Kelly Ferraro

$900,000.00 in the NFL Brain Concussion Lawsuit

Kelly Ferraro has been awarded $900,000.00 in the NFL Brain Concussion lawsuit on behalf of a retired NFL player. Our client, an All Pro running back in the 1990’s, sustained multiple concussions over the course of his career and was diagnosed with a permanent cognitive impairment that has affected his daily living. Congrats to Kelly … Continued

Lawsuit filed against a Northbridge Healthcare Center

Erik Siegel and Kelly Ferraro have filed a lawsuit against a Northbridge Healthcare Center in Bridgeport Superior Court on behalf of the Estate of a client who died following being negligently dropped from a defective Hoyer lift in her room causing our client to violently land on her head and sustain a catastrophic and subsequently … Continued

Can You Sue a Gun Manufacturer for a Homicide?

In 2106, nearly 200 people were killed by firearms in Connecticut – a figure that doesn’t even include suicides and accidental shootings. Since the nation’s four largest tobacco companies agreed to a 1998 settlement of over $200 billion in compensation for the damaging effects of cigarettes, might the same legal principle be applied to gun … Continued

The Use of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

Unlike an ordinary witness, an expert witness offers opinion evidence rather than fact evidence. For example, an ordinary witness might testify that he saw the defendant’s pickup truck run a red light and collide with the plaintiff’s vehicle. An expert witness, on the other hand, might testify that the plaintiff’s chronic back pain was caused … Continued

Do I Qualify to Participate in a Bad Drug Lawsuit?

How many chemicals are you exposed to in an average day? That’s a rhetorical question, of course, because the number is too great to count. Most of this exposure is unavoidable. But when you are prescribed a pharmaceutical, and the very medicine that was supposed to help you ends up hurting you – well, that … Continued

Can You Claim for a Concussion?

Slip and fall accidents, street fighting and contact sports can all cause concussions. In fact, in one sport, boxing, the object of the game is to give your opponent a concussion by knocking him out. Motor vehicle accidents, however, are the most common cause of concussions. Like other forms of personal injury, it is possible … Continued

What Are the Different Kinds of Product Liability Claims?

The Connecticut product liability statute governs products liability claims in Connecticut. There are two main ways of classifying products liability claims: based on the nature of the product defect, and based on the theory of liability. Three types of defects can be alleged: a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a warning defect. Each of … Continued

What Are My Options If My Loved One Was Killed in a Car Accident?

Over the last decade, more than 2,500 people have died in Connecticut car accidents. And in many cases, the victim was not even the one who caused the accident. The victim of a car accident can normally file a personal injury claim against the person who caused the accident. But what should you do if … Continued

criminal medical malpractice

Wrongful Death Case Against Hospital Settled

Jennifer Amdur and Russ Berkowitz have just settled a medical malpractice wrongful death case against a Connecticut hospital on behalf of a baby who died while under the care of the hospital’s NICU. Our client, a premature baby who was doing quite well, accidentally extubated while being transferred from the nurse to our client’s mom … Continued

Connecticut's Pharmacy Error Attorneys - The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC

Can You Sue for Medication Side Effects?

Every year, more than six million people in the United States suffer unexpected prescription medication side effects that are serious enough to require medical attention – this figure doesn’t even include those who are harmed by over-the-counter medications. If this has happened to you, you might have a credible claim for compensation from your doctor, … Continued