pseudoaneurism of the popliteal artery following an ACL repair. This was the full amount of insurance coverage.

  • $3,000,000 settlement (insurance policy limits) for a woman who lost her leg as a result of improperly performed arthroscopic surgery of her knee.

  • $3,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a child who suffered Erb's Palsy following a negligent delivery by his mother's obstetrician.

  • $3,000,000 settlement for a brain damaged baby due to obstetrical malpractice. This was the total available proceeds from the municipality.

  • $3,000,000 settlement for the estate of a woman who died during childbirth as a result of the physician's failure to diagnose internal bleeding.

  • $2,750,000 settlement in a New York medical malpractice action on behalf of an elderly Queens woman whose doctors failed to properly provide anticoagulation therapy following a hip surgery which resulted in an ischemic stroke leaving her partially paralyzed and unable to speak.

  • $2,700,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case claiming a failure to administer anti-coagulation medication to a 78 year old woman following surgery resulting in a stroke.

  • $2,500,000 verdict for a woman who suffered a perforation of her dudodenum during an Upper Endoscopy performed in Queens, NYC (see more here).

  • $2,500,000 verdict in a Rockland County medical malpractice case in which a gynecologist transected a 68 year old woman's ureter resulting in the loss of a kidney.

  • $2,450,000 settlement in a medical malpractice for the family of a Westchester County man who died as a result of a medical group's malpractice in failing to timely diagnosis and treat his heart condition which led to a fatal heart attack.

  • $2,400,000 on behalf of the widow of an unemployed 39 year old man who died after a Uvuloplasty when the nurse failed to follow the doctors instructions to properly monitor the patients oxygen saturation. The nurse claimed that the doctor's orders were unclear.

  • $2,300,000 settlement on behalf of a woman whose doctors failed to timely diagnose her breast cancer.

  • $2,250,000 settlement in an Erie County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat acute gastrointestinal bleeding in a 60 year old man.

  • $2,250,000 settlement in a legal malpractice case for a man who hired a law firm to represent him in an action against his doctor for losing a kidney. The firm was negligent in their representation of their client and as a result of the lawyer's oversight, the medical malpractice case was dismissed.

  • $2,200,000 settlement for a man whose physician caused a one day delay in diagnosing a brain tumor.

  • $2,175,000 on behalf of a man whose wife died because her doctors failed to diagnose her benign meningioma.

  • $2,175,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which it was claimed that there was a failure to diagnose a meningioma.

  • $2,125,000 verdict for the estate of a Kings County man who died of complications because of a dental procedure.

  • $2,150,000 settlement in Nassau County for a prostate cancer patient that developed a fistula after a radical prostatectomy.

  • 2,100,000 settlement for a who was injured during a robotic surgery for prostate cancer.

  • $2,500,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a woman whose physician failed to timely diagnose bladder cancer.

  • $2,000,000 settlement on behalf of a young man whose wife died due to negligent anesthesia care during a routine D & C.

  • $2,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a man who underwent unnecessary prostate cancer surgery.

  • $2,000,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose breast cancer .

  • $1,950,000 settlement for a man in a medical malpractice case stemming from a Mt. Sinai doctor's failure to diagnose bladder cancer.

  • $1,900,000 settlement in a Richmond County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to diagnose preeclampsia in a woman who suffered from cerebral bleeding a few days after giving birth.

  • $1,850,000 recovery in a New York medical malpractice case for the death of a single man for failure to diagnose malfunction of a ventricular peritoneal shunt.

  • $1,800,000 verdict in a medical malpractice case for a young boy who suffered an Erb's Palsy due to the doctor's negligence during delivery.

  • $1,750,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which doctors failure to diagnose colon cancer in a 67 year old man.

  • $1,750,000 settlement in a medical/dental malpractice case involving failure to prevent bacterial endocarditis.

  • $1,750,000 verdict in a medical malpractice case for a woman injured by a doctor's negligent placement of an aortobifemoral bypass graft causing injury to her bowel.

  • $1,700,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which am ophthalmologist failed to timely diagnose and treat a post-cataract surgery infection resulting in loss of vision in an eye.

  • $1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving the failure to take an adequate biopsy of a patient's ulcer and thereby failed to diagnose gastric cancer .

  • $1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case in which a gynecologist failed to perform a prophylactic oophorectomy on a woman who developed ovarian cancer and who had suffered breast cancer and had a positive family history of ovarian cancer.

  • $1,600,000 recovery for a New York County 74-year-old woman whose lung cancer was undiagnosed but appeared in a routine chest x-ray.

  • $1,600,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case settlement for a child who suffered Erb's Palsy following negligent delivery by his mother's obstetrician.

  • $1,600,000 verdict for a young man with a severe congenital hearing loss whose doctors committed malpractice resulting in the loss of his remaining hearing.

  • $1,575,000 verdict on behalf of a woman whose doctors failed to make a timely diagnosis of her breast cancer .

  • $1,450,000 for a woman whose doctors were negligent in failing to diagnose her breast cancer .

  • $1,450,000 settlement in an Ulster County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose a woman's breast cancer.

  • $1,450,000 settlement in a Dutchess County medical malpractice case in which doctors failed to timely diagnose breast cancer .

  • $1,270,000 unanimous jury verdict in Brooklyn for a  woman whose spleen was torn from her colon during a routine, screening colonoscopy. Read more about this case here

  • $1,200,000 on behalf of a middle aged man who suffered a bowel perforation during a colon resection at a major Manhattan hospital and required further surgery and a colostomy for a period of time.

  • $1,000,000 recovery in a New York medical malpractice case for failure to diagnose Crohn's Disease.

  • $1,000,000 settlement on behalf of a young boy whose doctors failed to diagnose an osteomyelitis infection of his hip.

  • $1,000,000 settlement on behalf of a man whose doctors failed to diagnose prostate cancer .

  • $1,000,000 settlement for a man who developed severe bed sores due to nursing home malpractice .

  • $1,000,000 settlement (insurance policy limits) on behalf of a woman whose husband died because his doctor failed to timely diagnose lung cancer .

  • $1,000,000 settlement (insurance policy limits) on behalf of a man whose doctors failed to diagnose colon cancer.

  • $1,350,000 verdict for a man who suffered loss of vision in one eye and decreased vision in the other eye as a result of his doctor's failure to treat proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

  • $1,000,000 (insurance policy limits) settlement for a woman whose doctors failed to properly reduce her fractured ankle.

  • $1,000,000 settlement in a Broome County medical malpractice case involving the failure to timely diagnose melanoma.

Other personal injury cases

  • $12,400,000 settlement for a mother of three children who died in a house explosion after Con Edison failed to evacuate it in light of a known gas leak.

  • $11,400,000 verdict for two teenagers who were sexually abused by the youth minister of their Parrish.

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