$1,400,000.00 Verdict – Injuries Resulting from Motor Vehicle Accident

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Petrus Madito v. Faridun A. Normukhamedov and Sinai I, Inc. In this action, the plaintiff driver of a yellow taxicab, age 40 was struck head-on by the defendant’s 2-3 ton ambulette van.  The defendants conceded liability in their opening statement; and the case was tried to the jury on damages only. The plaintiff asserted that he was wearing his seatbelt …

$1,115,228 Verdict – Alleged Negligent Performance of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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Rena Berger & Russell Hart v. Katherine Joy Shen, MD and Westchester Medical Group, P.C. Plaintiff contended that the defendant negligently used excessive force in the performance of endoscopic sinus surgery causing a trauma that resulted in an injury to the plaintiff’s cribriform plate located at the top of her sinuses.  This resulted in a 1.5 cm opening in the plate …

$418,500.00 Settlement – Failure to Treat in the Emergency Room

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Halperin & Halperin, P.C. represented the Estate of a woman who presented to the emergency room with severe stomach pain.  She died hours later in the emergency department having received negligible treatment at best.  The cause of death was infarction (obstruction of blood supply) to the small bowel.  The patient was known to the emergency department as she had appeared on multiple occasions …

$1,150,000.00 Settlement – Mother Slain by Off-Duty NYPD Police Officer with Service Handgun

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Halperin & Halperin, P.C. represented the estate of Shirley Fontanez, who was killed by her police officer boyfriend with his service handgun.  From the NY Daily News September 14, 2016:   The city has paid $1.15 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the murder of a teen mother fatally shot in bed by her 40-year-old NYPD cop boyfriend who then …

$1,156,149.00 Verdict – Undiagnosed Laryngeal Cancer

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Lopez v. The United States of America While in federal prison, our client’s repeated complaints of nasal blockage and difficulty breathing were ignored by prison physicians.  If properly worked up, he would have been timely diagnosed with Stage I laryngeal cancer; but instead the delay caused his cancer to go unrecognized until it was Stage III.  His cancer further progressed to Stage …

$1,710,000.00 Verdict – Stomach Perforated During Endoscopy Procedure

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Frenchman v. Westchester Medical Center Improper placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy tube perforated the decedent’s stomach resulting in emergency surgery and eight months of hospitalization, and death. The published verdict from verdictsearch.com: On Oct. 3, 2001, plaintiff’s decedent , a retiree who performed part-time consulting work, underwent open heart surgery that included replacement of a tricuspid valve. The procedure was performed by …

$1,500,000.00 Verdict – Surgical Equipment Left Inside Client’s Body

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Santiago v. Arad Garan, V. Sharma, Phyllis Lynch, Carmy Guangalli and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center After a Caesarean delivery of twins, physician negligently left a sponge and surgical ring inside the body cavity. The published verdict from verdictsearch.com: On Oct. 13, 2004, plaintiff , a police officer, underwent a Caesarean delivery of twins. The delivery was performed by obstetrician Dr. Ared Garan, …