Nieva-Silvera v Katz, 2021 NY Slip Op 04144 (2d Dept. 2021)
Cervical fusion, arthroscopic surgery, verdict reduced to 2 million.
Plaintiff appealed and received another $570,000 from the Second Department. Would you have appealed for the extra $570,000?
I can tell you if I walked home with $2 million from a runaway jury after reductions at the trial court, I would have entered the appropriate judgment and said pay me. I think this was a bit piggish, unless the client was screaming and saying the reduction was unfair and demanded an appeal.
As I always say – what do I know?