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PictureWe are often hired to handle personal injury and medical malpractice cases which garner media attention.  Mr. DeFilippis has appeared on most all the local TV news shows focusing on trials and legal issues. He has provided commentary for multiple newspapers, magazines and blogs. Given our extensive experience with many media outlets, we are confident we can skillfully handle any coverage concerning your case. We will work hard to be sure any reporting is fair and most beneficial to the outcome of your case and least intrusive upon your privacy. Our Firm will not ever publish or participate in coverage concerning our clients or their cases without their full consent and approval.

Below is a sampling of  articles written about cases in which we have been involved either directly or as legal consultants for the media. Click on an article’s title for the full story.

Premises Liability – Fall Down – Pizzeria door handle and and latch intentionally removed by owner – Ankle fracture. Settlement: $625,000
New York Jury Verdict Review & Analysis

Premises Liability – Defendant Found 100% Negligent for Causing the Fall: Evidence Destroyed. Jury Makes Decision in 15 Minutes.
New York Jury Verdict Review & Analysis

Clot Preventing Measures Led to Eight Surgeries, Plaintiff Alleged – Verdict: $3,500,000
VerdictSearch

Slip and Fall on Wet Stairway-No Warning Sign or Handrails – Settlement: $300,000
New York Jury Verdict Review & Analysis

Motorist ignored red light, caused crash, plaintiff claimed – Settlement: $400,000
VerdictSearch

Cap to Limit Non-Economic Awards Fails in Negotiations 
 New York Law Journal 

Man Bumped By Car Sustained Fractures of Leg – Settlement: $550,000 
Verdict Search 

Readers Sound Off On Lawsuits New York Daily News

Patient’s Death Blamed on Surgeons’ Failure to Remove Tube – Settlement: $675,000VerdictSearch 

Decrepit Radiator Fell Onto Child’s Foot – Settlement: $775,000 
New York Law Journal 

Fatal Mistake At Coney Island Hospital Was Never Reported, Records Show – Settlement: $675,000 
New York Daily News

Fire Truck Driver Ran Red Light Caused Crash Plaintiff Claimed – Settlement: $295,000VerdictSearch 

Falling Debris From Tractor-trailer Blamed for Accident-Settlement: $286,000 
Verdict Search 

City “Whitewash” for Botched-Op Doctors 
New York Post 

FDNY Hit & Run Settled for 275G 
New York Post 

Passenger Claimed Disabling Injuries Due to Bus Rollover- Settlement: $400,000 
VerdictSearch 

Firetruck Crash ID MysteryNew York Post 

Woman Claimed She Was Struck While Stepping Off of Road – Settlement: $300,000VerdictSearch 

Tillie v. NYC – Waiting for $1.9M Pay Day 
New York Daily News 

What a Big Bill! 
New York Daily News 

For Extortion, O’Reilly’s Suit Might Not Fit 
New York Daily News 

Murder Laid Out in Letter – Lawyer 
New York Daily News 

Money talked, Kobe walked: pros 
New York Daily News 

$1.9M Price for Animal House Crash 
New York Post 

Woman Shot By Ex Dies 
New York Daily News 

Hospitals in Nurse Crisis; Dire Shortage Putting Many Patients in Peril 
New York Post 

Doc’s Killer Plan – L.I. shrink schemed to murder lover & other patients, cops say 
New York Daily News

Psycho Analyst 
New York Post 

Psychiatrist Threatens Rampage 
WPVI.Com Action News Channel 6, Philadelphia 

Authorities Say L.I. Psychiatrist Told Patient of Plot to Kill 6 
New York Times 

Ex-Net Could Face Suits ‘Accident’ Remark Seals Jayson’s Fate 
New York Daily News 

Fall Down Wet Floor in Nursing Home Nurse Responding to Patient Call Fractured Wrist – Settlement: $180,000 New York Jury Verdict Reporter 

Puffy Settles ’91 Crush Case 
New York Daily News 

Puffy Settles Stampede Suit – Payoff Is Last Chapter Of ’91 Tragedy 
New York Post 

Judge Nixes Puffy Bid To Halt Negligence Trial 
New York Daily News 

Beat the Rap – Will Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs Pay $2 Million to End His City College Nightmare? 
New York Magazine 

Puff Daddy Keeps a Father Waiting
The New York Observer 

Childs v. City University of New York “Stampede at City College” 
New York Law Journal 

Puffy Found Guilty in Stampede Case 
New Jersey Star-Ledger 

CCNY Shares Liability In ’91 Stampede Deaths 
New York Newsday 

Judge Says Rappers and State Share Blame in a Fatal Crush 
New York Times 

Victims’ Families Relieved By Ruling 
New York Daily News 

Puffy Shares Rap in Stampede 
New York Post 

Best Of ’99: Puff Daddy Heavy D Found Liable For Deadly Stampede 
VH1 

Rap Producer Testifies on Fatal Stampede at City College 
New York Times 

Puffy Recalls Deadly Benefit – Suit over tragedy at City College 
New York Newsday 

Puff Daddy Gives Testimony Says Stampede Wasn’t His Fault 
New York Daily News 

Stampede Trial Smokes Puffy’s Plan For Oscars 
New York Daily News 

City Held in Suit Over Fatal Stampede 
New York Law Journal 

Premises Accident – Failure to Repair Broken Trash Chute Door – Housekeeper Suffers Fractured Finger with Deformity and Trigger Finger – Verdict: $598,000 reduced to $448,500 for 25% comparative negligence of Pltf.   
The New York Jury Verdict Reporter