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Lawsuit: West Hartford student suffered traumatic brain injury from PE class

By Emily Brindley | Hartford Courant, WEST HARTFORD, CT, (October 15, 2019) — A young girl and her family are suing the town of West Hartford and the board of education after the girl reportedly fell during her third-grade PE class and suffered permanent injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit, which was initially… Read more >


Profits Over People? Most Children’s Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Consumer Products

August 8, 2019 

Consumer products were involved in nearly three out of four nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) to U.S. children treated in emergency rooms between 2010 and 2013. According to a new study published in Brain Injury, a startling 72.2% of TBI-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations among children and adolescents up to 19 years of age… Read more >


Trumbull pays settlement to injured cheerleader

By Daniel Tepfer, CT Post, BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 25, 2019) — The town of Trumbull has agreed to pay a settlement to a former Trumbull High School cheerleader severely injured in a fall during a team practice. The settlement was reached as a civil suit brought on behalf of Kristen Galuardi was about to go to trial… Read more >


From the Community — Whacked: Impact, Sports, and Young Athletes’ Brains

Community Contributor UConn Foundation, Hartford Courant (January 16, 2018) — Concussions aren’t just limited to the National Football League or former boxers. Surprisingly, the athletes most at risk of brain injury are kids playing a variety of sports, including football, soccer, and lacrosse. The impact of concussions on youth sports serves as the centerpiece for… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Files Lawsuit Against Town of Greenwich for Negligence After Large Tree Falls on Contractor, Resulting in Traumatic Brain Damage

STAMFORD, CT (May 3, 2016) – Peter M. Dreyer, a partner at the Stamford law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Todd Collins and his family against the Town of Greenwich. According to the lawsuit, on September 4, 2015, Mr. Collins was exiting his van in front of a… Read more >


Mom uses own experience to weigh in on concussion bill

February 2, 2016 

NORWALK, CT (WFSB) – Lawmakers are debating a concussion bill that was created to help make children safer and parents smarter. When Katharine Snedaker watches children take part in athletic activities, she said she sometimes thinks about her son who suffered a head injury during recess. “He was out of school for three and a… Read more >


No Quick or Clear Solution in N.F.L. Settlement

When the N.F.L. and the lawyers for the 4,500 retirees who sued the league said in August that they had reached a $765 million deal to end their dispute, there was hope on all sides that a resolution to the standoff would come soon. Former players, including those who had Parkinson’s, dementia and other ailments, wanted to… Read more >


The NFL Head Trauma Settlement: For the Love of the Game?

The announcement just before Labor Day weekend that the NFL was settling the claims of thousands of former players who suffered serious head trauma from playing professional football generated big headlines and strong reactions. Not surprisingly, the participants in the settlement – the former players, their attorneys and the NFL — expressed satisfaction, or at… Read more >


Is There A Winner In This Game? The NFL Head Trauma Settlement

The recent NFL settlement will pay $685 million into a pool to compensate former players suffering neurological injury from football-induced head trauma. At first blush, the deal seems just like so many other settlements: an uneasy compromise by both sides to avoid the unknown risks of the courtroom. Is the settlement fair? That depends largely… Read more >


SGT Attorney Named One of the Dozen Who Made a Difference in 2011

STAMFORD, CT, January 17, 2012: Paul A. Slager, a partner in the Stamford law firm of Silver Golub &Teitell LLP,was named one of the “Dozen Who Made a Difference” in the year-end issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune. The honor is based on Slager’s legal efforts on behalf of the victims of traumatic brain injuries,… Read more >