Specific Injury Case Cite Plaintiff Age Damage Award Amount Reviewed Amount Held
Urological diagnoses Calandrillo v. East Nassau Medical Group, 186 A.D.2d 703 (2d Dept. 1992) 57 *Past Pain and Suffering $700,000 $500,000
*Loss of Services $200,000 $100,000
Bilateral avascular necrosis requiring hip replacement Cooper v. Bronx Cross County Medical Group, 687 N.Y.S.2d 156 (1st Dept. 1999) 49 *Past Pain and Suffering $500,000 $500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $1,250,000 $1,250,000
Gunshot wound Fernandez v. New York City, 669 N.Y.S.2d 20 (1st Dept. 1998) 28 *Past Pain and Suffering $50,000 $50,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $100,000 $100,000
Ostomy bag; catheter in collarbone; gastrostomy; 12 operations; removal of part of bowel; hernia; extensive scarring Krueger v. Frisenda, 218 A.D.2d 685 (2d Dept. 1995) 52 *Past Pain and Suffering $1,250,000 $1,250,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $500,000 $500,000
Injury to larynx resulting in permanent speech impairment Luneberg v. Wenig, 256 A.D.2d 389 (2d Dept. 1998) 3 *Past Pain and Suffering (9 Years) $900,000 $500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $1,100,000 $900,000
Internal injuries, ruptured spleen, pancreas, kidney Rios v. Smith, 700 N.Y.S.2d 226 (2d Dept. 1999) 18 *Past Pain and Suffering $2,750,000 $2,000,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $1,250,000 $1,000,000
Hip replacement surgeries Stevens v. Bronx Cross County Medical Group, 681 N.Y.S.2d 531 (1st Dept. 1998) 21 *Past and Future Pain and Suffering $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Liver injury Sugrim v. City of New York, 697 N.Y.S.2d 314 (2d Dept. 1999) 5 *Past Pain and Suffering $2,750,000 $1,500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $4,000,000 $2,000,000
Gun shot wounds resulting in reflex sympathetic dystrophy of left arm, necessitating nerve graft and resulting in paralysis and implantation of dorsal column stimulator Summerville v. City of New York, 257 A.D.2d 566 (2d Dept. 1999) 30 *Past Pain and Suffering(5-6 Years) $1,000,000 $500,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $3,000,000 $1,500,000
Permanent learning disability; insomnia; severe headaches; cognitive impairment Taggart v. Levine, 671 N.Y.S.2d 978 (1st Dept. 1998) 46 *Past Pain and Suffering $200,000 $200,000
*Future Pain and Suffering $100,000 $100,000
Perforation of common bile duct resulting in (1) hemorrhagic pancreatic (2) plegmon (3) pancreatic abscess (4) acute pancreatitis which caused cancellation of gall bladder surgery. Numerous additional surgeries (1) emergency surgery to remove pancreatic abscess and remove large portion of pancreas (2) Drainage and Debridement surgeries and Ileostomy (3) Surgery to reverse Ileostomy (4) Surgery to repair incisional hernia. Diagnosed as an insulin-requiring diabetic as a result of complete removal or damage to pancreas. Lieberman v. Maimonides Medical Ctr., 278 A.D.2d 203 (2nd Dep’t. 2000) 35 Past Pain & Suffering for 10 years, 2 moths & 22 days. $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Future Pain & Suffering 20 years $2,000,000 $2,000,000

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