Verdicts & Settlements

SETTLEMENT: Man injured on a construction site settles for $4.66 million; An individual was seriously injured on a construction site as a result of the General Contractors negligence.

VERDICT: Estate of Held v. Northeast Carriers/ 3.2 million dollar verdict. A Hartford jury awarded 3.2 million dollars to the Estate of Fred Held who was killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer owned by Northeast Carriers [go to the news on this site to read the full story of the 16 million dollar verdict in which attorney Secola handed the opening and closing statements regarding liability issues on behalf of all Plaintiffs in the case.]

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice case settled for $1.9 million; A woman who presented to Hospital Emergency Department with certain symptoms which the hospital staff failed to properly diagnose, was discharged that day. The Patient was improperly discharged and died several days later.

SETTLEMENT: Motorcycle Accident settles for $800,000.00; Motorcyclist who seriously injured his leg in an intersection collision.

VERDICT: Jura v Denegris / Bicyclist injured in collision with motor vehicle; a New Britain jury awarded the plaintiff $3,091,700.00 Less 10%. for comparative negligence reducing the net verdict to $2,782,530.00. The highest offer made by the defendants prior to the verdict was in $50,000. 00

SETTLEMENT: Dzubinski v Argraves et al / The estate of Elaine Dzubinsky obtained a $1,000,000.00 settlement for the wrongful death of Elaine Dzubinsky who was struck and killed by the tractor-trailer operated by defendant Argraves

SETTLEMENT: Medical Malpractice / After commencing trial and concluding all of the plaintiff's evidence a settlement was reached in the amount of $880,000.00. The plaintiff had undergone tummy tuck procedure and while in the recovery room was improperly positioned on a gurney resulting in a permanent nerve injury

VERDICT: Margaret Riggione v City of New Haven / A New Haven jury awarded 708,000.00 to a 76-year-old woman who fell as a result of a defective stairway fracturing her knee and left arm as a result, the plaintiffs last settlement demand before the verdict was $75,000.00 and the city of New Haven's last offer was $0.

VERDICT: Fontneau v Champagne / Medical Malpractice; a Middletown jury awarded $758,501.00 less 25% for comparative negligence for a net verdict of $568,876.00 to the plaintiff for injuries she sustained to her low back as a result of a manipulation performed by the defendant chiropractor.

VERDICT: Samose v Hammer / Medical Malpractice; A Stamford jury awarded Morton Samose $472,483.27 for an injury he sustained as a result of a chiropractic manipulation performed by the defendant. At the time the jury made its award the plaintiff was 80 years old and had only a seven year life expectancy.

VERDICT: Musto v WalMart / A New Haven jury awarded a 76-year-old woman $472,068.00 for personal injuries she sustained when she slipped and fell on a wet floor at the wall Mart located Branford Connecticut resulting in a fractured kneecap

VERDICT: Esposito v Wu / A New Haven jury awarded $336,081.94 to the plaintiff for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The highest offer made by the defendants prior to verdict was $50,000.

VERDICT: Piscitelli v Peerless Insurance Company / A Meriden jury awarded $270,206 to the plaintiff for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Highest offer made by defendants prior to verdict was $65,000.

VERDICT: Koblitz v. Wakely $265,000.00/ A Putnam jury awarded the Plaintiff $265,000.00. The Defendants made no offer in the case.

VERDICT: Pizzorusso v. DeFrancesco / A Meriden jury awarded 55-year-old plaintiff $256,000 for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Last offer prior to verdict made by defendants was $35,000.

VERDICT: Schwank v. Olmos/ A man who sustained a musculoligamentous injury to his cervical spine was awarded $78,836.00 by a Bridgeport jury. The last offer made by the Defendant was $6,500.00.

VERDICT: Puzzouli v. Benjamin, A woman was awarded $128,000.00 by a Stamford jury in a medical malpractice action for scarring the Plaintiff sustained to the back of her arms associated with the plastic surgery procedure. The Defendant took a no pay position and made no offer in the case.