SOME OF OUR VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS*
$3,000,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Train Accident – After years of vigorous litigation, on the eve of trial the New York City Transit Authority finally agreed to accept responsibility for running over our client with a subway train at an uptown Manhattan subway station after our client had previously fallen onto the tracks. Although the motorman operating the train attempted to claim that our client jumped in front of the train, we were prepared to show that the motorman who was operating the train falsified his report and should have seen him on the tracks as he was approaching the station. This was still a very difficult case notwithstanding that our client’s injuries required amputation of his lower legs because a jury may very well have attributed significant fault to our client for falling onto the tracks. (Hernandez v. New York City Transit Authority – New York County)
$2,000,000.00 – VERDICT: Premises Negligence – A jury held the sponsor of a company picnic liable for causing the loss of eyesight in our client’s eye after he had been struck with a bottle rocket that was ignited during a July 4th picnic. We were able to prove that the sponsor failed to properly manage and supervise the picnic at which time fireworks were permitted to be ignited without any proper supervision. (Gonzalez v. John B. Lovett & Assoc. – Bronx County)
$1,800,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Labor Law Construction Accident- A General Contractor responsible for managing and overseeing the construction of a major federal governmental building in Manhattan agreed to pay for our client’s pain, suffering and loss of wages incurred while we were awaiting a trial in Supreme Court where our client who was in his 50’s fell while descending from an improperly secured ladder without proper safety equipment as required under Section 240 of the Labor Law. (Barrett v. Leon D. Dematteis Construction Corp.- Queens County)
$1,200,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – In a protracted and hard fought case pending in the Albany New York area, we were successful in persuading the insurance companies for a hospital and various private doctors to settle the case involving our 6 year old client who was suffering from rare eye cancer that was not timely diagnosed which allowed it to metastasize causing death. We claimed the child’s pediatrician should have acted sooner in order to refer the child to a specialist. Additionally, we were also able to show that the specialists eventually seen by the child in succession incorrectly and inappropriately relied on each other instead of formulating opinions based on heralding signs and symptoms including the child’s deteriorating condition which required immediate diagnostic testing. ( 2015 Confidentiality Agreement which prevents further information- Albany County)
$1,028,000.00 – VERDICT: Motor Vehicle Accident – Motorist found liable for negligently backing up out of a parking space which resulted in our 66-year-old client being struck while lawfully proceeding in a crosswalk. Her injuries included a fracture to the knee which required surgery but due to an unrelated medical condition, she was prevented from proceeding with the surgery, resulting in protracted pain and suffering. (Schulman v. Sabbagh – Kings County)
$2,000,000.00 – VERDICT: Landlord Negligence/Unsafe Building – After a trial resulting in a verdict, it was previously agreed that the insurance company representing a landlord would pay the $1,000,000.00 figure pursuant to a high/low settlement agreement ($1,000,000.00 high) as a result of the landlord’s negligence in failing to provide proper front door locks at the entrance to a residential building which resulted in our client being viciously attacked in the stairwell as she was attempting to go to her apartment. Her injuries included multiple stab wounds with significant and disfiguring scars. (Sylvester v. Mayer – Kings County)
$927,000.00 – VERDICT: Sidewalk Accident – Mr. Perlman was retained as trial counsel to try a case involving a client who was caused to fall on a public sidewalk located in front of a bodega in Brooklyn where the sidewalk was badly broken. Notwithstanding Plaintiff’s full knowledge of the broken sidewalk because she visited the area on a daily basis, we were able to successfully argue that the adjacent Defendant building owner’s failure to repair the location over a substantial period of time was the cause of the accident as opposed to our client’s reasonable effort to avoid falling as she was required to walk over this defective sidewalk. The Plaintiff suffered a fracture to her ankle resulting in protracted pain and suffering. (Pitchford v. Freed – Kings County)
$1,225,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Motor Vehicle Accident – In a case referred to our office by another law firm, we were able to achieve a settlement close to trial after aggressively litigating the case against the City of New York where we were prepared to prove that a New York City police van was being driven recklessly down a Brooklyn street which resulted in a heavy impact with the SUV occupied by our two young clients who were seated in the rear passenger seat. Although the medical treatment rendered following the accident did not show any significant trauma to the head or brain notwithstanding that these young children were ejected from the vehicle onto a sidewalk, we were prepared to prove through our retained medical experts, expert engineer and other witnesses that the young boys did suffer from traumatic brain injury and did manifest symptoms and other traits associated with traumatic brain injuries. (Nicholas v. The City of New York – Kings County)
$1,392,335.00 – VERDICT: Sidewalk Fall – Mr. Perlman was retained as trial counsel for the plaintiff/client by her original lawyer when the insurance company for the defendant refused to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement where the plaintiff/client suffered knee injuries after she was caused to fall on a broken sidewalk in front of a Manhattan apartment building owned by defendant. Defendant tried to blame the broken sidewalk on his ground floor tenant who was receiving beverage deliveries that he claimed caused the broken sidewalk. Under applicable law in the City of New York, Mr. Perlman successfully proved that nobody other than the defendant building owner had the responsibility to repair the public sidewalk regardless of who caused the defective conditions. Notwithstanding attempts by defendant during the trial to minimize the extent of plaintiff’s knee injuries along with falsely suggesting that maybe plaintiff fell at a different location, the jury found that defendant was 100% responsible for all of plaintiff’s harms and losses relating to her injuries. The jury also refused to apportion any responsibility of the fall to the plaintiff herself even though defense counsel tried to argue that she should have seen the broken area prior to walking over it. ( Mata v. 167 8th Ave. LLC. – Kings County)
$1,715,000.00 – VERDICT: Municipal Premises Liability – A Brooklyn jury agreed with Mr. Perlman that the City of New York Department of Sanitation failed to properly maintain and inspect its own garage where the Plaintiff was required to perform his duties which resulted in the continued presence of dangerous grease and oil on the floor causing the Plaintiff to slip and fall, resulting in a significant fracture to the shoulder and a head injury, resulting in post-traumatic seizures. (LaGuardia v. The City of New York – Kings County)
$1,325,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Motor Vehicle Accident – We were able to achieve a significant settlement notwithstanding difficult liability where our client attempted to cross a busy street and was struck by a motor vehicle which resulted in multiple fractures and a closed head injury. (Campanale v. Hansman – New York County)\
$1,250,000.00- SETTLEMENT: Motor Vehicle Accident- Our client who was rear ended suffered substantial cervical neck injuries requiring disc surgery which resulted in protracted pain and suffering. We were successful in getting the insurance carrier for the offending vehicle to agree to settle our client’s claim without the need to engage in protracted litigation in Court. ( Romito)
$500,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Sidewalk Fall – Mr. Perlman was retained as trial counsel by another lawyer when the New York City Housing Authority refused to settle where the client was caused to fall on a defective public sidewalk in front of a Housing Authority building resulting in a fracture with nerve injuries. On the eve of trial, Defendant Housing Authority agreed to accept responsibility by settling the case. (Vera v. New York City Housing Authority – Bronx County)
$1,250,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – In an extremely difficult case where an employee of a downtown Brooklyn movie theater unilaterally decided to assault our client with a gun that nobody knew he had, we were prepared to prove that the owner and operator of the theater should have been aware of certain circumstances leading up to the shooting, putting them on notice of a dangerous employee at the theater. (Thompson v. Regal Entertainment Group – Kings County)
$750,000.00 – VERDICT: Dental Malpractice – A jury agreed with our claim that a dentist deviated from good and accepted dental care when he failed to properly identify the location of an adjacent nerve located in the area where he was extracting a tooth in a young adult thereby resulting in nerve damage, causing numbness, loss of taste and constant drooling. (Confidentiality Agreement preventing further information)
$700,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – In a case involving a middle aged woman who went in for routine Laparoscopic surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries ( salpingo-oophorectomy), there was an injury/insult to her ureter which was realized days later requiring emergent care with follow-up surgery at a different hospital. We claimed the surgeon did not have the requisite skill or knowledge required to perform the surgery laparoscopically which resulted in the surgeon clipping the ureter necessitating repair. The Defendant Hospital and physician claimed the injury/insult was a typical and unavoidable risk associated with the surgery. (2016- Confidentiality Agreement which prevents further information- Bronx County)
$737,500.00- SETTLEMENT: Dental Malpractice- After completion of the Defendant Periodontist’s deposition, the insurance carrier for the doctor agreed to pay this substantial sum where there was failed implant surgery which further resulted in infection and bone loss requiring further surgery in a middle aged woman ( 2014 Confidentiality Agreement preventing further information)
$380,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – Defendant accepted responsibility as we were prepared to prove that our 10-year-old client was not properly supervised in a residential backyard which resulted in her falling from an elevated height on top of a water slide that was not being supervised by any adult which resulted in a fracture of her upper arm (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Nassau County)
$850,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – A well known hospital in Brooklyn agreed to accept responsibility by settling a case involving our client who was a young, single registered nurse who presented herself to the Emergency Room in severe abdominal pain and notwithstanding appropriate diagnostic testing, including radiological studies, the hospital failed to timely diagnose a duodenal/intestinal perforation thereby resulting in her death. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Kings County)
$500,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: School Lack of Supervision – In a very difficult case, the Board of Education of the City of New York finally agreed to accept responsibility where our client was assaulted by another student who spontaneously pulled out a gun and shot our client in the back. We were prepared to prove that the school failed to properly supervise students in- between classes pursuant to their procedures, policies and regulations, thereby resulting in the assault and shooting. (North v. The City of New York and the Board of Education of the City of New York – Kings County)
$750,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Construction Accident – Our client sustained a fracture to his calcaneus bone in his foot necessitating surgery after he was caused to fall from an unsecured ladder due to the violation of New York State Labor Law regulating the owner of the building during construction. (Derevjanik v. Fishman – Bronx County)
$350,000.00 – VERDICT: School Negligence – A jury agreed with our claim that the Board of Education was negligent in failing to properly train and supervise its own school security officer who attempted to restrain our client during a student fight with the use of a walkie-talkie at which time our client sustained a fracture of the jaw after the school security officer struck him with the walked-talkie in the mouth in order to break up a fight. (Topsy v. The City of New York and the New York City Board of Education – Kings County)
$300,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – A well known Brooklyn Hospital run by the City of New York agreed to accept responsibility for deviating from good and accepted medical care when our pregnant client was discharged from the Emergency Room in spite of continuing to complain of abdominal pain and symptoms consistent with pre-term labor. As a result of failing to receive further care and treatment, our client suffered a spontaneous miscarriage after her discharge from the hospital. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Kings County)
$250,000.00 – SETTLEMENT AFTER VERDICT: Dog Bite – A Nassau County jury found the owner of a dog responsible for the dog’s vicious propensities which resulted in our client being knocked into the street and suffering a fracture to her femur after the dog jumped onto her as she was walking her own dog down the street. (Palatnick v. Higgins, et ano – Nassau County).
$809,950.00 – VERDICT: Construction Accident – A Manhattan jury found the owner of a building responsible for failing to provide adequate and proper safety devices, including a harness, to our client which was required under the Labor Law which unfortunately resulted in his fall from an elevated height to the floor below, causing him a fracture of the ankle with ongoing chronic pain. (Hughes v. East 60th Street Associates, LP – New York County).
$650,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Sidewalk Accident – When the insurance carrier for the owner of a private residential building failed to make a reasonable offer in order to settle this case involving a 62-year-old woman who was caused to fall due to a defective sidewalk in front of the building resulting in a fracture with surgery and nerve damages, Mr. Perlman was retained as trial counsel by another law office. After preparing the case for trial and taking all necessary steps in order to prove responsibility of the landlord for the ill-repaired sidewalk, further negotiations led to this settlement. (Burch v. Bedford Stuyvesant NSA1 Redevelopment Co. – Kings County)
$350,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Boat/Ship Negligence – When our client was struck in the eye with a fishing hook on-board a commercial pleasure fishing vessel in the ocean off the coast of Brooklyn resulting in a significant eye injury, we were prepared to prove during trial that improper and insufficient instructions and protocol on-board the vessel by the crew resulted in our client sustaining injuries when another patron fishing with a line supplied by the defendant struck him in the eye. (DeStefano v. Explorer Charters, Ltd. – Kings County)
$260,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Unsafe Building Premises – Our client was caused to slip and fall in the elevator bank area of her residential building due to a wet floor that did not contain a mat which was caused by other persons tracking in outside elements from an exterior catwalk which contained additional outside apartments. We were able to successfully argue that the landlord was negligent in failing to place down slip-proof mats inside the door leading from the exterior catwalk. Our client sustained an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative neck and back problems in addition to a connective tissue injury in her right wrist. (Joshua v. Park City Estates Tenants Corp. – Queens County)
$225,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Nursing Home Negligence – This was an extremely difficult case which was settled after jury selection after the Defendant nursing home had steadfastly refused to accept responsibility for a hip fracture sustained by our client who chose to leave her bed unassisted in order to go the bathroom after she had made repeated attempts to summon assistance from the nursing staff which were continuously ignored. We were prepared to prove during trial that our client had a right to maintain her dignity by choosing to use the toilet facilities rather than defecate in her own bed. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – New York County)
$400,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Dog Bite and Attack – This case was brought to a successful conclusion when the Defendant agreed to accept liability for the vicious attack of a dog which escaped the Defendant’s fenced-in area, resulting in our 79-year-old client sustaining multiple severe lacerations to her scalp and face in addition to a fracture of her wrist. (Park v. Queens Garden Center – Queens County).
$250,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Legal Malpractice – Our client who was initially injured when struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle retained his first attorney who committed a calendar error, resulting in his case being dismissed which thereby resulted in his inability to proceed further against the owner and operator of the motor vehicle which struck him and were responsible for his accident. We were able to successfully claim that his first attorney mistakenly and negligently allowed his case against the owner and operator of the vehicle to be permanently dismissed which thereby resulted in a successful legal malpractice claim against that attorney. (Borelli v. Fratello & Fox, P.C. – Suffolk County)
$375,000.00 – VERDICT: School Negligence – In this case where liability was very tenuous and difficult to prove, our 14-year-old client was struck by a motor vehicle traveling on a public street adjacent to his public school which resulted in a fracture of the right ankle. The City of New York denied any responsibility, claiming that our client was struck because he walked into the street with oncoming traffic even though he was outside of the school with fellow students that were being supervised by their teacher. Only subsequent to the jury returning a verdict in favor of our client as a result of a finding that the teacher failed to properly supervise the students when crossing the street did the City of New York agree to pay fair compensation for our client’s injuries. (Petrov v. The Board of Education of the City of New York – Queens County)
$175,000.00 – VERDICT: Bus Company Negligence – Defendant bus company refused to offer any settlement in a case where our client slipped on a step which was worn away while alighting from the bus during inclement weather, resulting in a fracture of the ankle. Our client always maintained that the step from which she fell was worn, creating a slippery condition even though we had no evidence other than her word. After presenting evidence during a full trial, a jury agreed that the defendant was negligent in failing to properly maintain and inspect the bus thereby contributing to the accident. (Argo v. Queens Surface Corp. – Queens County)
$250,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – We were able to obtain an expedited settlement against a major New York City hospital as a result of its failure in properly treating and diagnosing a 9-year-old child who presented to the hospital on two separate occasions with abdominal pain which was diagnosed three days later by her primary care physician as a perforated appendix. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Kings County)
$950,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Motor Vehicle Accident – While operating his motor vehicle, our client was struck in the rear by another vehicle causing him to lose control and strike the median on the roadway. The client was compelled to undergo surgery on his cervical spine in order to relieve chronic neck pain. Our office was able to reach an early settlement prior to the commencement of a lawsuit which resulted in a structured settlement providing for a lump sum payment and additional monthly payments in excess of $1,000,000.00 for our client. (In Re: Claim of Romito v. GE Auto)
$910,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Accident – This case involved a wrongful death action as a result of the decedent who was struck by a motor vehicle when he exited his vehicle on a street in order to aid another motorist who was in a disabled vehicle. Only after vigorously prosecuting this lawsuit did the insurance carrier for the offending motor vehicle offer almost its entire insurance policy covering the vehicle. (Katz v. U-Save Auto Rental of America, Inc. – Bronx County)
$525,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Motor Vehicle Accident – Our 74-year-old client was innocently walking on the public sidewalk at which time two motor vehicles on the adjacent street were involved in a collision, causing one of the vehicles to mount the sidewalk and strike our client, thereby resulting in a hip and right ankle fractures. (Krasinski v. Koppe – Nassau County).
$275,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Sidewalk Accident – After ongoing litigation, we were able to successfully conclude a case involving our client who was caused to slip and fall on a slippery public sidewalk in front of the entrance to the adjacent dental office which was owned by the Defendant. After the Defendant claimed that he had cleaned the snow and ice off the public sidewalk in front of his dental clinic, we were prepared to prove that the evidence showed otherwise, thereby justifying compensation to our client who sustained a fracture of the ankle, resulting in pain and suffering. (David v. Maskell, et al. – Kings County)
$850,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Accident – Notwithstanding that our client was a young child who ran out between parked cars on a residential street in the Bronx at which time he was struck by a bus, we were able to successfully litigate his case and reach an amicable settlement with the insurance carrier for the defendants. Our client sustained a closed head injury from which he made a remarkable recovery, enabling him to return to normal school activity and physical activity following the accident. (Murray v. Autobus, Inc., et al. – Bronx County)
$525,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – During trial, evidence was presented that the Defendant hospital which had performed gastric bypass surgery upon our client failed to have its staff take proper steps in order to prevent our client from suffering decubitus ulcers/sores subsequent to the surgery while she was still admitted to the hospital. After presenting further proof that the Defendant hospital did not maintain proper beds and equipment to provide the required care necessary to our client who was a heavy set patient, a confidential settlement was reached during trial. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Bronx County)
$200,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Legal Malpractice – Our client had initially retained an attorney to handle a closing relating to his purchase of a primary residential home for his family. As this home was new construction and it was claimed that there were a number of defects, the law required our client’s initial attorney to notify the builder pursuant to statutory law of these defects as a condition precedent to our client being able to sue the builder if the defects were not cured. When the attorney failed to serve the required notice and other documentation on the home builder, our client lost his rights to sue the home builder for the defects. Our office was able to successfully proceed with a legal malpractice claim against the client’s initial attorney which resulted in the insurance carrier for his initial attorney compensating our client for the costs necessary in order to repair all of the defects. (Shepard v. Fitzgerald – Suffolk County).
$640,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Elevator Accident – Our client was required to undergo surgery on his shoulder and his neck after our client was injured when he was in the Defendant’s freight elevator while performing his employment at the building he worked at when the elevator malfunctioned, shooting past the top floor and into an overhead structure in the building. (Dzopalic v. 540 Madison Avenue Associates – New York County).
$800,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – Our office was able to achieve a settlement in a case where a Defendant doctor failed to timely diagnose a rare blood disorder resulting in the death of the decedent. In this difficult case, the Defendant doctor argued that proper and reasonable medical care was given as there were no symptoms manifested by the patient which would give rise to considering the rare blood disorder. We were prepared to show that the Defendant doctor should have considered the rare blood disorder as a differential diagnosis when presented with the decedent’s symptoms. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Queens County)
$450,000.00 – VERDICT: Podiatric Malpractice – After trial, a jury agreed that the Defendant podiatrist failed to provide proper care and attention when performing surgery on our client for the removal of a bunion which resulted in the development of an infection necessitating removal of a portion of bone in our client’s first metatarsal. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Kings County)
$235,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Defective Sidewalk – When our 88-year-old client who was still employed as a piano teacher caught her heel in a defective grate cover on the public sidewalk causing her to fall and sustain a pelvic fracture, we commenced an action against Consolidated Edison which owned and maintained the grate and the structure underneath the grate claiming it had failed to properly inspect, maintain and repair the defective grate. The case was settled during the discovery phase of the lawsuit after we were prepared to show that ConEd did not perform proper inspections of the area in question. (Wexler v. Consolidated Edison – New York County).
$225,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Unsafe Building – This case was settled on the eve of trial at which time we were prepared to proceed to trial in order to prove that the landlord owner of a residential building in the Bronx failed to properly maintain the apartment ceiling that existed in the bedroom where our client was residing. The ceiling had collapsed while he was sleeping, resulting in a connective tissue injury to his shoulder, requiring surgery. The landlord claimed that there was absolutely no notice of anything wrong with the ceiling which would have led him to undertake any repair(s) of that ceiling. (Nembhard v. Fordham Holding Corp. – Bronx County).
$175,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Day Camp Negligence – In a very difficult case that was strenuously contested, our office was prepared to prove during a trial that our 9-year-old client sustained fractures to both of his wrists due to the camp’s negligence in failing to properly supervise the children campers. The camp had claimed that it did nothing wrong when our client proceeded to climb onto a railing which was not part of any individual play item on a jungle gym and it was not expected that the child would climb there. Unfortunately, our client fell off of the railing from an elevated height, sustaining these injuries. Only after we were prepared to show that the camp counselors failed to watch the campers who were permitted to play tag on a play system at elevated heights did the camp offer to negotiate an amicable settlement in the case. (Porcelli v. Crestwood Country Day School – Nassau County)
$310,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – Our client, who was employed by the New York City Sanitation Department, sustained nerve injuries in his left hand after he was caused to slip and fall on a greasy and oily floor surface which we claimed the defendant, The City of New York, failed to properly clean, maintain and inspect prior to the accident. Only during trial after Mr. Perlman presented necessary proof concerning circumstances surrounding the accident did the City of New York finally agree to accept responsibility by reaching an amicable settlement. (Smith v. The City of New York – Kings County)
$300,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – When the lower court improperly dismissed the plaintiff’s lawsuit claiming he was not entitled to sue his employer, The City of New York, the appellate court overturned the relevant law and the lower court decision was overturned as well, resulting in our client being able to proceed with his lawsuit due to the City of New York’s negligence which caused an accident resulting in lower back injuries to our client. Shortly prior to trial as we were prepared to prove negligence against the City of New York, the parties were able to reach an amicable settlement. (Virgilio v. The City of New York – Queens County)
$200,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Motor Vehicle/Truck Accident – This was an extremely difficult case in order to prove liability where our client struck the rear of a parked 18-wheeler truck that was stopped on the shoulder of a Long Island Expressway exit ramp in Suffolk County. Our client sustained a lower extremity fracture. When the lower court initially dismissed our client’s lawsuit holding that the only negligent party was our client because he struck the rear of the parked 18-wheeler truck, we successfully appealed the case in the higher court which overturned the lower court leading to this settlement after we were prepared to show that the operator of the 18-wheeler truck was illegally parked on the exit ramp in addition to failing to comply with various federal rules and regulations relating to interstate trucking. (Wilson v. Rojas – Suffolk County)
$345,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical malpractice – In this difficult case, our office represented a woman who claimed that the Defendant OB/GYN doctor that delivered her third child by caesarean section performed an unwanted, yet reversible, sterilization of our client without her consent. Our office was prepared to proceed to trial to show that there was no credible evidence which would give any reasonable person the notion that our client wanted her fallopian tubes tied nor was there any credible evidence that there was informed consent giving rise to the procedure. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – New York County)
$250,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Dental Malpractice – After years of contentious litigation where the Defendant dentist denied any wrongdoing, we were able to successfully conclude this case involving our client who was being treated by a dentist over a number of years for the same condition which required restorative work that was never properly performed or effective in order to treat her condition. As a result, our client developed a serious infection and the loss of two teeth and protracted pain. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Kings County)
$350,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – In this highly contested case, Mr. Perlman was retained as trial counsel by another law office when the insurance carrier for a landlord who owned a two-family house with a driveway refused to accept responsibility for a defective driveway which caused our client to fall and sustain aggravation of a pre-existing back injury in addition to a fracture of her toe. Only during trial when we were presenting evidence in order to prove the landlord’s negligence as well as other proof was an amicable settlement reached by the parties. (Merced v. Estate of Glick – Kings County)
$240,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Sidewalk Accident – This was an extremely difficult case resulting in contentious litigation between the parties where our client was the victim of a trip and fall on a very slight mis-leveled, uneven sidewalk which was caused by an improperly laid marble slab adjacent to the Defendant’s commercial office building. We were prepared to proceed to trial in order to prove that although this defect was minimal in terms of the ability to see it from a distance, that very fact created the danger, resulting in the trip and fall, causing our client a fracture of her upper extremity with significant pain and suffering. (Cassidy v. Lexreal Associates, et al. – New York County)
$240,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises/Store Liability – Only after the commencement of trial did the insurance carrier for TJ Maxx Department Stores accept responsibility where we were prepared to prove that store-employee negligence led to our client tripping and falling over hangers which has been left on the floor in the customer area of the store, resulting in a connective tissue injuries to our client’s shoulder and knee. (Davis v. TJX Companies – Kings County)
$320,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – We were able to reach a successful settlement in this difficult case where our client fell towards the bottom of a set of carpeted steps inside a catering hall where there did not exist a long enough handrail enabling her to prevent her fall which resulted in a significant shoulder injury. (DiGiovanni v. 514 86th Street, LLC – Kings County)
$172,500.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – When our client went to go to the bathroom and was caused to slip and fall on a wet condition located on the floor a restaurant resulting in a fracture of her wrist, the Defendant restaurant initially refused to accept responsibility, claiming that it was not aware of any accident nor could it be responsible for any wet condition it was never informed about or had reason to discover prior to the accident. Subsequent to a number of depositions of employees of the restaurant during litigation, we were prepared to prove that the restaurant should have been aware of the dangerous condition prior to our client’s accident. (Eckstein v. Rosa Mexicano USQ, LLC, et al. – New York County)
$200,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Excessive Police Force – While performing his security guard duties in a Manhattan office building, our client requested a New York City police officer to follow building procedure and sign a logbook which was required for everyone entering the building. When the police officer refused and forcibly assaulted our client, throwing him to the ground while our client lawfully tried to perform his functions as a security guard, our client sustained a fracture to his wrist. During litigation of the lawsuit, the parties were able to reach an amicable settlement. (Ferran v. The City of New York, et al. – New York County)
$750,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice – In a vigorously defended case, a Defendant medical group and doctor claimed they were not responsible for an emergent condition that arose with respect to our client who had pre-existing peripheral vascular disease. We claimed that the medical group and Defendant doctor within the group did not recognize our client’s symptoms evidencing a lower extremity blockage caused by a blood clot which was preventing flow of oxygen to his lower extremity. When our client’s symptoms worsened he went to a local hospital which correctly diagnosed him, however, a portion of his lower extremity could not be saved and amputation was required due to the severity of the blockage. Only during trial was Mr. Perlman successful in achieving a settlement in this difficult case. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – Kings County)
$450,000.00 – VERDICT: Bicycle Accident – This verdict was achieved during a second trial after the first trial in our favor was reversed on appeal. Our client was a bicyclist who while riding at night was struck by a motor vehicle operated by a New York City police officer who was leaving the precinct parking lot while off-duty. It was claimed our client didn’t have the required lights on the bicycle and that he struck the vehicle. Our client sustained a fracture of his clavicle, requiring surgery which resulted in a deformity and protracted pain and suffering. Defendant failed to accept responsibility until a jury after a full trial found 70% responsibility against said Defendant police officer and 30% responsibility against our client. (Carcamo v. Stein – Kings County)
$950,000.00 – VERDICT: Premises Liability – In a difficult case with highly contested liability, our client was caused to fall down two steps inside a bank where it was claimed there was extreme difficulty in visualizing the two steps due to the design and layout of the accident location which required our office to retain an expert in human visibility and perception in order to prove the difficult perceptibility that existed. Only after a jury verdict finding the defendant bank responsible under the evidence and law were the parties able to reach an amicable settlement based upon the verdict. (Ayala v. Chemical Bank – Kings County)
$150,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Unsafe Building – This involved an extremely difficult case where our client was visiting a building at which time he slipped and fell down an interior stairwell that he claimed contained urine on the steps. Notwithstanding our client’s unrelated incarceration at the time of trial which was known to the defendants, during trial with the aid of the court, we were successful in reaching the settlement. Our client had sustained a fracture of his lower extremity. Mr. Perlman was prepared to prove that the landlord failed to properly clean and maintain the building. (Martinez v. Fox Hill Associates – Richmond County
$475,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability – When our client was shot in a nightclub by an unknown perpetrator who spontaneously pulled out a gun, defendant denied responsibility, claiming the shooting could not have been prevented. We were prepared to prove that the club knew or should have known of the prior incidents of dangerous weapons inside the nightclub in addition to prior fights and assaults considering that they were checking patrons. After protracted litigation, the parties were able to reach an amicable settlement. (Quintana v. City World Enterprises, Inc, et al. – Kings County
$150,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability/Lack of Hospital Security – When our client was inappropriately touched by another patient inside a metropolitan psychiatric center, we were prepared to present evidence that there was a breakdown in the necessary and proper security measures inside said hospital which resulted in another patient entering our client’s room, resulting in emotional trauma. (Confidentiality Agreement not permitting further information – State of New York Court of Claims)
$250,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Bicycle Accident – Our client sustained a pelvic fracture while riding her bicycle to work in Queens County at which time the defendant driver of a motor vehicle negligently struck her on a busy street during the morning commute. We were able to quickly settle this matter prior to commencement of any lawsuit. (In the Matter of Silver-Frankel)
$275,000.00 – SETTLEMENT: Premises Liability/Nightclub Lack of Security – During a trial in this lawsuit, the insurance carrier for the defendant nightclub finally agreed to settle this action involving our client who was shot in the buttocks, thereby sustaining a gunshot wound. We were prepared to let a jury decide whether the nightclub failed to provide proper security as a result of allowing a patron to enter the club with a gun. (Williams v. Three Good Fellows, Inc. – Bronx County)
$109,000.00 – VERDICT: Nightclub Premises Liability – In an extremely difficult case where liability was vigorously contested by the defendant, we were able to prove to a jury that even though our client climbed up onto a large speaker to dance and then slipped and fell off breaking her ankle, the defendant owner of the Limelight disco should have been aware prior to the accident that club patrons were dancing on top of the speakers at the same time people were permitted to put their drinks on these speakers. (Nardelli v. Lansdown Investors of New York, Inc. – New York County)
*These results do not guarantee the same or similar results on any future claim or case.