A Brooklyn (NYC) jury returned a $10 million verdict in favor of an 80 year-old female, Josephine Pantano, who sustained a fractured neck and a fractured leg in a motor vehicle accident in May 2007. Both plaintiff and defendant motorist contended that the other ran a red light causing the collision. The jury sided with the plaintiff.
The verdict included $5 million for future pain and suffering and $2 million for future medical expenses. The defense argued that not only did Pantano cause the accident, but that she is now completely healed.
VerdictSearch.com, June 3, 2010.