knee-surgery

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 active young woman was shocked when she woke up from surgery…

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Breezy point fire lawsuit

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 property damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy.  Despite overwhelming evidence forecasting unprecedented…

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Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & 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 was one of two twin girls born in 2010. Symptoms…

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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 provided with a scaffold that could be lowered to ground level…

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