At Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, we are very proud of the results we have been able to achieve for our clients over our four decades of service. 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 and results.
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.
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 >
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 >
Federal District Court Judge Adds $44 Million in Punitive Damages & Interest in First Smokers Case To Come to Trial in New England
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 >
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 >
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 won a judgment after jury trial of $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 >
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