Mark is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has won more than two dozen million dollar verdicts or settlements.

Noteworthy Verdicts and Settlements include:


  • A $28,714,469 structured settlement for a badly scalded baby ("Klein v. Kennedy Enterprises").


  •  In 2006, a $26,965,000 structured settlement in Brooklyn, NY, for a baby injured at birth by the use of the drug Cytotec ("Srulowitz" v undisclosed defendants).

 

  • A $16,000,000 structured settlement for a child who lost several fingers due to a misplaced intravenous line ("Spellman v. N.Y.C. Health & Hospitals Corp").


  •  In Fall of 2006, a $12,680,000 structured settlement in 2006, in Orange County, NY, for a birth-injured baby. (Name withheld per confidentiality agreement).


  • A $9,200,000 structured settlement for a mother and baby where the mother suffered endocarditis during pregnancy. (Campagna v. Weiss).


  •  In 1996, Mark Bower and Bert Fisher obtained a $7,400,000 settlement for several family members who were severely burned by a Christmas tree fire in their apartment, and could not flee, because burglar gates blocked the way to fire escapes. ("Gondre" in Supreme Court, Kings County).


  •  In 1996, Mark Bower receive a $7,000,000 structured settlement against a midwife, for a brain-damaged baby. ("Gilbert v. Grayson", in the Supreme Court, N.Y. County). 


  •  In the Spring of 2000, Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein recovered a $5,250,000 structured settlement for a mildly brain-injured baby in an obstetrical malpractice case, ("D'Amato v. Winthrop University Hospital", in Nassau County, NY).


  •  Also in 1996, Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein obtained a $2,300,000 verdict for the death of a trackman from an undiagnosed heart attack. ("Pidgeon v. Port Authority" in Supreme Court of New York County).


  •  In the Fall of 2008, Mark Bower settled a case for $2,150,000 for a 54-year-old bank officer, whose internist failed to diagnose her tuberculosis that progressed to tuberculosis meningitis, leaving her with such serious brain damage that she required skilled nursing care for the rest of her life.


  • This case is legally noteworthy in that it extended New York's State of Limitations for incompetent patients indefinitely "for the duration of the disability," which in this case was the patient's entire life expectancy, and was sustained by the appellate court, ("Carrasquillo v. Zabarsky, MD).


  •   In 1999-2002, Mark Bower collected almost $2,000,000 for children born with Erb's Palsy.


  •  In 1996,  Mark Bower recovered $2,150,000 for a man whose esophagus perforated when he accidentally swallowed a prune pit and two successive emergency rooms failed to take a barium swallow study to detect the foreign body ("Shoykhet v. Victory Memorial Hospital" in Supreme Court, King's County).


  •  In 1996, Mark Bower recovered $1,650,000 for a woman whose breast cancer was reported on a mammogram, but whose mammogram report was not communicated to her physician. (Brull v. Methodist Hospital" in Supreme Court, King's County).


  •  In the Spring of 2006, Mark Bower settled for $1,500,000 on behalf of a 79-year-old man who suffered a stroke when his anticoagulation medication was inappropriately discontinued by his PCP. (Name withheld per confidentiality agreement).


  • In 2002, Mark Bower recovered $1,350,000, including the waiver of a $200,000 lien, for the loss of a leg for a taxi driver, whose fracture was mistreated by a N.Y.C. hospital. (Name withheld per confidentiality agreement).


  • In June of 2007, Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein won a $1,000,000 verdict on behalf of an 81 year old client who suffered a perforation of his colon during a routine screening colonoscopy. (Mochizuki v. Hillside Medical Group).


  •  In the Fall of 2005, Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein obtained $1,000,000 settlement in the medical mismanagement of a woman with a foot wound resulting in her below the knee amputation.  They settled the case after the Plaintiff's case was in front of the jury.


  •  In the Spring of 2006,  Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein obtained $1,000,000 settlement in the missed diagnosis of a melanoma resulting in a below the knee amputation in an 81-year-old man.  They settled the case after Mark Bower delivered his summation and while the jury was deliberating (Name withheld per confidentiality agreement).


  •  In the Fall of 2005, Mark Bower obtained a pre-trial settlement of $900,000 (the entire insurance coverage), from a New York City HIP group in bankruptcy, for the failure to diagnose breast cancer in a 67 year old woman. (Green v. New York Medical Group).


  •  In the Fall of 2004, Mark Bower and Joseph Lichtenstein recovered $800,000 for the death from undiagnosed surgical complications of a man with kidney cancer. (Corelli v. Good Samaritan Hospital in Supreme Court, Rockland County, NY).


  •  In 2007 Mark Bower settled a case for $650,000 for a college professor who suffered a vertebral fracture of the cervical spine that was misinterpreted on the spine x-ray, leaving him with neurologic dysfunction. (Elman v. a major Brooklyn hospital and a member of its radiology group)


  •  In the Winter of 2000, Mark Bower and Mr. Lichtenstein recovered $800,000 for a baby born with a terrible birth defect, a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. ("Fraylich v. Maimonides Hospital" in the Supreme Court, N.Y. County).


  •  In the Fall of 2005, Mark Bower recovered $750,000, a near-record settlement for upstate New York, for a child with an Erb's Palsy injury (resulting from the failure to properly deliver a large baby). The case is noteworthy as we were awarded Summary Judgment on liability, which is virtually unheard of in this kind of case. (Roser v. Benedictine Hospital).


  •  In the Spring of 2004, Mark Bower obtained a $750,000 recovery, ($650,000 settlement with a jury deliberating from one defendant, plus $100,000 from another defendant who did not participate in the trial) for a 29-year-old man who fractured his hip, when he slipped and fell on a defective sidewalk. ("Vyadro vs City of NY", Supreme Court, Queens County).

 

  • In April 2001, Mark Bower settled an Erb's Palsy case against the NYC Health & Hospitals Corp. for $600,000  (Mensah v. NYCHHC).


  •  In early 2006, Mark Bower obtained a pre-trial settlement of $550,000 for a delayed diagnosis of colon cancer in a 65-year-old woman.  There was no evidence of recurrence of the cancer, though she was at a higher risk for recurrence due to the late discovery allowing the cancer to reach Stage 3.


  • In the Fall of 2005, Mark Bower obtained a pre-trial settlement of $550,000 (in Westchester County, a particularly unfriendly venue for malpractice claims) for the estate of a Hispanic woman, who died of endocervical cancer when a Pap smear was improperly taken. 


  •  In the Fall of 2005, Mark Bower recovered $550,000  on behalf of a 68-year-old woman, whose colon cancer was not recognized by her medical group.


  •  In 2007, Mark Bower recovered an undisclosed amount for the death of a Jamaican teenager from a pulmonary embolism, after being immobilized following an orthopedic procedure without having received prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis. (St. Hillaire v. an orthopedic group on Long Island).


  •  In the Spring of 2005, Mark Bower recovered $400,000 for a woman suffering a tracheal stricture, following intubation for asthma. ("Bruce v. NYCHHC" in Supreme Court, Bronx County, NY)


  •  In the Fall of 2004 Mark Bower recovered $400,000 for a chemotherapy mishap in a patient dying of brain cancer.  (Goldstein v. Good Samaritan Hospital) in Supreme Court, Suffolk County, NY.


  •  In October, 2000 Mark Bower settled a case for $225,000 involving a hand injury that the patient sustained while he was under anesthesia undergoing cardiac bypass surgery. (Carey v. St. Luke's Hospital), N.Y. County.


 

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