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Case Results

  • $87 Million
    $87 Million Verdict
    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.
  • $18 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million
    Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy. This case was one of the largest settlements ever recorded in Westchester County New York.

  • $6.4 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

  • $6 Million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $6,000,000 recovery for the mother of a profoundly brain-damaged youngster afflicted with cerebral palsy settled with the doctors and hospital for the full extent of the insurance coverage.

  • $5.4 Million
    Personal Injury Settlement
    Miguel Ortiz, a 45-year-old husband, and father of two had worked for the New York City sanitation department for many years. He knew his people and his trucks inside and out. One day, standing with his partner and his supervisor behind a double-parked sanitation truck on McGraw Avenue in the Bronx, Miguel heard the sound of air releasing. Moments later he saw the truck start to roll away. Surprised and scared for the welfare of the people on the street, Miguel sprinted to the front of the truck and attempted to get into the cab to stop the runaway truck. But as fate would have it, Miguel slipped and became caught between the truck and a parked car, severely injuring his hip.
  • $5 Million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery
    $5,000,000 recovery was obtained for a baby girl who suffered cerebral palsy due to malpractice at the time of her birth.
  • $4.6 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $4,649,000 recovery for failure to timely diagnose and treat hypertension in a pregnant woman resulting in cognitive deficits.

  • $4.6 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $4,600,000 recovery for the parents of a two-year-old girl who sued a hospital for failing to monitor their child after surgery leading to loss of blood and resultant brain damage.

  • $4.6 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement
    The parents of a two-year-old girl sued a hospital for failing to monitor their child after surgery leading to loss of blood and resultant brain damage. The infant had a congenital condition that involved the bones of her skull. After successful surgery to adjust the skull bones she was taken to the recovery room. While in the recovery room her blood loss went unnoticed until it reached the point that her brain was irreversibly deprived of oxygen.
  • $4.6 Million
    Inadequate Medical Treatment
    Mary Perez, a 23-year-old single mother in Brooklyn, worked hard as an EMT saving the lives of strangers while planning to go to college to become a nurse. But her plans were drastically altered when she gave birth to Alberto, a baby boy who, as a result of inadequate medical treatment, was born with severe brain damage. Things looked very bleak until she came to Simonson Goodman Platzer. Paul Simonson, the lead lawyer who handled Mary’s case, fought hard for the Perez family, demanding nothing short of justice and her due. The legal team, led by Paul Simonson, won $4.6 million that came just in time to help Mary. “I represent my clients in the same way as I would like to be represented if I were the client,” said Paul Simonson. “Some lawyers take a $1 million case and get $1 million. We take that same $1 million case and get $2 million.” With the money, Mary was able to move to a handicapped-accessible apartment, purchase a handicapped-accessible van, and hire an aide to help her take care of her disabled son. She is now able to resume her own life, work and go to school. But most importantly, Mary is now able to assure good–quality care for all of Alberto’s life.
  • $4.5 Million
    $4.5 Million Dollar Settlement
    This young man suffered an overwhelming infection due to the failure of health care providers to diagnose and treat his problem at an early time.
  • $4.5 Million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery
    $4,500,000 recovery for the failure to timely diagnose and treat an infection.
  • $4 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $4,090,000 pre-suit recovery for a young man whose spinal cord was injured during spine surgery.

  • $3.5 Million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $3,500,000 recovery. The parents of a nine-year-old boy damaged as an infant by an untreated infection brought suit against the doctors in charge of the care. The child developed the common signs of a herpes infection which required the rapid administration of an antiviral medication known to be effective against herpes. The doctors delayed in giving the medication leading to severe cognitive problems and continuous drooling. The settlement will result in payments to the child approaching twenty million dollars.

  • $3.5 Million
    Lead Paint Poisoning

    Two brothers living with their families in an apartment containing lead paint received this settlement for the serious effects of lead poisoning.

  • $2.5 Million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $2,500,000 recovery. A 61-year-old native of Queens underwent gastric bypass surgery. Due to the failure of her health care providers to timely diagnose and treat a postoperative leak, she endured eleven (11) months of unnecessary pain and suffering prior to her untimely death.

  • $2.4 Million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $2,400,000 verdict for failure to diagnose and treat cyclodialysis cleft post cataract surgery.

  • $2.2 million
    Medical Malpractice Case

    $2,200,000 recovery. A 37-year-old Long Island resident, wife, and mother of two minor children underwent gastric bypass surgery in August 2005. Due to the failure of her health care providers to timely diagnose and treat post-operative complications, she became septic and died two weeks after her surgery.

  • $2.1 million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $2,100,000 recovery. This result was obtained on behalf of a gentleman who underwent a simple, laparoscopic procedure to have a kidney stone removed. Due to a failure of his health care providers to monitor a post-operative bleed while in the recovery room, the patient went into hemorrhagic shock and suffered brain damage.

  • $2 Million
    Wrongful Death

    The husband of a mother of two brought suit for the failure to timely diagnose and treat recurrent kidney cancer. This wrongful death case was brought as a result of a physician’s failure to take seriously the complaints of a woman who had a prior bout with kidney cancer. Despite multiple office visits and diagnostic tests, the physician failed to discover that small cancer had recurred at the site of previous cancer. The failure to treat the local recurrence led to her untimely death.

  • $2 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $2,000,000 recovery for hemorrhagic shock, cardiac arrest and permanent brain damage due to a failure to timely and properly manage bleeding post birth of a stillborn.

  • $2 Million
    $2,000,000 Settlement (Middlesex County, NJ)

    $2,000,000 settlement for a young 29-year-old New Jersey wife and mother who developed bleeding after giving birth to a stillborn. Due to a failure of her health care providers to timely and properly manage the bleeding, she went into hemorrhagic shock, cardiac arrest and suffered permanent brain damage.

  • $2 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $2,000,000 recovery for the failure to timely diagnose and treat a recurrent kidney cancer leading to death.

  • $1.97 million
    Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $1,975,000 pre-suit recovery for sterilization resulting from a surgery without informed consent.

  • $1.9 Million
    $1,975,000 Gastric Bypass Malpractice Settlement
    This case involved a death following a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and a leak. Because the leak was not properly treated an overwhelming infection developed and took the patient’s life.
  • $1.9 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,900,000 recovery for wrongful death due to a hospital’s failure to advise of the true extent of bladder cancer.

  • $1.9 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,900,000 recovery for failure to timely diagnose prostate cancer.

  • $1.9 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,900,000 recovery for wrongful death due to failure to properly manage and treat a leak following a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

  • $1.8 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,800,000 recovery failure to advise of CT results leads to metastatic kidney cancer and death.

  • $1.8 Million
    $1,800,000 (Partial) Settlement (Kings County)
    A 29-year-old married resident of Manhattan presents to the ER for various complaints. A CT scan is performed and shows a suspicious lesion in the kidney, but the hospital fails to advise the patient of the same and fails to send the CT scan report to the patient’s primary care doctor. Two years later after a long, painful battle, the patient is diagnoses with metastatic kidney cancer and succumbs to her disease in late 2010.
  • $1.75 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,750,000 recovery for a leg injury due to a failure to timely diagnose flesh eating disease.

  • $1.7 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,700,000 recovery for failure to timely diagnose lung cancer.

  • $1.5 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,500,000 recovery for failure to order a thallium stress test leading to death. The result was obtained on behalf of the husband and two children of a 39-year-old woman who died after her cardiologist failed to order a thallium stress test in response to her signs and symptoms. The case settled just prior to summations.

  • $1.5 million
    Personal Injury Recovery
    $1,500,000 recovery for construction worker who suffered severe right leg injuries including fracture and the need for surgery when he was struck by a vehicle.
  • $1.45 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,450,000 recovery due to the failure to timely diagnose and treat a heart attack in the Emergency Department.

  • $1.25 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,250,000 pre-suit recovery for a delayed diagnosis of cancer due to a misread x-ray.

  • $1.2 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,200,000 recovery for the failure to timely diagnose a brain bleed.

  • $1.1 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,100,000 recovery for wrongful death during surgery to place a dialysis catheter.

  • $1.1 million
    Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $1,100,000 verdict for the failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome in emergency room presentation in a 56 year old man now claiming urinary urgency, back pain, leg weakness and erectile dysfunction.

  • $1 million
    Personal Injury Verdict

    $1,000,000 verdict against landlord on behalf of infant who suffered lead poisoning due to exposure to lead based paint.

  • $1 million
    Medical Malpractice Recovery

    $1,000,000 recovery due to the failure to timely diagnose and treat a heart attack.

  • $800 Thousand
    Gastric Bypass Malpractice

    $800,000 settlement for a gastric bypass malpractice case settled in the 1980s. This early case, involving Jejunoileal bypass, revolved around a failure by the surgeon to adequately monitor post-operative nutrition and electrolytes.

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