Verdicts + Settlements


Duffy + Fulginiti recovered $2,900,000 for a minor who was injured when an erratic commercial van struck her, fracturing bones in both of her lower extremities.


Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $2,900,000 settlement on behalf of an undocumented construction worker who was injured when the scaffold he was working on tipped over.


In Williams, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained $2,750,000 for a man with a history of schizophrenia who, left unattended in a crisis response center waiting for treatment for conjunctivitis, went into a bathroom and removed his own eye.


In Nalls, Duffy + Fulginiti secured a $2,650,000 settlement for a young, off-duty police officer who was forced off the job due to injuries he received when the driver of an automobile hit him on his motorcycle, causing injuries to his face, arm, and leg.


In Ward, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $2,500,000 settlement for a woman who, while working at her job as a bank teller supervisor, sustained injuries and permanent nerve damage when a deliveryman knocked a heavy box off of a hand truck onto her foot and leg.


In Baird, Duffy + Fulginiti secured a $2,350,000 settlement for a union glazier who became permanently disabled when he had to dive to get out of the way of a crate of glass being unloaded by a crane.


A confidential settlement of $2,250,000 was reached for a baby with cerebral palsy who was delivered by a midwife and nurses who failed to recognize the significance of deceleration and drop in the baseline on the fetal monitor.


A young schoolteacher suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck in a multi-car pileup following a flash freeze involving multiple vehicles. Defendants denied wrongdoing since many vehicles were involved and claimed that the plaintiff’s injury actually came from an accident some weeks prior. The firm’s accident reconstruction experts established that the defendant drivers were at fault, since the plaintiff’s car was positioned on the side of the road, and, had the defendants been operating at safe speeds for the weather conditions, they would have had time to react. This matter settled for $2,200,000.


Duffy + Fulginiti recovered $2,200,000 for an individual who became legally blind after ingesting a home cleaning product. The defense contended the product was misused and properly labeled, while Duffy + Fulginiti argued it was a foreseeable misuse.


In Graves, a jury returned this verdict following a 5-day trial, finding that Hahnemann Hospital and its staff committed malpractice during a surgical procedure when nerves in our client's throat were accidentally cut. This verdict was especially impressive considering no claim for lost wages or medical bills was made – the verdict was based entirely on “pain and suffering."


A confidential settlement against a quarry owner following the drowning of a child, arguing that the quarry failed to hire properly qualified lifeguards.


This confidential settlement was secured for a union ironworker who lost the tips of 2 fingers when the load being transported by a crane operator was not properly rigged, allowing the bundle to collapse onto the plaintiff’s hand.


In Duffy, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained this verdict for John Duffy, an insurance salesman, who suffered a broken hip following a motor vehicle collision with a police cruiser. The police officer contended he was in a high-speed pursuit of another vehicle, which did not pan out to be accurate based upon the police tapes.


In Davia, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained this settlement for a contractor who suffered multiple injuries after a fall from scaffolding that had been improperly and unsafely built by another contractor on a construction site.


In Kelley, Duffy + Fulginiti obtained a $1,876,000 verdict in the United States District Court of New Jersey for a 58-year-old woman involved in a motor vehicle accident while traveling between meetings for work. The defense argued that she suffered nothing more than a temporary soft tissue injury on top of a prior history of back and neck pain that had been documented for over 10 years prior to the accident. While the client did not have surgery or broken bones, Duffy + Fulginiti impressed upon the jury that her life had changed significantly following the accident, including an inability to return to her prior position (although she returned to light duty work) and restricted her ability to be involved in the lives of her grandchildren.