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Bodily Injury / Malpractice Group

For nearly 30 years, we have represented the general public as well as police officers, municipal employees, and members of trade unions in the areas of automobile accidents, slip/ trip and fall accidents, medical malpractice and product liability actions. We also have special expertise in GML§ 205-e litigation on behalf of on duty police officers, labor law construction accidents on behalf of injured workers, and aviation accident litigation.

This group has had extraordinary success in achieving results for our clients. Some recent examples are:

  • Multiple settlements for injuries sustained at NYC Police Academy

  • $300,000 for an NYCTA employee who suffered mild hearing loss as a result of a battery explosion aboard a subway car

  • $375,000 for a City employee whose common bile duct was nicked during gall bladder surgery (medical malpractice)

  • $425,000 for a police officer who suffered an on the job knee injury

  • $460,000 for a telephone company field technician who injured both knees when his truck was struck while he was in an elevated bucket

  • $500,000 for a 34 year old woman who suffered infertility as a result of a delay in diagnosing endometrial cancer (medical malpractice)

  • $500,000 for the family of a 74 year old woman who died as a result of a delay in the diagnosis and treament of a pulmonary embolism (medical malpractice)

  • $500,000 for the family of a 56 year old male smoker with a heart problem, who died of infection as a result of an improperly performed esophagoscopy and the failure to do a timely post-surgical contrast swallow (medical malpractice)

  • $575,000 for the family of a disabled 53 year old man with a history of diabetes, leg amputation, heart transplant and immunocompromise who died from a failure to diagnose and treat fungal pnemonia (medical malpractice)

  • $600,000 for a 53 year old man with cervical injuries from an automobile accident

  • $600,000 for a police officer who broke his nose and required surgery for a re-injured back

  • $600,000 for a police officer who injured his back in an on-the-job auto accident

  • $750,000 for a woman who suffered a nerve injury (RSD/ CRPS) in her arm after being struck by a location van

  • $800,000 for an injured carpenter who suffered knee and back injuries

  • $800,000 for a Long Island woman pedestrian struck by an SUV who suffered a brachial plexus injury

  • $900,000 for the family of a 62 year old man who died from an untreated iliac artery aneurysm (medical malpractice)

  • $900,000 for 33 year old passenger in SUV which overturned as a result of the failure of a rear tire, resulting in serious facial scarring which necessitated multiple operations

  • $1 million for a 38 year old manager of nutritional services at hospital who suffered back injuries in an automobile accident

  • $1.125 million for an electrician who suffered burns to his chest and hands

  • $1.2 million for a police officer who suffered internal injuries in an on the job automobile accident

  • $1.5 million for a 39 year old police officer who required mitral valve reconstruction as a result of a collision between two RMPs responding to the same call

  • $1.66 million for a young woman who lost her eye in a hayride accident

  • $1.8 million for wrongful death of a man killed by propane explosion in his home

  • $1.85 million for a 3 year old child who fell from an improperly guarded window

  • $2 million for a 51 year old electrician who broke his shoulder and injured his neck in a work related fall from a ladder

  • $3.65 million in two separate lawsuits for a 66 year old pedestrian struck by drunk driver resulting in multiple orthopedic surgeries and operations

  • $4.1 million for a family of five who survived a plane crash

  • $4.25 million for the family of a 38 year old roofer killed by an exposed belt and pulley system in an HVAC unit

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This group is headed by Michael C. Zwal who may be reached at 212-608-8840 or at MCZ@BZSLaw.com