Morelli Law Firm has Secured Billions for its Clients

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 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.

Adam Deutsch Wins Verdict for Injured Pedestrian

Verdict: $5.5 million

Attorney Adam Deutsch obtained a $5.5 million verdict for a pedestrian who was struck while crossing the street.

Firm Fights for Man Shot in Apartment Building

Settlement: $4.9 Million

A man who was accosted in his own apartment building and later shot was awarded $4.9 million against the security companies that could have prevented the attack. The Bronx man, a tenant of the Castle Hill Housing Project, was confronted in the lobby of his building by an unknown man who was looking for drugs. The assailant pushed the victim outside and shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down. The victim claimed that the owner of the building was negligent in that the magnetic security locks on the lobby door failed to function, allowing the perpetrator to gain access to the building, which resulted in the attack.

Firm Represents Waitress Who Suffered Burns to Arm from Gas Leak

Jury Verdict: $3.1 Million

A Manhattan woman who was 23 years old when she was severely injured while working as a waitress by a gas explosion, received $3.1 million in damages against the lighting company. The plaintiff was on her break in the employees' bathroom when she lit up a cigarette next to a pipe that was leaking natural gas, which ignited and engulfed her face, hair, arms and hands in fire. She was hospitalized for a month, and was permanently disfigured from the burns and numerous skin grafts that were required to repair her face.

Firm Wins Verdict for 30 Yr. Old Student Who Fractured Hip Due to School’s Negligence

Jury Verdict: $2.6 Million

A 30-year-old Fordham University student received a payout of $2.6 million after winning a negligence lawsuit. The plaintiff, who weighed 350 pounds and was studying economics and working as a doorman at the time, tripped over a door saddle as he left the campus building, falling and fracturing his hip. His lawyer showed the court that the university had knowledge of the defect as it had existed for at least six months. Damages were awarded for past and future pain and suffering, past wage loss and future medical costs.

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