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Confidential settlement awarded to 40 year-old male in Philadelphia involving
national pizza delivery company. During litigation process, Mr. Piscitello
retained one of the country’s leading accident reconstruction companies,
providing compelling video animation and critical engineering analysis.
Reports helped Mr. Piscitello successfully prove claims made by the pizza
delivery person were impossible. Expert life-care planners established
cost of medical care over the victim’s lifetime. As a result of
multiple expert analyses, the well-known pizza delivery company agreed
to confidential settlement instead of proceeding to trial.
Confidential settlement secured for 22 year-old Philadelphia female. Matter
involved major international trucking company who claimed cyclist had
no right to proceed on a Philadelphia Center City street. Truck driver
cut cyclist off as both vehicle executed right turn. Case was thoroughly
investigated, prepared for litigation and scheduled for trial within same
year that Mr. Piscitello was retained. Team of experts were secured and
prepared to testify on behalf of the cyclist. Trucking company elected
to compensate the injured cyclist a confidential sum in exchange for avoiding trial.
$600,000 settlement awarded to a Pennsylvania construction worker who was
struck by a backhoe and knocked into a pit. Paule v. Statewide Construction
involved a subcontractor injured on a job site. Through the use of OSHA
expert analysis, a report highlighted multiple violations by not only
the subcontractor operating the backhoe, but also the general contractor
who failed to establish and maintain a safe work environment. The case
value was further enhanced by an expert analsyis conducted by Mr. Piscitello’s
vocational and economic team. The matter resolved quickly after the expert
analysis was provided to the insurance company who insured both construction
$1.0 Million Dollar settlement for injured auto driver who died while under
medical care of community hospital. 30 year-old male suffered serious
injuries from auto accident with a snowplow in Pennsylvania. When patient
presented at emergency room, multiple fractured ribs and facial lacerations
were noted. During first night stay at the hospital, his neurological
condition deteriorated to a dangerous level. Nursing personnel contacted
trauma doctor on duty, who declined to come into the hospital to examine
the patient, but instead, prescribed pain medication. Within several hours
of the narcotics administration, patient became completely unresponsive
and died. Mr. Piscitello successfully subpoenaed the doctor’s accounting
records, proving physician was dining at local restaurant and purchasing
alcoholic beverages while on call during night the plaintiff died.
$750,000 Verdict in the Butler v. Yamaha (U.S. Federal Court matter): Jury
concluded Yamaha V- Max was defectively designed. Found Japanese manufacturers
had knowledge of defect when they introduced motorcycle into U.S. marketplace
(resulting in punitive damages award to Plaintiff). In this matter, thousands
of documents were subpoenaed from manufacturer in Osaka, Japan. Documents
were translated and analyzed, serving crucial factor in the jury-awarded
verdict of $750,000. Yamaha vigorously appealed award to U.S. Court of
Appeals. However, U.S. Court of Appeals, after hearing Mr. Piscitello’s
argument, agreed that the bike was defective and that punitive damages
were indeed appropriate.
$1.3 Million Dollar settlement awarded in Eby v. John Doe Trucking Company.
Plaintiff occupied disabled van located on Pennsylvania Turnpike near
Jim Thorpe exit. Driver from John Doe (fictitious name) Trucking Co. failed
to reduce speed dictated by inclement weather conditions; catastrophic
collision occurred between the two vehicles. Joseph Piscitello assembled
team of accident reconstruction experts to establish procedures and protocols
which should have been followed by Truck Company during inclement weather.
Significant injuries to plaintiffs required extensive analysis of future
medical costs and lost wages. Mr. Piscitello retained medical, life-care
and vocational experts to provide thorough analytic reports.
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