Noteworthy Cases

$65,000,000 Verdict in favor of a woman who, as a result of malpractice, was forced to have her intestines removed.

$25,000,000 Verdict for a Brooklyn man who was shot and claimed excessive force by a New York City police officer.

$15,000,000 Verdict for a building superintendent suffering second- and third-degree burns due to explosion of polyurethane being applied to flooring.

$14,000,000 Verdict in a breach of fiduciary duty action against a Prince of Brunei.

$10,000,000 Verdict for a man who had most of his stomach removed unnecessarily due to a misdiagnosis of stomach cancer.

$10,000,000 Settlement for a 24-year-old union steamfitter injured in construction accident causing severe back injury, multiple compound fractures, punctured lung and severe head injury requiring multiple surgeries.

$9,100,000 Verdict for a man with traumatic amputation of leg due to motor vehicle accident.

$7,750,000 Settlement for family of a 49-year-old man being treated for kidney stones suffering brain damage and coma resulting in permanent vegetative state.

$7,000,000 Settlement for a construction worker who fell from and elevated platform.

$6,000,000 Settlement for a 50-year-old man who suffered massive loss of small and large intestines due to a failure to diagnose clotted artery.

$6,000,000 Settlement for a 64-year-old man who suffered a head injury, fractured pelvis and internal injuries when he was struck by a crane cable while jogging near the FDR Drive.

$5,000,000 Settlement for the estate of a man suffering a wrongful death due to failure to diagnose benign pheochromocytoma on adrenal gland.

$4,900,000 Settlement for a 48-year-old woman suffering medical malpractice and developing infections while in hospital causing both legs to be amputated.

$4,600,000 Verdict for a woman who sustained a fractured ankle in an automobile accident.

$4,000,000 Settlement for a construction worker who fell from a scaffold causing spinal fractures.

$4,000,000 Verdict for estate of a 63-year-old woman killed after being hit by unmarked NYPD car in Brooklyn

$4,000,000 Settlement for an 87-year-old woman hit by auto failing to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk resulting in fractured leg and ankle and requiring surgery with skin grafting.

$3,950,000 Settlement on behalf of a man who sustained spinal and head injuries in an elevator accident.

$3,900,000 Verdict for a man who sustained a fractured skull and cognitive impairment as a result of a construction accident.

$3,800,000 Verdict for a passenger involved in an auto accident on a bridge due to faulty construction and maintenance of bridge resulting in serious back injuries.

$3,750,000 Settlement for a 23-year-old woman for medical malpractice after complications of C-section left her unable to have children.

$3,600,000 Verdict on behalf of four people who were struck by a taxi that mounted a sidewalk.

$3,600,000 Settlement on delivery malpractice causing severely brain damaged baby due to umbilical cord around neck.

$3,535,000 Settlement for the estates of several people killed in multiple dwelling building fire due to heating unit explosion resulting in multiple deaths.

$3,500,000 Settlement for a 62-year-old woman who was crossing the street and struck by an NYCTA bus failing to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk, crushing both feet.

$3,400,000 Settlement for a man who sustained a fractured pelvis and leg in an auto accident with a defendant driver who was intoxicated.

$3,250,000 Settlement on delivery malpractice causing severely brain damaged baby due to meconium aspiration and dry birth.

$3,230,000 Settlement for a woman who fell into open sidewalk-level cellar door causing severe injuries.

$3,200,000 Settlement for a female passenger on a motorcycle involved in an auto accident causing skull fracture, brain injury, fractured ribs and hearing loss.

$3,000,000 Verdict on behalf of a person who suffered an above the knee amputation due to medical malpractice. (The verdict included a punitive award against a doctor for "abandonment'.)

$3,000,000 Verdict in favor of an 11-year-old child falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted by the New York City Housing Authority.

$3,000,000 Verdict for a woman who suffered permanent nerve damage caused by improper casting of her leg and foot.

$3,000,000 Settlement for a man suffering catastrophic injuries causing paraplegia after fall from bicycle on city-maintained path.

$2,900,000 Settlement for a man who suffered irreversible brain damage due to the failure to treat a respiratory infection.

$2,900,000 Settlement for a man suffering medical malpractice due to failure to diagnose heart problem causing many complications.

$2,890,000 Settlement for medical malpractice resulting in a man being paralyzed in his lower extremities where neurologic function could not be restored.

$2,775,000 Settlement for a construction worker who was injured while unloading a delivery off flatbed truck falling and injuring back and ankles, necessitating surgeries.

$2,750,000 Settlement on behalf of the family of a man killed in an airline crash.

$2,600,000 Verdict for an elderly woman whose feet were run over by NYCTA bus requiring surgery, toe amputation, skin grafting and hardware on both feet.

$2,600,000 Settlement for a 44-year-old man falling from ladder while doing casual labor causing hospitalization for three months.

$2,500,000 Settlement for medical malpractice due to improper treatment of Hodgkin's disease causing death.

$2,500,000 Verdict for a 42-year-old woman who suffered a vaginal injury and residual numbness due to obstetrical medical malpractice.

$2,400,000 Settlement for the family of a young woman pedestrian who was struck and killed by a drunk driver.

$2,350,000 Verdict for a 42-year-old landfill maintenance worker injured by pipeline valve necessitating elbow replacement.

$2,300,000 Settlement for estate of a 29-year-old woman suffering medical malpractice during gastric bypass surgery, including given too much sedation causing lack of oxygen and brain injury, coma and ultimately death.

$2,265,000 Verdict for a 59-year-old laborer who suffered a fractured patella and deep vein thrombosis from a trip-and-fall accident on a Transit Authority platform.

$2,250,000 Verdict for a child who sustained hot water burns while in school.

$2,200,000 Verdict for the family of a deceased firefighter who died as a result of medical malpractice.

$2,200,000 Settlement for a man doing electrical work at Port Authority garage when hit by bus causing a 25-foot fall leading to multiple fractures requiring surgery.

$2,200,000 Settlement for a woman exiting a vehicle when struck by NYPD police car causing fractures and blood clots.

$2,120,045 Judgment for negligent surgery on a 44-year-old disabled MTA worker treated for diverticulitis causing further damage after nine surgeries.

$2,100,000 Settlement on behalf of the family of an account executive killed in an airline crash.

$2,100,000 Verdict for a pedestrian who was struck by a car and sustained a leg fracture with scarring.

$2,000,000 Settlement on behalf of a pedestrian who sustained numerous lower body fractures and closed head injury when struck by a Lincoln Navigator.

$2,000,000 Settlement for an infant who suffered neurological injuries as a result of obstetrical medical malpractice.

$2,000,000 Settlement for a 55-year-old man injured on job after surgeries and infections becoming paraplegic.

$1,975,000 Settlement for a two-year delay in diagnosing a woman who had uterine cancer resulting in her death.

$1,975,000 Settlement for a Delaware County woman who suffered a perforated colon; possibly the largest medical malpractice settlement in Delaware County history.

$1,900,000 Settlement on behalf of a family of a woman killed in a high-rise apartment fire.

$1,900,000 Settlement for a woman struck in parking garage by employee backing up causing fractures to torso and pelvis.

$1,850,000 Verdict in favor of a woman who sustained a fractured ankle when she fell as a result of a defect in the sidewalk.

$1,750,000 Settlement of a legal malpractice case for estate of construction worker killed in workplace accident fall.

$1,750,000 Settlement for estate of a 38-year-old man suffering medical malpractice after heart failure with no history of cardiac problems.

$1,750,000 Settlement for a 17-year-old high school senior injured in an auto accident causing spinal fracture, skull fracture, lung contusion, nose fracture, bruised ribs, cuts and bruises.

$1,750,000 Settlement on behalf of an elderly man who sustained a "burst" fracture of the spine when an exercise machine tipped over onto him at a fitness facility.

$1,700,000 Verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice action where a man died as a result of a negligently placed catheter during an operative procedure.

$1,650,000 Settlement for woman pedestrian who got her foot caught on defective sewer and catch basin requiring arthroscopy and anterior ligament reconstruction.

$1,600,000 Verdict for a man who fractured his jaw in a fall caused by a hole in the street.

$1,525,000 Settlement for a 55-year-old woman for failure to diagnose colon cancer resulting in permanent colostomy.

$1,500,000 Verdict for estate of a 61-year-old man dying after being left with brain damage after surgical treatment for bladder and prostate.

$1,450,000 Settlement for a 73-year-old man injured by exercise equipment at fitness gym falling on him necessitating bone graft.

$1,400,000 Settlement for a woman receiving an eye lens implant not FDA-approved causing serious complications.

$1,400,000 Settlement for a 43-year-old male passenger in a company car hit by other vehicle going through red light.

$1,400,000 Settlement for plumber on a construction site struck in the head by debris falling through the floor opening while condominium building under construction.

$1,350,000 Settlement for a woman crossing the street with her son who was hit by a bike messenger resulting in fractured pelvis and shattered femur requiring surgery.

$1,300,000 Settlement for a 69-year-old man on a motorcycle involved in an auto accident causing leg amputation.

$1,300,000 Settlement for the estate of a man for cancer mistreatment resulting in amputation followed by death.

$1,300,000 Settlement for a 40-year-old man falling from a scaffold while doing lead abatement work without proper safety or protective gear.

$1,300,000 Settlement for estate of a 44-year-old transit worker who died of pulmonary embolism with deep vein thrombosis after two weeks in ICU after being admitted for cardiac arrest.

$1,300,000 Settlement on behalf of a man who suffered a stroke due to medical malpractice.

$1,200,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice action on behalf of an autistic child.

$1,200,000 Settlement for facial burns suffered by a man in an abandoned lot owned by the City of New York.

$1,200,000 Settlement for a 57-year-old drywall installer falling over raised section of outdoor subway platform causing fractures and blood clots.

$1,200,000 Verdict for a man tripping and falling on debris on subway stairs causing a tear in the tendon requiring surgery.

$1,150,000 Verdict for a man shot in the abdomen by a New York City police officer.

$1,050,000 Settlement for a woman injured in a one-car accident. Payments were made by the car owner and the car manufacturer for a defect in the shift-lock mechanism.

$1,000,000 Settlement for a 27-year-old man suffering from loss of movement in his legs due to failure to diagnose spinal cord compression.

$1,000,000 Settlement for a 62-year-old male construction worker falling from a scaffold due to unstable planks causing fractures and crushed heal.

$1,000,000 Verdict for the estate of a woman for failure to provide adequate treatment causing pulmonary embolism resulting in death.

$1,000,000 Settlement for a minor child sexually assaulted while in school.

$1,000,000 Settlement for a 61-year-old woman suffering medical malpractice after a hysterectomy resulting in partial blindness and ischemic neuropathy due to incorrect positioning for 10 hours after procedure.

$1,000,000 Settlement for a minor child who lost fingers in juicer machine requiring transplants of toes to hand.

$1,000,000 Settlement (policy limit) on behalf of an infant burned by excessively hot water in defendant/landlord's building.

$1,000,000 Settlement (policy limit) on behalf of the estate of a woman who died as a result of anesthesiological medical malpractice.

$1,000,000 Settlement for a child with lead poisoning from lead paint in an apartment.

$1,000,000 Verdict on behalf of a young man who sustained a fractured ankle in a car accident.

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