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February 2018

Patient wins $1 million settlement after botched knee surgery

February 23, 2018 in
Just after graduating college, the plaintiff, a 22-year-old woman, underwent left knee surgery to repair an ACL tendon and have a meniscal tendon transplant due to wear and tear from years of playing basketball in her youth and during college. This otherwise healthy and...
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NY HIGH COURT RULES – UTILITY IS NOT IMMUNE FROM SUIT & HURRICANE SANDY LAWSUIT CAN MOVE FORWARD

February 20, 2018 in
Queens, NY - Today the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, handed down a favorable decision allowing dozens of Rockaway residents and business owners to continue their claims against Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and National Grid for...
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Medical Malpractice Verdict Overview – $26 Million for Negligence

February 15, 2018 in
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. (SPBMC) won a $26 million medical malpractice negligence verdict last week on behalf of its client for past and future pain and suffering. The plaintiff was a 7-and-a-half-year-old girl who was born deaf, along with other health problems. She...
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$1.87 Million Settlement For a Bricklayers Union Member

February 14, 2018 in
Sullivan Papin Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C. acquired a $1,875,000 settlement during the damages trial for a 41-year old member of the Bricklayers Union who was injured while re-pointing the façade of a luxury high-rise building in New York City.  The worker was not...
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New York Will Extend Time to File Medical Malpractice Claims in Cancer Cases

February 1, 2018 in
Trust accompanies a visit to a doctor’s office or hospital. However, when a medical provider overlooks or fails to diagnose a serious medical condition, such as cancer, the consequences can be devastating. In cancer cases, a delayed diagnosis due to medical error can often...
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