Thursday, January 6, 2011

Recent Pain and Suffering Award for Torn Meniscus with Surgeries

In Diaz v. City of New York, the plaintiff slipped and fell on oil or grease while descending from a collection truck, resulting in a torn meniscus. Plaintff underwent 4 arthroscopic procedures and was disabled at the time of trial. Moreover, he was highly likely to undergo knee replacement surgery in the future and would aslo require revision to the knee replacement. As such, the First Department affirmed a jury award of $800,000 for six years of past pain and suffering and increased the award for future pain and suffering from $150,000 to $600,000.

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