Nationwide, some users of e-cigarettes have started to develop severe lung injuries likely related to substances inhaled while vaping. Doctors and health officials are unsure of exactly what is causing this increase in lung injuries but suspect that added chemicals found in vaping cartridges might be responsible. In Connecticut, over a dozen people have been [...]
Settlement of a lawsuit involving a rear-end motor vehicle collision caused by a distracted driver. The driver at fault admitted he was using his mounted cell phone immediately before he struck the client's vehicle. The client sustained an injury which required shoulder surgery. Claims for double damages were brought due to the fact that the [...]
New England is currently experiencing a wave of mosquitoes that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). EEE is a disease mosquitoes can pass to humans that causes swelling of the brain and may result in death. Connecticut state health officials are currently advising residents to take precautions against exposure to mosquitoes by using [...]
Settlement of a lawsuit related to a trip and fall accident. The client was required to undergo multiple back surgeries as a result of the fall.
Settlement of a Workers' Compensation claim for an employee of an automobile manufacturing facility in the amount of $184,700.85. During his employment, he was exposed to hazardous fumes which caused the development occupational asthma and a permanent impairment to both lungs.
With great sorrow, The Dodd Law Firm mourns the loss of partner, Ross T. Lessack. Since joining the firm, Attorney Lessack worked as a dedicated advocate for his clients. He will be dearly missed. https://www.rep-am.com/obituaries/2019/04/06/ross-t-lessack/
Settlement of a Workers' Compensation claim for a registered nurse in the amount of $522,688.00. She sustained an injury to her neck and back while transferring a patient. She eventually required fusion surgeries to her lumbar and cervical spine. She remained totally temporarily disabled as a result of her injuries.
Settlement of a Workers' Compensation claim for a landscape worker in the amount of $420,000. The workers was initially injured in 2012 while moving a large plant. Unfortunately, multiple back surgeries failed to resolve his severe back pain and lack of mobility. He also developed severe depression as a result of his back injury which [...]
Settlement of a lawsuit related to a slip and fall on a staircase for $300,000. In this third-party lawsuit, the Plaintiff was working as a home health aide and was caused to fall due to the irregular surface of a staircase at a private residence. She sustained a serious injury to her back requiring a [...]
Settlement of lawsuit related to a slip and fall on ice of a housekeeper at the mansion-residence where she worked. The Plaintiff sustained a broken wrist that required surgery. The Plaintiff's wrist eventually developed a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) which causes intense burning nerve pain. The [...]