E-Cigarette Product Liability Lawsuits on the Rise

“Vaping” was originally hailed by its supporters as a way to reduce the damage to the lungs caused by smoking, since vaping mixtures contain considerably fewer than the 7,000 chemicals present in tobacco. Critics, however, allege that is a way of enticing children into smoking tobacco using vaping as a gateway. Indeed, over a third … Continued

Russ Berkowitz Recognized By The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Russ Berkowitz has once again been chosen to be recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2020 for his work in the area of Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by the legal profession as the most credible measure of legal integrity and distinction … Continued

Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur every year in the US. In most cases, the effects are temporary. In a significant fraction of all cases of moderate to severe TBI, however, the effects are long-term or even permanent. It is important to … Continued

Bartlett Arboretum’s Silver Education Programs Awarded $7,000.00 Grant from Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund

The Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that it has recently granted $7,000.00 to the Bartlett Arboretum’s Silver Education Programs. These youth education programs include: funding full scholarships for low-income children and children living at Inspirica (a homeless shelter in Stamford, CT) for an 8 week summer camp; an elementary school aged … Continued

How Can Certain Medications Lead to Auto Accidents?

A 2007 survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found  that over 15 percent of nighttime drivers tested positive for legal or illegal drugs. Since that’s almost one in six drivers, look around you the next time you are driving at night. If you can observe at least seven cars in your vicinity, the … Continued

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Lawsuit filed against hospital following surgery on wrong side of brain

Russ Berkowitz and Jennifer Amdur have filed a lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court against Hartford Hospital and their surgical team on behalf of the estate of our client who died six weeks following brain surgery as a result of the hospital’s operating team performing surgery on the wrong side of his head and brain, which … Continued

Can I Recover Compensation from a Dog Attack in Connecticut?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a million people seek medical attention for dog bite injuries every year. Connecticut certainly sees its share. Like other states, Connecticut has enacted a special statute that you can use to hold a dog owner liable to compensate you for personal injury caused by their … Continued

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NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit Results in 1.178 Million Dollar Award

Kelly Ferraro has just received her second award in two weeks on behalf of another NFL retired player in the NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit. Our client, who was a defensive lineman in the NFL for nine years, will receive $1,178,000.00 as a result of a permanent brain injury he sustained from repetitive concussions over the … Continued