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A Top NY State Law Firm: Winning Record Awards & Settlements

The awards and settlements listed below represent a sampling of previous Personal Injury cases, including Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, and Defective Products.  It is important to understand that prior results do not guarantee future success.

Our legal team is proud to have been able to successfully recover hundreds of millions in awards and settlements for our clients and their families.  We understand how difficult and overwhelming a personal injury lawsuit can be and how it impacts more than just our client.  We excel at providing them with peace of mind and the ability to help them every step of the way.”
- E. Stewart Jones, Jr.

If you would like to discuss your injury case with one of our experienced attorneys, please Contact Us today for a free meeting over the phone or a confidential in-person meeting at one of our four convenient office locations.  We are here to help you and your family through this difficult situation.  It will get better.

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

  • $7.5 million settlement in the United States District Court for 1 death and 12 injuries sustained by students as a result of a dormitory fire at Skidmore College
  • $7 million for wrongful death: Products liability – defective smoke detector
  • $3.25 million settlement, Supreme Court, Albany County, in an auto accident case resulting in traumatic brain injury.
  • $3 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, against Chrysler Corporation. Auto collision led to gas tank explosion resulting in the death of the wife and severe burns to the husband and daughter.
  • $2.75 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, in an auto accident case resulting in traumatic brain injury to infant.
  • $2.4 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, against local swimming pool manufacturer when 24 year old male was injured in a diving accident resulting in paraplegia.
  • $2.4 million for spinal cord injury: Construction accident
  • $2 million settlement in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County, awarded to cerebral palsy patient whose condition worsened as a result of injuries suffered in an auto accident.
  • $2 million verdict in Court of Claims, State of New York, against the State of New York. A head-on collision caused a traumatic brain injury. The accident occurred during signing and lining of a State highway.
  • $1.87 million verdict in Supreme Court, Schenectady County, against County of Schenectady and others. A 19 year old pedestrian suffered a traumatic brain injury as result of inadequate highway lighting.
  • $1.5 million for multiple fractures: Automobile accident
  • $1.5 million settlement in Supreme Court, Montgomery County, in wrongful death case resulting from railroad crossing collision.
  • $1.5 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County. An auto accident caused a traumatic brain injury.
  • $1.35 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, for a young boy who tried to jump on a moving train, fell off, and lost both legs below the knees.
  • $1.225 million settlement in Supreme Court, Ulster County, in an auto accident case resulting in multiple fracture injuries.
  • $1.175 million settlement in U.S. District Court (Northern District of New York) in wrongful death case resulting from auto-pedestrian accident.
  • $1.1 million settlement in Court of Claims, State of New York, with the New York State Thruway Authority. Wrongful death. A working mother died in a bridge collapse, leaving husband and adult children.
  • $1.5 million for wrongful death: Medical malpractice action
  • $1.25 million for fractured arm, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and intestinal damage: car accident
  • $1.25 million for knee replacement: Construction accident
  • $1 million for wrongful death: Nursing home abuse
  • $750,000 for multiple fractures and knee replacement: Construction accident
  • $750,000 for knee injury requiring surgery and resulting in permanent partial disability: Fall down – construction site
  • $650,000 for herniated disc at L4/5 requiring surgery: Fall from a roof on a construction site
  • $625,000 for multiple fractures with closed head injury: Products liability – defective transmission (park to reverse/illusory park)
  • $325,000 for RADS – Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome – breathing difficulty: Negligent installation of boiler resulting in exposure to toxic fumes
  • $315,000 for herniated disc at C5/6 requiring surgery: Motor Vehicle accident
  • $300,000 for fractured oscalis (heel bone): Fall from a ladder
  • $275,000 for fractured shoulder requiring open surgical reduction: Premises liability – absence of handrail on stairs

Medical Malpractice

  • $3.25 million in Federal Court. Failure to diagnose battered child syndrome resulted in loss of vision in one eye and traumatic brain injury.
  • $2.95 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County. Wrongful death due to a failure to diagnose emphysema resulting from ongoing, inadequately treated pneumonia.
  • $2.5 million settlement in Supreme Court, Warren County, for failure to timely perform a Cesarean Section, resulting in brain damage to the infant.
  • $2.4 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, for failure to timely perform a Cesarean Section, resulting in brain damage and severe disability to the infant.
  • $2 million settlement in Supreme Court, Saratoga County, for failure to timely perform a Cesarean Section, resulting in brain damage to the infant.
  • $2 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, for malpractice in giving premature infant too much potassium, resulting in stroke that caused loss of use of lower extremities and marked weakness of extremities.
  • $1.95 million settlement in Supreme Court, Oneida County, for failure to timely diagnose herpes simplex encephalitis in infant.
  • $1.65 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, for burn injuries suffered as a result of a fire induced by electrocautery and anesthesia gas.
  • $1.5 million settlement in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County. A hospital failed to diagnose meningitis in 3 year old female, leading to brain damage.
  • $1.5 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County. The wrongful death of a 45 year old male resulted from cardiac repair by means of electro-cauterization, causing cardiac arrest and death. He left a working wife and one son.
  • $1.5 million verdict in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County, against a hospital for meningitis and deafness.
  • $1.5 million verdict in Supreme Court, Schenectady County, against a hospital involving an infection resulting in amputation of leg below the knee.
  • $1.25 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, for failure to diagnose lung cancer.
  • $1.2 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County, for forceps birth injury, resulting in speech impediment and gait imbalance.
  • $1.15 million settlement in Supreme Court, Clinton County for medical malpractice and wrongful death for failure to timely diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolus.
  • $1.1 million settlement in Supreme Court, Albany County for the failure to timely recognize and treat bile duct perforation. The settlement was for pain and suffering only.
  • Workplace Accidents
  • $2.2 million settlement in Supreme Court, Schenectady County. Workplace accident to 29 year old male resulting in wrongful death leaving wife and teenage son.
  • $1.5 million settlement in Supreme Court, Saratoga County. Wrongful death of a 41 year old husband, leaving wife and children.
  • $750,000 for wrongful death: Medical malpractice action

Defective Products

  • $3.6 million verdict in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County, against Chrysler Corporation. Paraplegia.
  • $3 million settlement in Supreme Court, Saratoga County. Failure of park-lock on farm equipment resulting in spinal cord injury and paraplegia.
  • $2.5 million verdict in Supreme County, Saratoga county, against General Motors Corporation and others. Product liability involving improper signage along highway work zone.
  • $1.75 million verdict in Supreme Court, Warren County. Product liability against Irwin Elevator company, Inc. involving a workplace accident during elevator maintenance.
  • $1.35 million in Supreme Court, Herkimer County. Product liability against Ford Motor Company involving spinal cord injury.

Property Tax Case Results

When It comes to Real Estate Law, Case Results Matter.  Officially cited cases involving property tax law, tax abatement and condemnation include:

  • Lehigh Portland Cement Co. v. Assessor (Town of Catskill) – Successful defense of multi-million dollar assessment for regional cement manufacturing plant.
  • General Electric Co. v. Macejka – 1.8 million sq.ft. industrial manufacturing complex; prevented municipality from obtaining income and expense statements from manufacturing operations.
  • Blue Circle Inc. v. Schermerhorn – Successful defense of $65 million assessment of cement manufacturing plant.
  • City of Troy v. Kusala – Successful defense of assessment to a municipal dam and reservoir.
  • Welch Foods Inc. v. Town of Westfield – Defense of assessment on national market, grape processing complex with appeals court upholding majority of trial court determination.
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. v. Cutler – Successful challenge for petitioner to the Town’s attempt to assess value of the “head” generated by a hydroelectric plant.
  • Norton Company v. Watervliet – Successful defense to property tax abatement on manufacturing, warehousing and office building complex.
  • North Pole Resorts, Inc. v. Board of Assessors – Successful defense to the tax certiorari challenge for a regional amusement park.
  • Eastern Housing Associates v. City Assessor – Obtained reversal of trial court to obtain reductions in assessments of large apartment complex.
  • Loughran v. Cruickshank – Partition action for 1,300 acre tract of Catskill timberland.
  • Erie Blvd. Hydropower, LP v. Town of Ephratah – Successful defense to assessment challenge of hydroelectric power project stretching over two Towns and consisting of three separate dams and reservoirs along with a powerhouse, penstock and associated electric facilities.
  • Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. v. Town of Bethlehem – Successful defense to utility challenge of special district taxation by town special district.

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