$4 Million recovery for a 55-year-old laborer who suffered amputation of both legs, one above the knee and one below the knee, when he was struck and his legs were crushed by a dump truck that was backing up while resurfacing a city street.
$3.5 Million recovery from the State of New York for the death of 26-year-old civil engineer who died while working on a road construction project. He was struck by a construction vehicle backing up in the construction area and crushed to death. The man's death was caused by the State's failure to provide a safe place to work as required by Labor Law §241(6).
$4 Million recovery for a child whose adoptive parents had been deceived by the County Social Services Department concerning the nature and extent of the physical and sexual abuse that child had suffered before the adoption process. The parents were unable to obtain proper psychiatric treatment for the child after the adoption was completed as a result of the deception.
$3.05 Million recovery from the State of New York for a psychiatric patient who broke a window in his second story room and jumped to the ground below, resulting in quadriplegia. The architectural plans for the facility called for unbreakable glass to be used in patient rooms, which the State failed to install.
$1.5 Million recovery for the family of two children who drowned as the result of the town creating a causeway to an island in a town park that became inaccessible at high tide. The children had walked onto the island at low tide and drowned when they were caught in the currents trying to leave the island at high tide.