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Verdicts & Settlements

The following are an example of some results achieved by our firm.
(We handle cases all throughout New York State with the exception of down state)


  • $17,500,000 In lifetime payments for a family involving a brain injury. This matter was handled by Attorney Jeff DeFrancisco.
  • $3,500,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case against an ob/gyn for a birth injury. Additional benefits are being provided to the child through the Medical Indemnity Fund.
  • $2,500,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for the failure to timely diagnose and treatment Vitamin deficiency (Wernicke's encephalopathy) resulting in cognitive impairment, speech impairment, and motor skill limitations. This matter was handled by Charles Falgiatano, Esq.
  • $2,500,000 Settlement due to a neurologist failure to timely diagnose and treat Vitamin deficiency resulting in permanent neurological injury.
  • $2,500,000 Confidential settlement for a personal injury.
  • $2,400,000 Jury verdict in a medical malpractice case where a jury found a hospital negligent for failing to provide appropriate medical care. This injury case occurred in Syracuse.
  • $2,300,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case where a neurosurgeon failed to provide appropriate care leading to paralysis.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement for medical malpractice in Cortland. Another law firm looked at this case and turned the client down. Attorney Jeff DeFrancisco took the case and actually found 2 viable medical malpractice cases. One case settled for $250,000 and the other case settled for $2,000,000.
  • $2,100,000 Settlement for negligently performing an awake craniotomy causing a grand mal seizure and hemorrhage resulting in speech global aphasia and right sided paralysis.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement for a birth injury for the failure to timely diagnose and treat an in-utero infection.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement in a birth injury case where the ob/gyn failed to timely induce labor causing a hypoxic brain injury.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for a negligent delivery that caused a birth injury. The child is also receiving additional medical benefits through the New York Medical Indemnity Fund. This case was located in Watertown, New York, and was handled by personal injury lawyer Charlie Falgiatano.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement for a birth injury.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement for failing to timely diagnose and treat cancer.
  • $1,690,000 Jury verdict at trial where a nurse at a hospital failed to appropriately administer medication that led to significant injury. This matter was appealed to the highest court in New York and the verdict was upheld. This medical malpractice case was handled by personal injury lawyer Jeff DeFrancisco. The Defendants had to pay close to $200,000 in additional monies for interest that accrued during the appeal process.
  • $1,600,000 In Oneida, New York, a jury awarded a family compensation in a medical malpractice case where a primary care physician failed to timely diagnose and treat esophageal cancer. Personal Injury lawyer Jeff DeFrancisco handled this case.
  • $1,400,000 Settlement for a personal injury case.
  • $1,400,000 For the failure to timely diagnose and treat cervical cancer - endocervical adenocarcinoma.
  • $1,400,000 Settlement against an Ob/Gyn for failing to obtain a Gyn Oncologist consultation and allowing cancer to spread.
  • $1,400,000 Settlement where there was a delay in diagnosis and treatment of meningitis in an emergency room. Jeff DeFrancisco was the personal injury lawyer who handled this case.
  • $1,400,000 Settlement for a medical malpractice case in Binghamton, NY against an Ob/gyn for failing to provide appropriate medical care and treatment.
  • $1,400,000 Confidential settlement for a wrongful death case.
  • $1,300,000 For a personal injury involving trucking accident.
  • $1,300,000 A jury in Syracuse found a chiropractor negligent causing our client chronic pain. The defense only offered $50,000 to settle the case so we took the matter to trial to obtain fair compensation.
  • $1,300,000 For a medical malpractice case.
  • $1,300,000 For failing to timely diagnose and treat prostate cancer.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement reached during the third day of trial in a medical malpractice case in Syracuse against an Ob/gyn where negligent care led to permanent nerve damage.
  • $1,200,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for failure to properly treat acute asthma attack resulting in cardiac arrest and hypoxic brain injury.
  • $1,200,000 For the failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer - Leiomyosarcoma.
  • $1,200,000 For medical malpractice case against an Ob / Gyn for failing to timely diagnose cancer.
  • $1,200,000 Confidential Settlement where there was a failure to timely diagnose heart disease which led to cardiac arrest and untimely death.
  • $1,175,000 For medical malpractice.
  • $1,150,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case in Oneida, New York where there was a failure to timely diagnose and treat colon cancer.
  • $1,125,000 For a wrongful death involving a motor vehicle.
  • $1,100,000 Settlement for a personal injury case in Syracuse. The defense offered $300,000 but Jeff DeFrancisco refused. At the second settlement conference, the defense offered $600,000 which Jeff refused despite the judge recommending that we accept the settlement offer. Within a week thereafter the case settled for $1,000,000.
  • $1,100,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case in Watertown, New York where a primary care physician failed to follow up on abnormal tests.
  • $1,100,000 Settlement by Charlie Falgiatano for failure to diagnose meningitis in a child.
  • $1,100,000 Settlement for the failure to timely diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis in a 1-month-old child.
  • $1,050,000 Confidential settlement for wrongful death case.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement involving an automobile accident.
  • $1,000,000 For personal injury.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for personal injury.
  • $1,000,000 For personal injury to a child.
  • $1,000,000 For personal injury.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for a motor vehicle accident. Injury lawyer Jeff DeFrancisco handled this case.
  • $1,000,000 For failing to timely diagnose and treat cancer.
  • $1,000,000 For defective product.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for failing to timely diagnose and treat breast cancer.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case where a medical facility failed to monitor the effects of anticoagulation medication that caused a hemorrhagic stroke.
  • $1,000,000 For primary care physician malpractice in Syracuse, New York.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement by Charlie Falgiatano for failure to diagnose and treat infection.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for failing to diagnose an infection which led to the death of an individual.
  • $1,000,000 Confidential settlement in Oswego, NY for failure to diagnose a brain tumor. The trial Court judge dismissed the case. Jeff DeFrancisco appealed, got the case reinstated, and the medical malpractice case then settled.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for the failure to timely diagnose breast cancer.
  • $1,000,000 For medical malpractice against an Ob/gyn for the failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer. This failure to diagnose case was handled by personal injury lawyer Charlie Falgiatano.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for an automobile accident.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement in a truck accident case where the truck driver failed to yield the right of way causing injury.
  • $1,000,000 Settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where a driver failed to yield the right of way causing injury.
  • $975,000 For personal injury.
  • $975,000 In compensation for injuries in a medical malpractice case in Schuyler County where a primary care physician and emergency room doctor were medically negligent. It was alleged that the primary care physician failed to appropriately examine the patient's neck and the emergency room physician failed to appropriately interpret imaging studies of the patient's neck.
  • $975,000 For negligent administration of medication.
  • $975,000 This medical malpractice involved excessive radiation of a patient undergoing cancer treatment. The over radiation caused significant injury to the patient.
  • $950,000 For failing to timely diagnose cancer in a medical malpractice case.
  • $950,000 For personal injury in an automobile accident case in Syracuse, New York.
  • $940,000 For emergency room negligence.
  • $900,000 For personal injury.
  • $900,000 For personal injury.
  • $900,000 Settlement for a personal injury case in Syracuse where a construction worker was hurt due to negligence on a construction site. Because New York law prevents workers from suing their own employer, a third-party claim was brought against another contractor to obtain compensation up and above the standard worker's compensation benefits.
  • $900,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case in Oneida, New York where an injection by a nurse caused nerve damage.
  • $900,000 Settlement for nursing negligence.
  • $900,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case against a physician for failing to timely diagnose prostate cancer. This case was in Cortland, New York.
  • $900,000 For emergency room negligence against an emergency room physician.
  • $900,000 For the failure to timely diagnose and treat colon cancer.
  • $875,000 Settlement in a malpractice case for the failure to timely diagnose and treat prostate cancer.
  • $850,000 Settlement for failing to timely diagnose and treat necrotizing fasciitis.
  • $850,000 For the failure to timely diagnose and treat stroke.
  • $850,000 Settlement for a trucking accident where multiple automobiles were involved.
  • $825,000 Settlement for medical malpractice where a primary care physician failed to screen for prostate cancer.
  • $807,000 Compensation to a client who was injured during surgery.
  • $800,000 For failing to timely diagnose and treat an infection.
  • $800,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case where there was a failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer.
  • $800,000 For emergency room negligence.
  • $775,000 Settlement for failing to timely diagnose cancer.
  • $775,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case where a medical provider failed to inform a patient she had cancer. Pathology results were faxed to the doctor, however the doctor’s office failed to inform the patient. The patient learned she had cancer over a year later when the cancer had spread.
  • $775,000 Settlement for hospital negligence for the failure to timely diagnose and treat a cardiac condition leading to heart damage.
  • $775,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case against a hospital for failing to diagnose congestive heart failure that led to a heart attack.
  • $775,000 Settlement in a medical malpractice case for failing to timely diagnose and treat ischemic bowel. This medical malpractice case was located in Utica, New York.
  • $750,000 Medical Malpractice settlement for emergency room negligence.
  • $750,000 For hospital medical malpractice in Syracuse where a patient was admitted to the hospital and the medical providers failed to timely diagnose and treat a thoracic aortic dissection.
  • $750,000 For the failure to timely diagnose and treat infection.
  • $750,000 Confidential settlement for failure to diagnose cervical cancer.
  • $750,000 For a medical malpractice case in Syracuse for the failure to timely diagnose and treat breast cancer. The patient presented to the ob/gyn with complaints that included a breast lump and the physician failed to recommend a biopsy.
  • $750,000 For emergency room negligence in St. Lawrence County. A patient presented to the emergency room, was discharged, returned back to the emergency room with increasing complaints, and was discharged again without sufficient workup. The patient suffered an aortic dissection.
  • $750,000 For failing to timely diagnose prostate cancer.
  • $750,000 Settlement for radiology malpractice by failing to diagnose breast cancer.
  • $725,000 Settlement in a radiology malpractice case for failing to diagnose breast cancer.
  • $700,000 For a personal injury.
  • $700,000 Settlement in a personal injury case.
  • $700,000 Settlement for a defective product.
  • $700,000 For negligent medical follow up
  • $700,000 For medical malpractice.
  • $695,000 Settlement for failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer.
  • $650,000 For emergency room medical malpractice for failing to diagnose a stroke.
  • $650,000 For inappropriate medication prescribed by a physician causing serious injury.
  • $630,000 Verdict at trial for failure to provide proper post operative care.
  • $600,000 Settlement against a primary care physician for failing to screen for and timely diagnose prostate cancer.
  • $600,000 For medical malpractice.
  • $600,000 Settlement for medical malpractice for failing to timely diagnose and treat an infection.
  • $590,000 For the negligent performance of surgery in a medical malpractice case.
  • $575,000 Settlement for a personal injury case.
  • $557,000 Jury verdict in a wrongful death case.
  • $545,000 Settlement for medical negligence during the performance of a hysterectomy. This Ob/gyn malpractice case occurred in Madison County, New York.
  • $500,000 Verdict for an injury case.
  • $500,000 Settlement for a personal injury case in Oswego, New York. Personal Injury lawyer Charlie Falgiatano handled this case.
  • $500,000 Compensation for a personal injury case involving a motor vehicle accident.
  • $500,000 For an injection injury in a medical malpractice case.
  • $500,000 For medical negligence in Onondaga County, New York.
  • $500,000 For a medical malpractice case located in Chemung County, New York.
  • $500,000 Medical Malpractice settlement against a hospital in Syracuse, New York.
  • $500,000 Settlement for the failure to timely diagnose and treat a bowel perforation during an Ob/Gyn procedure.
  • $500,000 For a case involving an auto accident.
Additional Case Result Information for Medical Malpractice Claims

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The above are just some examples of results we have achieved for clients. The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers handle all types of personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Upstate, New York. Our main office is in Syracuse, New York but we have offices throughout Upstate, New York where we can see clients. Consultations are always free so if you have any question as to whether you have a case, call us .

Verdicts and awards are posted for informational purposes only. Future verdicts or settlements cannot be predicted, nor do prior results guarantee a similar outcome.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"We were very impressed with how Jeff DeFrancisco represented us at trial and we were extremely happy when the jury found in our favor." D.M., Auburn, NY
★★★★★
"I cannot express in words what an awesome job Charlie Falgiatano and Jean Marie Westlake did in representing my family in my mother's case at trial. There can never be enough thank-yous." D.L., Cortland, NY
★★★★★
"I suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice. My husband and I retained Jeff DeFrancisco to assist us in this case. We were extremely happy with his representation and highly recommend him." Kelley R., Syracuse, NY
★★★★★
Since the insurance company was unwilling to settle the matter my case ultimately went to trial. At trial Jeff DeFrancisco did an absolutely amazing job by obtaining a very favorable result for me." T.H., Oneida, NY
★★★★★
"I highly recommend DeFrancisco & Falgiatano - Charlie represented me for a medical malpractice case. He is the best of the best. He is friendly and I am very happy with the representation he provided." Roger N., Oneida, NY