In an extensive opinion analyzing a $102 million personal injury jury damages award, a Manhattan judge has agreed to allow the plaintiff to recover more than $40 million in pain and suffering damages, along with nearly $13.5 million in future and past medical care and future lost wages.
The severely brain injured, 30-year-old Suffolk County man’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, says the $40.6 million in pain and suffering damages, if upheld by the Appellate Division, First Department in an expected appeal, would be more than double any past pain and suffering award affirmed in New York State.
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