Turuseta v. Wyassup-Laurel Glen Corp – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Turuseta v. Wyassup-Laurel Glen Corp., 91 AD3d 632, 634, 937 N.Y.S.2d 240 [2d Dept 2012], the court approved an award of $400,000 for past pain and suffering and $750,000 for future pain and suffering.

Plaintiff suffered a fractured coccyx, a herniated disc at L4-L5, and depression as a result of a fall.

She was never hospitalized, except for treatment at the emergency room, and underwent no surgery, which was not available for her fractured coccyx, although she "adduced evidence, presumably believed by the jury in light of its awards for economic loss, that she could not work as a consequence of her injuries" (see id. at 634.)