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Sanz v. MTA-Long Island Bus – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Sanz v. MTA-Long Island Bus, 46 AD3d 867, 849 NYS2d 88 (2nd Dept. 2007), the plaintiff, as a result of a motor vehicle accident, sustained herniated discs in her cervical spine, with tingling and numbness in both hands.

In that matter the plaintiff underwent "an anterior cervical discectomy, with allograft and plate fusion", certainly a serious injury.

However, surgical intervention notwithstanding, the Appellate Court reduced the jury verdict of $ 750,000 by $ 350,000, to a net of 400,000, for both past and future pain and suffering.