Nutley v. New York City Transit Authority – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Nutley v. New York City Transit Authority, 79 A.D.3d 711, 913 N.Y.S.2d 694 [2d Dept., 2010], the plaintiff suffered an injury to his dominant hand and wrist which required surgery.

Despite the surgery, the plaintiff continued to experience pain, numbness, tingling, loss of strength, and loss of motion in his wrist and hand.

The jury verdict found that plaintiff sustained damages in the sums of $300,000 for past pain and suffering and $200,000 for future pain and suffering.

The Court found that the jury's award did not deviate materially from what would be reasonable compensation.