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Morelli Law Firm Secures Largest Pain and Suffering Award in New York State History
NY Appellate Court affirms $20 million for traumatic brain injury victim Mark Perez
NEW YORK, NEW YORK. July 20, 2021 — Morelli Law Firm is pleased to announce that Mark Perez has been awarded $20 million for his pain and suffering after he sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a work-related fall. The decision was announced by the New York Appeals Court and is the largest pain-and-suffering award in state history, pushing the court into a more modern era. The court also affirmed $13.5 million for medical care and lost wages.
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The case, Perez v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., was initially filed in July 2013 by Benedict Morelli and team.
In June 2013, the plaintiff was working construction at a Jones Beach concert theater, licensed by Live Nation, when he fell 10 feet onto the ground after a forklift hit the booth he was working on. The fall resulted in a severe traumatic brain injury, among other permanent injuries, including partial paralysis, chronic pain and headaches, cognitive disabilities, post-traumatic epilepsy, encephalomalacia (brain tissue damage), skull fractures, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A jury originally awarded Perez $102 million for his damages before it went to the appellate court.
About Benedict Morelli
Benedict Morelli founded Morelli Law Firm in 1998 and has since been helping victims like Mark Perez fight for justice. He is never afraid to go up against mega-corporations like Live Nation Worldwide, Wal-Mart, and MGM.
Some of his accomplishments include the following:
- Member of the Round Table of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers for 2016, as named by the National Trial Lawyers
- Named one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in 2015 by the National Law Journal
- Named “Super Lawyer” by New York Magazine for multiple years
About Morelli Law Firm
Morelli Law Firm is a personal injury firm based in New York that helps victims pursue justice in the form of compensation. The firm covers personal injury cases ranging from automobile accidents to defective products. They also handle cases in practice areas such as employment discrimination, medical malpractice, and sexual harassment. The team continues to stand up against large corporations to fight on the plaintiff’s side.
For more information about Morelli Law Firm, call today.