Gary J. Douglas

Gary J. Douglas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York, NY

Douglas & London, P.C.
 | 59 Maiden Lane, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-566-7500
Fax: 212-566-7501
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mr. Douglas is a seasoned trial attorney who has scored dozens of million and multi million dollar verdicts and settlements in the area of medical malpractice, personal injury and consumer products cases, including in 2010 an $8.5 million Dollar verdict against Ethicon Endo Surgical, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, in a medical device case, followed only one month later by an eight million dollar verdict agaisnt pharmacuetical giant Merck in the first ever plaintiff's verdict in a Fosamax trial in Fededral Court in Manhattan.   Mr. Douglas also had the first ever plaintiff's verdict in the United States against an auto maker for a defective airbag which killed a 7 year old boy and the first plaintiff's verdict in the history of the State of New York against the Tobacco Industry with a $20 million dollar jury award.  His firm specializes in Mass torts/pharmaceutical litigation and has played pivotal roles in the settlement of hundreds of millions of dollars of claims on behalf of victims of defective drug products such as Zyprexa, birth control products that casue serious injury and death, and others and is now prosecuting cases on behalf of individuals injured by Yaz/Yasmin, Toyota accelerator defects, Pain Pump, Kugel Mesh, Seroquel and Levaquin. Mr. Douglas is a past recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award in recognition of his skills as a trial attorney, his philanthropic record, professionalism and dedication to the pursuit of Justice.

    About Gary Douglas

    Admitted: 1989, New York

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    • Fall 2010 recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award, for his skills as a trial attorney, his philanthropic record, professionalism and dedication to the pursuit of Justice. (Bestowed by Mass Torts Made Perfect)
    • Member Board of Directors New York State Trial Lawyers;  Member Board of Directors Downtown Giants Youth Football


    • Jury Verdict-  $8 Million dollar verdict agaisnt Merck for injuries stemming form the prescription drug Fosamax; $8.5 Million against Ethicon Endo Surgery for a defective medical device; Settlement: $690,000,000: Products Liability-Our firm's involvement and participation in the Zyprexa® product liability litigation yielded a $690 million settlement on behalf of approximately 8,000 injured plaintiffs.  Verdict: $20,350,000: Product liability first verdict in the history of the State of New York against the tobacco industry for the death of a 58 year old smoker.  Verdict: $20,000,000: Train Accident- 16 year old teen whose skull was fractured when he was struck by a NYC subway.  Settlement: $6,000,000: Medical Malpractice for infant who suffered kidney damage at birth due to 1 hour delay by hospital and by obstetrician in not performing an emergency C-section following sinusoidal pattern seen on fetal monitor. Verdict: $5,000,000: Construction Site / Workplace Accident For a construction worker who lost the vision in one eye when a caustic substance splashed his face. Settlement: $4,800,000 Medical Malpractice Structured settlement for a 14 year old boy suffering from Rheumatic Fever, misdiagnosed, resulting in severe heart damage and necessitating a mitral valve replacement.  Settlement: $3,500,000 Assault/Inadequate security Lack of security case against a landlord for a taxi driver paralyzed when he was shot in the vestibule of his building and paralyzed from the waist down.  Settlement: $3,000,000 Medical Malpractice Failure to diagnose and treat non-terminal cancer by doctor resulting in metastasis (spread of cancer) to lung and other organs of the body, resulting in death of 48 year old. Verdict: $2,800,000 Construction Site Accident For Construction worker who's leg was fractured in a scaffold collapse.  Verdict: $2,800,000 Construction Site Accident For a construction worker who fell 4 stories when the floor he was working on collapsed.  Settlement: $2,500,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement for the family of a 2½ year old boy who was given the wrong polio vaccine which caused him to develop polio and quadriplegia, all of which ultimately let to his premature death before he even reached the age of 3.  Settlement: $2,275,000 Medical MalpracticePrimary care physician failed to recognize routine blood tests indicated kidney failure, and therefore this resulted in the rapid demise and death of this 42 year old police department employee and mother of 12 year old boy. Verdict: $2,225,000 Medical Malpractice For a 42 year old woman who suffered a stroke after her cardiologist failed to implant a pacemaker and treat her bradycardia.  Settlement: $1,800,000 Construction Site Accident For construction worker sustaining multiple facial fractures in a work site accident. Verdict: $1,750,000 Medical MalpracticeFor the family of a janitor who suffered a fatal heart attack after being released from an hospital emergency room complaining of chest pain. Verdict: $1,500,000 Municipal LiabilityFor a woman who fell through a manhole cover in Central Park sustaining neck and back injuries.  Settlement: $1,500,000 Medical MalpracticeStructured settlement for the family of a 46 year old man who suffered a fatal heart attack after being misdiagnosed by the family physician.  Verdict: $1,500,000 Product Liability First verdict in the nation against an automobile manufacturer for a defective airbag resulting in the death of a 6 year old boy. Verdict: $1,200,000 Car AccidentFor the driver of a car sustaining wrist fractures when his car was sideswiped by a truck. Verdict: $1,100,000 Construction Site AccidentFor 28 year old construction worker who fell from a ladder, sustaining back injury requiring surgery.  Settlement: $1,000,000 Work Site AccidentFor the family of a polish immigrant/masonry worker who fell 40 stories to his death while working atop a Manhattan apartment building. Settlement: $1,000,000 Product Liability For eye injury sustained by 35 year old messenger injured by a defective luggage cart/bungee cord.  Verdict: $1,000,000 Medical Malpractice Failure to monitor 4 year old child's blood work during treatment of his bone infection leading to liver and renal failure, internal hemorrhage and surgeries to address same. Settlement: $900,000 Medical Malpractice 82 year old woman presents to emergency room, whose emergency room physicians, once having diagnosed a blocked ureter and back-up of urine as well as infection, failed to perform procedures to relieve these conditions. As result she suffers a cardiac arrest and was re-vived in the hospital, but lived out the next 16 months of her life in a a nursing home. Settlement: $899,999 Auto Accident Road worker's truck was hit in the rear while parked on highway doing work. Plaintiff was a decorated Desert Strom veteran and suffered herniated disc and required spinal laminectomy following as result of the accident. Verdict: $750,000 Medical Malpractice Botched face lift resulting in permanent damage (numbness and pain) to the greater auricular nerve innervating one side of the Plaintiff's face. Settlement: $725,000 Medical Malpractice Hospital failed to diagnose fractured nose in 32 year old who presented to emergency room following an assault outside a restaurant. Hospital discharged him hours after he presented, and 2 days later he was re-admitted with sinusitis, abscess and other infections in the sinus and skull which resulted in loss of consciousness, coma, and resulting death.
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    Office Location for Gary J. Douglas

    59 Maiden Lane
    6th Floor
    New York, NY 10038

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