Landmark Cases

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The #1 Law Firm in the ALM Medical Malpractice
Hall of Fame

In 2014 KDLM was named the number-one law firm on the ALM Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame. Of the 25 top verdicts included in the Hall of Fame list, four were verdicts won by KLDM. No other law firm had as many successful verdicts. For more information about this unprecedented award, click here.

The #1 Largest Verdict for an Automobile Accident in New York History: $40,800,000

In 2015, the New York Law Journal published its list of the largest verdicts ever awarded for an automobile accident in New York State. KDLM earned the honor of the number-one verdict in New York history with a record-setting $40,800,000. For more information about this record-breaking verdict, click here.

The #1, #4 and #12 Largest Settlements in
New York 2015

Most cases get settled; they do not go to trial. In 2015, when the New York Law Journal published its list of largest settlements in New York State, KDLM cases were number one, number four, and number 12 on the list. All three cases involved victims of medical malpractice. The first settled for $18,000,000, the second for $9,000,000. and the third for $5,400,000. No other firm had three settlements in the top dozen cases. For more information about this record-breaking verdict, click here.

The #1 Largest Verdict for Personal Injury in New York 2014: $172,000,000

In 2014, a Bronx jury awarded $172,000,000 to a 29-year-old woman who was left paralyzed and mute due to the negligence of the EMTs who responded to her mother's 911 call. It was one of the largest verdicts ever awarded in New York State and one of the largest in the United States in 2014. For more information about this record-breaking verdict, click here.

The Largest Verdict for Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death in Ulster County History 2016

In 2016 an Ulster County jury awarded a widow $4,600,000 for the wrongful death of her husband, a veterinarian, after he was essentially ignored after being admitted to a local hospital. It was the largest verdict in Ulster County history for wrongful death resulting from medical malpractice. For more information about this record-breaking verdict, click here.