Our Successes

The attorneys at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman have helped won some of the highest verdicts & settlements in New Jersey for personal injury, malpractice, class actions and many other types of cases. Below are many of our verdicts and settlements*:

$300 million Product Liability

$300 Million Benicar Mass Tort Settlement.

Mazie Slater was lead counsel in a $300 million settlement for thousands of lawsuits involving the drug Benicar.

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$166 million Personal Injury

$166 million verdict for negligence against New Jersey child protection agency

This is the largest personal injury jury verdict in New Jersey history.  The New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) failed to remove an infant boy from his parents’ home despite medical evidence of child abuse by his father, and his father’s extensive criminal record.  The boy suffered permanent  and severe brain damage caused by his father’s savage beating.  
Click here to watch the videos and read the various news stories covering this landmark personal injury jury verdict.  The appellate court reversed the judgment, finding that the DYFS defendants were all statutorily immune from lawsuit liability.

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$135 million Personal Injury

$135 million verdict for alcohol liability lawsuit involving a multibillion-dollar international food and beverage company that sells beer at Giants Stadium

This is the second largest personal injury jury verdict in New Jersey history.  The company sold alcohol to a visibly drunk fan, who later caused a car accident that paralyzed a 7-year old girl. This case was later remanded by the appellate court, and subsequently settled prior to a new trial.
Click here to read various stories around the nation about this landmark verdict.

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$80 million Class Action

Volkswagen, Audi to pay $80M to settle suits over leaks, faulty drainage

$80 million class action settlement against auto manufacturers Volkswagen and Audi.Volkswagen and Audi agreed to pay out more than $80 million to settle a pair of class action lawsuits over leaky sunroofs and faulty drainage systems involving 3 million automobiles built between 1997 and 2009. The settlement was approved by U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz.

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$68 million Product Liability

$68 million jury verdict against C.R. Bard

This was a trial in which we won $68 million for one of our clients against C.R. Bard for a defective pelvic mesh medical device.  The verdict was for $33 million in compensatory damages and $35 million in punitive damages.

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$39 million Class Action

$39 million class action settlement

Sutter v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Physician Class Action settlement. Under the settlement agreement, Horizon BCBSNJ has committed to implement significant business practice improvements related to physicians to increase transparency in payment of claims, reduce administrative overhead, and improve interactions between the health plan and physicians. These improvements will help enhance the efficiency and quality of the health care delivery system in New Jersey.

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$38.5 million Class Action

$38.5 million class action settlement against Honda and Acura for defects in air conditioning systems.

This was a class action we filed against Honda for defects in its minivans. Honda Will Pay $38.5M To Settle Suits Alleging A.C. Malfunction.

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$35 million Commercial Litigation

Liquidator Upheld In Denial of $35M Asbestos Claim

Mazie Slater successful in Appellate Division upholding denial of $35 million claim against insolvent insurer.

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$33.9 million Product Liability

$33.9 Million Product Liability Settlement

This was a confidential settlement involving a worker injured by a defective product in the workplace. This is the largest product liability settlement in New Jersey history.

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$19.2 million Personal Injury

$19.2 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death and Burn Injury

This is a case in which a natural gas explosion in a home caused severe burn injuries to several of our clients, three of whom died from their burn injuries.  This is the largest settlement for a burn injury in New Jersey history.

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$18.5 million Medical Malpractice

$18.5 Million Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict for Delayed C-section

This was a case in which the plaintiff was experiencing fetal distress during labor, but the defendant physicians failed to call for a timely C-section. As a result of the delayed C-section, the child was born with cerebral palsy. After a 4 week jury trial, the jury rendered an $18.5 million verdict. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the largest birth injury delayed C-section recoveries in New Jersey history.

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$15.75 million Accounting Malpractice

$15.75 Million Settlement of Accounting Malpractice Case

This case involved allegations that malpractice by an accounting firm resulted in erroneous financial statements, which allegedly allowed an insolvent company to continue in business. The case settled for $15.75 million, which brought the total recovery by our law firm in litigation relating to the insolvent company to $25 million.

$15.3 million Commercial Litigation

$15.3 million verdict against insurance company

Driven by coverage issues, lawyers reach multimillion-dollar settlement of malpractice suits against N.Y. tristate area’s king of laser eye surgery.

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$15 million Product Liability

$15 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson

This was a hard-fought trial in which we won $15 million for one of our clients against Johnson & Johnson for a defective pelvic mesh medical device.

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$14.7 million Personal Injury

$14.7 Million Personal Injury Settlement

In this case the plaintiff suffered Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, as well as peroneal nerve dysfunction, as a result of a car running over his foot.

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$12.75 million Personal Injury

$12.75 million settlement for a man hit by a bus which caused a brain injury.

This case involved a man in his 40’s who was hit by a New Jersey Transit bus while crossing the street. Our client suffered numerous injuries, including a brain injury.  This is believed to be one of the largest settlements ever paid by New Jersey Transit.

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$12.5 million Product Liability

$12.5 million jury verdict for pelvic mesh

This case is one of more than 40,000 pending against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon around the country, for injuries suffered by victims of the Prolift and the other similar pelvic mesh devices sold by Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon.  After a three week trial the jury awarded $12.5 million, consisting of $5.5 million in compensatory and $7 million in punitive damages.

 

$12 million Medical Malpractice

$12 million medical malpractice verdict for death

This case involved medical malpractice committed by an oral surgeon whose negligence resulted in the death of a 21-year old man within 12 hours after having his wisdom teeth removed. The oral surgeon knew that his patient had an immunity disorder which precluded any surgery or other dental work, yet performed the procedure anyway. A Middlesex County jury returned a verdict in favor of the man’s family. With interest, the jury’s verdict will exceed $12 million. It is believed that this is the largest oral surgery malpractice verdict in New Jersey and one of the largest in the U.S. history.

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$11.24 million Product Liability

$11.24 million settlement

Our client suffered quadriplegia in an accident involving the product. The case settled for the sum of $11.24 million. The specific facts of the case and the terms of the settlement are confidential

$11 million Product Liability

$11 million jury verdict for defective medical device

This was the first pelvic mesh jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson in the country.

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$10 million Personal Injury

$10 million jury verdict for failure to provide police protection

This Action was brought on behalf of a young child who was severely burned by a Molotov Cocktail explosive device that was thrown into the bedroom of his family’s apartment by an unapprehended perpetrator. The jury awarded $10,000,000. in compensatory and punitive damages, which award was reduced by the trial judge to $2,400,000. and affirmed on appeal. The jury found that the police broke their promise to the victim’s family to put surveillance on their home on the night of the attack in order to catch the perpetrator in light of prior similar incidents and pending threats against a family member.

$9.7 million Medical Malpractice

$9.7 million verdict for medical malpractice

This was a case on behalf of a man who suffered a severe pelvic injury while donating bone marrow. The jury awarded this amount after a one-week trial against the two hematologist-oncologists who performed the operation. The verdict was later reduced by the trial judge to $1.4 million, based on the judge’s finding that the jury award was so high that it shocked the judicial conscience. The case then settled for an undisclosed amount.

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$9 million Product Liability

$9 million settlement

This was a case involving a defective product which caused severe injuries. The terms of the case are confidential.

$7.8 million Product Liability

$7.8 million settlement of a product liability lawsuit involving a defective ride at an amusement park which resulted in the deaths of two persons

The case involved claims that the ride was improperly designed and manufactured, which resulted in our two clients being ejected from it. The case settled for the sum of $7.8 million. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

$7.5 million Personal Injury

$7.5 million medical malpractice settlement

This was a case involving failure of doctors and nurses to identify and report child abuse involving an infant.

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$7.25 million Professional Malpractice

$7.25 Million for Actuarial Malpractice

The case involved claims brought by the New Jersey Banking & Insurance Department on behalf of an insolvent New Jersey insurance company against the company’s outside actuaries. The Complaint alleged that the insurance company relied on its outside actuaries to calculate how much money it should set aside for property and casualty reserves, but that the calculations were too low resulting in the insurance company sustaining substantial losses. The case settled for $7.25 million after mediation on February 11, 2005.

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$7 million Personal Injury

$7 million settlement

This was a case in which a 56 year old carpenter was injured when a scaffold plank broke, and he fell 8 feet, suffering a fractured back and paralysis as a result.

 

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$6 million Personal Injury

$6 million settlement for a bus accident

This was a case involving a pedestrian who was run over by a school bus. As a result of the bus accident, our client suffered severe spinal injuries. The bus driver claimed that our client ran in front of the bus. Through our efforts, we were able to get the bus driver to admit that she lied to the police and that she caused the accident. This bus accident case settled for $6 million dollars.

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$5 million Personal Injury

$5 Million Settlement For Truck Accident

This was a motor vehicle accident in which our client was hit by a tractor trailer.  As a result of this accident, our client suffered severe spinal injuries, was rendered disabled, and was unable to work.  We won summary judgment on the liability portion of the case and ultimately settled this truck accident lawsuit for $5 million dollars.

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$5 million Personal Injury

$5 million settlement for wrongful death resulting from automobile accident

This was a case involving an automobile accident in which a child was killed in front of her family. The case settled prior to trial for the sum of $5 million. The identities of the parties and the specifics of the claims are confidential pursuant to the settlement agreement.

$5 million Personal Injury

$5 million jury verdict DYFS negligence

This was a jury verdict against DYFS for its negligence in failing to supervise an estranged father which resulted in abuse to our client.

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$4.8 million Personal Injury

$4.8 million legal malpractice settlement

Fortunato vs. Kranitz Comparet & Sarrow. This was a legal malpractice action filed against a law firm relating to its issuance of erroneous legal opinion letters to a surety bond company. As a result of the erroneous opinion letters, our client issued surety bonds for real estate limited partnerships. The claims ultimately settled for $4.8 million in cash payments and withdrawn claims against our client’s liquidating estate.

$4.75 million Medical Malpractice

$4.75 Medical Malpractice Settlement for Missed Cancer

This case involved a pathologist failing to properly diagnose our client’s cancer.  Unfortunately, the pathologist’s medical malpractice was not uncovered for 16 months.  As a result, the cancer went from Stage 1 Cancer to Stage 4 Cancer, ultimately resulting in the death of our client.

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$4.7 million Product Liability

Automobile Mechanic Severely Burned In Gas Explosion Settles for $4.7M

This case involves claims that the defendants sold and marketed a defective product which caused extensive burns to our client. The product liability allegations were that the defendants’ light was inappropriate for sale to a commercial automotive repair shop. The defective product ignited gasoline which caused extensive burn injuries to our client. This product liability/burn case settled for $4.7 million dollars.

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$4.15 million Product Liability

$4.15M for Product Liability

This was a case where plaintiff claimed to have suffered a brain injury after a hutch fell on him while he was on his desk at work. The defense experts claimed there was no brain injury, but that the plaintiff’s symptoms were all psychosomatic. Just prior to trial, the defendant settled the case for the sum of $4.15 million. Once again, the firm has achieved one of New Jersey’s top 20 verdicts/settlements for the year.

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$4.5 million Medical Malpractice

$4.5 million settlement for death of child for medical malpractice

This is a case in which the emergency room doctor failed to diagnose the child plaintiff with malaria which led to her wrongful death.

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$3.9 million Medical Malpractice

Doctor, Practice To Pay $3.9 Million in Suit Over Eye Damage During Surgery

This was a case in in which a woman underwent routine sinus surgery and the ENT surgeon negligently penetrated the orbit of the eye and cut the medial rectus muscle. The woman suffers from double vision and pain due to associated damage to the trigeminal nerve. The insurance carriers for the doctor and medical practice paid their entire insurance policies of $2 million, and the medical practice paid $1.9 million of its own funds in order to settle the case and avoid a trial.

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$3.9 million Personal Injury

$3.9 million settlement for pedestrian hit by car

This case involved a woman who was hit by a car as she was crossing the street.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.

$3.85 million Medical Malpractice

Hospital, Staff To Pay $3.85M for Giving Child Adult-Size Dose of Antifungal Drug

This was a case where a 9 year old girl was given the wrong medication while a patient at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. The medication caused the child to go into cardiac arrest, kidney failure and to develop sepsis. The hospital admitted during the case that it had committed medical/hospital malpractice, and the case settled before trial for the sum of $3.85 million.

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$3.69 million Personal Injury

$3.69 million settlement for construction accident

This is case in which our client was severely burned while on a construction site.  The case settled for $3.69 million.

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$3.55 million Personal Injury

$3.55 million dollar settlement for car accident

In this lawsuit, a 11 year old New Jersey boy was killed when another driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the vehicle his father was driving.  The father, who witnessed the entire car accident, suffered severe emotional distress in witnessing his son’s tragic death.

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$3.5 million Medical Malpractice

$3.5 million verdict for medical malpractice

This was a case on behalf of a nurse who was not advised by the hospital that employed her that she had been infected with the Hepatitis C virus while treating a patient, resulting in delayed treatment. The jury awarded this amount against the hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital. The verdict was later reduced by the trial judge, based on the judge’s finding that the jury award was so high that it shocked the judicial conscience.

$3.5 million Medical Malpractice

$3.5 million settlement for medical malpractice

This was a case involving failure to diagnose an arterial occlusion that resulted in the patient sustaining a paralyzing stroke. The treating physicians erroneously concluded that the patient was suffering from a pinched nerve, when instead the patient was having a transient ischemic attack (TIA). If treated properly, the patient would not have suffered a stroke. After four days of trial the case settled for $3.5 million.

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$3.45 million Medical Malpractice

$3.45 medical malpractice settlement

This is a confidential settlement, therefore the details cannot be disclosed.

$3.25 million Commercial Litigation

$3.25 million settlement in commercial lease dispute

This is a confidential settlement, therefore the details cannot be disclosed.

$3.18 million Personal Injury

$3.18 million settlement for Passaic River car drowning

This was a case in which a car veered off a dangerous curve on Raymond Boulevard in Newark, New Jersey, and plunged into the Passaic River. The occupants drowned when the car sunk in the river. This settlement was paid by the City of Newark on behalf of the estate of one of the women who drowned in the car.

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$3.1 million Personal Injury

$3.1 Million Settlement With City of Newark For Dangerous Condition of Roadway

This was a case in which a woman’s car veered off a Newark roadway due to its dangerous condition, resulting in the woman’s tragic drowning death; this occurred four months after another fatal accident at the same location. This case was brought under New Jersey’s restrictive Tort Claims Act.

$3 million Medical Malpractice

Widow to get $3M in hospital death

This was a case involving a death of a 40 year old man which was caused by medical malpractice by two physicians at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. After a two-week trial, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff and awarded $3 million in damages. On appeal, the Appellate Division affirmed the verdict.

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$2.8 million Personal Injury

$2.8 million settlement for wrongful death case

This was a case involving a 16 year old football player allowed to return to play before his concussion injury was healed.  While on the field he was involved in a play in which his unhealed concussion caused his death due to second impact syndrome.

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$2.75 million Medical Malpractice

$2.75 million settlement of medical malpractice action

This was a case against a radiologist, emergency room physicians, nurses, and hospital for failure to properly diagnose nerve compression due to a shoulder fracture.  The delay resulted in permanent nerve damage.

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$2.7 million Personal Injury

Orange To Pay $2.7 Million to Family For Death of Suspect in Carnegie Case

Faison vs. Orange. This was a wrongful death case in which our client was beaten by the police an ultimately died while in their custody. The case was extensively covered by the New Jersey Star Ledger, the Bergen Record and in various local newspapers and television reports, and has been described as one of the infamous police brutality cases in New Jersey history.

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$2.5 million Personal Injury

$2.5 million settlement for slip and fall

This is a confidential settlement involving a case where our client suffered severe injuries as a result of a slip and fall in a store.

$2.5 million Personal Injury

$2.5 million settlement for negligence against alarm company

Grajales v. Vanwell Electronics. This case involved claims of negligence against an alarm company for injuries sustained by a hotel clerk attacked by a mentally disturbed man while she was working an overnight shift. The alarm company failed to monitor the hotel’s security system which the company installed and maintained, and consequently the emergency panic button was not functioning. The case settled for $2.5 million on the second day of trial.

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$2.5 million Legal Malpractice

$2.5 million legal malpractice jury verdict

Integrity vs. Herzfeld & Rubin. This case involved claims of legal malpractice against Herzfeld & Rubin, a well known Park Avenue law firm. The claims related to Herzfeld & Rubin’s negligence in issuing an opinion letter which our client relied upon in entering into a limited partnership real estate transaction. After a six week jury trial, we obtained a $2.5 million verdict on behalf of our client.

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$2.3 million Personal Injury

$2.4 million judgment for breach of employment contract

Liss vs. Federal Insurance Co. This was a case in which a business company executive claimed his former company breached his employment contract by refusing to redeem his interest in the business when he resigned.

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$2.3 million Commercial Litigation

$2.3 million settlement for pedestrian injured in bus accident

In this case, we represented a man who was hit by a New Jersey Transit bus while walking his dog.  The man was then dragged by the bus and somehow miraculously survived.  The case settled for $2.3 million paid by New Jersey Transit.

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$2.125 million Personal Injury

$2.1 million settlement for worksite injury

This was a case in which our client was severely injured after a tire exploded while it was being inflated.

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$2.1 million Medical Malpractice

$2.1 million lasik malpractice settlement

Dell’Ermo vs. New Jersey Eye Center, and Joseph Dello Russo, M.D.This was a case in which we received a $2. million settlement for claims brought by a 47-year old man who was rendered legally blind due to the medical malpractice committed by prominent physician Dr. Joseph Dello Russo arising out of Lasik surgery. This is believed to be the largest Lasik malpractice recovery in New Jersey history, and one of the largest in the nation’s history.

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$2 million Personal Injury

$2 Million Verdict in Auto/Pedestrian Case Against Hudson County, New Jersey

This was a case in which a woman was struck while walking across a Hudson County street, by a transportation van owned by Hudson County, New Jersey. The woman suffered multiple serious injuries, including her neck, back, and pudendal nerve. During negotiations prior to trial the insurance company for Hudson County offered $850,000 to settle the case, and that offer was rejected. The case then went to trial and resulted in a $2 million jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

$2 million Personal Injury

$2 million settlement for drunk driving/liquor liability settlement

This is a case where our client was injured by a drunk driver.  We sued the driver, as well as the bar which served the driver alcohol.  This is known as a dram shop case.

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$2 million Product Liability

$2 million settlement for defective ladder

This was a case  involving a defective ladder which resulted in our client falling from the ladder and suffering paralysis.  We had argued that the ladder was a defective product and that there had been negligent inspection of the ladder.   This product liability case settled for the full $2 million in available insurance.

$2 million Commercial Litigation

$2 million director and officer liability settlement

Suter v. AON Corp. This was a lawsuit filed against the former officers and directors of a property and casualty insurance company which was placed in liquidation. The case involved allegations of gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the former directors and officers, primarily with respect to a shell company which was set up to misdirect funds from the insurance company. There were also claims relating to the defendants’ handling of other transactions which resulted in losses. The case settled for the sum of $2 million.

$2 million Product Liability

$2 million construction site accident settlement

Irwin vs. Six Flags Great Adventure. This was a construction site accident case in which our client was severely injured after part of an unsecured amusement ride fell and injured him. The case settled for the sum of $2 million.

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$1.9 million Medical Malpractice

$1.9 million settlement in obstetrical malpractice case

This case arose from the performance of a pregnancy termination. During the procedure the woman’s uterus was ruptured and she suffered internal bleeding, shock, and other serious complications.

$1.9 million Personal Injury

$1.9 million settlement arising from negligence which led to our client being electrocuted.

The terms of this settlement are confidential.

$1.9 million Medical Malpractice

$1.9 Million for Spinal Injury

This was a defective product case involving a  chair which broke, causing back injuries to our client.  We tried the case to conclusion and won a $1.9 million jury verdict.  We then won the appeal.

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$1.875 million Personal Injury

$1.875 million settlement for truck accident on the NJ Turnpike causing death

Our client was involved in an accident with a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike which resulted in his death.

$1.85 million Personal Injury

$1.85 million settlement for improper security at a business.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

$1.8 million Commercial Litigation

$1.8 million settlement of commercial litigation.

This was a lawsuit relating to breach of contract. The settlement included $300,000 to compensate our client for legal fees and expenses.

$1.8 million Product Liability

$1.8 Million Dollar Settlement for Product Liability Action

This was a case involving a defective scaffold which caused our client to fall and suffer spinal injuries. We won summary judgment on the issue of defective product and ultimately settled the case for $1.8 million.

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$1.75 million Medical Malpractice

$1.75M for Medical Malpractice

This is a case in which our client became paralyzed as a result of medical malpractice.

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$1.7 million Legal Malpractice

$1.7 million accounting/legal malpractice settlement

This case involves claims of legal/accounting malpractice arising from a matrimonial property settlement agreement.

$1.63 million Personal Injury

$1.63 million settlement for automobile accident

Our client was seriously injured in a car accident.

$1.6 million Personal Injury

$1.6 million verdict for train derailment

This was a case in which a man was a passenger on a New Jersey Transit train that derailed. The man suffered the aggravation of a preexisting neck condition, and psychiatric injuries.

$1.6 million Personal Injury

$1.6 million settlement of refractive surgery/Lasik malpractice case

Mariano v. Wong.  In this case an eye surgeon operated on an attorney who should have been contraindicated for the operation.  He suffered corneal ectasia and visual distortion as a result.

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$1.54 million Personal Injury

$1.54 million recovery for boating accident

This arose out of terrible maritime accident, one mile east of Long Branch, New Jersey. The plaintiffs were anchored and fishing off of the stern of a 17 foot Hydra-Sport skiff. Unbeknownst to plaintiffs, a 36-foot Yellowfin sport fishing vessel was on a collision course for their location and proceeded to run over the Hydra-Sport while traveling approximately 30-35 m.p.h. As a result of the collision, one of the plaintiffs was killed and the other seriously injured.

$1.5 million Medical Malpractice

$1.5M for Wrongful Death

In this medical malpractice case, our client suffered an allergic reaction while undergoing a CT scan after being injected with dye.  The malpractice related to the doctor and hospital employee having prior knowledge of our client’s allergy to the dye, but injecting it anyway.

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$1.5 million Personal Injury

$1.5 million settlement for closed head brain injury suffered on a construction job.

This was a case in which a construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off of improperly secured construction equipment. The  details are confidential.

$1.5 million Medical Malpractice

$1.5 million award for medical malpractice during eye surgery

Our client suffered vision problems after undergoing Lasik eye surgery. The case settled, with damages awarded by an arbitrator. The award was later reversed on appeal, and then settled.

$1.47 million Personal Injury

$1.47 million settlement

This was a case on behalf of a man killed by a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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$1.4 million Personal Injury

$1.4 million settlement for wrongful death

This is a case which was brought against defendants for failing to properly maintain a tree which ultimately fell and killed a motorist.

$1.4 million Medical Malpractice

$1.4 million settlement for loss of vision in one eye

This was a premises liability/ negligent supervision case where our client lost vision in her eye after falling off a stage which was unsupervised.

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$1.4 million Legal Malpractice

$1.4 million settlement for legal malpractice committed by two law firms

This was a legal malpractice lawsuit against a New Jersey law firm and its Chicago co-counsel. The case involved a number of cutting edge theories relating to the law of legal malpractice, and  settled for $1.4 million.

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$1.4 million Medical Malpractice

$1.4 million settlement for brain injury caused by nursing malpractice.

This is a case involving a brain injury caused by nursing malpractice. The parties settled, but due to a confidentiality agreement details of the settlement or the parties cannot be disclosed.

$1.4 million Personal Injury

$1.4 million jury verdict for injuries caused by dog attack.

We won a $1.4 million jury verdict for our client, a victim of a vicious dog attack. The case was the subject of considerable  news coverage because of the size of the award and the unusual nature of the allegations against the defendant.  After the verdict we won the appeal and collected all of the money awarded by the jury, plus interest.

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$1.375 million Personal Injury

$1.375 million settlement for negligence

Our client smuggled heroin into a half-way house, and subsequently overdosed. He was not discovered until the next day and the delay in treatment caused him to suffer hypoxia, and and other neurological injuries.

$1.35 million Legal Malpractice

$1.35 million recovery for legal malpractice.

In this case  a NJ law firm committed  legal malpractice with regard to various commercial transactions. This legal malpractice case settled for  $1.35 million.

$1.3 million Personal Injury

$1.3 million recovery for client who suffers from RSD/CRPS as a result of dangerous condition at business.

Our client was a customer at a granite yard and was injured when one of the displays fell on her, causing serious injury.  The injuries ultimately caused RSD(a/k/a CRPS), which is a serious life altering medical condition.

$1.25 million Medical Malpractice

$1.25M settles lawsuit over drug addiction

This was a settlement of a medical malpractice wrongful death case against a New Jersey physician.  The New Jersey doctor committed malpractice by causing our client to become addicted to prescription drugs, and keeping him addicted for more than a decade. Ultimately our client died from a drug induced fall down the stairs. The case settled at trial for $1.25 million, and the doctor handing in his medical license.

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$1.2 million Personal Injury

$1.2 million settlement for premises liability.

This case involved claims of premises liability against the defendant for failure to properly supervise and provide security on their premises.  As a result of the defendant’s negligence, our client suffered a permanent brain injury.

$1.2 million Medical Malpractice

$1.2 million settlement for malpractice involving cataract surgery.

In this lawsuit, our client suffered severe damage to her eye as a result of  cataract surgery which was negligently performed by a New Jersey eye doctor. As a result of the medical malpractice, our client lost the sight in in one of her eyes. The case was settled for the eye doctor’s full malpractice insurance policy, plus a contribution of additional monies from another physician.

$1.2 million Legal Malpractice

$1.2 million settlement for legal malpractice by a New Jersey lawyer.

This was a case where legal malpractice was committed by a New Jersey attorney.  After trial began the parties settled, but due to a confidentiality agreement details of the settlement or the parties cannot be disclosed.

$1.2 million Product Liability

$1.2 million recovery for defective product.

This lawsuit involved injuries suffered by our client as a result of using a defective product.  The parties settled, but due to a confidentiality agreement details of the settlement or the parties cannot be disclosed.

$1.17 million Personal Injury

$1.17 million settlement through mediation for brain injury.

Suit brought on behalf of a young man apprehended by a group of teenagers on Mischief Night. The melee that followed caused the young man to strike his head on pavement sustaining permanent brain injury.

$1.15 million Personal Injury

$1.15 million truck driver killed in accident.

This wrongful death automobile accident case was brought on behalf of truck driver who was killed by a passing automobile, after he had gotten out of his truck and while he was standing in the shoulder of the road.

$1.14 million Personal Injury

$1.14M for Motorcyclist’s Injuries

In this case, our client was severely injured while he was stopped on his motorcycle at a traffic light.  A New Jersey bus caused an accident by making a negligent left turn and hitting our client.  This resulted in our client suffering multiple broken bones and other severe injuries.

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$1.1 million Medical Malpractice

$1.1 million verdict for medical malpractice

This was a case on behalf of a New Jersey woman who had a surgical instrument left in her abdomen at the end of the operation. The woman suffered infection and ultimately died several months later from complications caused by the doctor’s malpractice.

$1.05 million Personal Injury

$1.05 Million for Truck Accident

In this lawsuit, our client,  a truck driver,  sustained serious injuries when his payload fell on him as he attempted to unload it from the tractor trailer. We were able to prove that the company that had loaded the tractor trailer had loaded it in a negligent manner, causing the payload to fall on our client when he attempted to unload the truck. After a hearing before a judge, the case settled for $1.05 million.

$1.05 million Medical Malpractice

$1.05 million award for malpractice by a NJ eye doctor.

This was a case in which a woman was not properly instructed regarding  retinal detachment, following eye surgery. The $1.05 million was awarded at an arbitration proceeding, but was later vacated on appeal. Afterwards, the case was settled for a confidential amount.

$1 million Commercial Litigation

$1 million verdict relating to lottery ticket dispute

Our client, a grocery cashier, claimed that she was part of a  lottery pool with other employees which ultimately held the winning ticket to a multi-million dollar prize.  The rest of the members of the pool claimed that our client was not part of their group because she had never paid for her share of the pool, although she testified that she was told she could pay after the lottery drawing. We won the trial; this resulted in our client being awarded $1 million. The case was the subject of significant media coverage.

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$1 million Medical Malpractice

$1 million settlement for lasik surgery malpractice

This was a case in which our client suffered partial loss of her vision after undergoing Lasik eye surgery. A  test indicated that the client should not have undergone Lasik surgery, however the ophthalmologist ignored the test result and performed the Lasik surgery. The case settled for the eye doctor’s entire $1 million insurance policy.

$1 million Personal Injury

$1 million RSD/shoulder injury slip and fall settlement.

This was a settlement for a client who suffered RSD/CPRS as a result of a slip and fall.

$1 million Medical Malpractice

$1 million recovery for eye surgery malpractice

This was a case in which our client suffered diminished vision after undergoing Lasik surgery. The client was not a proper candidate for Lasik and the eye doctor should have recognized that. The  the case settled prior to trial.

$1 million Medical Malpractice

$1 million medical malpractice settlement for surgical malpractice

This was a case in which a doctor agreed to pay his entire $1 million professional liability insurance policy to settle a medical malpractice claim involving  hernia surgery. The surgeon negligently used a medical instrument tool during the surgery which injured the patient.

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$1 million Commercial Litigation

$1 million commercial litigation settlement

This was a  claim against a public corporation relating to the corporate president’s mismanagement and other improper actions. The claim  settled for a cash payment of $1 million. The identities of the parties are confidential.

$950,000 Personal Injury

$950,000 settlement in a construction site accident case

This was a construction site accident case in which we obtained a $950,000 settlement on behalf of his client who was severely injured while assisting in the unloading of concrete sewerage pipes off of a tractor trailer. As part of the case, we sued the general contractor of the project for violations of job site safety, as well as the trucking company which loaded and transported the pipes. The case ultimately settled for $950,000. The identities of the defendants were withheld as part of a confidentiality agreement.

$950,000 Medical Malpractice

$950,000 confidential settlement for failure to diagnose breast cancer

This was a case in which the client had a lump in her breast. Our client claimed that the doctor had told her that the lump was normal. The doctor countered by producing a copy of a referral form to a breast specialist that he claimed to have given the client. The case settled before trial for $950,000.

$910,000 Personal Injury

$910,000 verdict for woman injured on waterslide

This was a case in which a woman injured her coccyx on a waterslide. The trial judge threw out the entire verdict, finding that the amount was so high it shocked the judicial conscience. On appeal, the Appellate Division reinstated $400,000 of the verdict.

$900,000 Medical Malpractice

Eye Doctor To Pay $900,000 in Suit Over Blindness After Sty Removal

This was a case involving claims that an ophthalmologist committed medical malpractice during a routine surgical procedure to remove a sty. Our client became blind in his left eye following the procedure. The case settled prior to trial for $900,000.

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$900,000 Legal Malpractice

$900,000 settlement of a legal malpractice case

This was a case involving claims against two law firms for negligently failing to file spousal battery claims before the expiration of the statute of limitations, and for failing to advise the client concerning her legal rights against her ex-husband. The case settled at the start of trial for the sum of $900,000.

$900,000 Personal Injury

$900,000 settlement for adult survivor of childhood abuse at a private school.

This is a confidential settlement, details cannot be disclosed.

$900,000 Medical Malpractice

$900,000 arbitration award for Lasik surgery malpractice

This was a case in which a man suffered complications following Lasik surgery, and the complications were not properly treated. The award was later vacated on appeal based on insurance law issues. On remand, the case settled prior to trial for $800,000.

$890,000 Personal Injury

$890,000 slip and fall jury verdict

Noble vs. Extra Supermarket. We obtained this award on behalf of the estate of an 80 year old man who died after slipping on ice in the parking lot of a supermarket.

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$850,000 Product Liability

$850,000 settlement for product liability

This is a confidential settlement, details cannot be disclosed.

$850,000 Medical Malpractice

$850,000 Lasik malpractice settlement against renowned physician Dr. Joseph Dell Russo

Donnelly v. Joseph Dell Russo, M.D.This was a case in which we received an $850,000 settlement for claims brought by a banker who suffered severe vision loss in one eye due to the medical malpractice committed by prominent physician Dr. Joseph Dello Russo arising out of Lasik surgery.

$850,000 Legal Malpractice

$850,000 Broker malpractice settlement

Randall vs. Brunell Kramer Waldor Agency. This was a case involving claims of broker malpractice which resulted in damages to a surety bond company. The claims involved deficient underwriting by the defendant in acting as plaintiff’s managing general agent, in the issuance of various surety bonds for construction projects located throughout New Jersey. The case settled for $850,000 after the close of all evidence and prior to the completion of closing arguments.

$800,000 Personal Injury

$800,000 settlement for police misconduct

Wrongful death and civil rights suit brought on behalf of a man restrained by police in hog-tie fashion and improperly positioned during ambulance transport to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Cause of death was positional asphyxiation.

$775,000 Medical Malpractice

$775,000 arbitration award for medical malpractice

This was a case in which a woman suffered complications following Lasik surgery, and the complications were not properly treated. The award was later vacated on appeal based on insurance law issues, and remanded for further proceedings.

$750,000 Personal Injury

$750,000 settlement for sexual abuse of minors, psychiatric malpractice

This is a confidential settlement, details cannot be disclosed.

$750,000 Medical Malpractice

$750,000 settlement for medical malpractice

This is a case involving the death of a newborn infant as a result of medical malpractice.

$750,000 Malpractice

$750,000 settlement for insurance broker malpractice

This was a case brought on behalf of the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance to recover improper fees charged to Home State Insurance Company before the insurer was declared insolvent. The insurance broker agreed to pay $750,000 to the State of New Jersey.

$750,000 Personal Injury

$750,000 settlement for automobile accident

This was a case involving a head on collision resulting in significant orthopaedic injuries to our client’s leg and arm.  The client also suffered from a mild brain bleed.  Despite the defendant’s claim that the accident was caused as a result of “sneezing attack” , his insurance company  agreed to pay the full policy limits.

$750,000 Product Liability

$750,000 product liability settlement

Welle vs. Superior Signal Company. This was a product liability case involving toxic gas emitted from smoke bombs used by firefighters to train firefighting recruits. Our client was severely injured after removing his gas mask during one of these training exercises. The case involved numerous issues involving the toxicity of the smoke, as well as whether it had permanently injured plaintiff’s lungs. The case settled for $750,000 after a directed verdict was granted in our client’s favor.

$750,000 Product Liability

$750,000 for Workplace Product Liability

Rega vs. Terminal Construction. This was a product liability/construction site accident case involving a defective ladder. We argued that the general contractor was negligent in failing to abide by worksite safety protocols, as well as in building a defective ladder for use by the plaintiff. After a two week trial, the case settled for $750,000.

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$750,000 Class Action

$750,000 class action settlement

Kampf vs. Comcast. This was a class action filed by us against Comcast for its blackout of several New York Mets games during the 1997 baseball season. The case settled soon after class certification was granted in our clients’ favor. The settlement included vouchers being awarded to the members of the class, with a gross value of approximately $750,000.

$737,500 Personal Injury

$737,500 for Injuries as a Result of Auto Accident

Goodhart vs. Foss. This was an automobile accident in which the plaintiff sustained severe personal injuries. Although the plaintiff appeared to have made an excellent recovery, the plaintiff alleged to have sustained cognitive impairments due to post traumatic stress disorder. The case ultimately settled with a recovery of $737,000.

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$715,000 Personal Injury

$715,000 for Premises Liability

Blair vs. Grey Manor Motel. This personal injury case involved claims of negligent security against two motels located in Wildwood, New Jersey. Our client was severely injured after being attacked by a drunken teenager while on the defendants’ property. The case settled after jury selection for $715,000.

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$703,000 Personal Injury

$703,000 for Auto Death

This personal injury case settled prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

$700,000 Medical Malpractice

$700,000 settlement for Lasik surgery malpractice

This was a case in which a man underwent Lasik surgery to correct his vision, but he was not a proper candidate for the surgery, and suffered damage to his eyes and vision.

$682,000 Medical Malpractice

$682,000 medical malpractice jury verdict

This was a medical malpractice case in which our client died after having liposuction performed on her thighs. The case was a very difficult case in that there was no direct evidence as to any negligence on the part of the defendant doctor. However, we argued that various marks shown on the autopsy pictures demonstrated that there was trauma to the legs during the liposuction procedure. The jury agreed and found that malpractice had been committed by the defendant and thereby entered a jury award in plaintiff’s favor.

$660,000 Personal Injury

$660,000 verdict for apartment fire

This was a case in which a woman and two of her children were trapped in a second floor apartment in a burning building for nearly 20 minutes.

$650,000 Medical Malpractice

$650,000 medical malpractice settlement

This is a settlement for a botched hernia repair.

$597,000 Medical Malpractice

$597,000 settlement for fall down accident/medical malpractice

This was a case in which a woman tripped over a machine part left in a supermarket aisle by an employee performing maintenance, resulting in a severely broken foot. The supermarket and the woman’s treating orthopedist both contributed to the settlement.

$525,000 Personal Injury

$525,000 workplace back injury, fall from overloaded dump truck settlement.

$525,000 Medical Malpractice

$525,000 settlement for medical malpractice

This was a case in which a surgeon and nurses failed to remove a surgical sponge from a patient’s abdomen following surgery for bladder cancer. The woman died of cancer one year later.

$500,000 Medical Malpractice

$500,000 verdict for medical malpractice

This was a case in which a woman with severe diabetes injured her foot, and was not properly treated by infectious disease doctors and a podiatrist, resulting in the amputation of her leg below the knee. The woman died of unrelated causes one year later.

$500,000 Personal Injury

$500,000 settlement for wrongful death of a minor

This is a confidential settlement, details cannot be disclosed.

$500,000 Personal Injury

$500,000 settlement for sexual abuse of a minor

This is a confidential settlement, details cannot be disclosed.

$500,000 Personal Injury

$500,000 settlement for premises liability

This was a case in which a woman was assaulted in the lobby of her apartment building, suffering head injuries and psychiatric injuries. The settlement was paid by the owner of the apartment building for having deficient security.

$500,000 Medical Malpractice

$500,000 settlement for medical malpractice

$500,000 settlement, during trial, for removal of cervix during subtotal hysterectomy intended to preserve cervix.

$500,000 Personal Injury

$500,000 settlement for car accident

This was a case in which a girl suffered injuries and scarring in a car accident.

$500,000 million Personal Injury

$500,000 award

Gnecco vs. Greyhound. This was an automobile accident in which our client suffered orthopedic injuries. The case was tried in Federal Court and ultimately resulted in a $500,000 award.

$470,000 Personal Injury

$470,000 settlement for adult survivor of incest, conscious repressed memory invoked to toll the statute of limitations

This is a confidential settlement, details cannot be disclosed.

$455,000 million Medical Malpractice

$455,000 jury verdict of a medical malpractice action

DaRocha vs. Chirovsky. This case involved claims of medical malpractice against the defendant doctor for failing to advise plaintiff that an additional hernia surgery could likely result in the loss of one of his testicles. The defendant doctor performed the surgery, and one of plaintiff’s testicles was removed. The jury awarded $455,000 to our client to compensate him and his wife for their damages.

$450,000 Personal Injury

$450,000 automobile negligence settlement

This was a personal injury case involving a severe automobile accident in which our client suffered significant leg injuries. The case settled for the sum of $450,000.

$425,000 Product Liability

$425,000 settlement for product liability

This is a confidential settlement therefore the details cannot be disclosed.

$400,000 Medical Malpractice

$400,000 settlement for medical malpractice

This was a case in which a woman with chest pains was discharged from an emergency room and died due to a heart attack sustained the next day.

$400,000 Personal Injury

$400,000 settlement for auto negligence

This was a personal injury case involving severe injuries resulting from an automobile accident. The case ultimately settled for a cash payment of $400,000.

$400,000 Product Liability

$400,000 product liability settlement

Meade v. CMF. This was a product liability action filed against an installer of fences. Our client was seriously injured after a defect in the fence caused serious injuries. The claims against the installer of the fence settled for $400,000.

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