Only Accident and Injury Cases

Case Results

  • $4,000,000
    Tractor Trailer Accident

    A truck driver in Delano, PA suffered failed back syndrome from getting rear-ended by a tractor-trailer driver, who was driving in poor weather conditions. 

  • $3,850,000
    Post-Operative Complication

    The firm represented a 47-year-old woman who was admitted to a community-based hospital in the Capital District for an elective thyroidectomy procedure. The client, who was otherwise in excellent health, chose to have the procedure due to a large goiter in her neck that caused her pain when swallowing.  A complete thyroidectomy procedure results in the removal of the entire thyroid gland. The surgery itself was routine, but five hours after surgery, John’s client developed acute respiratory distress caused by postoperative bleeding in the neck. The bleeding started when a small blood vessel, which had been stitched closed during the surgery, slipped and started to bleed into the paratracheal space. The bleeding eventually caused a hematoma to develop. The hematoma grew until it completely compressed the woman’s trachea, which in turn caused her to go into respiratory arrest.

    After a meticulous three-year investigation into the circumstances surrounding his client’s postoperative complications and the treatment provided by the hospital’s staff and attending physicians, John achieved a multi-million dollar settlement for his client.  Most of the settlement proceeds will be secured in a special needs trust to be utilized by John’s client for rehabilitation and medical services. The client has already used some of the proceeds to purchase a wheelchair-accessible home along with a mechanized wheelchair.

    To read more details on this case go to our blog post here. Basch & Keegan Settles Multi-Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

  • $3,300,000
    Floor Collapse
    Our client made numerous complaints to her landlord – who never made any repairs to the house that she was renting. Our client literally fell through the floor and her foot became entangled in plumbing pipes. Her foot was permanently injured.
  • $2,500,000
    Propane Explosion
    A rusted propane tank that was delivered by the defendant leaked gas into a basement window – causing the house to fill with gas. The house exploded when the homeowners returned home and entered the house. The homeowners were injured and their adult son died.
  • $1,900,000
    Improper ER Discharge
    A 20-year-old was improperly discharged from an emergency room without her meningitis being diagnosed. The disease spread and her foot had to be amputated.
  • $1,500,000
    Untimely Diagnosis
    A 34-year-old wife and mother of two died from complications of the chickenpox that was not timely diagnosed and treated by her doctors.
  • $1,450,000
    Workplace Trial Verdict
    New York City Police officer was attacked on the job while assigned to keep watch over a patient admitted to the mental health unit of Staten Island Hospital.
  • $1,200,000
    Motorcycle Accident
    The defendant apparently never saw our client coming and made a left-hand turn in front of his motorcycle. Out client sustained numerous fractures and developed a severe neurological condition that affected his ability to eat, swallow, and speak.
  • $1,100,000
    Pedestrian Hit By Driver
    A driver struck a pedestrian in a wheelchair knocking him over and causing his head to strike the pavement. As a result, he developed a significant brain bleed that was not diagnosed until several weeks later. He underwent emergency surgery to address the brain bleed and to save his life. Following the surgery, our client remained in a coma for three days. He was then hospitalized for two weeks and went to a rehabilitation facility for more than two months before returning home. Derek J. Spada, a Partner at Basch & Keegan used his knowledge of the law and phenomenal trial skills to prove that the driver of the van was 100% responsible for the collision, and he also convinced the jurors that the injuries warranted a $1,100,000.00 verdict.
  • $1,068,500
    Tractor Trailer Accident
    Obtained a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a Kingston man who was seriously injured in a tractor-trailer, workplace accident.
  • $1,000,000
    Improper Kidney Removal

    Maureen Keegan recently negotiated a $1 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a woman who suffered the removal of her healthy kidney when a doctor mistook a benign growth for cancer.

    The defendant doctor was practicing at a local medical center when he “jumped the gun” and arrived at a cancer diagnosis before performing a thorough investigation. The patient’s family health history was not given full consideration and the doctor ignored the radiologist’s recommendation to order further tests.

    Read our blog to get the full details on this case. Maureen Keegan of Basch & Keegan Obtains $1 Million Settlement

  • $1,000,000
    Drunk Driver Car Accident
  • $950,000
    Car Accident
    A 33-year-old woman was rear-ended by the defendant’s car. She sustained severe neck injuries. Her last attorney recommended that she resolve her case for less than $150,000. She thought the offer was too low and came to us. After a substantial amount of work, we settled her case for $950,000.
  • $900,000
    Car Accident
    A 19-year-old was hit while driving on the Kingston traffic circle. She developed a neurological condition that required extensive treatment.
  • $600,000
    Defective Ventilation System
    A family of four spent a night at a motel. While they were sleeping, their rooms filled with carbon monoxide due to a defective air ventilation system. The family became asphyxiated and nearly died. They were treated and made good recoveries.
  • $570,000
    Slip & Fall Accident

    A Kingston, NY woman who was injured after tripping and falling in the parking lot of a Lake George motel was awarded $570,000 following a six-day jury trial in Ulster County Supreme Court in which she was represented by Basch & Keegan attorney John DeGasperis. The victim, a guest at the motel where the incident took place, was injured due to a combination of safety issues the motel owners had been aware of for years but failed to correct including a complete lack of exterior lighting in the area where the accident occurred, a dangerously high sidewalk curb, and broken blacktop.

    You can read the full story in our blog: John DeGasperis Obtains $570k For Trip & Fall Victim Following Six-Day Trial

Contact Us 

Don’t Wait, Get Answers Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.