Rupture of Quadriceps Tendon Results in $2,200,000 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict; Reduced on Appeal to $1,600,000

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The quadriceps tendon is located at the top of the patella and is attached to the quadriceps muscle. It is critical for ambulation because it allows the knee to move from a position of extension (straight) to a position of flexion (bent). When it ruptures, the patella loses its anchoring support in the thigh and one cannot stand up as the knee will buckle and give away.

Recognizing how painful and debilitating a quadriceps tendon rupture can be, an appeals court has now upheld almost 75% of a Bronx County jury’s $2,200,000 pain and suffering verdict for a 45 year old woman who tripped and fell over a subway station’s broken step.

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