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Decisions in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit

November 11, 2018 

In this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, November 8, 2018, Vol. 379, No. 19, Page 1851, there is a detailed discussion of decision making for neo-natal babies in reference to hypoxic encephalopathy, degenerative neurologic diseases and even brain death. This article discusses ethical decisions in reference to when treatment is futile or should be… 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 >

Awareness, activism produce better concussion outcomes

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a four-part series about concussions. Subsequent installments will be published Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Football helmets are the motif of choice in John Niski’s office at Shelton High School. Sure, there are trophies and baseball caps and everything else. But somehow, “Gaels” always looks… Read more >

SGT Partner Paul A. Slager To Speak at The Norwalk Youth Concussion Summit

August 8, 2015 

SGT partner Paul A. Slager will speak at The Norwalk Youth Concussion Summit tonight on “Educating Coaches and Parents Does Not Increase Liability” and will also moderate a panel with several local youth sports representatives. Hosted by the Mayor of Norwalk, Harry Rilling, the Norwalk Department of Health, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and Executive… Read more >

Youth Athletics Concussion Bill Raises Awareness & Prevention — and Needs Your Support

April 4, 2015 

A bill currently before Connecticut lawmakers — raised as H.B. No. 6722, An Act Concerning Concussions in Youth Athletics — would expand protections to children ages 7-18 in sports outside of school.  Under the proposed bill, beginning in 2016, anyone hosting a youth athletic activity would need to provide an annual statement regarding concussions to… Read more >

Time for Connecticut To Pass Bill Protecting Young Athletes from Concussions

March 3, 2015 

It seems that every day we learn more about the damage concussions can do to young athletes.  As adults, we have a responsibility to give each other the information and resources to deal with the prevention and treatment of concussions. In 2010, Connecticut lawmakers responded to this issue by adopting An Act Concerning Student Athletes and Concussions,… Read more >

Op-Ed: Time to pass bill protecting young athletes from concussions

By: MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE ON YOUTH ATHLETICS AND CONCUSSIONS. | March 5, 2015 It seems that every day we learn more about the damage concussions can do to young athletes. As adults, we have a responsibility to give each other the information and resources to deal with the prevention and treatment of concussions.… Read more >

Attorney Slager Cares about His Brain Injury Clients as well as the Courts

Plaintiff’s lawyers sometimes get a bad rap for bringing frivolous lawsuits and clogging up the courts. But don’t try applying that label to Paul Slager, a partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP in Stamford, CT.  One of the nation’s leading brain injury lawyers, Slager has no interest in bringing meritless claims. And he would… 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 >

Concussion Legislation Would Limit Contact Sports

HARTFORD – State lawmakers are considering a pair of proposals that aim to address health concerns facing student athletes. One would bolster an existing law designed to prevent concussions through increased education as well as a proposal to sharply limit the amount of time young athletes can play full-contact sports, such as football. A separate… Read more >

Conn. lawmakers address student-athlete injuries

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are considering ways to raise public awareness of dangerous medical conditions that have afflicted student athletes: concussions and cardiac arrests. The General Assembly’s Committee on Children heard testimony Thursday on legislation that would expand the state’s 2010 concussion prevention law, including limiting the amount of time spent in practices… Read more >

Paul Slager Testifies in Support of CT HB-5113 — An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions

My name is Paul Slager of Ridgefield, Connecticut. I am a current Board member and the Immediate Past President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. I also am an attorney who represents brain injury survivors in litigation. In both of these capacities, I am testifying today in favor of Raised Bill 5113: An Act… Read more >

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Sponsors BIAC Annual Conference on Brain Injury

STAMFORD, CT (PRWEB) February 5, 2014 — While the controversy over the eventual outcome of the NFL concussion lawsuit continues post-Super Bowl, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) will hold its annual conference on traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull St., Hartford, CT, on March 7. Silver Golub & Teitell… 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 >

Evaluating an Attorney’s Expertise, August 2012

I n recent years, there has been steadily increasing awareness and understanding of brain injury and its consequences by health care providers and the public. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the legal profession has lagged behind the medical sciences in this area. For the attorney representing a brain injury survivor, understanding the subtle aspects… Read more >

Picking Their Battles, December 2011

For more than three decades, Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has set the bar for complex litigation in Connecticut. The Stamford-based firm has demonstrated its expertise while representing victims in a wide variety of challenging cases, including those involving whistle-blowers, medical malpractice, civil rights, and other catastrophic events. The firm has obtained some of the… Read more >

A ‘Cheerleader’ for Head Trauma Victims, December 2011

From newborns who survive traumatic births to football players who suffer blows to the head, attorney Paul Slager has seen the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries. And his eff orts to aid the victims have gone beyond the courtroom to the public arena. Since 2006, Slager has been actively involved with the Brain Injury… Read more >

Brain Injury and the Law: A Primer for Survivors & Families

Having worked with many brain injury survivors and their families, I understand that pursuing a legal claim for compensation can be stressful — and sometimes too overwhelming to contemplate. This is particularly true when the survivor and his/her family’s physical and emotional resources are focused on obtaining and paying for medical treatment and therapies and… Read more >

Tackling Head Trauma: The Concussion Problem In Sports, March 2009

Recent revelations about permanent brain trauma suffered by football players raise serious ethical questions and liability concerns about head trauma in sports. Public understanding about the lasting effects of serious head injuries has been growing in recent years, due in large part to high numbers of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain… Read more >

$38 Million for Brain-Damaged Baby

Please click here for the Featured Case Study After a seven-week trial, a Stamford jury found obstetrician Corinne de Cholnoky liable for $38.5 million in damages for deciding too late to deliver an oxygen-deprived infant by Cesarean section. At the same time, it cleared co-defendant Stamford Hospital. The record-setting award marks the start of a vigorous… Read more >

SGT Supports Brain Injury Alliance of CT

The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut recently held its 2012 annual conference in Hartford.  Pictured, from left, are participants Paul Slager, a partner in the law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell and vice president of the BIAC Board of Directors; conference keynote speaker Jennifer Field; and Julie Peters, Executive Director of BIAC. Silver Golub &… 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 >