Specific Injury Case Cite Plaintiff Age Damage Award Amount Reviewed Amount Held
Aggravation of pre-existing knee injury Burgio 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 surgeries Carl 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 amputation Chung 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-fracture Colon 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 cartilage Cruz 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. Concussion Djelosaj 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 fractures Farrell 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 Ankle Fertik v. Fertik, 264 A.D.2d 463 45 *Past Pain and Suffering (5 Years) $325,000 $75,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $250,000 $75,000
Torn medial meniscus requiring 2 surgeries Garcia 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; suurgeries Holland 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 Hip In 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 knee Izzo v. Dunn, 266 A.D.2d 512 (2d Dept. 1999) 31 *Past Pain and Suffering $50,000 $50,000
Knee Injury LanPont 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 Fracture Lepore 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 elbow Maldonado v. NYC Transit Authority. 258 A.D.2d 288 46 *Past Pain and Suffering $225,000 $100,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $500,000 $150,000
Inflamed knee and back Malone v. Harper, A.D.2d 436 (2d Dept. 1999) 40 *Past Pain and Suffering $84,000 $84,000
Fractured ankle 2 herniated discs Mangiafridda 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 fracture McLeod 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 disc Moorer 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
Chondromalacia O’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 tear Pelzer 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 surgeries Razzaque 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 Fracture Sassoonian 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 numbness Scannapieco 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 disc Smith 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 Fracture So 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 Heel Vaquez 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 amputation Walker 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 surgery Weiss 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 limp Boshnakov v. Board of Educ. Town of Eden, 277 A.D.2d 996 (4th Dep’t. 2000) 56 Past 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) 37 Past 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 surgeries Cruz v. Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, 259 A.D.2d 432 (1st Dep’t. 1999) 30 Past 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 surgery Jones v. Anastasopoulos, 229 A.D.2d 517 (2nd Dep’t. 1996) 16 Past 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-L5 Mangiafridda v. Mahyedin, 248 A.D.2d 200, (1st Dep’t. 1998) 58 Past 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 required Seaborn v. Copulsky 274 A.D.2d 464 (2nd Dep’t. 2000) 30 Past 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 limp Vasquez v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 266 A.D.2d 3, (1st Dep’t. 1999) 36 Past 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 life Young v. Tops Market, 283 AD2d 923 (4th Dep’t. 2001) 44 Past 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

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