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Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
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Daniel Buttafuoco’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • $2,900,000 Jury Verdict Awarded to Cancer Patient

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $2,900,000
    Description:
    Doctor failed to diagnose a child’s condition in a timely fashion. The plaintiff in this case had a history of unexplained swelling under his arms. In fact, he underwent a biopsy at age three for swelling on his right side. The biopsy was negative for lymphoma, and the doctor concluded nothing was wrong. The plaintiff returned to the doctor’s office in 1992, with a similar swelling, this time, under the left armpit. An x-ray and consultation with the physician who did the previous biopsy were performed. All indications were negative and no follow-up was recommended. Two years later, the child returned with an unexplained mass under the left armpit. This time the plaintiff was diagnosed with Stage III-A Hodgkin’s disease. The patient underwent a first round of chemotherapy, which was ineffective. The plaintiff then underwent a second round of more intensive therapy, which resulted in the remission of the cancer, but also rendered the patient sterile. The plaintiff contended that had he been diagnosed with the disease when he had first visited the doctor in 1992, the disease would only have been at stage one, and therefore would not have required such intensive treatment. The defendant denied that there was anything he could have done earlier than he did, since there were no definitive test results to act upon. Dan Buttafuoco was able to provide enough evidence for the jury to see that the plaintiff was in fact due multi-million dollar compensation for medical expenses, injury and lost wage compensation.
  • $2,749,000 Payout For Executive Hit On Cross Island Parkway

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $2,749,000
    Description:
    Dan Buttafuoco settled this Nassau County venue case with a cash payout of $1,500,000 and a total payout of over $2.7 million for client who was badly injured in an automobile accident. After suffering multiple fractures of the foot, leg and face, and undergoing multiple surgeries, physical therapy, and various types of medical treatment, the 38 year old plaintiff was left with a limp and limited mobility. He was ultimately fired since he was unable to fulfill his job duties. While the defendant denied any contact with the plaintiff’s car, Dan established the collision did occur by presenting evidence of paint from the defendant’s car on the plaintiff’s car. This case settled prior to trial.
  • $1,250,000 recovery for Iron Worker Falling From Ladder

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $1,250,000
    Description:
    After a fall from an unsecured ladder caused a fractured kneecap, the need for surgery and resulting permanent disfigurement, a 38 year-old New York City ironworker realized a $1.25 million dollar settlement for injury and compensation for future lost wages. Mark Freeley for the firm obtained summary judgment on liability against the owner and contractor prior to trial so that only the issue of damages was before the jury. Dan Buttafuoco was able to settle the case in the middle of the trial, additionally obtaining a waiver of a $67,000 workers compensation lien for his client. The claimant returned to his job after the injury.
  • $14.8 Million to police officer who was paralyzed while driving an ATV

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $14.8 Million
    Description:
    New York state recently agreed to pay $14.8 million to a police officer who was paralyzed while driving an ATV along an unofficial pathway behind Fire Island beach. The path was in Robert Moses State Park on the western end of Fire Island, off the southern shore of Long Island. Short cut to agony After finishing his shift in May 2002, police officer Scott Brumber decided to avoid the Memorial Day crowds by zipping his all-terrain vehicle down the short-cut path, known locally as the "Coast Guard cut." The ATV snagged on a metal pipe that was sticking up from the sandy roadway, causing the vehicle to flip in the air and land on Brumber, crushing his spine. The accident left Brumber, who has a wife and three children, confined to a wheelchair.