Verdicts And Settlements

Helping Injured People For More Than 60 Years

The Connecticut law firm of Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, has been helping injured people and their families for more than 60 years. We welcome you to review our history of results that includes medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle accident lawsuits and complex cases. Our firm's notable verdicts* and settlements* include:

  • Sexual assault cases settled for $12 million
    Represented 23 young Haitian boys who alleged sexual abuse against defendant abuser and facilities that were involved in the activities of the abuser.
  • Airplane crash case settled for $4.25 million
    A 37-year-old female passenger involved in small plane crash sustaining multiple trauma and burns over 50 to 60 percent of her body and requiring a prolonged hospitalization and several surgeries. Action brought against the aircraft broker and the aircraft maintenance company.
  • $3.9 million jury verdict: airplane crash
    An action for aviation negligence and wrongful death against the pilot of a small aircraft who failed to follow proper piloting procedures. The airplane crashed, killing a young female passenger.
  • $3.25 million settlement: railroad electrical accident
    An action for negligence against a large commuter railroad company for the failure of its employees to properly supervise and protect a subcontractor's employee who was working on railroad property from energized overhead power lines. The victim was electrocuted twice and sustained serious burns over much of his body.
  • $3 million settlement: negligent hiring
    An action for negligence against an employment agency for failing to properly screen and background check a new employee who had dangerous propensities and subsequently attacked a co-worker, resulting in multiple stab wounds and other serious personal injuries.
  • $250,000 settlement: falldown (premises liability)
    48-year-old man sustained an injury to his right hip when he tripped and fell as a result of an elevator that was misleveling in the apartment building where he resided. Plaintiff alleges that the elevator continuously misleveled, creating a 3" lip that caused him to lose his balance after the toe of his shoe hit it.
  • Settlement of $150,000 against Dunkin' Donuts for leg burns received from hot coffee.
  • Jury verdict of $140,000 for neck sprain against Safeco Insurance Company.
  • Settlement of $1 million after woman is killed by automobile.
  • Settlement against phone company for $675,000 after their employee rear-ends automobile causing head injury.
  • Settlement of $500,000 on behalf of woman who suffered neck and back injuries after being struck by drunk driver.
  • Settlement against PetCo for $240,000 on behalf of woman who sustained hip injury after falling on dog biscuit located on store floor.
  • Settlement of $190,000 against Quassy Amusement Park after a young girl receives neck injury on unsupervised water slide.
  • Settlement of $182,500 for a man's shoulder injury after being rear-ended on a residential road.
  • Settlement of $250,000 against a building contractor for injuries man received after falling from ladder that was not properly set up.
  • Settlement of $200,000 for injuries man received to his neck and shoulder after his vehicle was struck by a school bus in parking lot.

Our Experience In Handling Complex Cases Includes:

  • Tanker explosion. We successfully litigated a negligence action against a chemical waste and disposal company after its employees failed to properly drain and clean a tanker truck, resulting in a violent combustion explosion that killed the young man who was assigned to per routine maintenance on the tanker.

  • Misread pathology slide. We successfully litigated a medical malpractice action against a pathologist who failed to properly read a pathology slide and timely diagnose a patient's stomach cancer.

  • Defective bicycle. We successfully litigated a product liability action against a prominent bicycle manufacturer after a defective stem weld broke during an international triathlon event, seriously injuring the rider.

  • Birth injury. We successfully litigated a medical malpractice action against obstetricians after they failed to properly deliver a baby boy during vaginal delivery, resulting in permanent nerve damage and other associated physical deficits and impairments.

  • Defective machinery. We successfully litigated a product liability action against the manufacturer of a commercial wood chipper after its defective design and lack of proper safety guards dismembered, and ultimately killed, a user.

  • Failure to diagnose. We successfully litigated a medical malpractice action against a physician who failed to properly interpret an EKG study, which prevented diagnosis of his patient's cardiac problems. Shortly thereafter, the patient died from a fatal arrhythmia stemming from his undiagnosed cardiac problem.

  • Defective premises. We successfully litigated a negligence action against the owner and operator of a vocational school for persons with acquired brain injuries after a defective hot water distribution system scalded and killed a young resident student.

  • High-risk pregnancy. We successfully litigated a malpractice action against obstetricians and hospital personnel after they failed to recognize and address severe intrauterine growth retardation in twin fetuses, resulting in the death of one of the twins.

  • Accounting malpractice. We successfully litigated a professional malpractice action against an accounting firm after it failed to properly complete certain accounting transactions and make certain filings for a prominent business client.

* Results depend upon the unique facts of each case. We cannot guarantee results such as these in your case.