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A Proud History of Success

At Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, we are proud of the results we have been able to achieve for our clients over nearly four decades.  In fact, the Connecticut Law Tribune noted that the firm “… has earned some of the largest verdicts and settlements in state history.”  Listed here are some of our historic, precedent-setting cases along with other representative cases.  Please note that many of the results achieved by our attorneys are confidential.  Accordingly, this list includes just a few representative cases.

Please be aware that past results are not a guarantee of future results and that specific dollar amounts do not mean that other cases will have similar results (Disclaimer).  It is important to hire an attorney based on skill, experience and any other factors you consider important, not just on past awards.


Medical Malpractice

Physician Responsible for Brain Damage of Two Patients

The families of two women who fell into irreversible comas during childbirth two years apart agreed to settle their medical malpractice claims for $13.2 million and a substantial confidential settlement. Mia House checked into Norwalk Hospital to deliver her first child, but fell into an irreversible coma when anesthesiologist Jay Angeluzzi failed to notice when her brain wasn’t receiving enough oxygen. Investigators found that Angeluzzi had disconnected the electronic alarms meant to warn of such a problem, and he also could not account for the powerful narcotics he signed for before the procedure. …Read more >

  • Woman Sustains Permanent Brain Damage
    A 34-year-old woman sustains permanent brain damage because an anesthesiologist fails to properly monitor her vital signs during the cesarean delivery of her first child. Settlement of $16.7 million.…Read more >
  • Misdiagnosis Leads to the Fatal Spread of Skin Cancer
    A 50-year-old man died after a dermatologist misdiagnosed a facial lesion as benign…Read more >
  • Stamford Hospital: First Verdict over $1 Million in CT
    Written up in the New England Journal of Medicine for the superb quality of the presentation of the case, Pisel vs. Stamford Hospital became the first verdict over $1 million in the state of Connecticut.…Read more >

Serious Personal Injury

Ex-Boy Scout Awarded More Than $12 Million in Sex Abuse Case Following Jury Trial

After a hard fought jury case tried by SGT attorneys Paul Slager and Jennifer Goldstein, a Waterbury, CT, jury awarded a former Boy Scout more than $7 million in compensatory damages for the sexual molestation and assault he suffered in the mid-1970s at the hands of a Boy Scout youth leader. The compensatory damage amount is the largest known in the history of cases against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in its 104-year history. After calculation of attorneys’ fees and interest, the total award to SGT’s client is more than $12 million. This is the latest of multiple cases Slager has successfully litigated against the BSA on behalf of child survivors of sexual abuse in scouting.…Read more >

  • Condo Resident Suffers Severe Injuries After Break-In
    The plaintiff, a female tenant in a Connecticut condominium community, was attacked violently at night while asleep in her bedroom. She ultimately received $3.9 million as compensation for her injuries. The assailant was a teenage resident of the condominium community and a neighbor of the victim. He was well known to the condominium board of directors, the outside property manager and the private security firm hired to provide security services as a troubled teenager whose past conduct posed a threat to the safety of others in the community. The plaintiff, however, was totally unaware of this prior threatening behavior before the night of the attack.…Read more >
  • Eight-Month-old Suffers Head Injury Because of Defective Steps
    An eight-month-old baby suffers a skull fracture and brain damage when he is dropped down a flight of concrete stairs by an elderly woman who loses her footing on uneven and defective steps. Settlement of $2.75 million.…Read more >
  • Workers Fall from Scafford, Receive $1.05 million
    Two workers sustain head and back injuries after falling from a scaffold. Settlement of $1.05 million after five days of trial. …Read more >

Complex Civil Litigation

Smoker Wins First Individual Product Liability Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

Barbara Izzarelli, a longtime smoker of Salem cigarettes who developed cancer, received a total of $27.5 million dollars in her successful product liability lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. A federal judge awarded nearly $16 million in interest after she had already been awarded $4 million in punitive damages and an $8 million jury award. The jury’s verdict was believed to be the first successful product liability lawsuit in Connecticut by an individual plaintiff against a tobacco company.…Read more >

  • Lead Counsel for Largest Class Action in CT History
    As lead counsel in what is believed to be the largest class action in Connecticut history…Read more >
  • Whistleblower Awarded $150 million
    A corporate whistleblower was represented in his claim under the Federal False Claims Act against United Technologies, resulting in the largest award at the time recovered by the United States government under the Act. Settlement of $150 million.…Read more >
  • Nationwide Litigation Against Tobacco Secures $4 Billion
    As lead private counsel for the state of Connecticut in its historic action against the tobacco industry, Silver Golub & Teitell played a leading role in the nationwide litigation that secured a recovery for Connecticut totaling almost $4 billion.…Read more >

Auto Accident

Auto Accident Victim Covered for Long-Term Medical Needs

Silver Golub & Teitell partners Richard A. Silver and Peter M. Dreyer reached a settlement of $11.8 million on behalf of Rene Villard, whose car was struck by a drunk driver who also tested positive for marijuana and was speeding at the time of the motor vehicle collision. Mr. Villard suffered significant brain injury and will require extensive care for the rest of his life.…Read more >

  • Distracted Teen Driver Seriously Injures Women
    A 62-year-old woman crossing the street is struck by a car driven by a distracted teenager, causing brain damage and leg injuries. Settlement of $2.5 million.…Read more >
  • Hit-and-Run Victim Receives $2.05 million
    A 67-year-old man, struck by a hit-and-run driver, suffers severe injuries, including nerve palsy and multiple fractures to arm, leg, and shoulder. Jury verdict of $2.05 million.…Read more >
  • Sense of Smell and Taste Lost in Motor Vehicle Accident
    A young woman sustains injuries following a motor vehicle accident, which results in the loss of her senses of smell and taste. Settlement of $1.38 million after jury verdict. …Read more >

Birth Injury

Birth Injury Victim Awarded a Lifetime of Medical Care

Richard A. Silver and Angelo A. Ziotas presented expert testimony that an emergency C-section should take only five minutes and that Dr. Corrine de Cholnoky responded too slowly. Silver Golub & Teitell recovered $38.5 million for the client. On April 3, 2003, Elizabeth Oram was admitted to Stamford Hospital, pregnant with twins. The next morning, she delivered a healthy baby girl, Emma. Minutes later, at 3:13 a.m., complications arose with unborn Spencer. His heart rate fell to an alarming 50 to 70 beats per minute. Almost immediately, Dr. Corrine de Cholnoky noticed the baby’s umbilical cord was being restricted. …Read more >

  • Newborn Suffers Oxygen Deprivation Due to Malpractice
    Despite indications of fetal distress, a hospital obstetrical staff member gives a patient a labor-inducing drug and delays performing a cesarean section. The baby suffers oxygen deprivation, resulting in brain damage, cerebral palsy, and loss of intellectual function. Settlement of $10.5 million.…Read more >