Jury Verdicts & Appellant Cases:
The Only Jury Verdict In History To Hold the Blood Products Industry Responsible for Negligently Distributing AIDS-contaminated Blood to Hospital Patients.
In 1994 George won the only jury verdict in history against the United States Blood Industry for his client William Synder. Bill, a retired factory worker, was given an AIDS contaminated blood product during heart surgery in August 1984. George discovered evidence of an industry conspiracy to delay AIDS for almost two years to save money. The evidence he produced at trial fueled a congressional investigation into the blood industry and the FDA.
George successfully argued the case before the New Jersey Appellate Court and New Jersey Supreme Court four times. See below.
Notable Landmark Jury Verdicts & Settlements:
$7.2 M- Negligence
In 1995 George won a confidential structured settlement against a hematologist who misdiagnosed a young woman with a bleeding disorder and gave her multiple transfusions with AIDS-contaminated blood.
$12 M- Corporate Arbitration
Corporate arbitration on behalf of plaintiff against the Corporation and Real Estsate Partnerships for a Corporate buy-out.
A confidetial settlement for a 12-year-old girl against an orthopedic surgeon who negligently performed back surgery.
$1.7 M – Negligence
Settlement for the plaintff against multiple defendants including an orthopedic surgeon.
$5.2 M-Product Liability
Settlement for factory worker in a work place product liability case. The manufacturer of the machine had filed bankruptcy but George established that a successor company was responsible.
$2.7 M – Negligence
Physician error case where the plaintff’s physician unnecessarily ordered a contaminated transfusion.
An Accomplished Appellate & Supreme Court Advocate:
Reported Appellate Decisions That Influenced The Law:
- Snyder v. Mekhjan, 244 N.J. Super 281 (App. Div. 1990)- George successfully argues before the New Jersey appellate Court the right of a woman- patient to sue the hospital and blood bank for negligently screening and testing its blood products that infected her with AIDS.
- Snyder v. Mekhjan, 129 N.J. 328 (1991)- George successfully argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court the woman’s right to sue her physician and hospital for infecting her with AIDS from contaminated blood.
- Snyder v. American Association of Blood Banks, 282 N.J. Super. 23 (App. Div. 1995) – Several years later, after a long successful trial, George argues again before the New Jersey appellate court for William Snyder’s trial victory.
- Snyder V. American Association of Blood Banks, 144 N.J. 269 (1996) – George again successfully fends off the industry’s appeal and the New Jersey Supreme court affirms George’s landmark trial victory.
- Peticionne v. BFPR Properties (Bergen County, 2012 Unpublished) George successfully argues that the business partner of an LLC may attach the ownership of the other partners’ ownership and sell it to satisfy his client’s $1.2 million dollar arbitration award