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Lorraine B. Polin Secures Defense Verdict in Nassau County

In June 2009, Lorraine Berlund Polin obtained a defense verdict in a trial in Supreme Court, Nassau County, before Justice Daniel Palmieri. The matter involved a claim by the plaintiff, a former JFK baggage handler, that the defendant failed to timely diagnose nerve damage from a work related injury to his foot and failed to refer the patient to a neurologist for treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The plaintiff eventually underwent four sympathectomy procedures and finally insertion of a Spinal Cord Stimulator for pain control. Trial counsel for the plaintiff, asked for 1.1 million dollars in damages, but the jury returned a unanimous verdict on behalf of the defendant on all four alleged departures after approximately three hours of deliberation.