Settlement: $1,000,000 –
57 year old iron worker fell through an opening in the roof during the renovation of a commercial building, landing on a concrete slab 25 feet below. After surgery to repair numerous broken bones, he died six weeks later at the hospital as a result of medical malpractice. He left behind seven children, all except one emancipated.
Case was brought under various sections of the Labor Law of New York and involved violations of the Industrial Code. The lawsuit was brought against the General Contractor and the building owner for their failure to provide appropriate safety equipment and a safe place to work. After investigation and discovery was conducted by Joe Strassman, including eight depositions and fending off dismissal motions prior to jury selection.
Settlement: $1,000,000 –
Medical malpractice suit: failure to timely advise pregnant mother that fetus suffered from life-threatening disease that had the mother known, she would have had an early termination of that pregnancy. Her child was born with crippling medical problems, requiring lifetime, around-the-clock care.
Settlement: $750,000 –
The plaintiff, a 50 year old passenger in a two car automobile accident, sustained a torn rotator cuff, as well as back and neck injuries. As time went on, she developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy which caused her to have chronic pain in her arm, hand and fingers. Constant weakness and numbness in her hand caused her to drop objects due to lack of proper sensation in that hand. Through meticulous trial preparation, including retaining an expert in the field of “RSD”, the case was settled right after jury selection.
Passenger in auto, eye injury.
Auto accident. Leg fractures.
Ceiling collapse in apartment building. Head injury.
Auto Accident. Neck fracture.
Sponge left in teenager following surgery.
Auto accident. Herniated discs.
Husband and wife auto accident. Fractures.
Child dog bite. Scarring.
Medical malpractice involving 57 year old woman’s death. Undiagnosed endocarditis.
Medical malpractice involving 65 year old hospital patient’s death. Undiagnosed pneumonia.
Pedestrian struck. Hip fracture.
Customer assaulted by store security guards.
Tree trimmer struck by falling limb.
Medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose heart disease resulting in death.
Medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose cervical cancer in 53 year old woman.
Auto accident involving 27 year old woman. Neck fracture.