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Just Results, More Than $200,000,000.00 Recovered:

  • $47,700,000.00*
  • Injured Teenager and Parents vs. Multiple Defendants
  • Nature of Case: product liability; motor vehicle accident
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Our team of New York dangerous product lawyers represented an infant plaintiff who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a Syracuse car accident.  The infant plaintiff was riding in a car that was struck by a pickup truck equipped with a snow plow mount penetrated the car in the impact.  Through his parents, the severely injured infant filed a lawsuit against the driver of the car, the pickup truck driver and the manufacturer of the snowplow attachment for severe head and traumatic brain injuries, causing extensive brain damage, as well as hip, leg and arm injuries causing permanent disability and lost earning capacity.  The injured child’s claims included motor vehicle negligence and product liability, with allegations that a heavy hydraulic cylinder broke free from the snowplow attachment during the collision.
  • $16,033,811.00**
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Obstetrician (OBGYN) and State of New York
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; obstetrical malpractice; hospital negligence; birth injury
  • New York State Court of Claims (Syracuse, NY)
  • Our team of New York medical malpractice lawyers co-represented a family in connection with a Syracuse birth injury lawsuit for injuries to a fetus following a placental abruption.  Mother and baby claimed that the obstetrician who knew about the mother’s bicornuate uterus, and her high-risk for labor and delivery complications, should have induced labor or performed a cesarean section (c-section) when the pregnancy reached 38 weeks.  This was the obstetrician’s plan until the 38th week, at which point he decided without obtaining informed consent not to induce labor.  Days later, a placental abruption occurred and the baby’s brain was deprived of oxygen for several minutes (a hypoxic brain injury), causing spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, mental retardation and seizures.
  • $15,650,000.00***
  • Injured Construction Workers vs. State of New York, General Contractor, Sub-Contractor, Engineer, and Architect
  • Nature of Case: construction site accident; structural failure
  • New York State Court of Claims (Syracuse, NY)
  • A thirty-nine (39) year old right-hand dominant construction worker (construction laborer) fell from a collapsing structure to the ground twenty (20) feet below.  The structure was defective and several workers were severely injured.  Our client filed a negligence and Labor Law action for injuries he sustained in the construction site accident, including a compound, comminuted right humerus fracture (grade III), a right ulnar nerve injury, a comminuted right acetabular fracture, a right pubic ramus fracture and a right iliac crest fracture.  To repair the right humerus facture, the plaintiff underwent three open reduction internal fixation surgeries.  The pelvis and hip fractures were repaired by fixation plates and screws.  The right ulnar nerve injury was repaired by decompression and nerve transposition.  The plaintiff was permanently disabled due to a loss of range of motion in his right arm.  He never returned to work.
  • $7,500,000.00
  • Permanently Disabled Husband/Father and Family v. Trucking Company
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: tractor trailer accident; trucking accident
  • Negligence case against a commercial trucking company, arising out of tractor trailer accident.
  • $6,300,000.00
  • Permanently Disabled Teen vs. Driver and Manufacturer
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: product liability; motor vehicle accident
  • Negligence case arising out of motor vehicle accident causing brain injury.
  • $6,000,000.00
  • Severely Injured Teen v. Multiple Corporate Defendants
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: premises liability
  • Negligence case arising out of a fall.
  • $5,500,000.00
  • Deceased Doctor and Family vs. Aircraft Manufacturer
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: product liability; plane and aircraft accident
  • Negligence, product liability and wrongful death action against manufacturer for defectively designed and constructed parts and safety devices.
  • $5,000,000.00
  • Deceased Lawyer and Family vs. SUV Manufacturer
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: product liability; motor vehicle accident
  • Negligence, product liability and wrongful death action against automobile and tire manufacturers for defectively designed and constructed goods.
  • $4,500,000.00
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Syracuse Obstetricians and Obstetrical Group
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; obstetrical malpractice; hospital negligence; birth injury
  • $4,000,000.00
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Utica Obstetricians and Obstetrical Group
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; obstetrical malpractice; hospital negligence; birth injury
  • $3,418,405.60****
  • Husband and Wife vs. Driver and Bank Lessor
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: motor vehicle accident; motorcycle accident
  • Negligence and V&T 388 motorcycle case.
  • $3,250,000.00
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Syraucse Obstetricians, Obstetrical Group and Hospital
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; obstetrical malpractice; hospital negligence; birth injury
  • The infant’s mother was a patient of a Syracuse area OBGYN and obstetrical group.  She was admitted to a Syracuse hospital for labor and delivery.  The baby was born acidotic and severely depressed.  He eventually was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, bilateral vision loss and bilateral hearing loss.  Through his mother and father, the severely injured infant filed a medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuit against the obstetrician, the OBGYN group, and the hospital for failing to appreciate fetal distress (evidenced by repeated and prolongeddecelerations), including ominous fetal heart monitor tracings, for administering Pitocin when it was contraindicated, for improperly performing a vacuum extraction, and for failing to perform a cesarean section before the baby suffered a hypoxic brain injury.
  • $3,000,000.00
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Obstetrician (OBGYN) and Obstetrical Group
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; obstetrical malpractice; hospital negligence; birth injury
  • The infant’s mother was a patient of a Syracuse area OBGYN and obstetrical group.  She was admitted to a Syracuse hospital for labor and delivery.  The baby was born acidotic and severely depressed.  She eventually was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.  Through her mother and father, the severely injured infant filed a medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuit against the obstetrician, the OBGYN group, and the hospital for failing to appreciate fetal distress (evidenced by repeated and prolonged decelerations), including ominous fetal heart monitor tracings and for failing to perform a cesarean section before the baby suffered a hypoxic brain injury.
  • $3,000,000.00
  • Injured Worker and Wife vs. Fuel Company and Warehouse
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: workplace accident
  • A forty-three (43) year old right-hand dominant laborer suffered a crush injury in a w1,500,000.00orkplace accident when the rear tires of a tractor trailer ran over his legs.  Our client filed a negligence action for injuries he sustained in the tractor trailer accident, including several right lower extremity fractures and muscular injuries that led to a below the knee amputation.  The plaintiff was permanently disabled by the work injury and never returned to the job.
  • $2,700,000.00
  • Injured Teen v. Negligent Commercial Trucking Company
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • $2,700,000.00
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Syracuse Obstetricians and Obstetrical Group
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; obstetrical malpractice; hospital negligence; birth injury
  • The infant’s mother was a patient of a Syracuse area OBGYN and obstetrical group.  She was admitted to a Syracuse hospital for labor and delivery.  The baby was born acidotic and severely depressed.  He eventually was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.  Through his mother and father, the severely injured infant filed a medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuit against the obstetrician, the OBGYN group, and the hospital for failing to appreciate fetal distress (evidenced by repeated and prolonged decelerations), including ominous fetal heart monitor tracings and for failing to perform a cesarean section before the baby suffered a hypoxic brain injury.
  • $2,600,000.00
  • Surviving Spouse vs. Emergency Room Physician and Hospital
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; emergency medicine malpractice
  • Failure to diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhaging.
  • $2,344,181.00
  • Deceased Wife/Mother vs. Emergency Medicine Doctor and General Surgeon
  • New York State Supreme Court, Cayuga County (Auburn, NY)
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; internist malpractice; surgical malpractice
  • A thirty-six (36) year old mother of two minor children, ages 11 and 13, presented to her internist with complaints of several weeks of pain and swelling in her right calf.  She was diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and was prescribed anticoagulant medication and bed rest.  After several weeks, the pain worsened.  A surgery consult was ordered, but the surgeon agreed with the internist without ordering any diagnostic studies (e.g., a CAT scan or MRI).  Two months later, a Doppler study was ordered, which revealed a mass in the woman’s calf.  Both doctors assumed the mass as a hematoma, without further investigation.  Nearly six months later, the woman was diagnosed with a 21 cm cancerous tumor in her calf (synovial cell carcinoma), which had spread to both of her lungs.  The woman died after undergoing an above-the-knee amputation of her her leg, multiple resections from her right lung, removal of her left lung, and chemotherapy.  The woman’s husband and children filed a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against the internist and surgeon for their failure to diagnose cancer.  A jury awarded $1,000,000.00 for conscious pain and suffering, $600,000.00 for the minor son’s loss of guidance,  $600.000.00 for the minor daughter’s loss of guidance, and $144,181.00 for past medical expenses.
  • $2,200,000.00
  • Injured Machinist vs. Saw Manufacturer and Equipment Repair Company
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: workplace accident;
  • Negligence and product liability action against manufacturer of industrial equipment for failure to guard.
  • $2,100,000.00
  • Husband and Wife vs Internist
  • New York State Supreme Court, Broome County
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice
  • $2,100,000.00
  • Injured Construction Worker vs. Onondaga County and General Contractor
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: workplace accident
  • Premises liability action against owner of convention center for construction worker suffering from complex regional pain syndrome.
  • $2,100,000.00
  • Injured Driver v. Negligent Drivers
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Negligence action arising from multi-vehicle automobile accident.
  • $2,007,658.00
  • Stauber v. LeChase Construction, LLC
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: workplace accident
  • $2,000,000.00
  • Injured Child and Parents vs. Railroad Company, Rail Carrier and Train Operator
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Negligence action against rail carrier for failure to gate property.
  • $1,900,000.00
  • Injured Child vs. Obstetrician and Obstetrical Group
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Medical malpractice action for improper delivery of baby leading to Erb’s palsy.
  • $1,800,000.00
  • Injured Construction Worker vs. School and General Contractor
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Negligence and Labor Law case against school for injuries sustained by contractor in fall from ladder.
  • $1,800,000.00
  • Brain Damaged Husband/Father and Family vs. Oswego Hospital and Emergency Room Doctors
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • Medical malpractice action involving overdose of magnesium sulfate leading to cardiac arrest, hypoxia and permanent brain damage.
  • $1,700,000.00
  • Injured Worker (Lineman) v. Mine Owner and Telecommunications Company
  • New York State Supreme Court, Oneida County (Utica, NY)
  • Our team of injured utility worker lawyers represented a forty-six (46) year old right-hand dominant lineman who suffered a severe pelvic fracture in a New York jobsite accident when the utility pole he was working on broke at the base, causing him to fall to the ground.  Our client filed a Labor Law and negligence action for injuries he sustained in the jobsite fall from a height, which included a pelvic shear injury (a Malgaigne facture) with several centimeters of diastasis, a comminuted left ilium fracture, a non-displaced public rami fracture, a left transverse process fracture of L5, complete superior displacement of the left pubic symphysis, distraction of the left sacroiliac joint, an avulsion of the left rectus insertion, a rupture of the gluteus medius, a rupture of the gluteus maximus insertions, a 6 cm hematoma adjacent to the pubic symphysis compressing the bladder, a retroperitoneal hematoma associated with the transverse process fracture, a left arm puncture wound near the antecubital fossa, and associated nerve damage.  The plaintiff was permanently disabled by the work injury and never returned to work as a lineman.  As the plaintiff could perform light-duty work, his s economic claim was less than $500,000.00.  Even so, our Syracuse work injury lawyers secured more than $1,200,000.00 for past and future pain and suffering.
  • $1,680,000.00
  • Retired Worker vs. Watertown NY Hospital and Emergency Room Doctor
  • New York State Supreme Court, Jefferson County (Watertown, NY)
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; emergency medicine malpractice; hospital negligence
  • Our team of Watertown medical malpractice lawyers represented a sixty-one (61) year old retired construction worker who presented to a Watertown hospital emergency room with complaints of vomiting and nausea.  After diagnosing acute renal failure, the emergency room physician prescribed an intravenous hypertension medication.  The drug was infused into the dorsum of the plaintiff’s left hand, but the administration of the drug was not closely followed.  The next day, the dorsum of the plaintiff’s hand was red and swollen due to extravisation of the drug, which lead to necrosis.  The plaintiff underwent debridement and lost some function and sensation in his left hand.  The retired construction worker filed a Watertown medical malpractice lawsuit against the emergency room doctor for improperly prescribing a drug that was known to extravisate, and for hospital negligence for failing to monitor for an infiltration injury.  The jury awarded $1,180,000.00 for conscious pain and suffering and $500,000.00 for loss of spousal services.
  • $1,600,000.00
  • Injured Tow Truck Operator vs. Truck Driver and Truck Owner
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Motor vehicle negligence action.
  • $1,500,000.00>*****
  • Syracuse Resident vs. Motorcycle Manufacturer
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York (Syracuse, NY)
  • Product liability action.
  • $1,450,000.00
  • recovery in toxic tort and negligence action for work-related environmental lung disease.
  • $1,400,000.00
  • Mother and Child vs Medical Resident, Attending Physician and Hospital
  • New York State Supreme Court Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice; emergency medicine malpractice; hospital negligence
  • $1,390,000.00
  • recovery in product liability and wrongful death action against blood product manufacturer.
  • $1,312.778.53
  • recovery in motor vehicle negligence action resulting in a comminuted, depressed and distracted intraarticular fracture of the tibial plateau, requiring repeat surgical repair.
  • $1,300,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice action against surgeon for damage to ilioinguinal nerve.
  • $1,250,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice action involving improperly performed fusion surgery causing spinal cord compression and esophageal damage.
  • $1,150,000.00
  • Injured Baby and Parents vs. Obstetrician (OBGYN) and Obstetrical Group
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice;
  • New York State Supreme Court, Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY)
  • Medical malpractice action involving birth injures.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • Self-Employed Construction Worker vs. Urologist and Urology Group
  • New York State Supreme Court, Madison County
  • Nature of Case: medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice action involving male urinary incontinence.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice action for emergency room’s failure to diagnose and treat a cartoid artery tear following a motor vehicle accident.
    $1,000,000.00

  • recovery in medical malpractice action involving a failure to diagnose a stroke, causing paralysis.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice and wrongful death action involving failure to diagnose and treat ectopic pregnancy.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • recovery in product liability action against gas tank manufacturer.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice action involving failure to diagnose spine fracture, causing partial paralysis.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice action involving failure to timely treat hip fracture, leading to tamponade, hemorrhaging and death.
  • $1,000,000.00
  • recovery in medical malpractice action involving failure to diagnose ischemic stroke, causing hemiplegia.

List is representative, not exhaustive.  Prior results do no guarantee a similar outcome.


* Largest verdict in New York State (1997) per Law.com.  Reduced by trial judge to $18.3 million.  Reversed on appeal, with new trial ordered on apportionment of damages, followed by confidential multi-million dollar settlement.
** Co-counsel.
*** Global settlement.
**** Reversed on appeal.
*****Trial judge set aside damages as inadequate as a matter of law.  New trial ordered on past and future pain and suffering.