Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recent Pain and Suffering Award for PTSD and Hand Injury

In Figueroa v. City of New York, the then 13 year-old plaintiff was arrested by police during an investigatory stop. The arresting officer pointed his gun at the plaintiff, smacked him, hit him with the gun and stomped on him. The plaintiff alleged PTSD with nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, fear of police and anger. The plaintiff also alleged a right hand injury with diminished ability to use the hand. The jury awarded plaintiff $2,500,000 for 14 years of past pain and suffering. The First Department reduced the award to $1,250,000.

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