In 2004, an NYC woman Jacqueline Martin developed a rare skin disorder which doctors at three different hospitals failed to diagnose. Martin's family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that she suffered brain damage due to the hospital’s failure to diagnose her illness and negligence in medical care. According to the New York Times, a Bronx jury awarded Martin $120 million in damages - one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever awarded in the state.

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Personal injury law covers any type of injury that is caused to an individual by the reckless or negligent behavior of another person or entity. Acts that are intended to harm a person and any actions that fall under the purview of strict liability are also considered under personal injury law.

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Any situation in which one has to deal with the law is inherently complex. This is why we have lawyers, who have completed several years of education and training in law school, to handle all such matters. When it comes to personal injury claims, even a tiny mistake you make could complicate your case in such a way that you lose out on the compensation that is your rightful due.

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Personal injury lawyers are tort law specialists and can help you in situations when you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another individual. They also work with persons who are at the receiving end of intentional wrongdoing by another person.

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On May 28, 2014, a Bronx woman won $172 million in damages for the brain injury she experienced as a result of medical malpractice. The jury announced the verdict after a three-week-long trial over a lawsuit that alleged that the victim had not been given timely and adequate medical treatment for a seizure that resulted in severe brain injuries. The plaintiff, Tiffany Applewhite, had been a straight-A student before the incident and had been preparing to apply to Manhattan's prestigious Stuyvesant High School.

Read more: How a Bronx Woman Won $172 Million Medical Malpractice Lawsuit


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