Firm News: Personal Injury: Page 4

$8 Million for Obstetrical Malpractice

Medical errors account for nearly 100,000 deaths each year, estimates the Institute of Medicine, a Washington-based policy research organization. Many other patients live with debilitating conditions after falling victim to such negligence. Toward its ongoing dedication to hold doctors and other medical professionals accountable for the tragic injuries they inflict with substandard care, Weitz &…

$8.5 Million Awarded in Cerebral Palsy Case

In a May 2002 lawsuit verdict, a Rochester, New York, jury awarded $8.5 million to a woman who claimed Rochester General Hospital caused irreparable damage to her baby by botching the delivery, according to a report by “Rochester Democrat and Chronicle” reporter Matt Leingang. Rochester resident Angela Asproules, 22, sued the hospital in state Supreme…

$10 Million in Bungee Cord Accident

A 15-year-old boy suffered blindness in one eye, loss of the quality of life, and emotional distress, from a bungee cord accident. He was on a school field trip involving a zip line. He was struck by a broken bungee cord which acted as a brake for the zip line. It was carrying another student…

$16.4 Million in Wrongful Death Case

The plaintiffs brought action for pain and suffering endured by the victims of an execution-style murder at an apartment building in the Bronx, N.Y. In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, 1993, armed third-party-defendant perpetrators John Doe #4, John Doe #5, John Doe #6, John Doe #7 and John Doe #8 entered 645 Prospect…

$2.96 Million in Workplace Accident

This accident took place on November 24, 1992 at the Company #2 garbage sorting facility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The plaintiff, a 41-year-old laborer from Ecuador who spoke no English, claimed that a co-worker negligently drove a hi-lo into a conveyor belt pit that was recessed 12 inches into the garbage sorting floor. He further claimed…

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