Two Leitner Varughese Warywoda victories featured in the Top 100 Settlements in New York
New York personal injury and wrongful death law firm Leitner Varughese Warywoda PLLC is honored to report that two of the firm's victories were selected today to the Top 100 Settlements in New York list for 2019 just published by TopVerdict.com.
The first case recognized by Top 100 Settlements involved a 96-year-old resident of a Kings County (Brooklyn), New York nursing home who sustained a fall resulting in a fracture of her hip. It was alleged that the nursing home failed to implement interventions customarily utilized in nursing facilities to lower risk of falls and injury, that the nursing home's failure to implement safety precautions contributed to our deceased client's injuries, and that the nursing home failed to timely and appropriately assess and treat the injuries sustained.
The second case honored by Top 100 Settlements involved allegations that a Suffolk County, New York nursing home failed to prevent our elderly client from sustaining painful Stage IV decubitus ulcers ("bed sores"), specifically by failing to assist our client in turning in bed to prevent prolonged pressure on body areas susceptible to skin breakdown, failing to properly toilet our client, and failing to provide proper pressure-reliving devices such as an alternating air mattress.
The two chosen recoveries involved cases brought pursuant to New York Public Health Law § 2801-d, which provides a private statutory cause of action for residents of nursing homes injured as a result of the nursing home’s deprivation of certain “resident’s rights.”
According to to the publication, Top Verdict recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, court or arbitration awards in the Nation or an individual State, in a particular area of law, and year. Top Verdict recognizes attorneys and law firms based on historic facts and not on the opinion of others - whether that of peers or a panel of experts. Top Verdict does not select attorneys; they recognize their specific, factual achievement(s).
About Leitner Varughese Warywoda
Leitner Varughese Warywoda is a cutting-edge litigation and trial law firm uniquely experienced in handling high-profile, complex lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has specific interest in handling cases of neglect and abuse involving nursing home residents and medical practice. In just the past few years, the Firm's Partners have facilitated in the recovery of over $200 million on behalf of clients that were injured as a result of car and truck accidents, construction accidents (involving New York State Labor Law violations), slip/trip and falls, and defective pharmaceuticals, including the recovery of over $100 million alone in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice. Numerous Leitner Varughese Warywoda jury verdicts and settlements have been recognized among the top largest personal injury jury verdicts in New York State and in the United States, and have been featured in the Top New York Verdicts and Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame publications.
Leitner Varughese Warywoda attorneys are routinely heralded as preeminent trial lawyers by nationally acclaimed organizations including the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100, Medical Malpractice Top 25 Trial Lawyers, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America, America’s Top 100 Attorneys, and National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., Top 10 Attorney Award for State of New York, Peritum American Attorneys, and Personal Injury Law Experts.
The attorneys at Leitner Varughese Warywoda are routinely called upon to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases, many of which have been televised or reported on in national and regional news and media outlets, including the New York Law Journal, New York Times, New York's Top Verdict & Settlements, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, CBS News, NBC News, Best of Long Island Press, Newsday, News 12 Long Island, Long Island Herald, Daily Mail, and FIOS 1, amongst others.