A year-long investigation of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT, has detailed a pattern of sexual and physical abuse by former staff members that occurred over more than three decades. The report, which has been widely covered by Connecticut media and the New York Times, said that the abuse occurred from the 1950s through the 1980s at the main campus, now in West Hartford, and at the school’s Camp Isola Bella summer facility in Salisbury, CT.
Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has a well-earned reputation for successfully representing the victims of child sexual abuse, and our lawyers have helped our clients attain some of the largest recoveries in the country as a result of settlements and at trial. This includes a case against the American School for the Deaf and those who were child victims of abuse during their participation in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). In the latter case, firm Partners Paul A. Slager and Jennifer B. Goldstein obtained a jury verdict resulting in a total judgment of nearly $12 million for an adult victim of child sexual abuse in Scouting. To date, this case remains the largest known compensatory jury award in the country to an adult survivor who sued the Boy Scouts for childhood sexual abuse.
While we cannot turn back time to prevent the trauma our clients have suffered, we believe that results like these not only provide important compensation for victims, but also can be a catalyst for change and a powerful deterrent to prevent future abuse and assault, improve youth safety in Connecticut organizations and otherwise make a positive impact in the community.
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At Silver Golub & Teitell, our attorneys and knowledgeable staff thoroughly investigate the circumstance of each case, including interviewing witnesses and consulting with experts, before agreeing to represent a survivor of sexual abuse or assault. We only accept those cases where the fault is clear and individuals have suffered the most serious emotional and/or physical injuries.
We can confidently promise our clients that they will receive the full financial and legal resources of our firm in the prosecution of their case. We employ the most sophisticated trial techniques, including the use of focus groups and jury consultants, and we maintain a network of the most knowledgeable expert witnesses across the United States to assist us in the representation of our clients.
The firm has the knowledge, skill and experience to investigate the most complex cases, negotiate with insurance companies and other at-fault parties and obtain full compensation for our clients so that they can begin to rebuild their lives.
The attorneys at Silver Golub & Teitell are fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession. Our three name partners have taught trial practice at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT, and Quinnipiac University Law School in North Haven, CT. The firm also sponsors an annual lecture series at the Quinnipiac University Law School and a law school scholarship has been established in the firm’s name. Silver Golub & Teitell is included in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and is consistently included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.” *Several of our attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating — the highest peer review available. In addition, many of our attorneys have the distinction of being named Connecticut Super Lawyers* by Connecticut Magazine and are included in The Best Lawyers in America®.*