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Alan J. Fumuso Secures Favorable Verdict in Damages Only Trial in New York County

In July 2008, Alan J. Fumuso obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of the New York City Board of Education on a damages only trial in New York County. The plaintiff was a developmentally delayed 3 year old male infant who sustained a spiral/oblique fracture of his left femur during gym class at the Birch School in Manhattan. Liability was conceded, and the case proceeded to trial solely on the issue of damages. Plaintiff established the severity of the fracture, the time spent on rehabilitation and recovery, and the emotional and developmental setbacks sustained by the infant. The plaintiff rejected a $200,000 settlement offer and asked the jury for $750,000. The jury returned a verdict in the amount of $125,000.