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Specific InjuryCase CitePlaintiff AgeDamage AwardAmount RreviewedAmount Held
Aggravation of pre-existing knee injuryBurgio v. Caterina, 259 A.D.2d 722 (2d Dept 1999)36*Past Pain & Suffering (6 Years, 9 Months)$100,000$100,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$100,000$100,000
Severe comminuted fracture of femur, requiring 3 surgeriesCarl v. Daniels, 702 N.Y.S.2d 279 (1st Dept. 2000)12*Past Pain and Suffering$1,500,000$2,300,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$1,000,000$2,500,000
Bilateral leg amputationChung v. New York City Transit Authority, 213 A.D.2d 619 (2d Dept. 1999)21*Past Pain and Suffering (8 Years, 1 Month)$1,500,000$600,000
Thigh non-fractureColon v. New York City Housing Authority, 248 A.D.2d 254 (1st Dept. 1998)14*Past Pain and Suffering (3 Years, 6 Months$100,000$$70,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$200,000$130,000
3 knee surgeries; deterioration to cartilageCruz v. Manhattan Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, 687 N.Y.S.2d 350 (1st Dept. 1999)30*Past Pain and Suffering$200,000$375,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$400,000$650,000
Tear of medical & lateral meniscus. ConcussionDjelosaj v. Gaines Service Leasing Corp., 655 N.Y.S.2d 936 (1st Dept. 1997)53*Past Pain and Suffering$300,000$300,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$500,000$500,000
Severe femur, tibia, fibula fracturesFarrell v. Mantovani, 668 N.Y.S.2d 460 (1st Dept. 1998)43*Past Pain and Suffering$250,000$250,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$500,000$500,000
Fracture of AnkleFertik v. Fertik, 264 A.D.2d 46345*Past Pain and Suffering (5 Years)$325,000$75,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$250,000$75,000
Torn medial meniscus requiring 2 surgeriesGarcia v. Queens Surface Corp., 707 N.Y.S.2d 53 (1st Dept. 2000)28*Past Pain and Suffering$150,000$150,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$450,000$450,000
Fracture of tibia, fibia, fibula and glenoid; suurgeriesHolland v. Gaden, 260 A.D.2d 604 (2d Dept. 1999)80*Pat Pain and Suffering$500,000$500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$500,000/td>$250,000
Fractured HipIn Soo Kim v. Jung Woo Construction, 264 A.D.2d 467 (2d Dept. 1999)44*Past pain and Suffering$80,000$80,000
Arthroscopy of left kneeIzzo v. Dunn, 266 A.D.2d 512 (2d Dept. 1999)31*Past Pain and Suffering$50,000$50,000
Knee InjuryLanPont v. Savvas Cab Corp., 664 N.Y.2d 285 (1st Dept. 1997)45*Past Pain and Suffering$200,000$200,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$500,000$500,000
Ankle FractureLepore v. City of New York, 258 A.D.2d 288 (1st Dept. 1999)46*Past Pain and Suffering$20,000$75,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$0$10,000
Crushed Foot, 2 fractures, lacerated elbowMaldonado v. NYC Transit Authority. 258 A.D.2d 28846*Past Pain and Suffering$225,000$100,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$500,000$150,000
Inflamed knee and backMalone v. Harper, A.D.2d 436 (2d Dept. 1999)40*Past Pain and Suffering$84,000$84,000
Fractured ankle 2 herniated discsMangiafridda v. Mahyedin, 669 N.Y.S.2d 819 (1st Dept. 1998)58*Past Pain and Suffering$60,000$200,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$100,000$500,000
Knee fractureMcLeod v. Foster, 704 N.Y.S.2d 457 (1st Dept. 2000)32*Past Pain and Suffering$25,000$25,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$150,000$75,000
Knee replacement; herniated discMoorer v. New York City, 674 N.Y.S.2d 323 (1st Dept. 1998)58*Past Pain and Suffering$100,000$500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$150,000$350,000
ChrondomalaciaO'Brien v. City of New York, 647 N.Y.S.2d 561 (2d Dept. 1996)18*Past Pain and Suffering$500,000$300,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$8,800,000$1,400,000
Patella injuries requiring pallectomy; knee ligament tearPelzer v. Synan, 260 A.D.2d 621 (2d Dept. 1999)32*Past Pain and Suffering$75,000$45,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$87,000$70,000
Fractured Patella requiring 3 knee surgeriesRazzaque v. Krakow Taxi, 656 N.Y.S.2d 208 (1st Dept. 1997)23*Past Pain and Suffering$1,697,000$250,000 or new trial on damages
*Future pain and Suffering$225,000
Femur FractureSassoonian v. City of New York, 261 A.D.2d 319 (1st Dept. 1999)44*Past Pain and Suffering (13 Years)$1,000,000$1,000,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$750,000$500,000
Tibia fracture, ankle fracture, foot numbnessScannapieco v. City of New York, 267 A.D.2d 373 (2d Dept. 1999)38*Future Pain and Suffering$850,000$300,000
*Past Loss of Services$60,000$5,000
*Future Loss of Services$365,000$25,000
Severe ankle fracture, herniated discSmith v. Temco Services, 700 N.Y.S.2d 813 (1st Dept. 1999)32*Past Pain and Suffering$500,000$300,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$1,500,000$700,000
Fibula FractureSo v. wing Tat Realty, 259 A.D.2d 373 (1st Dept. 1999)67*Past Pain and Suffering (7 Years, 3 Months)$215,000$150,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$60,000$60,000
Fractured HeelVaquez v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 697 N.Y.S.2d 611 (1st Dept. 1999)37*Future Pain and Suffering$1,550,000$1,550,000
Bilateral above the knee leg amputationWalker v. Zdanowitz, 696 N.Y.S.2d 509 (2d Dept. 1999)53*Past Pain and Suffering (8 years, 5 months)$3,500,000$3,500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$1,500,000$1,500,000
Plastic left in knee joint after surgeryWeiss v. Sider, 678 N.Y.S.2d 717 (1st Dept. 1998)22*Past Pain and Suffering$250,000$250,000
*Future Pain and Suffering$350,000$350,000
Trimalleolar fracture to left ankle with dislocation of left talus; fractured right ankle; torn ligaments and medial meniscus of the left knee; 2 ankle surgeries; 2 knee surgeries; future knee reconstruction; future ankle fusion; walks with a severe limpBoshnakov v. Board of Educ. Town of Eden, 277 A.D.2d 996 (4th Dep't. 2000)56Past Pain & Suffering for 4 years, 3 months & 11 days$250,000$250,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 27.2 years$2,000,000$2,000,000
Fractures: (1) comminuted fracture extending from top of right hip to hip socket (2) fracture of left acetabulum (3) pubic ramus (4) ischium (5) highly comminuted chopart joint; five surgeries to foot/ankle; must walk with cane; will need future surgery.Cruz v. Bridge Harbor Heights, 274 A.D.2d 309 (1st Dep't. 2000)37Past Pain & Suffering for 7 years, 5 months & 19 days$2,000,000$2,000,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 36 years$2,000,000$1,500,000
Torn menisci; chondromalacia; 3 arthroscopic surgeriesCruz v. Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, 259 A.D.2d 432 (1st Dep't. 1999)30Past Pain & Suffering for 8 years$200,000$375,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 40 years$400,000$650,000
Ruptured knee ligaments requiring multiple surgeries, including ligament grafting and implantation, vein transplant; significant atrophy to the thigh/calf; osteoarthritis; walks with a limp; future reconstructive surgeries recommended including knee replacement surgeryJones v. Anastasopoulos, 229 A.D.2d 517 (2nd Dep't. 1996)16Past Pain & Suffering for 6 years, 8 months & 5 days$600,000$300,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 45 years$3,000,000$1,700,000
Dislocation of medial end of the collar bone at the sternoclavicular joint.Compression fracture at T12 and herniated disc at L4-L5Mangiafridda v. Mahyedin, 248 A.D.2d 200, (1st Dep't. 1998)58Past Pain & Suffering for 4 years, 3 months & 4days$60,000$200,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 18 years$1,000,000$500,000
Deterioration of articular surface of right knee requiring three surgeries: excision of right lateral femoral condyle, bone graft surgery, allograft reconstruction; noticeable limp; future knee replacement surgery requiredSeaborn v. Copulsky 274 A.D.2d 464 (2nd Dep't. 2000)30Past Pain & Suffering for 6 years & 3 months$1,000,000$750,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 40 years$2,000,000$1,350,000
Severely comminuted fracture of left heel. Bulging disc at L4-L5; future knee replacement surgery may be required; constant limpVasquez v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 266 A.D.2d 3, (1st Dep't. 1999)36Past Pain & Suffering for 5 years, 2 months & 11days$200,000$200,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 35 years$1,550,000$1,550,000
Comminuted, fracture of femur, compression fractures of the spinal column at L-1 and L-2, fractures of the pelvis, heel fracture, hump/deformity to upper lumbar spine; 3 surgeries including bone graft and internal fixation to repair shattered femur; cannot walk without the aid of a cane; will need future medical attention for the rest of his lifeYoung v. Tops Market, 283 AD2d 923 (4th Dep't. 2001)44Past Pain & Suffering for 4 years & 6 months$1,500,000$1,000,000
Future Pain & Suffering for 25 years$5,500,000$2,500,000