Here are just a few of the verdicts and settlements Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman has won fighting for people hurt in personal injury accidents at work, at home, and in cars:
The dedication and experience of our attorneys have produced an enviable record of verdicts, jury awards and pretrial settlements. We invite you to read about some of our most significant recoveries in accident, malpractice, lead paint poisoning and product liability cases.
A settlement of $12 million was concluded for a 30-year-old laborer who sustained traumatic brain injury and multiple orthopedic injuries after scaffolding collapsed and he was struck by cement. As part of this settlement, reached with the help of the Bronx County Supreme Court, an annuity was set up to provide lifetime benefits to the plaintiff for the rest of his life. Although he had sustained a significant traumatic brain injury, he is still currently able to attend to his daily living activities without the aid of a nurse or guardian.
The 30 year old worked very hard in rehabilitation to reach a level of self-sufficiency. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., we were all quite proud of the result achieved for this young man.
After a six-week trial held in Manhattan, a combined verdict of $7.47 million was reached against a company that welded a mixing machine in a cabbage packaging plant in Chinatown. The machine, which was over fifty years old, operated similar to a washing machine and was used to extract water from washed cabbage.
About ten months after it had been welded, the machine came apart during operation and spun around the room, causing serious injury and death to four Mexican workers. Both the welding company and plaintiffs’ employer were named as defendants in the case. With the use of experts and engineering principles, as well as the testimony of the workers, our personal injury lawyers were able to demonstrate the progression of the machine’s failure, and the defendants’ responsibility for it. The jury found that each defendant was liable for the dangerous machine and unsafe working environment it created.
Jury verdict awarded $800,000 to family of a 69-year-old woman who was killed after being run over by a bus owned by New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA). The pedestrian was hit while crossing the street, and dragged almost 35 feet from the crosswalk. There were no witnesses to the accident and the bus operator was unaware that he was involved in an accident and left the scene. Forensic evidence and expert testimony helped establish how the accident occurred.
The jury found the bus driver and the NYCTA 100 percent responsible for the accident and the woman’s wrongful death, awarding her estate and family $800,000:
Reached a $5.9 million settlement for birth-related injuries against a major health care institution in New York. The case involved a young girl who suffered a permanent brain injury at birth and now requires extra care for the rest of her life.
The case was settled in accordance with the Medical Indemnity Fund that was established by the New York State Legislature in 2011. This means that, in addition to the multimillion-dollar settlement, the New York Medical Indemnity Fund will pay for all future medical costs for the girl.
Recovered $2.65 million for a baby born with brain damage as a result of obstetrical mismanagement. The physicians improperly monitored the mother’s diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy, and failed to timely perform a caesarian section when it became apparent that the baby wasn’t receiving enough oxygen during the labor.
The defense claimed that the doctors used proper procedures and that the baby’s diagnosis of autism could not be linked to oxygen deprivation at birth. But attorney Evan Goldberg overcame that defense, recovering compensation for the disabled child and her family.
A $1.87 million settlement was reached at the end of trial, during jury deliberations, for a child who sustained nerve injury to her shoulder and arm during birth. When her mother came to the hospital for labor and delivery, the physicians assigned to her care were faced with “shoulder dystocia,” a situation where one of the shoulders gets stuck in the pelvis during delivery. When this obstetrical emergency develops, there are standard maneuvers which are used to extract the baby and avoid injury, with varying levels of success.
Testimony by the father as to his observations in the delivery room, testimony by experts, and admissions made by the defendants during trial established that the defendants applied excessive force to the baby’s head and neck, thereby injurying the child during birth and causing erb’s palsy.