Sexual & Physical Assault

Traumatic brain injury following assault

Settlement for gym patron who suffered a traumatic brain injury when an altercation in the gym continued into the parking lot. Plaintiff claimed that the gym’s negligent security and poor handling of escalating argument between gym patrons led to the assault and resulting head injury.

Hospital responsible for sexual abuse of patient

Settlement against hospital workers for a 12-year-old girl who suffered psychiatric injuries after she was coerced into unwanted sexual behavior with two female roommates in a locked child psychiatric unit at a Boston-area hospital.

Sexual assault by school van driver

Settlement from a school van driver’s employer after a 13-year-old special-needs student was sexually assaulted by her driver.

Sexual & Physical Assault
Sexual assault in hotel

13-year-old boy on school field trip assaulted by hotel security guard. Settlement with hotel and security service.

Assault to a woman in bar

Jury verdict for personal injuries sustained when a woman was punched in the face by a professional hockey player in a Boston nightclub. The woman sustained bruising and psychological trauma.

Christopher v. Father’s Huddle Cafe, Inc., et al., 57 Mass. App. Ct. 217 (2003)

After SUGARMAN obtained a historic jury verdict of $28M in this case involving the wrongful death of a 23 year-old male, the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld the verdict against the defendant bar for its failure to provide adequate security measures.