This was a record-breaking verdict for passengers who were injured when their rental car collided with a disabled tractor trailer.
NYC was held liable when two brothers suffered severe spinal cord injuries while diving into shallow shallow water from a pier.
NYC was held liable for false arrest and use of excessive force.
MYC held liable when a child falls from a park sculpture and suffers a serious spinal cord injury.
Medical malpractice award for a brain-damaged infant
In a well-publicized case, Abner Louima was assaulted, brutalized and forcibly sodomized by NYC police officers after being arrested outside a Brooklyn nightclub. The verdict was the largest police brutality settlement in NYC history.
Security Guard Patrick Dorismond was killed by undercover NYC police officers. The suit filed by the family was settled in their favor.
Tarika Wilson was killed and her 14-month old infant child was wounded by police. The settlement in the wrongful death suit in the family’s favor was agreed upon.
Jerome Murdough, a Rikers Island prisoner, was improperly supervised and allowed to bake to death in his jail cell. The family’s wrongful death claim resulted in the award.
A police officer falsely arrested James McLaughlin, after using excessive force and violating his rights. A jury agreed.
An NYC police offer, driving drunk, killed three members of the Pena family who were crossing the street in Sunset Park Brooklyn. A civil lawsuit brought by the surviving family members resulted in a settlement in their favor.
This award was given to a Vikki Cash, who was raped by a deputy sheriff while she was being detained in Erie County, NY.
A confidential settlement on behalf of an African-American man who was discriminated against by an investment bank.
A confidential settlement for a group of African-American food service workers who endured racially offensive slurs and other discrimination in their workplace.
A confidential settlement for two African-American young men who were discriminated against by a major department stores for “shopping while black”.
Confidential settlement for three African-Americans who were subjected to discrimination and retaliation due to their race and national origin by an investment bank.
In Brown vs. NYC, two brothers dove off an improperly marked pier, resulting in broken necks and being left quadriplegic.
In Diaz vs. NYC, another person dove off the same pier broke his neck and was left a quadriplegic.
In Esposito vs. NYC, the victim lost both legs as a result of a Staten Island Ferry crash.
In Starzewski vs. NYC, the accident victim has a serious accident as a result of faulty highway design.
Victim injured when a pipe dropped on him at a construction site.
A worker suffered a fall while caulking windows at a N.Y.C. museum.
A worker is killed wile testing the Air Train (Train To The Plane) in Queens, N.Y.
A 35 year old worker dies in a fall while working on the construction of a new building.
SPINAL CORD INJURIES
23 year old man falls from a rock-climbing wall after the safety belt breaks.
A 28 year old worker is injured when his platform collapses while he was laying cable.
A 65 year old woman is injured when she falls through a gap between LIRR train and the platform.
A 35 year old worker is injured when a steel plate falls on his head while he is renovating an elevator.
A 15 year old student falls down an elevator shaft that has defective doors.
A car passenger is injured when a NYC Ambulance runs a red light.
For failure to monitor an infant’s oxygen levels, resulting in Cerebral Palsey, Spastic Quadriparesis and Mental Retardation.
In an infant, due to failure to perform a timely cesarean section in response to fetal distress.
A boy suffers brain injury after being poisoned ingesting lead paint.
A 28 year old woman suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning when her boiler malfunctions.
A 74 year old woman suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning when her boiler also malfunctions.
A 70 year old woman suffers multiple fractures when she is struck by a delivery van.
Won by the family of a 53 year old patient whose doctor failed to diagnose and treat a perforated bowel.
A 65 year old woman is killed when she is struck by an MTA bus.
Won by the family of a 42 year old man whose medical team failed to treat pneumonia, resulting in respiratory arrest.
For failure to diagnose and treat a benign brain tumor in a 29 year old man.
For failure to diagnose and treat prostate cancer.
For a 13 year old child who suffered paralysis after the spinal cord was severed during scoliosis repair surgery.
For a perforated colon following a cesarean section, which resulted in an abdominal abscess and severe peritonitis.
For a pancreatic injury, resulting from the failure to properly monitor triglyceride levels during invitro fertilization therapy.
For failure to diagnose vascular insufficiency, which resulted in the amputation of the patient’s right leg below the knee.
For failure to remove a catheter tip, resulting in a fracture at the base of the scull.