New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Adam Slater Wins Appeal Affirming $2.1 Million Jury Verdict in Pedestrian Auto Accident Case

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A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed a $2.1 million dollar jury verdict awarded to a pedestrian severely injured by a government owned van. The underlying verdict was achieved by Adam Slater, Esq., a New Jersey certified civil trial attorney and partner in the law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLP.

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This substantial jury verdict award is another example of the many significant jury verdicts and settlements Mr. Slater has won for his clients.

New Jersey trial attorney Adam Slater of the law firm Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, won an appeal affirming a New Jersey State Court jury verdict of $2.1 million for a woman who was struck by a Hudson County owned van, in Carol Lintao v. Patricia Livingston, County of Hudson, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Hudson County, Docket No. HUD-L-5801-06.

The $2.1 million jury verdict was awarded to the plaintiff, who had been crossing a Bayonne, New Jersey street when the van, driven by a Hudson County, New Jersey employee, struck her while making a left turn. The plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, including pelvic floor damage, pudendal nerve damage, a displaced coccyx bone, a fractured wrist, and neck and back injuries. The pelvic floor is the foundation of muscles and structures supporting the organs of the pelvis. The pudendal nerve is a nerve that exists in the pelvic floor region and innervates and contributes to the function of the organs of the female pelvis and other functions.

Notably, Mr. Slater successfully argued that the defense attorney should be prevented from arguing that the plaintiff’s pre-existing medical conditions should be described to the jury since Mr. Slater had gotten the defense experts to admit that those conditions were not the cause of the problems at issue. The decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division is notable for the legal ruling confirming that Mr. Slater’s argument was correct, and that the Trial Judge properly shifted the burden of proof to the defense to prove that the plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing, which the defense could not prove.

Mr. Slater’s extensive experience with pelvic floor and pudendal nerve injury cases is also demonstrated by his handling of many cases on behalf of women who have been injured by medical devices known as pelvic mesh, vaginal mesh, and bladder slings. Mr. Slater has been appointed Co-Liaison Counsel for the Prolift, TVT, Gynemesh, and Prolene Mesh pelvic mesh/vaginal mesh/bladder sling cases filed against Ethicon, Inc., Gynecare, and Johnson & Johnson, in the New Jersey Superior Court.

This substantial jury verdict award is another example of the many significant jury verdicts and settlements Mr. Slater has won for his clients. Mr. Slater, designated by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney has extensive experience in cases involving severe and complex injuries, including injuries to the pelvic floor and related structures caused by trauma, as well as pelvic mesh, vaginal mesh, and bladder slings.

Other examples of Mr. Slater’s recent multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts include an $80 million Class Action Settlement against Volkswagon (in the consolidated cases of Dewey v. Volkswagen of America, et al., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Civ. No. 07-2249 and Delguercio v. Volkswagen of America, et al., United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Civ. No. 07-2361), a $14.7 million settlement for a man who suffered Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Cohen v. Denzel-Busch Motor Car Corp., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County, Docket No.: ESX-L-432-05), and a $3.9 million settlement for a woman who suffered eye and facial injuries due to negligent sinus surgery (Maria Kania v. Gangadhar S. Sreepada, M.D., Superior Court οf Nеw Jersey, Law Division, Passaic County, Docket Nο. PAS-L-1384-08).

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