Legal Memorandum: Verdicts and Settlements for Disabling Back Injuries

Issue: What are jury verdicts and case settlements involving surgical implantation of spinal stimulators or disabling back injuries for plaintiffs in Nassau County, New York, or its surrounding counties?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure, Personal Injury & Negligence
Keywords: Jury verdicts and case settlements; Surgical implantation of spinal stimulators; Disabling back injuries
Jurisdiction: New York
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 10/01/2000

·         A female nurse slipped and fell while shopping in the defendant’s supermarket.  As a result of the fall, the plaintiff suffered from a herniated lumbar disc.  The jury awarded the plaintiff $20,000.  John v. Supermarket Gen. Corp., No. (Kings County, N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1986).

·         The plaintiff, a 40-year-old male chemist suffered from a herniated disc at L4-5 and a bulging disc at L5-S1 after his vehicle was struck from behind by the defendant’s vehicle. The plaintiff settled for $37,500.  Fequiere v. Kline, No. B (Kings County, N.Y. Sup. Ct. Dec. 1991).

·         A 26-year-old female office aide was awarded $168,000 after she slipped and fell on a wet floor, herniating a disc in her back.  Edouard v. Pratt Towers, Inc., No. 6418/89 (Kings County, N.Y. Sup. Ct. Jan. 1991).

·         The defendant settled and agreed to pay $215,000 to a plaintiff who fell down a darkened stairway in the defendant’s building and sustained a herniated disc at L5-S1 with partial degeneration and bulging at L4-5.  Tuckett v. Kings Plaza Assoc., No. B (Nassau County, N.Y. Sup. Ct. Sept. 1991). (Source: JV-ALL.)

·         The plaintiff, a male, herniated a disc in his back when he slipped and fell on grease and oil which was on the floor of his worksite. The jury awarded the plaintiff $300,000.  Finn v. New York Times, No. 21082/88 (New York County, N.Y. Sup. Ct. May 1990).

·         The plaintiff, a female in her 20s, sustained a […]

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