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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >