Injury Attorneys Serving Connecticut

Case Results

  • $12.6 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Settlement by attorney Jim Bartolini for injury and death damages as a result of an explosion at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Connecticut.
  • $11 Million
    Truck Accident
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchilll of RisCassi & Davis has settled an automobile accident case for $11 million for a metallurgic engineer who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Berlin, CT. The plaintiff was severely injured and permanently disabled when a commercial delivery truck made a left-turn directly into his path of travel on the Berlin Turnpike.
  • $9 Million
    Paralyzed Worker

    $9,000,000 settlement for a paralyzed construction worker.

  • $8.1 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    John J. Houlihan Jr.  of RisCassi & Davis, the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has won an $8.1 million verdict in a wrongful death case involving a man who was undergoing a biopsy of his Stage 1 lung cancer. The man ultimately died following an injury to the pulmonary artery, which resulted in a stroke and significant brain damage. The firm consulted with a highly regarded experts in thoracic surgery, oncology and strokes.
  • $7.5 Million
    Automobile Accident
    Attorney Paul M. Iannaccone of RisCassi & Davis has settled an automobile accident case for $7.5 million for a nursing student who was rendered a paraplegic as the result of a motor vehicle accident in New Haven.   The case involved a claim for vicarious responsibility on the part of Enterprise Rent – A – Car under Connecticut’s old automobile leasing liability statutes.
  • $7.5 million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney John Houlihan, a partner at RisCassi & Davis, has settled a case for $7.5 million involving a remarkable 22-year-old woman who was tragically struck and killed in a crossover collision in Marlborough, Connecticut in 2015.
  • $7.35 Million
    Truck Accident
    Michael Jainchill settled a case on behalf of a woman from Colebrook, CT and her family who were occupants in a disabled vehicle pulled off the shoulder of the highway awaiting assistance when their SUV was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer whose driver fell asleep while driving. The collision was severe, causing the family’s vehicle to roll over. The mother was badly injured, suffering numerous fractures requiring prolonged hospitalizations and several surgeries. The husband and two young boys suffered minor injuries. The case was pending in Litchfield County.
  • $7.29 Million
    Wrongful Death

    A jury in Hartford Superior Court today found the Wisconsin trucking company PTX Services negligent in an accident that took the life of Daniel DiNardi of Rocky Hill on March 22, 2012, on Rt. 8 near Waterbury. DiNardi was a supervisor for the DOT and was working on the roadway at the time of the accident. The jury awarded Mr. DiNardi’s estate $7.290 million in damages. Attorney John Houlihan and Michael Kennedy, from the Hartford Law Firm of RisCassi and Davis, represented Mr. DiNardi’s estate.

    “For reasons that were completely unknown and unexplained, the PTX driver, Gina Davies, failed to see Mr. Di Nardi on the side of the road, struck him, and killed him”, said Attorney Houlihan. “She pled guilty to criminal charges that were brought against her and tried to explain that away to the jury”.

    The case involved a PTX tractor-trailer truck driven by Ms. Davies that drifted out of its lane, striking and killing DiNardi.

  • $7.2 Million
    Personal Injury
    Settlement by attorney John Houlihan on behalf of a young child who suffered brain damage after undergoing what otherwise was a successful surgery. This matter was settled utilizing a structured settlement annuity for a portion of the settlement which will pay out $20.5 million.
  • $6.5 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis has settled a medical malpractice case for $6,500,000 involving a 5-year old who suffered a brain injury following cardiac surgery.
  • $6.5 Million
    Wrongful Death
    In January of 2010, a school bus owned by Autumn Transportation was struck by a Volvo on I-84 causing the school bus to leave the highway and plunge down an embankment, killing one student and injuring many others. RisCassi and Davis represented the family of the deceased student, three of the injured students, and the teacher who was injured on the bus at the time. A settlement was reached on June 21, 2012, recovering $6.5 million for the injured parties.
  • $6.2 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney James D. Bartolini of RisCassi & Davis has obtained a verdict of $6.2 million in a medical malpractice case. The case involved an interventional procedure and the misdiagnosis of an infection which resulted in significant permanent disabilities to a child.
  • $6 Million
    Personal Injury

    Attorney Michael Jainchill reached a settlement on behalf of a 54-year old woman who spent months in the hospital following a head-on car collision. The crash left her in a coma for almost 2 months. The client suffered numerous spinal fractures and left ankle fractures that required several surgical procedures. She also suffered right and left leg fractures and sternal and rib fractures. Further, the client had long-term difficulty swallowing and suffered internal injuries as well, including pulmonary and cardiac contusions and punctured lungs.

    There were major legal obstacles regarding the agency relationship of the deceased woman who was driving the other car and her alleged employer, as well as issues concerning insurance coverage for this loss. After the plaintiff prevailed on a motion for summary judgment filed by the defense, the matter was brought to a mediation where the parties settled the case.

  • $6 Million
    Birth Injuries
    Attorney Andrew Groher settled a medical malpractice case that involved birth injuries for $6,000,000.
  • $6 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney David Cooney and Attorney Brendan Faulkner reached a settlement of $6,000,000 on behalf of a 16-year-old girl who suffered a life-changing traumatic brain injury when attempting to run away from a short-term residential program.
  • $5.2 Million
    Medical Malpractice

    Settlement for the death of a young mother.

  • $5 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Michael Jainchill reached a $5,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case involving a motor vehicle accident and a medical malpractice claim. A teenager was injured in a cross-over collision which resulted in the transection of the thoracic aorta. When in the emergency room for the accident the doctor failed to diagnose the patient resulting in wrongful death.
  • $4.5 Million
    Personal Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. obtained a verdict of $4.5 million dollars for a man who was left paralyzed by the negligence of a sanitation truck operator.
  • $4.1 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has won a $4.1 Million Verdict in a medical-malpractice case involving the failure to properly monitor a patient who was receiving lithium therapy for bipolar disorder. Lithium is known to cause kidney damage, and he suffered bilateral renal failure, which resulted in the necessity of kidney-transplant surgery. A Tolland County jury awarded the verdict against both the psychiatrist and the primary-care physician.
  • $4.1 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew S. Groher of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm achieved a settlement of $4.1 million dollars for a 42-year old man who was rendered a quadriplegic as the result of a high-speed police pursuit. The plaintiff was struck broadside by a car being driven by a 15-year old boy who was being chased by the police at speeds in excess of 70 mph through the city streets.
  • $3.95 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis settled a wrongful death case for $3.95 million. The case involved the death of a man who was struck by a bus in downtown New Haven.
  • $3.81 Million
    Wrongful Death

    Attorney Michael Jainchill, partner at RisCassi & Davis, settled a wrongful death case on behalf of a 66-year-old woman who died on October 21, 2016, 28 hours after suffering severe traumatic injuries as a result of a motor vehicle crash on Route 4 in Farmington, near the entrance to the UConn Health Center. A speeding driver crossed the centerline of the roadway causing a four-car collision. The decedent, age 66, was trapped in the wreckage before she could be extricated from what remained of her vehicle. There was evidence in the medical records that she suffered conscious pain and suffering before she passed. 

    Not employed at the time of her death, she cared for her two grandchildren, both under 5 years of age, so that her two adult children could pursue their careers. Divorced, she was also active in other pursuits, activities, and organizations. 

    Through mediation the case was settled for $3,810,000. 

  • $3.54 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney David Cooney reached a settlement of $3,542,000 on behalf of a 16-year old who died from injuries suffered in a collision between a car and the school bus in which he was a passenger.
  • $3.4 Million
    Personal Injury

    Attorney David Cooney settled a medical malpractice case for $3.4 million on behalf of a client that suffered significant cardiac complications because a hospital’s ER department failed to take a proper history and examination of a patient before prescribing medication.

  • $3.4 Million
    Personal Injury

    A jury in Hartford Superior Court found UPS negligent in a truck/motorcycle accident in Windsor, CT that severely injured Matthew Karotkin of West Hartford in June of 2012. The jury awarded Mr. Karotkin $3.4 million in damages with 20% comparative for a net award of $2.76 million. The case was a no offer/no pay case. Attorney Patrick Kennedy, from the Hartford law firm of RisCassi & Davis, represented Mr. Karotkin.

    The case involved a UPS driver, Celestino Amaral, who was driving a UPS truck at the time of the accident. Amaral was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Rainbow Road in Windsor when he turned that truck directly into the path of the motorcycle being operated by Karotkin, causing a collision of the two vehicles and injuries to the plaintiff.

    For more on this case: http://www.ctlawtribune.com/home/id=1202720427292

  • $3.25 Million
    Premises Liability
    RisCassi & Davis has settled a wrongful death case for a Connecticut man involving a workplace accident for $3.25 million.  The man was 42-years old at the time and left behind a wife and two children. The accident took place at a local power plant.
  • $3.1 Million
    Wrongful Death
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. and Patrick J. Kennedy of RisCassi & Davis have reached a settlement of $3,100,000 in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a child from Connecticut. The case required retaining experts from leading institutions such as Harvard and Johns Hopkins to prove that the defendants did not meet their obligation to properly treat the child and that the child would have lived a long and healthy life were it not for the mistakes made by his doctors. Details regarding the case and settlement are confidential.
  • $3.1 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Paul M. Iannaccone represented New London County parents in a case involving the loss of their 6 year old son while undergoing treatment for Burkitt’s Lymphoma at a Connecticut children’s hospital. Attorney Iannaccone was able to hire three internationally renowned experts in the field of pediatric lymphoma, one of whom developed the treatment protocol at issue in the case.
  • $3 Million
    Wrongful Death
    William R. Davis of RisCassi & Davis, P.C. has obtained a verdict against the City of Middletown for the drowning death of a young child. The jury was persuaded that the defendant provided inadequate supervision of swimming children. The verdict was rendered against the City for $3,000,000.
  • $3 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney David Cooney reached a settlement of $3,000,000 in a case that involved a 45-year old high school teacher who died after being hit by a truck. The truck driver ran a red light and was knowingly driving an overweight truck.
  • $3 Million
    Wrongful Death
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. has settled a case involving the death of a 52-year old man in an automobile truck collision.  The parties reached a settlement of $3 million prior to trial.
  • $3 Million
    Premises Liability
    RisCassi & Davis attorneys Patrick Kennedy and Jim Bartolini won a $3 million verdict for their client, a painter injured when he fell down an unprotected stairway opening in a home undergoing renovation. A New London jury awarded the verdict, which was obtained against the general contractors on the project.
  • $3 Million
    Personal Injury
    The state of Connecticut paid $3 million to a now four-year-old boy who suffered a stroke shortly after birth caused by their failure to deliver him in a safe and timely manner. He was born at the University of Connecticut Health Center in November 2010. When his mother presented in labor around midnight, fetal heart monitor tracing began. Despite recurrent and dangerous tracings, no action was taken to deliver the child by cesarean section until after 8 AM. The child then suffered a stroke which has left him disabled with regard to his right arm and leg.  It is not completely known what other complications there may be to this stroke because of his young age.
  • $3 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew Groher settled a case for $3,000,000 for a husband and wife who were passengers in a car that was broadsided by a suspect who was being chased by the police.  The suspect was being hotly pursued for suspected motor vehicle violations and was pursued right up to the time he struck our client’s vehicle.
  • $3 Million
    Personal Injury
    Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., reached a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000 on behalf of a 55-year old woman struck and injured by a drunk driver in 2011.  She suffered serious bilateral lower-leg fractures requiring surgery; a fractured right heel; scarring; as well as a traumatic head injury. Her mobility and employability have been affected by the injuries suffered in the collision.
  • $3 Million
    Catastrophic Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. of the Hartford-based law firm of RisCassi & Davis has settled a medical malpractice case against a Hartford area hospital for more than $3 million. The case, which settled during trial, involved a post-anesthetic failure to protect the patient’s airway. The patient suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen to the brain following a surgical procedure.
  • $3,000,000.00
    Mismanaged Labor & Delivery
    The state of Connecticut paid $3 million to a now four-year-old boy who suffered a stroke shortly after birth caused by their failure to deliver him in a safe and timely manner. He was born at the University of Connecticut Health Center in November 2010. When his mother presented in labor around midnight, fetal heart monitor tracing began. Despite recurrent and dangerous tracings, no action was taken to deliver the child by cesarean section until after 8 AM. The child then suffered a stroke which has left him disabled with regard to his right arm and leg. It is not completely known what other complications there may be to this stroke because of his young age.
  • $3 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    Attorney Michael Jainchill recently settled a medical negligence case for a Plainville, CT woman, arising out of the failure to properly diagnose and provide timely and appropriate treatment for an ophthalmologic condition known as pseudotumor cerebri. This failure lead to a severe loss of visual field and resulted in the patient being legally blind. If properly diagnosed and treated the condition is most often curable and the loss of visual field reversible. Left untreated, the condition leads to damage of the optic nerves and loss of visual fields bilaterally.
  • $3 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    A settlement for failure to properly interpret the extent of a neck injury on emergency room x-ray.
  • $2.85 Million
    Personal Injury
    Michael C. Jainchill recently settled a case for a father and son who each sustained serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision caused by a pick-up truck which crossed over the centerline.
  • $2.75 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew Groher reached a settlement of $2,750,000 in a medical malpractice case which involved a doctor’s failure to diagnose heart disease.
  • $2.4 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a medical malpractice case involving the death of a 61-year-old man from Berlin, Connecticut.  The case involved one physician improperly prescribing a blood pressure-lowering medication, which when taken in conjunction with Lithium, causes Lithium toxicity and  another health care provider who failed to respond to the signs of Lithium toxicity.  Attorney Kennedy retained a nationally regarded expert in cardiology from Harvard and a psychiatrist and toxicologist from the University of Minnesota to prove the case.
  • $2.25 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew S. Groher of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm achieved a settlement of $2.25 million dollars for medical student who was struck from behind by a school bus. The force of the impact caused significant damage to the plaintiff’s spine which required him to undergo spinal fusion surgery and significantly affected his ability to work as a primary care physician.
  • $2.2 Million
    Pedestrian Accident
    Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., settled a case for $2,200,000 on behalf of a 56-year-old man who was struck as a pedestrian by a van. He suffered multiple injuries, including a laceration of the thoracic aorta, a liver laceration, flail chest, and a knee injury. He was out of work for one year and has now returned to his prior employment.
  • $2.1 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a death involving the death of an 11-year old girl, which occurred during a church-sponsored sledding outing. The decedent suffered fatal injuries when her sled struck a tree located in the middle of the slope on which the children were permitted to go sledding.
  • $2 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Michael Jainchill reached a $2,000,000 settlement for a wrongful death case involving chiropractic malpractice which resulted in death.
  • $2 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone reached a settlement of $2,000,000 on behalf of the estate of a 60-year-old New London county man whose primary care physician failed to diagnose prostate cancer.
  • $2 Million
    Personal Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis has settled a medical malpractice case for $2 million.  The case involved the negligent treatment of an individual who was presented to an emergency room at a Connecticut hospital.
  • $2 Million
    Motor Vehicle Accident
    Wrongful death settlement for the family of the motorcycle operator.
  • $2 Million
    Failure to Diagnose

    Settlement for failure to diagnose esophageal cancer.

  • $2 Million
    Premises Liability
    John Doe was a private contractor for the United States Navy and worked out of the U.S. Naval Base in Groton, Connecticut. On March 19, 2007, around 6:30am., Mr. Doe was on his way to report for work when he slipped on ice on the stairs of his office building and fell down the steps and felt immediate pain in his foot and back. Mr. Doe had suffered what is called complex regional pain syndrome to his food and ankle which did not improve with time. The case was brought against the United States of America under the Federal Tort Claims Act. There is no jury trial in these cases, and the case is tried in front of a federal judge. Attorney Eugene Swain represented Mr. Doe in this case. The matter was settled upon payment of $2,000,000 by the United States of America.
  • $2 Million
    Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death settlement for the wrongful death of a 95-year-old attacked by a pit bull.

  • $1.95 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorneys Andrew S. Groher and Paul M. Iannaccone of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm achieved a settlement of $1.95 million dollars for the Estate of a Minnesota truck driver. The plaintiff was killed when a stack of steel cargo trailers was caused to fall on top of him as the defendants were unloading them from his flatbed trailer.
  • $1.925 Million
    Personal Injury
    Patrick Kennedy has settled a medical malpractice case against a local physician for $1,925,000.  The case involved the misinterpretation of a brain MRI by a neuroradiologist which lead to a delay in diagnosis of cancer.  Experts were retained in neuroradiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck surgery and pathology.  Additional details of the settlement are confidential.
  • $1.9 Million
    Premises Liability
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a premises liability claim for a man who fell two stories when a deck railing separated from a second floor deck at a condominium complex causing him to fall two stories. During discovery, it was learned that the condo board had neglected its obligation to inspect and maintain the railing for many years. The case was resolved with the assistance of a retired superior court judge. Additional details of the settlement are confidential.
  • $1.85 Million
    Wrongful Death
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. has settled a case for the family of a young pedestrian who was struck by a negligent motorist and caused an untimely death for $1.85 million dollars. The settlement includes a $600,000 recovery for bystander emotional distress as a family member saw the tragedy occur.
  • $ 1.77 Million
    Medical Malpractice

    Settlement failure to monitor gentamicin leading to toxicity and vestibular damage.

  • 1.75 Million
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    A settlement minor impact rear-end crash causing multiple spinal surgeries and disability

  • $1.75 Million
    Personal Injury

    Defense disputes diagnosis, said plaintiff’s lingering injuries weren’t severe

    Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune

    March 31, 2015: Joseph Amorando III v. Alexian Nunez and Electro-Methods Inc.: A mechanic who was badly injured in a car wreck and won’t be able to fix motorcycles again has settled his lawsuit for $1.75 million.

    Joseph Amorando III, 43, of West Haven, worked for Arite Auto Parts in New Britain. While on break on July 10, 2012, Amorando went to run an errand. As he approached an intersection in New Britain, a van delivering aerospace parts to a nearby business pulled out from Sherrill Street in front of him. The van driver, Alexian Nunez, worked for Electro-Methods of South Windsor.

    According to the plaintiff’s lawyer, Patrick Kennedy, of RisCassi & Davis in Hartford, Amorando was unable to stop in time and crashed into the side of Nunez’s van.

    Kennedy said Amorando suffered severe injuries to his left side. He later had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, a procedure which included a biceps tendon repair. After surgery, Amorando continued to have pain in the chest and neck as well as the shoulder. He then underwent more surgery for what is called a supraclavicular neuroma, a nerve problem in the clavicle region.

    Kennedy said the second surgery also failed to alleviate Amorando’s pain. Amorando next consulted with Dr. Mark Thimineur, who heads the Comprehensive Pain and Headache Treatment Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby.

    Amorando was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, a rare form of chronic pain that typically affects the legs or arms and is caused by a malfunction in the central nervous system. Kennedy said his client’s affliction is rarer because it affects Amorando’s chest area rather than his extremities. “It’s a sharp, searing, burning pain pretty much 24 hours a day in his chest, upper chest, and clavicle area,” said Kennedy. “When it is really bad, [the pain] travels to the neck and the top of the head.”

    Kennedy said the Derby treatment center clinic tried to manage Amorando’s pain with medications first, which didn’t work. Next, physicians tried an external spinal cord stimulator—a device used to exert pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain.

    “Doctors use this device to try to trick the brain into thinking there’s no pain, but that didn’t work,” said Kennedy. “So basically he’s left with no real cure for this except the hope that maybe the [U.S. Food & Drug Administration] will clear a new stimulator that the doctor thinks may be cleared in a couple of years that could provide more relief.”

    Kennedy said Amorando had a close relationship with his boss. The employer kept him on the payroll for about a year-and-a-half after the accident in hopes that his injuries would heal sufficiently. Amorando would go to the repair shop on a regular basis but he was unable to perform any mechanic work. “He was kind of hanging out at the shop,” said Kennedy. “For a long period of time after the accident, his boss accommodated him with the hope medical treatments would solve this problem but when he finally realized that wasn’t going to happen, he had to let him go.”

    Kennedy said his client is now applying for Social Security disability benefits. Kennedy described it as a “life-changing” injury. Amorando filed a negligence lawsuit against Nunez for failure to keep a proper lookout and failure to yield the right of way. The claim also included Nunez’s employer, as Nunez was on the job at the time of the crash.

    The defendants were represented by James Shields, of Sharp, Shields & Smith in Rocky Hill. The firm is counsel to Zurich insurance. Shields did not return calls for comment.

    Kennedy said the defense argued that the accident was Amorando’s fault because he was driving too fast, which allegedly prevented him from avoiding the collision. Kennedy said there was no evidence to indicate that his client was speeding.

    Kennedy said the defense also argued against the concept of complex regional pain syndrome. They said the pain was in Amorando’s head, as there was nothing that could be detected on any imaging tests. Also, because Amorando stayed on the payroll at his job for so long after the crash, the defense argued that it showed he could continue to work and, given his mechanic experience, could at least manage other workers.

    The two sides went to mediation March 4 with retired Judge Jonathan Silbert, who is now of counsel at Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Richardson, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti in New Haven. For the mediation, Kennedy presented a video he thought was helpful to his client’s case. The video contained interviews with family, friends, and coworkers who described how poorly Amorando has been doing since the car accident.

    In the end, the former judge helped the two sides come to a $1.75 million settlement.

    “At the end of the day, it was the client’s decision. I felt like we had a very strong case and with the right jury we could get more than that,” said Kennedy. “But to get that much money for a guy that’s never made a lot of money, it’s got to be his decision and he chose not to risk it.”

  • $1.75 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone settled a case for the accidental death of 13 month old baby girl.  She was born with a birth weight of 466 and was considered a micro-preemie. She was dependent on a tracheostomy tube for oxygen support.  At 13 months of age, after beating some pretty long odds, she was beginning to grab and play actively like any baby.  She accidentally pulled out or decannulated her tracheostomy tube leaving her deprived of oxygen. At that time, she was under the care of a pediatric home health nurse. This nurse did not have the baby in her direct line of sight at the time of the accident. She admitted that it was between 3 and 15 minutes since her last visualization of the baby when she found her disconnected from the tube and not breathing. The baby was pronounced dead at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center upon arrival there. Case settled for $1,750,000.
  • $1.7 Million
    Workers' Compensation

    A construction worker injured in a scaffolding accident.

  • $1.67 Million
    Personal Injury
    Settlement in a rear-end collision on Route 15 in Fairfield, CT. Back and ankle injuries. One multi-level fusion and a second revision/repeat of surgery.  One ankle debridement followed by a partial ankle fusion. Settlement $1,670,000.00.
  • $1.65 Million
    Medical Malpractice

    A jury in Hartford Superior Court late Friday found cardiologist Kathleen Kennedy M.D. of Central Connecticut Cardiologists in Hartford negligent in her care of Peter Halvorson of Coventry in 2009 and awarded Mr. Halvorson $1.65 million in damages. Attorney Jim Bartolini, from the Hartford Law Firm of RisCassi and Davis, represented Mr. Halvorson.

    Mr. Halvorson was injured as a result of a medication Dr. Kennedy prescribed at too high a dosing amount for him while he was an inpatient at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford for hip replacement surgery. As a direct result of the improperly prescribed medication, Halvorson suffered excessive bleeding at the operative site, resulting in a hematoma, resulting compression of nerves in his left leg, and nerve injury, muscle atrophy, alteration of gait, and significant lower extremity disability.

  • $1.5 Million
    Car Accident
    Andrew Groher of RisCassi & Davis achieved a settlement of $1,500,000 on behalf of a husband and wife who were involved in a motor vehicle accident when they were struck by a limousine on Route 91 traveling out of control. The husband suffered a fracture of his C1-C2 vertebra, requiring a C1-C4 cervical fusion and his wife suffered fractures of her right distal tibia and a right glenohumeral fracture-dislocation. Both continue to experience chronic pain and limitations as a result of their injuries.
  • $1.5 Million
    Premises Liability
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. has settled a negligent supervision claim against a group home for $1.5 million. The injuries sustained by Mr. Houlihan’s client included severe upper gastrointestinal burns caused by the ingestion of toxic material.
  • $1.5 Million
    Wrongful Death
    John J. Houlihan Jr. has obtained a $1.5 million settlement for the family of a man who died in a motor vehicle collision. The 43-year old-year electrician passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an intersection collision.
  • $1.45 Million
    Personal Injury
    RisCassi & Davis attorney David Cooney was able to successfully settle a claim for $1.45 million for a Ugandan family whose son was killed by a drunk driver. Their son, who was studying engineering at a Connecticut college, died as the result of a two-car collision on I-95 when the car he was driving was rear-ended by the drunk driver.
  • $1.45 Million
    Car Service Accident
    A woman was injured while a passenger of a car service.
  • $1.4 Million
    Birth Injury
    A settlement relating to birth trauma.
  • $1.4 Million
    Premises Liability
    RisCassi & Davis attorney David Cooney was able to settle a claim for a client who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when the chimney in the building where she worked became clogged with debris due to a failure of the building owner to properly maintain the chimney. After lengthy negotiations, the case settled for $1.4 million.
  • $1.375 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew Groher settled a case for $1,375,000 on behalf of a 20-year-old man whose car was struck broadside by the defendant’s car that was passing at a high rate of speed in a no-passing zone and appeared to be racing to keep up with friends in a different car. The plaintiff suffered fractures to both legs and his left hip, all of which required surgery to repair. The plaintiff has been left with permanent injuries to both of his legs as a result of this collision.
  • $1.37 Million
    Motorcycle Accident
    John Houlihan of RisCassi & Davis achieved a settlement with a value of $1,370,000 on behalf of a 22-year old college student who suffered a severe lower leg injury while riding a motorcycle. His motorcycle was struck by a pizza delivery driver.
  • $1.362 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorneys Bill Davis and David Cooney won a verdict for $1.362 million in a case tried in federal court in Bridgeport where their client suffered severe orthopedic injuries as the result of a two-car collision. The plaintiff, whose car was struck head-on by a drunk driver, had to undergo several surgeries after the collision.
  • $ 1.35 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Settlement failure to diagnose anastomotic leak following abdominal surgery leading to death.
  • $1.309 Million
    Personal Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. has obtained a verdict of $1,309,000 for a woman who was riding her bicycle when struck by a van. The woman sustained multiple fractures and suffered from permanent injuries.
  • $1.3 Million
    Birth Injury
    RisCassi & Davis has settled a case on behalf of a child who suffered a brain injury at birth for $1.3 million. Attorney Paul M. Iannaccone achieved a settlement of this case involving birth trauma against a local physician and hospital for failure to respond to fetal distress.
  • $1.29 Million
    Wrongful Death
    A 62-year-old woman with kidney cancer died as a result of a surgical error.
  • $1.25 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney John Houlihan has settled a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a 27-year old Rocky Hill woman who was killed in an automobile accident that occurred on Interstate 91 in Rocky Hill in December of 2012. The total settlement was $1,250,000.
  • $ 1.25 Million
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement for death of a 22-year-old passenger.

  • $ 1.25 Million
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Multiple injuries caused by a drunk driver.

  • $ 1.25 Million
    Pedestrian Accident

    Settlement woman struck by a hit and run driver in the parking lot as she was leaving work.

  • $1.225 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a motor vehicle case for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a high-speed, rear-end motor vehicle collision.
  • $1.2 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, reached a $1.2 Million settlement on behalf of 7 foot 7 inches former NBA player, Manute Bol, who was injured when a tax cab in which he was riding, operated by an intoxicated, unlicensed driver, left the road at approximately 90 miles per hour causing Mr. Bol to suffer serious injuries, including fractured vertebrae, cervical fracture, a head injury and a degloving injury of his left wrist and arm.
  • $1.2 Million
    Pedestrian Accident
    Michael Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis reached a settlement of $1,200,000 on behalf of a 17-year old young man struck while crossing the street as he headed to a park in Granby in May of 2011. He suffered a severe fracture of his skull and a traumatic brain injury which required surgery. He was admitted to the hospital for a long time and developed a seizure disorder which is treated with medications. Fortunately, he recovered well enough to finish his senior year of high school and is now attending college.
  • $ 1.2 Million
    Brain Injury

    Settlement for Afghanistan war veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury when struck as a pedestrian while walking in the road during a snowstorm.

  • $1.18 Million
    Premises Liability

    Patrick Kennedy of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., reached a settlement in the amount of $1,180,000 on behalf of a 38-year old man who was injured when a forklift pushed a pallet on top of him inside of Restaurant Depot, a restaurant supply store, on the Boston Post Road in Orange. He suffered a serious ankle fracture requiring surgery as well as a concussion, anxiety and PTSD. During the case, it was discovered that Restaurant Depot did not comply with industry standards regarding pallet and load manipulation and that there had been at least two other incidents in other states where people were injured in the same way.

    For more on this case: Customer Injured by Falling Pallet: $1.18 Million

  • $1,125,000 Settlement
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone reached a settlement on behalf of an 82-year-old woman who was hit and killed by a grocery delivery van while it was backing up in an unsafe manner. The case involved extensive discovery and novel legal theories in order to attach liability to business interests that sought to shield themselves with complex contractual arrangements. Case settled at the conclusion of Jury Selection.
  • $1.125 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone reached a settlement of $1,125,000 on behalf of 82-year-old woman who was hit and killed by a grocery delivery van while it was backing up in an unsafe manner. Case involved extensive discovery and novel legal theories in order to attach liability to business interests that sought to shield themselves with complex contractual arrangements. Case settled at the conclusion of Jury Selection.
  • $ 1.1 Million
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    $1,100,000 settlement for wrongful death.

  • $ 1.02 Million
    Wrongful Death

    Settlement wrongful death, policy limits settlement vehicle against underinsured motorist carrier who could not produce "write down".

  • $1.025 Million
    Wrongful Death
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a case for a local woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle while standing at her mailbox. The settlement was paid by the insurance carrier for the vehicle that struck her and her underinsured motorist carrier.
  • $ 1 Million
    Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death settlement for the family of a hunter accidentally shot and killed.

  • $1 Million
    Product Liability
    Attorney David W. Cooney of RisCassi & Davis has settled a product liability case for $1,000,000 for an individual who suffered a serious eye injury.
  • $1 Million
    Personal Injury
    This case arose out of gall bladder surgery on the plaintiff's mother when she was approximately 30 weeks pregnant. The surgeon injured her common bile duct during this surgery. This resulted in premature labor and premature delivery of her child, who suffered significant developmental problems by virtue of her prematurity. John J. Houlihan, Jr. represented the family.
  • $1 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney David Conney settled a case for $1,000,000 on behalf of a client that had an 18-month delay in the diagnosis of a non-malignant brain tumor which grew significantly during that time.  The tumor was removed but led to cognitive and vision issues.
  • $1 Million
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Eugene K. Swain of RisCassi and Davis settled a medical malpractice case for $1,000,000 for medical negligence.
  • $980,000
    Personal Injury
    William R. Davis, of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., has obtained a verdict of $980,000 on behalf of a young woman who sustained a severe eye injury during field hockey practice when she was struck by another player’s stick. The injured woman is the daughter of a prominent Connecticut defense attorney. The claim was that the drill organized by the field hockey coach was inappropriate and risked injury to the players. The player who struck the plaintiff was not a defendant as she did nothing wrong.
  • $975,000
    Personal Injury
    This case involved facial injuries and scarring to a UCONN student injured in a broadside collision with a drunk driver in New Britain, Connecticut. The plaintiff is an identical twin. She testified that the scarring caused her to lose that connection with her twin. The case was tried to the Court by Paul M. Iannaccone.
  • $950,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement for husband-and-wife injured in Vermont crash.

  • $950,000
    Wrongful Death
    John Houlihan of RisCassi & Davis reached a settlement of $950,000 on behalf of the estate of a 73-year old Simsbury resident who was struck and killed by a tree that was being cut by a local tree service company. The contractor was hired by the town to clear brush and small trees from a property adjacent to a private driveway. They failed to warn this resident of their intention to cut down a tree while he was walking up his driveway.
  • $901,000
    Personal Injury
    In what might have been the first successful verdict for a stray voltage case, Attorneys Paul M. Iannaccone and Andrew S. Groher secured a jury verdict on behalf of Lebanon dairy farmers for loss of milk production and livestock along with emotional distress damages as a result of the conduct of Connecticut Light & Power.
  • $900,000
    Personal Injury

    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a motorcycle intersection collision in return for the payment of $900,000 for a motorcyclist who sustained a severely fractured lower leg as a result of a collision involving another motorist who failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist.

  • $900,000
    Personal Injury
    In August of 2008, a woman, employed as a driver for a non-profit organization that takes care of handicapped children, was rear-ended by a South East Area Transit Bus. She suffered an injury to her right leg, right knee, right arm, and shoulder, as well as the base of her neck and her low back. Treatment included two spinal surgeries which ended up with 10% permanency to her right knee, 18% to her neck, and 15% to her low back. The case was settled for $900,000.
  • $900,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Policy limits settlement for death of a 71-year-old woman whose car was struck in the rear and burst into flames when stopped for traffic on the highway.

  • $875,000
    Premises Liability
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a premises liability claim for a woman who fell in a local movie theater that was operated by a national chain.  The case also involved claims against the architect who designed the theater and the construction company who performed work.  The case was resolved with the assistance of a retired superior court judge.
  • $872,500
    Personal Injury
    Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., reached a settlement in the amount of $872,500 on behalf of a 48-year old man who was stopped at a stoplight in his vehicle when he was struck from the rear by a school bus. He suffered a disc herniation and annular tear at the C6-7 level of his neck. He ultimately required an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. At the time of the incident, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Connecticut Air National Guard and an exempted civil service employee of the Department of Defense. Because of his injury, surgery, and the resultant impairment he could not be cleared for full-time active military duty status and, as a result, was required to take a non-service-connected medical disability retirement.
  • $850,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    A settlement for leg injuries.

  • $825,000
    Car Accident
    John Houlihan of RisCassi & Davis achieved a settlement of $825,000 on behalf of a 75-year old man who suffered a fractured pelvis when rear-ended in a car accident. He had previously been implanted with a total hip replacement system, which was caused to be revised. Several complications ensued. The case settled on the eve of trial in January 2013.
  • $819,000
    Personal Injury
    John Houlihan, Jr.  has obtained a verdict of $819,000 in a medical malpractice case where his client suffered a nerve injury during a hernia repair.  The verdict was rendered by a jury in Hartford Superior Court.
  • $800,000
    Personal Injury
    A Connecticut woman has resolved her malpractice case against an eye doctor for $800,000.  The woman, who suffered vision loss in one eye, was represented by John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis.
  • $800,000
    Product Liability
    Attorney David Cooney reached a settlement of $800,000 on behalf of the family of a client who brought a claim against a supplier of respiratory care equipment which malfunctioned leading to the death of a 50-year-old woman.
  • $790,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled an automobile case for a resident of Newington, Connecticut.  The case involved a rear-end collision on I-91 which caused an aggravation of several of the plaintiff's pre-existing conditions. This resulted in a neck, should and wrist surgeries for the plaintiff. The case was settled with a retired superior court judge after an all-day mediation.
  • $775,000
    Product Liability
    Attorneys Andrew S. Groher and Patrick J. Kennedy of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm achieved a settlement of $775,000.00 dollars for a 65-year old nurse who suffered an injury to her left eye as the result of using defective saline solution, ReNu Moisture Loc, manufactured by Bausch & Lomb. As a result of her use of this product, the plaintiff suffered a fungal infection in her left eye that necessitated two surgical procedures to replace her left cornea.
  • $775,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Eugene K. Swain of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., won a $775,000 verdict in a premises liability case in Tolland County Superior Court. Swain’s client, a tenant of the defendant’s building, fell due to a defect in the stairway causing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in her right arm. The jury originally returned a verdict of $2.5 million, but was sent back by the judge and told to reduce the verdict, which they did.
  • $760,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney David Cooney of RisCassi & Davis settled a case pending in Hartford Superior Court for $760,000, for a client who suffered fractures of both legs after his motorcycle was struck by an SUV.
  • $750,000
    Personal Injury
    Michael C. Jainchill settled a case involving the drowning of a 24-year old developmentally-challenged young man while under the care of a residential instructor from a group home.
  • $750,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Eugene K. Swain of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., settled a case on the eve of trial against a national bedding store in the amount of $750,000. Employees of the store directed the client to the rear entrance of the store to load a mattress. The client, age 65, a customer of the store, drove his truck to the rear entrance and fell on ice causing a traumatic brain injury.
  • $750,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement for a lower leg injury and motorcycle crash.

  • $750,000
    Personal Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis obtained a verdict in a medical malpractice case for $750,000. The case involved an arm injury to a young boy during birth.  The verdict was reached by a jury in New London county.
  • $750,000
    Wrongful Death
    Michael C. Jainchill recently settled a medical malpractice case against a local hospital involving the death of an 83-year old retired barber who died subsequent to post-operative complications for surgery to repair a punctured colon.
  • $723,500
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone reached a settlement of $723,500 on behalf of a client that slipped and fell in a major supermarket chain store in Springfield, Massachusetts. The fall resulted in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
  • $715,000
    Workers' Compensation
    John J. Houlihan, Jr., of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., reached a settlement of $715,000 in addition to a substantial workers compensation recovery for a 42-year old Pennsylvania man who severely injured his back when his tractor-trailer was struck by a crane in a work zone on Route 95 in Fairfield County.
  • $714,500
    Personal Injury
    A New London jury awarded $714,500 to a RisCasi & Davis client who suffered multiple fractures as the result of a rollover of an SUV in which she was a passenger.  The case presented the difficult issue of suing a family member, in this case, the plaintiff’s husband, who was driving the SUV.  the case was tried by RisCassi & Davis lawyers, David Cooney and William Davis.
  • $710,000
    Personal Injury
    A bicyclist who suffered facial and hip fractures after being struck by a van has settled her case for $710,000.  The case, handled by John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis, settled prior to trial.
  • $700,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Patrick Kennedy has settled a medical malpractice case against an orthopedic surgeon for the failure to diagnose an adolescent hip condition call slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).  The settlement was reached after a mediation session with a Connecticut Superior Court Judge.  The settlement was structured so that the minor plaintiff will receive lifetime benefits from the settlement.
  • $700,000
    Slip and Fall
    A woman was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRIPS) after fall at grocery store.
  • $675,000
    Premises Liability
    Patrick J. Kennedy has obtained a settlement in a premises liability action against a construction company.  The plaintiff was a middle-aged woman from Farmington who fell into an unguarded excavated area at a construction site inside a local church.  A contract called for the construction company to erect barriers in the areas where it had performed excavation but it failed to do so.  As a result, the plaintiff fell into an excavated hole and was caused permanent back injuries.
  • $660,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew Groher settled a case for $660,000 on behalf of a client who was rear-ended by a tractor trailer and suffered an injury to his neck that resulted in the need for cervical spine fusion.
  • $657,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a case on behalf of a 62-year old gentleman who suffered a cervical facet fracture requiring two surgical procedures as the result of a cross-over motor vehicle collision.
  • $655,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick Kennedy of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., reached a settlement in the amount of $655,000 on behalf of a 31-year old woman who was injured when her car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer on I-84 in Southbury.  The woman suffered several fractures as well as a head injury.
  • $648,000
    Personal Injury
    RisCassi & Davis attorney John J. Houlihan, Jr. obtained a verdict of $648,000 for a woman who suffered nerve damage to her arm during a routine biopsy procedure.
  • $600,000
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, settled a wrongful death claim on behalf of a 72-year old part-time parking enforcement officer who was killed when struck by a motor vehicle as she was crossing the roadway.
  • $575,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney David Cooney brought a claim against a drunk driver who racing another car at 140 MPH. Our client was a sophomore in college who suffered multiple fractures and temporarily prevented him from playing for his college soccer team. The case settled for $575,000.
  • $550,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney David Cooney settled a case involving a father and son who suffered significant orthopedic injuries in a four-car collision on I-84 in Farmington. The son was a sophomore at WCSU and was playing with the team at in an indoor soccer game in Waterbury.  The father went to see the game. As they were heading home, their car was hit twice by two cars who were traveling at 140 MPH.
  • $550,000
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney David Cooney settled a case involving medical equipment provided to a patient who eventually died.
  • $542,000
    Car Accident
    A Rhode Island woman suffered five fractured ribs in 2017 after a vehicle struck the BMW in which she was a passenger in Middlebury. On Thursday, a Superior Court jury awarded Rosen $542,000. She was represented by Attorney Brendan Faulker at RisCassi & Davis.
  • $525,000
    Wrongful Death
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a motor vehicle accident involving the death of a local woman. The accident was investigated by the Connecticut State Police who found the deceased woman at fault.  Evidence was subsequently discovered which showed some negligence on the part of the defendant driver. The case was settled at mediation for a compromised amount due to significant issues of comparative negligence.
  • $525,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a case on behalf of a 44-year old woman who suffered a Grade II comminuted fracture of the fibula requiring open reduction and internal fixation, along with resulting nerve-related injuries, as well as, a L4-L5 disc herniation as the result of a fall on ice and snow in a parking area in her apartment complex.
  • $504,750
    Wrongful Death
    David W. Cooney of RisCassi & Davis won a verdict of $504,750 in a medical malpractice case tried in Hartford Superior Court.  The jury found against a physician who prescribed medication to a patient for a recurrence of depression even though he had never seen the patient. The prescription was ordered by telephone conversation.  The patient committed suicide by taking an overdose of the medication and her family brought a claim due to the physician's failure to properly evaluate his patient before prescribing medication. An appeal was taken by the doctor, but the verdict was unanimously upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
  • $500,539
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Paul M. Iannaccone obtained a verdict on behalf of a worker who placed a ladder against a light pole with rotted wood. The trial involved the use of a wood expert and a safety engineer to prove that the landowner had sufficient time to discover and remedy the dangerous condition.
  • $500,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a medical malpractice case against a pharmacy chain.  The case involved a misfilled prescription which leads to surgery.  Additional details of the case are confidential.
  • $500,000
    Wrongful Death

    $500,000 Settlement wrongful death, policy limits settlement for an 85-year-old man killed in the crash.

  • $500,000
    Medical Malpractice
    Settlement improperly filled prescriptions leading to nerve injury and surgery.
  • $500,000
    Medical Malpractice

    RisCassi and Davis attorney Paul Iannaccone recently won a very difficult case on behalf of an elderly woman’s family.

    The case involved a woman who went to a for-profit screening center where she had ultrasound studies done of her major vessels including her carotid arteries. There was an incidental finding of what was believed to be a gallstone. She brought the report to her primary care physician who claimed he had reviewed the studies and advised the plaintiff’s decedent that she was asymptomatic and had nothing to worry about. However, the doctor made no office note. Three years later, this Southington woman was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. During the trial, the defendant's doctor testified that, although he did not remember the specific visits, he knew exactly what he would have done given his custom and practice. The jury rejected the custom and practice testimony, concluding that the plaintiff’s decedent was not truly asymptomatic and that if her gallbladder had been removed she would have survived.

  • $500,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement automobile collision causing neck injury, traumatic brain injury, and digestive complications

  • $500,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone of RisCassi & Davis has settled a psychiatric malpractice case for $500,000 in a case against a Connecticut in-patient mental health facility for the attempted suicide of a patient during transport.
  • $500,000
    Wrongful Death
    RisCassi and Davis attorney Paul Iannaccone recently won a very difficult case on behalf of an elderly woman’s family. The case involved a woman who went to a for-profit screening center where she had ultrasound studies done of her major vessels including her carotid arteries.
  • $495,886
    Car Accident
    A Hartford Superior Court jury returned a verdict on May 4. 2016 on behalf of a 25-year-old former NCAA Division 1 football player who suffered a severe fracture of his right foot when he was a passenger in a one-car collision. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a telephone pole severing it in half, and the car was a total loss. The plaintiff required surgery to repair the fractured foot. He was an All Big-12 Conference player his Freshman and Sophomore seasons at Colorado and continued his collegiate career in the ACC after transferring to North Carolina State. He planned to attend tryouts with NFL teams but was unable to do so as he was recovering from the injury at the time. The jury returned a verdict of $495,886.25. The case was tried by Michael Jainchill.
  • $475,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Arbitration award on-duty fire fighter injured in a crash causing tinnitus.

  • $475,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Paul Iannaccone settled a case involving negligent and reckless service of alcohol. The case involved a Connecticut bar that encouraged and promoted excessive drinking to a man who left the bar with a blood alcohol limit of almost 3 times more than the legal limit of .08 and caused a very serious collision with our client.  Although state statute only allows $250,000.00 in damages against bars under normal circumstances, Attorney Iannaccone was able to develop facts to establish an exception that allowed the client to receive nearly double the statutory limit.
  • $475,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Patrick Kennedy reached a settlement of $475,000 on behalf of man from northeast Connecticut struck while riding his motorcycle on vacation in upstate New York.  The man suffered serious injuries to his arm and back and the settlement represented all of the available insurance coverage.
  • $475,000
    Product Liability
    Attorney Andrew S. Groher of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm achieved a settlement of $475,000.00 dollars for a 34-year old private chef who suffered damage to her sense of smell after using Cold-Eze zinc nasal spray. The zinc in the nasal spray was claimed to have damaged the plaintiff’s sense of smell making it very difficult for her to continue her career as a chef.
  • $460,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Patrick Kennedy settled a case involving a man forced off the road by another vehicle while riding his motorcycle.  The accident caused a very serious arm injury requiring surgery.
  • $450,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement for motorcyclist injured by commercial delivery vehicle executing a u-turn.

  • $435,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Settlement for woman injured by state police vehicle who failed to stop at the light.

  • $430,000
    Premises Liability
    John J. Houlihan Jr. and Patrick J. Kennedy of the Hartford based personal injury law firm RisCassi & Davis, have settled a product liability case for a Middletown woman against a hospital equipment installation and service company for $430,000.  The woman sustained severe knee injuries requiring multiple surgeries as a result of the defendants’ negligence.
  • $425,000
    Animal Bite

    Arbitration decision for three family members injured when bitten by a neighbor’s dog.

  • $425,000
    Personal Injury
    A man who suffered severe ankle injuries when his vehicle was struck by a police cruiser has settled his case for $425,000. John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis represented the injured man.
  • $423,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Eugene K. Swain of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., won a $423,000 judgment for their client, whose pick up truck was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer owned by a Wisconsin company. This was a low impact collision with aggravation of pre-existing back and neck problems. A federal court judge in Hartford awarded the judgment, as the Wisconsin trucking company removed the case from state court to federal court.
  • $403,000
    Wrongful Death
    RisCassi & Davis, P.C., attorneys, Michael C. Jainchill, and Paul M. Iannaccone, won a $403,000 Judgment for the Estate of their client, an emotionally disturbed, suicidal young man who hung himself in jail when no suicide protections were in place. A Hartford county judge awarded the Judgment, which was obtained against the Hartford Police Department for failure to advise the state marshals of the suicidal tendencies of the arrested person.
  • $400,000
    Product Liability
    Michael Jainchill settled a product-liability case for $400,000 on behalf of a 58 year-old gentleman from South Windsor, Connecticut, who suffered a fracture of his humerus and dislocation of his right shoulder as the result of a fall from a bicycle when a piece of debris was lodged between the front fender and tire.  The bicycle seller had improperly installed the front-fender mechanism and failed to use the quick-release mechanism which was provided as part of the fender assembly. This mechanism is designed to allow the stays of a front fender to disengage from the fork of the front wheel in the event anything became lodged between the fender and the tire. The case was pending in Tolland County.
  • $400,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of the Hartford-based personal-injury law firm of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., obtained a $400,000 settlement for a 20-year old man injured when a car made a left-hand turn into the path of his motorcycle, causing him to sustain a severely fractured lower leg.
  • $400,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick Kennedy reached a settlement of $400,000 on behalf of an elderly person after mediation of slip and fall on ice resulting in facial injuries and neck injuries.
  • $395,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis obtained a settlement in the amount of $395,000 on behalf of a legal secretary who was injured in a 2-car collision where the other motorist drove into the path of the plaintiff as he was exiting a private driveway. The injuries consisted of a fracture of her left wrist, a fracture of the left thumb, and a laceration of her hand. Three surgical procedures were necessary to treat the injuries, and she was left with an 8% permanent impairment of the left wrist and an 8% permanent impairment of her left thumb, along with traumatic scarring.  In addition to the medical expenses, she had significant absences from work resulting in a wage loss.  After mediation, the matter was settled in return for payment of $395,000.
  • $388,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Eugene K. Swain of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., won a $388,000 verdict in New London County. The defendant pharmacy and walk-in clinic filled a prescription for a drug that was contraindicated by the history of the patient. There was an initial, life-threatening allergic reaction which, fortunately, cleared up after a matter of months.
  • $375,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Patrick Kennedy reached a settlement of $375,000 on behalf of a young woman suffering multiple injuries in a rollover accident.  Defendant paid all applicable insurance and made a personal payment of $100,000.
  • $375,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Patrick Kennedy has settled a case for a minor child who was struck in the face by a metal railing that had not been properly secured leaving a scar on the child’s nose.
  • $363,000
    Personal Injury
    Jury awarded victim of a head-on collision $363,000 in damages. Attorney David Cooney represented the 76-year old woman. The woman has lost her ability to smell and taste. The defendant’s insurance company claimed that her loss of smell and taste was due to her age. Their top offer was $100,000. The jury awarded $363,000.
  • $361,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorneys John Houlihan and Sean Stokes of RisCassi & Davis won a verdict in an extremely complicated and contested case involving a group of teenagers who had access to an all-terrain vehicle. The family of one of the teenagers had made the vehicle available to their teenage daughter, virtually without restriction. She went out with three other teenagers completely unsupervised on their 65-acre ranch where the accident occurred.
  • $352,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, won a $352,000 Verdict in an industrial accident where a builder was injured when a piece of wood was ejected from a table shaper at a milling shop. A Litchfield County jury awarded the Verdict. An appeal was taken, and the Verdict was sustained on appeal.
  • $350,000
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney David Cooney reached a settlement of $350,000 on behalf of a 19-year old girls family. She died as the result of a drunken driver’s reckless driving.
  • $340,000
    Personal Injury
    In July of 2017, Attorney Michael Jainchill settled a case for $340,000 on behalf of a 27-year-old gentleman injured in an intersection collision where the other driver was making a left turn into his path of travel. He suffered a fractured right femur requiring surgery. The medical bills were $60,000, which were all paid by his health insurance which did not have subrogation rights. He missed one week from work and thereafter worked from home for a few weeks. His wage loss was $769. He has some surgical scarring and suffered a 6% permanent partial impairment of his right leg. He was an athlete and this has affected his ability to run and play recreational sports.
  • $335,000
    Personal Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. obtained a verdict of $335,000 on behalf of a woman who sustained an injury to her common bile duct during a laparoscopic gall bladder removal.
  • $300,000
    Personal Injury
    In an action against the Department of Transportation of the State of Connecticut, Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, won a $300,000 verdict for a woman who sustained a severely broken leg and ankle, along with injuries to her knee as a result of losing control of her vehicle as it passed over ice on a State highway which had not been properly maintained. The case is significant because of the ability to overcome the sole proximate-cause rule which applies to State and municipal highway-defect claims.
  • $300,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a case on behalf of a teenager who suffered as a severely fractured leg when the vehicle which he was operating was struck head-on by a drunk driver who had been proceeding in the opposite direction.
  • $300,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Patrick Kennedy settled a case involving a car accident in West Hartford that left a young doctor with very serious injuries to his hip – injuries that required extensive surgery.
  • $300,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick Kennedy reached a settlement of $300,000 on behalf of a young physician who suffered injuries to her hip requiring surgery.
  • $300,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a case for a pedestrian struck by a turning vehicle in Hartford. Due to the limited insurance carried by the driver of the vehicle, a claim was made against the underinsured motorist policy of the pedestrian. After negotiation with the carrier for the pedestrian, the policy limits were offered and the case was settled.
  • $300,000
    Wrongful Death
    Attorney David Cooney reached a settlement of $300,000 on behalf of a 66-year-old man, recently retried, died as the result of a reckless driver going through a red light at a high rate of speed.
  • $275,000
    Personal Injury
    John J. Houlihan, Jr. has settled a case for a motorcyclist who suffered back and shoulder injuries in an intersection collision for $275,000.  A settlement was able to be negotiated prior to trial.
  • $260,000
    Product Liability
    Patrick Kennedy and David Cooney obtained a verdict of more than $260,000 in Willimantic Superior Court against Kohl’s Department Store. The case involved a defective shopping cart which caused significant skin lacerations to the 78-year old plaintiff’s shins. Kohl’s last offer to settle the case was $50,000.
  • $250,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Arbitration award back injury from rear-end crash.

  • $250,000
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Policy limits settlement for a young woman who suffered disc injury in a rear-end crash.

  • $240,000
    Personal Injury
    The plaintiff was a 12-year old boy who underwent a kidney transplant at a local hospital. During the course of that operation, a surgical sponge was left in his abdominal cavity. This caused an infection, and it required surgical removal approximately 60 days later. John J. Houlihan, Jr. represented the plaintiff.
  • $240,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of the Hartford based personal-injury law firm of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., obtained a $240,000 settlement on behalf of a sheet rocker who fell from a baker’s scaffold when one of the wheels dropped into an exposed heating vent on the floor, causing the scaffold to topple and the sheet rocker to fall, suffering a severe fracture to his elbow.
  • $238,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick J. Kennedy has obtained a verdict of more than $238,000 in a motor vehicle collision. The case involved disputed liability and damages and the defendant did not make any offer before trial.  The plaintiff primarily had soft tissue injuries and his medical bills were around $8,500.
  • $235,000
    Personal Injury
    A woman who suffered foot and ankle injuries in a motor vehicle collision has settled her case for $235,000. The woman was represented by John J. Houlihan, Jr. of RisCassi & Davis.
  • $225,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a case $225,000 for a man whose index finger was amputated when his neighbor improperly operated a circular saw, ignoring simple safety rules. The case was settled with a large insurance company prior to the filing of a lawsuit.
  • $225,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled an uninsured motorist claim arising out personal injuries and emotional trauma suffered as a result of the truck crash at the foot of Avon mountain which occurred on July 29, 2009.
  • $200,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, settled a motor vehicle accident case on behalf of a 74-year old woman who suffered a fracture of her cervical spine while a passenger in a vehicle being operated by her husband.
  • $200,000
    Personal Injury
    Patrick J. Kennedy has settled a motor vehicle accident case for $200,000.  The case involved a man and a woman being rear-ended by a drunk driver. Both of the plaintiffs suffered moderate injuries. The case was settled with a large insurance company for the full amount of available insurance.
  • $200,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., the Hartford-based personal injury law firm, has settled a case on behalf of a 2-year old child who sustained an injury when he touched an exposed, non-insulated hot water heating pipe in an apartment rented by his parents.
  • $190,000
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of the Hartford based personal-injury law firm of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., negotiated a $190,000 settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a pelvic fracture when she stepped out of her front door, tripping over a small package which had been left at her doorstep by a United Parcel Service delivery person.
  • $127,675
    Personal Injury
    Attorney Andrew S. Groher of RisCassi & Davis has been awarded an automobile accident verdict that was five times larger than what the defense offered. Groher’s client received neck and back injuries in the Manchester car crash. A jury awarded the client $127,675, more than five times the $25,000 that the defendant’s insurance company, Allstate Insurance Co., had offered. The settlement was double what the average settlement rate has been in lawsuits involving similar motor vehicle accidents, Groher said.
  • $115,000
    Premises Liability
    Attorney Michael C. Jainchill of the Hartford based personal-injury law firm of RisCassi and Davis, P.C., negotiated a $115,000 settlement on behalf of a 78-year old gentleman who suffered a cervical fracture and head injury when a large branch of his neighbor’s tree fell to the ground during a wind storm, striking him in his back yard.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Nursing Home Neglect
    Patrick J. Kennedy of RisCassi & Davis, P.C., has settled a wrongful death case against a West Hartford nursing home. The case involved an 88-year old man with dementia and Alzheimer’s who, after eloping from the home, fell to his death. The nursing staff failed to respond to alarms indicating the man had left the facility. The case settled for an undisclosed amount.
  • Confidential Jury Verdict
    Legal Malpractice
    John Houlihan, Jr. and Chris Houlihan obtained a jury verdict for a confidential amount in a legal malpractice case against an attorney. The case involved negligence committed by a lawyer in his handling of the plaintiff’s medical malpractice claim. The plaintiff’s son died from complications of a perforated appendix which was negligently left undiagnosed and untreated.

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