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Most Recent Trial Court Verdicts for Spinal Discectomy

Verdicts for Spinal Discectomy

Most Recent Trial Court Discectomy Verdicts In New York City Recent verdicts involving the spinal discectomy surgical procedure confirm that many factors determine the ultimate outcome of a personal injury trial. The court venue, the type of case, liability, the attorneys, experts, the severity of the injury, and other elements all play a role.   #1 RESULT: $875,000 Fall on Waxed Floor. Bronx INJURIES: Avila was taken by ambulance to the emergency room, from the scene of the accident. She claimed cervical disc herniations at C4-5, C5-6, and C6-7, as well as a lumbar disc herniation at L5-S1. She underwent physical therapy to treat the injuries for...

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New Claims Can Still Be Filed Under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

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Congressional battles during the past decade over providing adequate financial resources to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund make it clear that far too many Americans have now forgotten the great heroism displayed by the first responders and others on that tragic day. Fortunately, a major triumph regarding that fund happened in late July of 2019. Congress finally passed legislation guaranteeing that all legitimate claims will now be honored through 2090. Due to all the fading memories, it’s important to review what happened on 9/11 before discussing some of the specific issues tied to filing a new claim with the September 11...

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New York City Elevator Deaths Remain a Major Threat

All residents of New York City apartment buildings with poorly functioning elevators should immediately notify their landlords about all known problems to avoid suffering serious injuries or even death. On August 22, 2019, a 30-year-old man named Samuel Waisbren died in Kip’s Bay when his Manhattan Promenade apartment building’s elevator suddenly malfunctioned, crushing him to death. Witnesses said that Mr. Waisbren was trying to exit the elevator into the lobby when the elevator suddenly dropped downwards. At least three other people were still in the elevator when this tragedy occurred. Although the witnesses may not have exhibited physical injuries, they must...

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Strong Closing Arguments Help Us Win Your Personal Injury Case

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When trying to decide which attorney you should hire, it’s always best to choose the most experienced, knowledgeable and personable lawyer available. After all, you’ll need someone who can properly analyze the facts of your case before either negotiating a generous settlement with the defendant’s insurance company -- or convincing a jury you’re entitled to full compensation for all your losses. You’ll also want to work with a lawyer who demonstrates sincere interest in your case. Try to avoid merely meeting with a law firm’s field representative after you’ve been injured. It’s best to meet early on with your actual attorney...

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New York Personal Injury Lawyers explain High Low Agreements

A high low agreement is made between the lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant with the consent of their clients. Such an agreement is a contract that sets a ceiling and a floor on the recovery thereby seeking to limit the potential payout defendants must make in the event of a large jury verdict while confirming the plaintiff will receive some baseline monetary amount. For example, in a personal injury action where the insurance policy limits are one million dollars ($1,000,000), the parties may enter into a high low agreement of $100,000 to $550,000. This means that if the...

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New York Personal Injury Lawyers explain High Low agreements

Often times the plaintiff and his or her attorney will make an agreement with the defendants and their attorneys called a high low agreement. The purpose of such an agreement is to set a high or ceiling value as well as a low or floor value for which the case will be resolved. This guarantees the injured plaintiff will receive monetary compensation thereby eliminating the possibility of obtaining no recovery in the event of a dismissal or defense verdict after trial. It also sets a ceiling on the recovery which defendants favor because it prevents them from having...

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Frekhtman & Associates, Brooklyn and Bronx Personal Injury Lawyers recover $1,400,000.00 for child

An infant recovered $1,400,000.00 in a medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose a brain tumor which pressed on his optic nerve and caused blindness. The delay in diagnosis was brief, only about 4 months from the onset of symptoms until the time when his pediatrician correctly diagnosed the condition. Because of this many medical experts said there was no causation or that the blindness was not caused by the failure to diagnose. His attorneys were persistent and kept speaking to specialists until an expert made the connection. Prior to trial, the parties negotiated a $1,400,000.00 settlement which...

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