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Archive

Misdiagnosed Tumor Results in $1.2 Million Verdict

December 12, 2020 

Erin Kramer v. Dr. Samuel Markind and Associated Neurologists: A misdiagnosed tumor that allegedly caused a woman to have surgery that could have otherwise been avoided has resulted in a $1.2 million verdict in a medical malpractice case on the Waterbury complex litigation docket. Some of the defendants settled after jury selection. Those who went… Read more >


Settlement of $4.46 Million for Wrongful Death of Mother After C-Section

April 4, 2019 

Settlement of $4.46 million for the wrongful death of a 43-year-old woman after she was allowed to bleed to death alone in her hospital room after the cesarean section of her third child.


Settlement of $5.25 Million after Labor-Inducing Drug Negligently Administered

April 4, 2019 

Settlement before trial of $5.25 million for severe brain damage with resulting cerebral palsy and severe cognitive deficits in a baby boy whose mother’s uterus became overstimulated when a labor-inducing drug, Pitocin, was negligently administered.


$8 Million Settlement for Improper Use of Vacuum Extraction Equipment

April 4, 2019 

Settlement of $8 million after 11 weeks of trial for a baby boy who suffered brain hemorrhage and traumatic and hypoxic-ischemic brain damage from the improper use of vacuum extraction equipment.


$8.525 Million Settlement When Delay in Performing C-Section Causes Brain Damage & Cerebral Palsy

April 4, 2019 

Settlement of $8.525 million when the delay in performing a required cesarean section caused the second of identical twins to suffer severe oxygen deprivation during her birth with resulting catastrophic brain damage, cerebral palsy and loss of intellectual function.


$9.8 Million Settlement after Baby Girl Suffers Brain Damage from Oxygen Deprivation

April 4, 2019 

Settlement of $9.8 million for the devastating brain damage suffered by a baby girl after her delivery was delayed despite signs that she was suffering from severe oxygen deprivation during the labor which was then intensified when an umbilical cord prolapse was negligently managed.


Police Officers & Firefighters Win Right To Bring Negligence Lawsuits for Injuries Sustained in Line of Duty

September 9, 2017 

In an appeal successfully argued by SGT attorney Jennifer Goldstein and briefed by Ms. Goldstein and SGT attorney Jonathan Levine, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that police officers and firefighters may bring negligence lawsuits against third party tortfeasors to recover for injuries sustained in the performance of duty. The case involved a police officer who… Read more >


Condo Resident Suffers Severe Injuries After Break-In

December 12, 2013 

The plaintiff, a female tenant in a Connecticut condominium community, was attacked violently at night while asleep in her bedroom.  She retained SGT partner Paul Slager, who represents many victim of serious crimes in civil lawsuits throughout Connecticut.  Slager investigated and found powerful evidence that the attack would have been prevented had the condominium association… Read more >


Woman Sustains Permanent Brain Damage

December 12, 2013 

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.


Newborn Suffers Oxygen Deprivation Due to Malpractice

December 12, 2013 

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.


Doctor Fails to Perform Timely C-Section

December 12, 2013 

A doctor failed to perform a timely C-section delivery of a baby despite obvious signs of fetal distress. The child suffered significant brain damage and requires 24-hour nursing care, including tube feeding, for the rest of his life. In this case, Silver Golub & Teitell obtained a jury verdict of $38.5 million, the largest jury… Read more >


Eight-Month-old Suffers Head Injury Because of Defective Steps

December 12, 2013 

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.


Distracted Teen Driver Seriously Injures Women

December 12, 2013 

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.


Workers Fall from Scafford, Receive $1.05 million

December 12, 2013 

Two workers sustain head and back injuries after falling from a scaffold. Settlement of $1.05 million after five days of trial.


Hit-and-Run Victim Receives $2.05 million

December 12, 2013 

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.


Hospital Negligence Disables and Blinds Father of Two

December 12, 2013 

A 36-year-old father of two, recovering in the defendant hospital from an uncomplicated surgical procedure, suffered cardiac arrest due to the hospital’s failure to provide proper post-operative care. As a result of the hospital’s negligence, the plaintiff was rendered blind, unable to walk, and unable to speak clearly and has sustained memory loss and other… Read more >


Physician Responsible for Brain Damage of Two Patients

November 11, 2013 

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… Read more >


Auto Accident Victim Covered for Long-Term Medical Needs

November 11, 2013 

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… Read more >


Class Action — SEBAC v. John G. Rowland

November 11, 2013 

UPDATED AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2015 Welcome to the SEBAC class action home page.  On this site you will find periodic updates on the status of the settlement, links to important court documents and other information about the lawsuit as well as links where class members can provide information to the lawyers to assist in the settlement… Read more >


Birth Injury Victim Awarded a Lifetime of Medical Care

November 11, 2013 

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 LLP won a judgment after jury trial of $38.5 million for the client. On April 3, 2003, Elizabeth Oram was admitted to Stamford… Read more >


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

November 11, 2013 

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 jury found the… Read more >


Misdiagnosis Leads to the Fatal Spread of Skin Cancer

November 11, 2013 

A 50-year-old man died after a dermatologist misdiagnosed a facial lesion as benign, despite a biopsy report indicating potential skin cancer. After a significant delay, the lesion was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma, which had fatally spread due to the delay in treatment. Jury verdict of $5.1 million. At the time of the award, this… Read more >


Faulty Product Design Results in Wrongful Death

November 11, 2013 

A 21-year-old man suffocated while sleeping in a bivy sack on a camping trip. The bivy sack, which resembles a sleeping bag, was dangerously designed to encourage the user to close it completely but, once closed, it posed a suffocation hazard. Settlement of $2 million and bivy sack product was removed from sale throughout the… Read more >


Stamford Hospital: First Verdict over $1 Million in CT

November 11, 2013 

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. The case also created significant medical malpractice law in Connecticut that is still cited today and set safety standards for… Read more >


Whistleblower Awarded $150 million

November 11, 2013 

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, a settlement of $150 million.


Nationwide Litigation Against Tobacco Secures $4 Billion

November 11, 2013 

Partner David S. Golub served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut in its sovereign enforcement action against the tobacco industry and participated in the nationwide litigation leading up to the national settlement that resulted in a $3.6 billion recovery for the State of Connecticut. Connecticut’s leading role in the nationwide litigation was… Read more >


SGT Secures $35.8 million Against CT Resources Recovery Authority

November 11, 2013 

As lead counsel for 70 Connecticut municipalities, Silver Golub & Teitell secured a judgment of $35.8 million against the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority to recover past overcharges imposed as a result of an illegal unsecured loan to Enron Corporation. CRRA was also enjoined from imposing more than $6.9 million in additional overcharges.


Lead Counsel for Largest Class Action in CT History

November 11, 2013 

As lead counsel in what is believed to be the largest class action in Connecticut history, 40,000 current and former employees were successfully represented in their action against the Xerox Corporation for violations of ERISA pension laws.


Federal District Court Judge Adds $44 Million in Punitive Damages & Interest in First Smokers Case To Come to Trial in New England

November 11, 2013 

Updated December 14, 2018 A Federal District Court judge has added more than $44 in million in punitive damages and interest against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the case of an injured Connecticut smoker, Barbara Izzarelli, formerly of Norwich, CT. Federal District Court Judge Stefan Underhill awarded Ms. Izzarelli $8 million in punitive damages and… Read more >


Misdiagnoses Leads to Spread of Disease

November 11, 2013 

An internist fails to diagnose colorectal cancer in a timely manner, leading to progression and metastases of the disease. Settlement of $1.9 million.


Baby Suffers Brain Hemorrhage Due to Improper Use of Equipment

November 11, 2013 

A baby boy suffers brain hemorrhage, along with traumatic and hypoxic-ischemic brain damage, as a result of a birth injury during labor and delivery from the improper use of vacuum extraction equipment. After eleven weeks of trial: Settlement of $8 million.


Sense of Smell and Taste Lost in Motor Vehicle Accident

November 11, 2013 

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.