Our Settlements & Verdicts


Since our inception, our attorneys have successfully litigated thousands of cases and have obtained excellent results for our many clients. It is not practical to list each and every case, so we have set forth some examples of the types of results we have achieved for our clients in a variety of circumstances. Due to privacy concerns, we do not publish our clients’ names. However, each case listed may be verified as each received a specific court index number in the court in which the case was pending.

Medical Malpractice

In this case a 46 year old female presented to defendant doctor (otolaryngologist / neurotologist) with a seven month old MRI report of her head positive for chronic sphenoid sinusitis. The defendant doctor informed patient that the findings were “incidental” and treatment for the condition was not warranted. Defendant doctor then began treating patient for an unrelated condition, diagnosed by him, called otosclerosis. Treatment for this condition continued for the next two years which primarily consisted of vestibular testing and the prescription of medications commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Two years after first seeing defendant doctor the patient consulted with another otolaryngologist / neurotologist who sent plaintiff for a CT of the sinuses which revealed extensive sphenoid sinusitis and the presence of a fungal ball in the sphenoid sinuses necessitates multiple surgeries. Plaintiff maintained that if defendant doctor had treated plaintiff for the sphenoid sinusitis when she started seeing him, her surgeries and injuries would have been avoided.

A treating physician’s failure to accurately diagnose plaintiff’s uterine anomaly (bicornuate v. septate uterus) caused fetus to develop in compromised uterine environment with decreased blood flow and oxygen resulting in developmental delays and brain injury to offspring. This case settled on the eve of trial in Westchester County.

A 48 year old female admitted to hospital for abdominal surgery suffered perforations of the bowel during laparoscopy leading to her death.

The plaintiff was negligently given an IV insertion to her right arm after suffering a heart attack. The IV was not checked properly and it destroyed tissue in her arm requiring surgery.

Elevator & Escalator Accidents

In this case, a 41 year old maid was injured when an elevator descended at a high rate of speed and then suddenly stopped in a major midtown hotel. The impact caused a serious back injury requiring surgery. The jury rejected the defendants’ claim that our client’s injury was pre-existing and that there was nothing wrong with the elevator. On appeal, the damages portion of the verdict was reduced to $2.5 million.

Our client was a 51 year old cleaning woman working for a major sporting facility. An elevator misleveled, causing our client to fall and sustain major back injuries requiring surgery. The matter was settled during jury selection.

A 59 year old female slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot of her residence that her landlord failed to clean, requiring a microdiscectomy to her neck.

41 year old plaintiff was using defendant’s elevator when it abruptly stopped. Plaintiff claimed a bulging disc at L3-4 and herniated discs at L4-5 & L5-S1. He underwent a hemi-laminectomy at S1. This case settled prior to jury selection for 1 million dollars.

In this case, a 46 year old maintenance man was injured in a newly constructed Brooklyn apartment building when the elevator unexpectedly sped for several floors requiring surgery to repair herniated discs in his back. The case settled at an out of court mediation.

Premises Liability

Our client sustained nerve damage to her hand when she was caused to fall while holding a glass of water due to an unsecured and raised canvas floor cover placed in her home by furniture delivery men. The glass shattered in her hand when she fell resulting in lacerations and nerve damage. The jury rejected the defendants’ argument that the canvas was safely placed and that the furniture company was not responsible for the actions of the delivery men. The jury did find that the plaintiff was 65% comparatively negligent in causing the accident and the verdict was reduced by this percentage. The case was subsequently settled for $750,000. This case was featured in the New York Law Journal.

A nineteen year old woman was gunned down in her apartment building. The jury award compensated the victim for twenty minutes of pain and suffering, commencing when she first saw the perpetrators and concluding with her death. This case was featured in the New York Daily News.

A 63 year old female injured her back requiring multiple surgeries after falling on a defective sidewalk. This case settled at medication.

A 36 year old laborer sustained neck, back and knee injuries which required surgery when a construction excavation wall collapsed upon him. The client accepted the settlement offer which was made just prior to jury selection so that his family’s financial future could be secured.

A Westchester County student attending school at a performing arts college with limited dormitory space was provided housing at a local hotel. The student complained to both the management of the hotel and the college regarding a window in her hotel room that routinely stuck. Eventually the window broke as the student was attempting to open it. The shattered glass caused nerve damage to her arm requiring surgery.

A construction worker fell while constructing a scaffold herniating disks in his neck necessitating surgery. This case settled after the completion of several mediations.

In this case, a 47 year old woman was injured in a building owned by the City of New York when a portion of her apartment’s ceiling collapsed causing neck and back injuries. Although her neck healed, the severity of her back injuries required surgery. The case was settled without the need to select a jury.

Plaintiff, a 50 year old heating and hot water repairman, was called to defendant’s building for “no hot water” and while in the basement stepped into a sump pump hole that filled with hot water causing second degree burns to his left lower extremity.

A Dutchess County man was injured when visiting a private home. It was later learned that the tree had died the season before and should have been removed. The homeowner settled for $500,000 to compensate the plaintiff for spinal injuries. A separate suit was initiated against the general contractor of the home, and several subcontractors, who dug a trench to the house several years prior to the accident, injuring the tree roots which ultimately caused the tree to die. The contractors settled for $235,000. This case was featured in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

59 year old deliveryman slips on oil when delivering auto parts after hours at defendant’s auto dealership. Plaintiff sustains multiple bulges to the discs in his lumbar spine eventually necessitating a laminectomy.

A 40 year old woman suffered neck injuries requiring surgery after walking under a scaffold and being struck by falling debris.

40 year old art gallery clerk was injured when she walked under a scaffold and was struck by rubble that fell from scaffold. The case settled prior to jury selection for $490,000. Plaintiff sustained a disc herniation at C5-6.

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Vehicle Accidents

A 30 year old female was injured while a passenger in a motor vehicle when it was struck in the side by a New York City Transit Authority bus. The plaintiff sustained neck injuries requiring surgery.

A 51 year old woman was injured in upstate New York when her car collided with a tractor trailer. Our client sustained serious injuries requiring neck and back surgery. Our firm was substituted for another attorney who recommended the acceptance of a much lower settlement offer. The case was prepared for trial by our office and on the date scheduled for jury selection, the 1.8 million dollars was offered and accepted.

A 30 year old police officer sustained knee injuries when the patrol car in which he was a passenger, ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle. As a result of the accident, our client required two knee surgeries. The jury found the operator of the police vehicle to be primarily at fault for the accident. During appeal, the case settled for $850,000.

A 45 year old nurse sustained head injuries when she was helping transport a patient in an ambulance. She sustained head trauma resulting in a delayed stroke approximately 48 hours later. The case was settled without the need for jury selection.

Case formerly rejected by a prior attorney involved a 65 year old male who was struck by a motor vehicle owned by City of NY and NYC Probation Dept. The impact caused the plaintiff to suffer a left sided C6-C7 disk bulge and radiculopathy necessitating surgery that the plaintiff was unable to undergo due to an unrelated medical problem.

A 50 year old bus matron sustained a knee injury and multiple surgeries as a result of a motor vehicle collision caused by defendant’s vehicle.

60 year old mechanic was rear-ended sustaining a shoulder injury. Plaintiff underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear to the rotator cuff. This case was tried as a Summary Jury trial.

Our client, a 34 year old operator of a motorcycle was injured when another vehicle ran a stop sign striking his bike and causing him to be catapulted onto the pavement. Our client sustained leg fractures and damage to a testicle requiring separate surgeries.

When a van struck our 37 year old client’s vehicle in the rear while it was stopped, he sustained a neck injury requiring surgery. Although the van’s driver claimed our client stopped short, the settlement offer was accepted during a pre-trial mediation with a private mediation company.

Plaintiff, parking attendant, was struck by vehicle being operated in reverse by defendant. Plaintiff suffered a tear to his bicep that required arthroscopic surgery. This case settled prior to jury selection.

Other Case Types

65 year old severely mentally challenged male inpatient (plaintiff) at defendant’s facility, choked on a piece of hamburger meat. The staff knew plaintiff had a propensity to choke when eating and failed to monitor him appropriately. This case settled prior to jury selection for $550,000.

Plaintiff slipped and fell on hydraulic fluid that had leaked from a forklift machine in a Home Depot. Plaintiff sued the manufacturer of the machine for faulty repairs to the machine. Plaintiff underwent arthroscopic surgery to his knee and had to have a hip replacement previously performed revised. This case settled at mediation in Dutchess County prior to trial.

Slip & Fall Accidents

A 45 year old male sustained a complex fracture of his right ankle leading to multiple surgeries, when he slipped and fell down catering hall steps that were missing a handrail.

Our client was a 40 year old office worker in a major building in New York when an elevator plunged and stopped abruptly. The argument was successfully made that the building owners should have shut down the elevator as a major storm was raging at the time of the accident. Our client underwent two knee surgeries.

A 59 year old female slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot of her residence that her landlord failed to clean, requiring a microdiscectomy to her neck.

In this case, a 37 year old woman was injured when she slipped and fell on a piece of ice in front of a Rainbow clothing store in a strip mall in Queens, NY. The plaintiff sustained a herniated disc at L4-L5 that resulted in back surgery and a fusion from L4-S1. After eight days of jury selection, the matter settled for $1,065,000.

In this case, a 37 year old woman was injured when she slipped and fell on a piece of ice in front of a Rainbow clothing store in a strip mall in Queens, NY. The plaintiff sustained a herniated disc at L4-L5 that resulted in back surgery and a fusion from L4-S1. After eight days of jury selection, the matter settled for $1,065,000. (Lora H. Gleicher)

A 42 year old female slipped and fell on bodily fluids deposited onto the floor of defendant hospital. The plaintiff unable to see the substance as she walked next to a stretcher that was transporting her son, slipped and fell causing injury to her neck requiring surgery.

A female police officer just coming on duty slipped and fell in the police department’s restroom as a result of water on the floor. Her injuries required the partial removal of a herniated disc. This case was tried in a Federal District Court in White Plains. This case was featured in the Journal News.

46 year old plaintiff slipped and fell when descending a staircase in his residence in Harlem. He suffered a herniated disc at L3-4 and received physical therapy and trigger point injections. The plaintiff did NOT undergo surgery that was recommended. A jury returned a verdict of $500,000.

Slip and Fall on Old Ice Outside of Apartment Building Resulting in a Fractured Ankle and $475,000 Settlement After Plaintiff’s Verdict on Liability.
A 83-year old Kings County woman slipped and fell on old ice outside of her apartment building, causing an ankle fracture that required surgery. After receiving a plaintiff’s verdict on liability, the matter settled.

Plaintiff was injured when she was caused to trip and fall due to uneven grade of asphalt and cement that was protruding from the ground. Plaintiff suffered a Colles’ fracture of the right wrist. This case settled just prior to jury selection in Dutchess County for $438,638.

Plaintiff was caused to slip and fall due to high gloss paint finish on steps. Plaintiff underwent a discectomy at C6-7. This case settled prior to jury selection.

An 83 year old male suffered a fractured femur requiring surgery after, tripping and falling on uneven cellar doors while walking on a sidewalk. The jury found the adjoining landowner 100% responsible for the condition of the uneven doors, resulting in defendant’s settlement.

Plaintiff slipped and fell on mop water on the floor. The defendant had not put up and warning signs. Plaintiff underwent arthroscopic surgery to her knee. This case settled at a mediation for $360,000 in Staten Island, NY.

In this case, a 57 year old man was injured due to a broken step in a friend’s apartment building. The injuries required neck surgery. Despite a prior neck injury and years of related complaints and treatments, the case settled without the need for jury selection.

Plaintiff was caused to slip and fall due to snow and ice covered debris. The plaintiff suffered and ankle fracture necessitating surgery. The case settled prior to trial for $267,500.

Plaintiff was caused to slip and fall due to snow and ice. Plaintiff underwent surgery to his ankle as a result of the fall. This case was settled prior to trial.

A Westchester County woman slipped and fell in a supermarket, causing a knee injury requiring arthroscopic surgery.

Slip and Fall on Glass Resulting in a Knee Laceration and Partial Medial Collateral Ligament Tear Verdict for $130,000

A Kings County woman slipped and fell on a window pane left on the sidewalk by a building superintendent for the department of sanitation. The fall lacerated her knee, requiring 12 stitches, and caused a partial knee tear. The jury awarded her $130,000.

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