Verdicts and Settlements
41 years old female alleged failure on the part of her physicians to timely diagnose breast cancer based on palpable mass found on breast exam. Per her treating oncologist at the time the diagnosis was made, Stage IV breast cancer with metastases to her bones.
$ 2.2 Million
Traumatic brain injury
A university student drowned while swimming in apartment complex pool with no witnesses. It took the pool attendant multiple tries to pull the plaintiff from the pool. EMTs resuscitated John Doe who was then immediately rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
A 40-year-old woman and her 20-year-old daughter were traveling northbound on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT. At that time, a garbage truck owned by the defendant violently collided with their vehicle, causing the death of both the mom and her daughter.
University of Connecticut graduate student who had near drowning in Condominium swimming pool, failure to maintain premises.
Small bowel obstruction
A women underwent a laparoscopic mesh repair of a parastomal hernia at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Immediately after the surgery, her small bowel had re-herniated. She then had multiple surgeries and recurrence of hernias due to the surgical error in Hartford, CT.
A jury awarded a Meriden woman $1.8 million in damages in a malpractice suit against her gynecological surgeon. The lawsuit stemmed from a botched hysterectomy completed by a Wallingford gynecologist that left the patient with a permanently nonfunctioning kidney.
Medical Device Defect
Settlement in a product defect matter involving a medical device causing abrasions, infection and death.
A 68-year-old man experienced an episode of syncope (passing out) in Norwalk, CT. The doctor discharged him without reaching a definitive diagnosis as to the cause of his syncopal event. Thereafter, he experienced a sudden cardiac death due to a ventricular arrhythmia the doctor failed to diagnose.
Negligence and Malpractice
Negligence and malpractice in the provision of medical and psychiatric care while the decedent was at incarcerated at juvenile correction facility.
School Bus Accident
School bus intersectional accident with car casing head injury to juvenile plaintiff.
A 60-year-old woman slipped and fell at funeral at a church in Bridgeport, CT and sustained multiple fractures to her femur and hip.
Verdict in a premises liability matter and negligent conduct causing a broken hip during a funeral. Insurance company offer: Zero.
Failure to properly interpret Echocardiogram resulting in delay in diagnosis of pericardial constriction and constrictive pericarditis.
A resident of Plymouth, CT, was killed by a hunter as he jogged in the Morris Pitch Section of the City’s watershed area. The Estate sued the City of Waterbury and its former mayor, Joseph Santopietro, for permitting hunting in close proximity to a public road.
Untimely Hospital release of individual who latter committed suicide, claimed wrongful death.
Tree Worker Injury
Tree worker injured when employer failed to exercise safe practices when removing a broken tree limb with rope tied to utility truck.
Fall down unlit staircase in church hall while hanging coat on adjacent coat rack.
A resident of Wallingford, CT, was walking on a public sidewalk toward the entrance to the Town Hall when he slipped and fell, sustaining a trimalleolar fracture of his left ankle.
Spinal cord injury
A 16-year-old plaintiff sued 19-year-old defendant for supplying him alcohol and allowing him to drive resulting in an accident that caused severe injuries to the plaintiff.
Verdict in a business suit recovering capital contribution and damages.
Verdict over policy limit in a rear end accident claimed by insurance carrier to involve no damage/low impact. Insurance company offer $25,000.
Verdict in a premises liability matter in which a guest tripped into abandoned and concealed garden trenching. Insurance company offer $2,700.
Insurance bad faith
A man was driving when he was struck by another motor vehicle operated by an underinsured motorist. After bringing a lawsuit against the underinsured motorist, and collecting the available policy limit, he did not believe he was fully compensated and brought a claim against his own insurance company, the Allstate Insurance Company.
Spinal cord Injury
A 38-year-old man was rear-ended by an uninsured motor vehicle while stopped in backed-up traffic on Interstate 95 in West Haven, CT. The plaintiff maintained that as a result of the accident, he sustained a 10 percent permanent partial disability of the lumbar spine.
Spinal cord injury
A college student was travelling on Interstate 84 when she was rear-ended by another vehicle causing cervical sprain.
A 63-year-old woman was walking along the sidewalk when she was caused to trip and fall over a raised concrete slab in East Haven, CT resulting in a fracture of her right arm and permanent residual impairment.