Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pain and Suffering Award for Trimalleolar Fracture w/Surgery

In Hopkins v. NYCTA, the First Department affirmed jury awards of $350,000 for past pain and suffering and $275,000 for 55.4 years of future pain and suffering for a 22 year-old female who sustained a trimalleolar fracture of her right ankle in a trip and fall. The plaintiff underwent internal fixation surgery with a second surgery to remove screws. She was left with permanent pain and limitation of motion in her ankle and the potential for future surgery due to early onset arthritis.

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