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$2.9 Million Settlement for Noah Giusiana After Near-Fatal Jail Incident Following Arrest

Noah Giusiana, after a late-night outing with his younger brother, was arrested on two minor charges, including disorderly conduct and harassment, outside a Buffalo movie theater on June 7, 2017. During the arrest, off-duty Buffalo Police Officer Mark Andrzejak, working as security for Regal’s Elmwood Avenue theater, allegedly slammed Giusiana’s head onto the sidewalk, causing a brain bleed.

An AMR ambulance crew assessed him but concluded he didn’t require hospital treatment. Instead, Giusiana was booked into jail. His brother was also charged with a violation. In jail, Giusiana suffered seizures and was found unresponsive in his cell, requiring emergency brain surgery.

Six years later, Giusiana, who claims to be nearly 50% blind and suffers from cognitive impairments, received a $2.9 million settlement from the City of Buffalo, Regal Cinemas, American Medical Response, and other defendants. His dream of becoming a custom furniture maker has been tragically derailed.

The Noah Giusiana brain injury issue and lawsuit accused multiple parties of false arrest, negligence, medical malpractice, and a failure to train employees properly. Buffalo Police’s internal investigation shed light on Giusiana’s severe mistreatment while in custody, and the city agreed to pay just over $1 million as part of the settlement.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to negligence or misconduct, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance. Contact the Brain Injury Help Center in California for expert guidance in filing a claim for compensation.

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