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Jose and Lydia Garcia v. Universal Elevator Co., Inc.

Case Name

Jose and Lydia Garcia v. Universal Elevator Co., Inc.

Type of Injury

AGGRAVATION OF PRIOR SPINAL PROBLEM WITH RADICULOPATHY

Occupation

elevator operator

Location

Bronx, NY

Verdict

$1,500,000 for Jose G.; $100,000 for Lydia G. for loss of services. Settled for $850,000 pursuant to a "high/low" settlement agreement ($250,000/$850,000).

Verdict Amount

$850,000.00

Case Details

VI/1-18 ELEVATOR ACCIDENT – AGGRAVATION OF PRIOR SPINAL PROBLEM WITH RADICULOPATHY

Jose and Lydia Garcia v. Universal Elevator Co., Inc. 13543/86 3-week trial Verdict 6/25/87 Judge Harold Tompkins, Bronx Supreme

VERDICT: $1,500,000 for Jose G.; $100,000 for Lydia G. for loss of services. Settled for $850,000 pursuant to a “high/low” settlement agreement ($250,000/$850,000).

Pltf. Atty: Guy I. Smiley of Smiley, Schwartz & Captain, Manhattan

Deft. Atty: Hugh J. He