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Recent New York Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

New York is still a state where plaintiffs can obtain justice in the courts after being injured because of another party’s negligence. Read on to learn about three recent personal injury cases in New York where the courts found in favor of injured plaintiffs.

Personal Injury

Bradley R. Pettit v. Buffalo Hospital Supply, 12-23-2012. Bradley R. Pettit sued Buffalo Hospital Supply after being injured by falling merchandise from an improperly loaded delivery truck. $1.95 million jury verdict for plaintiff.

Medical Malpractice

The Family and Estate of Joseph Mazella v. Dr. William Beal, 11-29-2012. The family of Joseph Mazella charged Dr. Beal with prescribing Paxil and Effexor, two anti-depressant drugs, without seeing him in the office. The case resulted in a plaintiff’s verdict of $1.2 million in Onandoga County.

Construction Accident

David Stauber v. LeChase Construction Services of Syracuse, 10-31-2012. The plaintiff, David Stauber, sued LeChase Construction Services claiming that he had suffered brain damage because a safety mechanism failed and the middle of the scaffold where he was working simply dropped 60 feet to the ground. LeChase Construction admitted liability and the jury awarded Mr. Stauber $2 million that covered past and future pain and suffering, past and future lost income, and past and future medical expenses.

Check back for additional New York verdicts and settlements. Although so-called tort reform has not yet been passed in the state, each legislative session sees efforts to restrict individuals’ rights to obtain full justice from the court system.


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