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Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman Celebrates almost 40 Years of Winning in Court

"Two sons of a woman who died of starvation after a gastric-bypass operation have been awarded more than $16.8 million in damages for their loss."

March, 2008: But that won't replace their 36-year-old mom, Eufemia Martinez, who had her stomach stapled down to the size of two tablespoons and her intestines rerouted at North General Hospital in Harlem.

Asked at trial what he missed most since his mother died, Julio Martinez, who was 10 years old when she passed away, said, "My mom's hugs," as reported in the NY Post.

The Bronx mom stood 5-foot-6 and weighed 230 pounds. But the doctor "changed the records" to make her height 5-foot-3 so she could be considered morbidly obese to medically require the surgery, said attorney Jeffrey Lichtman.

"12 Million Dollar Award Against Nassau County Upheld on Appeal"

January, 2008: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department, affirmed a $12,155,973.36 judgment against Nassau County and the driver of a car involved in a January, 13, 1995 auto accident. The accident occured at "dead man's curve: in Farmingdale, the site of many previous accidents, some involving fatalities.

In two of the prior accidents, Nassau County had been held liable for the defective design of the road.

The plaintiff, Merryl Kihl, now a 37-year-old mother of one, was a passenger in the car and was severely injured in the one car accident. As the result of her injuries, she underwent and will be compelled in the future to undergo numerous further surgeries. It was also established at trial that for the balance of her lifetime, she would be the subject of unremitting pain and suffering only relieved by morphine based painkillers.

The judgment is one of the largest awards to be affirmed against the County.