• Surrogate's Court, New York County
  • Surrogate Mella
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF RUTH MACKINS, AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE GOODS, CHATTELS AND CREDITS WHICH WERE OF SHIRLEY MACKINS, Deceased (2882-A/B/C/09) — This petition seeks to compromise for $190,000 an action raising claims of wrongful death, conscious pain and suffering, and violations of Public Health Law 2801-d and to allocate these proceeds to the claim of conscious pain and suffering. Decedent Shirley Mackins died intestate at age 73 on April 23, 2008. Decedent's administrator, her niece, brought the action in New York County Supreme Court, which centered on decedent's alleged negligent treatment and injuries sustained in a fall on November 7, 2007 at a geriatric center where she resided.