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SUMMARIES WITH TRIAL ANALYSIS

$32,000,000 VERDICT – Product Liabilty – Asbestos Exposure – Sailor sues manufacturer after contracting

mesothelioma from ship parts – Pleural mesothelioma . . . . . . .

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$19,550,157 VERDICT – Product Liability – Asbestos Expsoure – Carpenter contracts testicular cancer after

Volume 28, Issue 9 September 2011

asbestos exposure – Tunica vaginalis. . . . . . . . . .

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$9,185,000 VERDICT – Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/Bicycle Collision – Cab driver opens parked cab door into plaintiff bicyclist and knocks him to ground – Low riding bus then strikes and drags plaintiff with leg caught in tire – Plaintiff requires extrication by firefighters – Severe degloving injury to leg and testicle – Skin graft surgeries . . 4

A monthly review of New York State and Federal Civil Jury Verdicts with professional analysis and commentary.

The New York cases summarized in detail herein are obtained from an ongoing monthly survey of the State and Federal courts in the State of New York.

$5,000,000 RECOVERY – Civil Rights – Wrongful Death – Parents of autistic boy sue in state and federal

court after aid worker at state facility for the disabled kills him

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$1,500,000 RECOVERY – Labor Law Sec. 240 – Temporary wooden floor collapses during major renovation project – Plaintiff laborer falls 15 feet – Internal derangement of knee – ACL rupture – Five knee surgeries – Anal abscess – Fistulectomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

$1,250,000 VERDICT – Medical Malpractice – Surgery – Failure to inspect for bowel damage during gallbladder procedure – Failure to diagnose damage for 32 hours – Sepsis – Multiple surgeries – Extended ICU stay. . 7

$975,000 RECOVERY – Bus Negligence – Pedestrian is struck byleft-turning bus from behind – Subdural hematoma – Loss of smell and taste – Mild TBI – Memory and concentration deficits – Multiple rib fractures. . . . . . . 8

DEFENDANT’S VERDICT – Excessive Use of Force – Ex-cop sues for excessive force in arrest during landlord- tenant dispute – Pain and suffering damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

VERDICTS BY CATEGORY

Ob/Gyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orthopedics . . . . . . . . . . . Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Construction Negligence (1) . . . . .

11

Contract (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12

Employer’s Liability (1) . . . . . . . .

13

Fraud (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Labor Law (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

Motor Vehicle Negligence (9) Intersection Collision . . . . . . .

15

Professional Malpractice (4)

Multiple Vehicle Collision. Rear End Collision . . . . Stopped Vehicle Collision

. . . . 16 . . . . 17 . . . . 19

Premises Liability (4) Fall Down . . . . . . . . Hazardous Premises . . .

. . . . 19 . . . . 20

Property Owner Liability (1) .

. . . . 21

Transit Authority Liability (1) .

. . . . 22

Supplemental Verdict Digest

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Left Turn Collision . . . . . . . . 16

Copyright 2011 Jury Verdict Review Publications Inc.

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