At Morelli Law Firm, we take on complex cases in a wide range of practice
areas, and are not afraid to take those cases to trial.
Below are just a few of our courtroom victories.
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Firm Secures Record-Setting Sexual Harassment and Assault Verdict
Jury Verdict: $95 Million
A woman subjected to ongoing harassment and sexual assault by a fellow employee was awarded a verdict of $95 million against her employer. During her tenure at the company, she suffered a humiliating and degrading sexual harassment campaign from male employees, led by the store manager. She had reported the assault to other managers at the store and called the company’s sexual harassment hotline to request help, but her complaints were never investigated, opening the company up to liability.
Firm Wins Verdict for Misdiagnosis of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy
Jury Verdict: $41 Million
A woman's death was caused by the misdiagnosis of her ectopic pregnancy. Her husband and five children were awarded $41 million in damages after a five-hour deliberation by a Brooklyn jury. The plaintiff was aware she was several months pregnant when she started experiencing severe stomach pains, but after two visits to the hospital she was misdiagnosed with a urinary tract infection. She died three weeks later while waiting for an ambulance to arrive after an Emergency Medical Services team refused to carry her down the stairs and take her to hospital. The hospital responsible conceded negligence.
Firm Holds Hospital Responsible for Unnecessary Partial Hand Amputation
Jury Verdict: $40 Million
A woman who went into a hospital for lung surgery and ended up having her hand amputated was awarded $40 million in damages against the hospital responsible. She had had an operation on her lung to remove an abscess. In the recovery room, an intravenous tube feeding blood to a vein in her left hand dislodged and instead began pumping blood into her hand tissue, which became gangrenous. Her attorney also argued that the doctors had also provided the plaintiff with the wrong medication, which constricted her blood vessels and compounded the problem.
Firm Secures Verdict for Man’s Double Leg Amputation from Fall onto Subway Track
Jury Verdict: $30 Million
A 40-year-old man was awarded $30 million in compensation after he fell onto subway tracks and lost both of his legs as a result. He was leaning forward in an attempt to see the train when he lost his balance and fell, knocking himself unconscious. Evidence indicated that other passengers ran to the southern end of the platform and began waving to warn the train operator to stop, but the operator was traveling too fast and ran over both of his legs, causing them to require amputation.
Firm Secures Largest Ever Vaccine Verdict for Man’s Partial Paralysis from Daughter’s Polio Vaccine
Jury Verdict: $22.5 Million
A former Wall Street executive who contracted polio from changing his infant daughter's diaper after she had been given an oral polio vaccine was awarded $22.5 million in a lawsuit against the vaccine's producer. The plaintiff became paralyzed, spent months on a hospital ventilator in intensive care, lost his job due to a lack of wheelchair access and suffers partial paralysis, 30 years after contracting the disease. The New York jury found the vaccine company responsible for his injuries for having manufactured an unreasonably dangerous product, and that the company failed to warn doctors about risks associated with the vaccine's use.
Morelli Law Firm Secures Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Defamation Verdict
Jury Verdict $18,000,000.00
On June 29, 2015 a Manhattan federal jury awarded a young woman $18,000,000 against a Wall Street CEO after a 2 week trial. Her case included proof of inappropriate sexual conduct by her boss throughout her employment as well as defamation, retaliation and stalking for more than a year after she was fired for refusing to give in to his advances. Defendants denied all allegations, contended that defamation of the Plaintiff fell within the company CEO’s First Amendment rights, and attempted to frame the lawsuit as extortion. The jury found for the plaintiff on her sexual harassment, retaliation and defamation counts and awarded the Plaintiff $2,000,000.00 in compensatory damages for her emotional upset and damage to her reputation as well as $16,000,000.00 in punitive damages.