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A 40-year-old male suffered a cerebral contusion, a cervical disc herniation, and a subdural hematoma when a temporary lighting box fell onto his head as he worked in the mezzanine area of the defendant’s subway station. The defendant denied liability and contended that there was no proof that it installed the lighting box or that, if it did, that the box was under its exclusive control. The plaintiff’s spouse filed a claim for loss of services and received $600,000.


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Marie Vilsaint Louis-Jeune v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

On April 24, 2008, Marie Vilsaint Louis-Jeune, a residential health aide, developed a complication of diabetes. She presented to Coney Island Hospital, in Brooklyn, and the hospital’s staff provided treatment that included the intravenous administration of insulin and potassium chloride. One catheter was inserted in each of Louis-Jeune’s arms. Louis-Jeune then sued the hospital’s operator. She alleged that the hospital’s staff failed to properly perform the catheterization, that the staff failed to properly monitor the catheterization and that the failures constituted malpractice. Defense counsel contended that extravasation is a known, accepted risk of the intravenous administration of medication. Louis-Jeune sought recovery of damages for her past and future pain and suffering.


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Burt Auerbach v. Christopher Clarke and Epic Mechanical Contractors, LLC

On May 9, 2008, Burt Auerbach, 49, was a seat-belted passenger of a minivan that was traveling on the eastbound side of Empire Boulevard. The minivan’s rear end was struck by a trailing van that was being driven by Christopher Clarke. The minivan’s rear window shattered and Auerbach sustained injuries of his back and a knee. Auerbach alleged that Clarke was negligent in the operation of his vehicle. Auerbach further alleged that Epic Mechanical Contractors was vicariously liable for Clarke’s actions. Defense counsel ultimately conceded liability. Auerbach sought recovery of damages for his past and future pain and suffering and the parties negotiated a pretrial settlement. The defendants’ insurer agreed to pay $575,000.



On June 11, 2011, the plaintiff alleged that his vehicle was T-boned by a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta, leased to defendant Marlene B. and driven by defendant Brittany B. The collision occurred late at night near the Holland Tunnel in Manhattan. The plaintiff suffered an aggravation of a past spinal condition. Treatment included physical therapy, as well as a percutaneous discectomy. The plaintiff sought damages on a motor vehicle negligence claim for his injuries sustained as a result of the collision. The jury returned a finding for the plaintiff and awarded $537,000.


Chopak v. Soto

Valerie Chopak was driving on 61st Street at its intersection with New Utrecht, an area undergoing construction, a flagman working signaled her to turn left on a green light, and after she made the turn she was struck by Elsie Soto, operating a New York City Police Department vehicle. Chopak filed a lawsuit against Soto, the New York City Police Department, the city of New York, Consolidated Edison and John P. Picone Inc., asserting negligence in the operation of a vehicle and in directing traffic. The case proceeded to trial and a jury found the defendants negligent but John P. Picone Inc. not negligent. The jury awarded the plaintiff $295,000 for past pain and suffering, and $100,000 for future medical expenses for ten years.


Melnic v. Mizrahi

Vladimir Melnic reportedly walked near the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Y in Brooklyn Jan. 28, 2009. Melnic allegedly was struck by a vehicle driven by Lydia Mizrahi and owned by Cezar Mizrahi. Melnic reportedly sustained injuries as a result of the accident and filed a lawsuit against the Mizrahis. The plaintiff alleged the defendants were negligent in the ownership, operation or maintenance of their vehicle, causing his injuries and damages. The defendants denied the allegations, the case proceeded to a jury trial, and the Jurors returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, awarding $350,000 for damages.


Elvis Negron v. 1400 Holding Corp Myrtle Restaurant Associates, Inc. and Burger King Corp

On June 5, 2006, Elvis Negron, a 48-year-old man on disability for mental depression and a prior back injury, was walking on a sidewalk along Myrtle Avenue and Greene Avenue, adjacent to Burger King in Brooklyn. When he reached the corner where Myrtle Avenue meets Greene Avenue, he tripped and fell over a crack in the sidewalk. He alleged that the defendants failed to properly repair and maintain the sidewalk, creating a dangerous condition, pursuant to the New York City Administrative Code. The defendants denied any prior knowledge of the defect, asserting that they never received any previous complaints about the alleged crack in the sidewalk and that there were no eyewitnesses to the plaintiff’s alleged accident. Negron sought recovery for his past and future pain and suffering, and past and future medical expenses. The parties agreed to settle after jury selection for $325,000.


Haddad v. Ebron

Hazem Haddad was driving on Saw Mill Parkway South at or near the intersection of Exit 5 in New York, N.Y., when Ponice Ebron, operating a vehicle owned by Glenwood Ebron, collided with his vehicle. Haddad sustained injuries and filed a lawsuit against the Ebrons, asserting negligence, carelessness and recklessness in the ownership, operation, management, maintenance, supervision, use and control of the vehicle. The plaintiff sought compensation for pain and suffering, the case proceeded to trial, and a jury found for the plaintiff, awarding him $150,000 for past pain and suffering and $150,000 for future pain and suffering for 15 years.


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