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Twelve Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2023

 Partners Ernie Teitell & Paul A. Slager Each Receive Special Recognition as a Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ STAMFORD, CT (August 18, 2022) — Twelve attorneys from the Connecticut trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers® in America.  These… Read more >


Statement of the National Center for Victims of Crime Regarding Recent Shootings in the United States

May 25, 2022 — As a Nation, we are exhausted by the endless news of massacres and murders, but we cannot become desensitized to them. Each loss of an innocent life is a tragedy. Last night we learned of another horrific shooting targeting elementary school children. This follows the shooting in New York targeting Black… Read more >


After 45 years, Stamford law firm moves office

By Paul Schott | Stamford Advocate | STAMFORD, CT (Updated: February 19, 2022) — Trial-law firm Silver Golub & Teitell has announced that it has leased 11,500 square feet across the entire 15th floor of the downtown office tower at 1 Landmark Square. The firm is moving its Stamford offices after 45 years at 184 Atlantic… Read more >


Angelo A. Ziotas & Peter M. Dreyer of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2022

STAMFORD, CT (February 7, 2022) – Angelo A. Ziotas and Peter M. Dreyer, partners at the Connecticut trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, have each been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.  Each year, only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and… Read more >


Camilo A. Garcia Named Richard A. Silver Scholar at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (October 26, 2021) — Camilo A. Garcia (pictured with Risa L. Goluboff, Dean of the UVA School of Law) was recently named the Richard A. Silver Scholar at the University of Virginia School of Law.  Garcia is the top student in the Class of 2022, with the highest GPA after two years.  He… Read more >


Med Mal Case Against Greenwich Hospital Dismissed Because Lawyer Didn’t Attach Opinion Letter

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune (September 15, 2021) — Legal medical malpractice experts are divided over whether the rule that an opinion letter written and signed by a similar health care provider be attached to a medical malpractice lawsuit is fair, following a Connecticut Appellate Court ruling upholding the dismissal of a case… Read more >


Eight Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2022

STAMFORD, CT (August 23, 2021) — Partners Angelo A. Ziotas & Peter M. Dreyer Each Receive Special Recognition as a Stamford “Lawyer of the Year.”  Eight attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers® in America.… Read more >


Eight Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for The Best Lawyers in New England

STAMFORD, CT (July 14, 2021) — Partners Ernie Teitell & Paul A. Slager Each Receive Special Recognition as a Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ — Eight attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers® in New… Read more >


Connecticut Medical Malpractice Cases in the Era of COVID-19 — Updated

June 6, 2021 

The COVID-19 virus has put an enormous strain on the Connecticut court system.  It has never confronted such a significant challenge.  The Court is now faced with major issues in commencing civil jury trials for all cases, including medical malpractice cases. Safety, in particular, presents significant concerns.  For instance, how will jurors be able to… Read more >


New Partnerships at Two Firms in Southern Connecticut

By Michael Marciano | Law.com | Connecticut Law Tribune (February 24, 2021) — Attorney Sean McElligott makes a lateral move and a new firm launches in Westport — Sean McElligott Joins Silver Golub & Teitell Stamford-based trial law firm Silver Golub & Teitell has brought on veteran attorney Sean K. McElligott as a partner. Formerly a… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Adds New Partner Sean K. McElligott

STAMFORD, CT (February 18, 2021) – Continuing its steady growth, the Connecticut trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has announced that Sean K. McElligott has joined the firm’s partnership.  Mr. McElligott is an experienced trial lawyer who will focus on representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries from medical malpractice, dangerous products… Read more >


Ernie Teitell & Paul A. Slager of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2021

STAMFORD, CT (January 20, 2021) – Ernie Teitell and Paul A. Slager, partners at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, have each been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021.  Each year, only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and metropolitan… Read more >


Connecticut hospital faces class action for allegedly reusing insulin pens

By Ayla Ellison | Becker’s Hospital Review (January 12, 2021) — A Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Conn., has certified class action status for a lawsuit against Griffin Hospital regarding the use of multidose insulin pens. The lawsuit, filed by former patients in 2016, alleges nurses at Derby Hospital in Griffin, Conn., reused multidose insulin… Read more >


Judge Grants Griffin Hospital Lawsuit Class Action Status

By Rich Scinto | Patch | DERBY, CT (January 11, 2021) — A Superior Court judge has certified class-action status for a lawsuit against Griffin Hospital and Griffin Health Services regarding the use of multi-dose insulin pens. The lawsuit alleges that the pens that are meant for one patient were used by medical personnel on… Read more >


Nine Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for Connecticut’s Best Lawyers

— Peter M. Dreyer Receives Special Recognition as Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ For Product Liability Litigation/Plaintiffs — STAMFORD, CT (January 8, 2021) — Nine attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were selected by their peers for the 2020 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub & Teitell… Read more >


Class Action Lawsuit Against Griffin Hospital Allowed To Proceed

By Eugene Driscoll | Valley Independent Sentinel | DERBY, CT (January 6, 2021) — A judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed against Griffin Hospital, according to a press release sent Wednesday by the law firm representing the plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges Griffin Hospital improperly used multi-dose insulin delivery pens by using the same… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Attains Class Certification in Lawsuit Against Griffin Hospital & Griffin Health Services Corporation for Alleged Misuse of Insulin Pens

WATERBURY, CT (January 6, 2021) – A Waterbury Superior Court judge has certified a class action alleging claims of professional negligence against Griffin Hospital and Griffin Health Services Corporation regarding its administration of insulin to hospitalized patients through multi-dose insulin pens. The lawsuit – thought to be the largest of its kind – was brought… Read more >


The Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions In Medical Malpractice Cases

October 10, 2020 

The phrase “pre-existing condition” is a term of art that has been cropping up more and more frequently in recent news cycles. In the context of medical malpractice, a “pre-existing condition” is an illness or injury that a person sustains before the negligent medical treatment. There is a common misconception that a claim for medical… Read more >


Connecticut Medical Malpractice Cases in the Era of COVID-19

May 5, 2020 

The COVID-19 virus has put an enormous strain on the Connecticut court system.  It has never confronted such a significant challenge.  The Court is now faced with major issues in commencing jury trials for all cases, including medical malpractice cases. Safety presents significant concerns.  For instance, how will jurors be able to be safe in… Read more >


NCAA Star Player Robert McCurdy Files MedMal Suit Against Norwalk Hospital, Western Connecticut Health

By Robert Storace | CT Law Tribune (May 19, 2020) — A former NCAA basketball standout and radio executive and his wife have sued the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, claiming it botched the dosage of a chemotherapy drug, endangering the former athlete’s life. Robert McCurdy, 68, and his wife Sydney filed a lawsuit against Western… Read more >


Nursing home industry pushes for immunity from lawsuits during coronavirus emergency

By Laura Strickler and Adiel Kaplan | NBC News (April 27, 2020) — As the COVID-19 death toll at nursing homes climbs to nearly 12,000, the nursing home industry is pushing states to provide immunity from lawsuits to the owners and employees of the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. So far at least six states have… Read more >


Best Practices: 5 Tips From Judges, Lawyers on Using Zoom

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune (April 7, 2020) — COVID-19 has forced attorneys and judges from across the country to use videoconferences—many for the first time. Use these guidelines from judges and attorneys to make the most of Zoom, a popular platform for court hearings, mediations and arbitrations. 1. Factor in savings Silver Golub &… Read more >


Victim Helped Years Ago by Colangelo Applauds His Rise to Chief State’s Attorney

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune | Law.com (January 31, 2020) — Fellow attorneys say the state’s Criminal Justice Commission made the right choice Thursday evening in naming Richard Colangelo Jr. as the next chief state’s attorney. They say Colangelo is diligent, compassionate and even-keeled. Richard Colangelo Jr. has made national news pages headlines… Read more >


Nine Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected by Their Peers for The Best Lawyers in America 2020

— Peter M. Dreyer Recognized as Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ In Product Liability Litigation — Plaintiffs — STAMFORD, CT (January 28, 2020) — Nine attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Silver… Read more >


The Art and Science of Trial Law

January 1, 2020 

By Angelo A. Ziotas (Excerpted from the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association FORUM, Fall 2019) — Try your case, be prepared to pounce and be sure to create your record for appeal. The party that prevails at trial most often succeeds in framing the dispute on his or her own terms.  So, you must prepare your… Read more >


Celebrating the Longevity of Our Litigation Support Staff

December 12, 2019 

“We have had the good fortune of having a dedicated, long-serving staff that has been essential to our litigation successes over the past four decades. We thank them for their support in ensuring that our clients receive adequate compensation for their injuries” — Richard A. Silver, Esq.


Richard Silver Lectures at Yale School of Medicine on Avoiding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Richard A. Silver lectured on a “Plaintiff’s Counsel Advice To Avoid Medical Malpractice Lawsuits” at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, on September 12.  


Paul Slager Tapped to Lead 1,500-Member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

By Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (June 26, 2019) — Paul Slager wanted to be an attorney since he was in first grade. Now, 44 years later, the 50-year-old trial lawyer has been named president of the nearly 1,500-member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. While other peers wanted to be actors, musicians or ball… Read more >


Richard Silver Receives 2019 SilverSource Champion Award

STAMFORD, CT (June 26, 2019) —  The 19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing honored Richard Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell, with its 2019 SilverSource Champion Award.  A Stamford native, Silver’s distinguished career as a Connecticut trial attorney includes many high-profile landmark cases, including his role as lead counsel in the Mianus River… Read more >


Stamford lawyer receives lifetime achievement award

Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (June 19, 2019) — Richard A. Silver, a senior partner at Silver Golub Teitell, recently received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his most-significant litigation, Silver was lead counsel in cases stemming from the 1983 Mianus River Bridge collapse and, with his partner, Angelo Ziotas, secured a $38.5… Read more >


Richard Silver To Be Recognized with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner Tonight

MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Randy Savicky, Silver Golub & Teitell (203) 571-8151 What: 2019 Connecticut Law Tribune Annual Award Ceremony Where: The Bond Ballroom, 338 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 When: Thursday, May 16 Time: 6:00 pm | Cocktail Hour 7:00 pm | Awards Program Begins 7:30 pm | Dinner & Networking 8:00 pm | Awards… Read more >


Richard A. Silver To Be Honored At SilverSource Charity Golf Outing On June 10

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 2, 2019) — On Monday June 10, Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, will be honored at the 19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing. The tournament, which will be held at Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford, CT, raises funds for the SilverSource “Ride to Wellness” and “Senior… Read more >


The Need for a National Database of Negligent Doctors Open to the Public

March 3, 2019 

A recent USA Today and Naples Daily News article headlined “Florida plastic surgery clinics cut prices, boost ads, and eight women died” (February 1, 2019) lays out in painful detail the life-threatening consequences of states failing to regularly and thoroughly inspect healthcare facilities. According to the article, a Miami physician built a national plastic surgery… Read more >


Advances in Medicine and Recognition of the Validity of Medical Malpractice Cases

December 12, 2018 

  The Merck Manual of 1899 was a guide to the general practitioner as to the appropriate remedy or remedies for various illnesses. Some of the following are treatments and poultices recommended in the 1899 Manual: Headaches Bleeding Chloroform Mustard: Poultice to nape of neck Palpations of the Heart Cocaine Digitalis Hot bath Diabetes insipidus… Read more >


Medical Literature Resources for the Medical Malpractice Attorney

November 11, 2018 

Medical malpractice attorneys conduct medical research on medical issues in the particular cases in which they are involved. It is my opinion that in addition to this case-specific research, it is helpful to keep up-to-date with current medical literature. The New England Journal of Medicine is an excellent source to keep current with major medical… Read more >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2019

— Honored Once Again for Plaintiffs Work in Medical Malpractice Law —  STAMFORD, CT (September 13, 2018) – Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has been selected by his peers as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Silver Golub &… Read more >


Connecticut Movers: Silver Golub & Teitell Celebrates 40-Year Mark

By Michael Marciano, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (May 18, 2018) — The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for nearly 200 guests last month at the Stamford Palace Theatre. The event was hosted by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub, along with partners David… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Party at Stamford Palace Theatre

STAMFORD, CT (April 26, 2018) – The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for nearly 200 guests at the Stamford Palace Theatre yesterday evening.  The event was hosted by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell, along with partners David S.… Read more >


Jennifer B. Goldstein Named Partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP

STAMFORD, CT (April 25, 2018) – The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has announced that Jennifer B. Goldstein has been named to the firm’s partnership. The announcement was made by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell. “Jennifer has been an integral part of serving our clients… Read more >


All Eight Partners from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition)

STAMFORD, CT (August 15, 2017) – All eight partners from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.  Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal injury and complex civil litigation law… Read more >


Tunick, Silver, Madden: Stamford business people

By Paul Schott, Stamford Advocate, July 2, 2017. Alex Tunick James Daniel Entertainment, a Stamford-based audiovisual and event lighting firm, has promoted Alex Tunick to head its event lighting division. Tunick, a life-long resident of Stamford, is a specialist in DJ mixing and event lighting. He attended the Scratch Academy in New York City and… Read more >


Richard Silver Receives Ethics & Professionalism Award

By Mona Kazour, Patch Staff (Updated June 28, 2017 11:10 am ET) — The Fairfield County Bar Association has honored Silver for a career committed to legal ethics, civility, and professionalism.   From Silver Golub & Teitell LLP: Richard A. Silver, Esq. (right), senior partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub &… Read more >


Richard A. Silver Receives Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award from Fairfield County Bar Association

— Honored for Career Committed to Legal Ethics, Civility and Professionalism – STAMFORD, CT (June 27, 2017) – Richard A. Silver, Esq. (right), senior partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, receives the Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award from Stephen J. Conover, Esq. (left), past president of the… Read more >


Teitell named in ‘Connecticut’s Best Lawyers’

By Editorial Staff | WestFair Online. STAMFORD, CT — Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, was selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” for the 2017 edition of “Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.” This is the second time he was named in the category of Medical Malpractice Law —… Read more >


Ernie Teitell Named Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Medical Malpractice

By Rich Scinto | Patch Staff. STAMFORD, CT — Silver Golub & Teitell LLP partner Ernie Teitell was named as the Stamford-area “Lawyer of the Year” in Connecticut’s Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and metropolitan region is recognized based on feedback from peers in the field. To sign up… Read more >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2017

— Honored Once Again for Plaintiffs Work in Medical Malpractice Law — STAMFORD, CT (May 11, 2017) – Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, was recently selected as “Lawyer of the Year” by his peers for the 2017 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub… Read more >


Seven Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2017

STAMFORD, CT (April 14, 2017) — Seven attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for the 2017 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal injury and complex civil litigation law firms. The… Read more >


Sorry Isn’t Enough: Apology Laws Don’t Limit Doctor’s Risk of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

March 3, 2017 

Apology laws are designed to reduce medical malpractice lawsuits by allowing doctors to apologize to patients or their families, with those statements prohibited from being admissible in a lawsuit. However, a recent Vanderbilt University study found that these laws do not limit medical malpractice lawsuits. After analyzing 3,517 malpractice claims, the researchers found that apology… Read more >


Judge refused to toss class action suit against Griffin Hospital

By Daniel Tepfer, Stamford Advocate.  WATERBURY — A judge has refused to throw out a class action lawsuit against Griffin Hospital on behalf of more than 3,100 former patients who may face HIV or other blood-borne diseases as a result of hospital employees using the same insulin injection pens on patient after patient. In an 18-page… Read more >


Connecticut hospital sued for reusing insulin pens

Written by Alyssa Rege | September 30, 2016  Nearly 3,150 former patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against Derby, Conn.-based Griffin Hospital, claiming several hospital employees reused the same insulin injection pens on multiple patients, according to the CTPost. The former patients suing the hospital, represented by lawyer Ernest Teitell, claim the incident sparked episodes of… Read more >


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