Two boys disfigured by burns due to improper maintenance of apartment.
The accident happened in Brooklyn New York. A worker fell from the roof of a multi story commercial building sustaining multiple life threatening head, back, leg and hand injuries.
On August 16, 2013, a young girl and her family were on the Macy’s escalators when her right foot became entrapped and swallowed by the top of the escalator stair. After freeing her leg, emergency personnel transported the child to Hackensack University Medical Center. While there, a team of specialists treated her during her 7 week hospitalization.
The girl had a total of 22 procedures to save her foot from amputation and completely rebuild it. She received skin and muscle grafts from other parts of her body, and endured lung and kidney failure from all of the trauma. The child remained hospitalized for almost 3 months, followed by years of physical therapy.
The escalator was found to be outdated and not properly taken care of. There had been numerous incidents involving the escalator in the two years before the child’s injury, where customers’ shoes had been caught in the mechanism. A state-mandated inspection of the escalator originally scheduled in March 2013 had been canceled by Macy’s and never rescheduled. The suit was filed against Macy’s, as well as the maintenance company who oversaw the safety of the escalators. It was settled for $15,000,000 by Samuel L. Davis.
On the evening of December 18, 2009, a then-20 year old man walked up the stairs to a subway station in Brooklyn, N.Y. While waiting, he was caused to trip and fall due to a hole in the platform, and landed on the tracks. He was knocked unconscious and remained there until the next train arrived, running him over.
The young man underwent amputation of both legs below the knees, as well as a serious hand injury, which may require future finger amputation. He spent nearly 4 months in the hospital, where he developed a MRSA infection. After healing, he went on to rehabilitation, and was fitted for prosthetic legs. He filed suit against the New York City Transit Authority, as well as the Metropolitan Authority, for failing to repair the subway platform. A settlement was reached in the amount of $9,000,000.00. Attorney Marc C. Saperstein oversaw the case and represented the man.
Two sisters who survived a deadly house fire. The fire was alleged to have started near a thirty-year old space heater used to heat the apartment being rented by the family. At the time of the fire, the sisters were six and eight years old. The youngest sister suffered significant burns requiring numerous surgeries. The burns caused permanent scarring to her face and body, limited her ability to obtain meaningful employment, and pose a variety of future health risks. The sisters also lost their mother and brother in the fire. The sisters, now adults, were forced to live with relatives or in foster homes for the majority of their childhood.
Failure to diagnose neck fracture resulting in paralysis.
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Settlement when worker injured by defective machine loses eye and suffers other facial injuries.
Jury verdict for NYC subway accident resulting in amputations. Verdict reduced by 49% comparative negligence.