Our Attorneys Represent Injured People
Jacobs & Dow, has represented people injured in every type of accident, from minor car accidents to construction site death cases. We are proud of our work in obtaining substantial awards for our clients.
Listed below are a few case histories of some of the more seriously injured clients for whom the trial lawyers at Jacobs & Dow have recovered substantial settlements. For a list of injury settlements with specific dollar amounts recovered, please read Chapter 15 in our online book "Injury Claims in Connecticut" or review our verdicts and settlements page.
Case Histories of Clients Our Lawyers Have Helped
- A 61-year-old truck driver suffered partial amputation of his foot when the load of steel billets he was delivering came loose due to the buyer's carelessness.
- An elderly woman suffered a deep laceration wound due to the negligence of a gardening center customer. Even though the wound was local, J&D was able to show that the resulting scarring caused nerve problems throughout her body.
- A young man was severely burned when he tried to put out a fire that started in a barrel of floor lacquer at a construction site. This case involved multiple defendants and multiple experts. Jacobs & Dow's investigation revealed that the barrel ignited because of the carelessness of a public utility. The utility was brought into the case and paid most of the compensation.
- A man hit by car developed serious and permanent neurological damage. Jacobs & Dow was able to establish that the collision caused his Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). The case settled in the course of trial.
- A woman motorcycle passenger was hit broadside by a car, resulting in leg amputation.
- A health care professional was injured due to medical negligence when a surgical sponge was left in her abdomen, resulting in infection, multiple surgeries and loss of digestive function.
- A patient's crushed leg was not properly treated by an orthopedic surgeon, resulting in a wound infection the signs of which the surgeon ignored. Patient suffered major loss of function in his leg.
- While performing surgery, a surgeon nicked and weakened a patient's arterial wall, causing a delayed hemorrhage. The patient required multiple operations to repair the damage and was left with significant disability.
- A man who worked with the homeless was killed on the way to work in a multiple-truck collision on I-95 in Bridgeport.
- A woman was injured by medical negligence when her rectum was inadvertently punctured by a laparoscope.
- A nurse's aide suffered a significant knee injury when lumber fell off the truck in front of her, forcing her to jam on her brakes and hit her knee on the dashboard on I-91 North in North Haven.
- A man was killed when struck by a drunk driver who was driving the wrong way on I-95.
- A medical researcher was knocked down and attacked by two dogs in Hamden, suffering brain damage because his head hit the pavement when he fell.
- A woman was bitten and knocked down by dog, breaking her leg. She suffered a pulmonary embolism and died in the hospital.
- An older woman's ankle was badly injured when she was struck by a shopping pallet at a home improvement store.
- A truck driver was making a delivery to a warehouse in Greenwich and stepped into a hole in the pavement, seriously injuring his knee and requiring successive knee surgeries. Because of the injury to his "clutching" knee, client was unable to return to long-haul trucking.
- A small child was electrocuted and killed when he gained access to a transformer that was not safely gated.
- A young executive was having a home built for himself and his wife. The contractor stacked a pile of wallboard on end instead of flat. The pile collapsed, crushing the man and dislocating his hip, requiring a prosthetic hip joint.
- A motorcyclist sustained serious head and pelvis injuries when a driver made a left turn in front of him, because she "never saw him."
- A woman's car was struck by a truck in a parking lot in a low-speed collision, causing temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), and requiring multiple operations.
- A woman was hit by drunk driver while standing in a phone booth. She was rendered paraplegic. Jacobs & Dow was able to hold the driver and the telephone company liable.
- A baby was badly brain damaged by an overdose of a drug given by the hospital.
- An older man was paralyzed in the course of an operation to remove a cancer. Even though client was already dying of cancer, Jacobs & Dow was able to show how paralysis caused by surgeon's error diminished the quality of his life in his last days.
- A 14-year-old boy was killed instantly when he was crushed in an elevator shaft.
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