$20 Million

Severe Spinal Cord Injury – Quadriplegia

Following a highly complex analysis of a catastrophic spinal cord injury suffered by a young woman in a municipal park in Waterbury, CT, Stewart Casper assembled a team of experts to prove that Waterbury had failed to not only engage in fundamental risk management assessment on its winter sliding hill in Fulton Park but that […]

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$14 Million

Brain Injury From Stroke

Victoria de Toledo won a $14 million jury verdict for a client who was injured shortly after using a rowing machine at a gym. His personal trainer gave improper instructions on how to use the equipment which caused injuries leading to a stroke a few hours later.  

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$9 Million

Traumatic Brain Injury

Stewart Casper attains a $9 million verdict on behalf of a client who sustained a traumatic brain injury, chronic migraine headaches, neck injuries, and a partially torn rotator cuff. Mr. Casper argued that the sole cause of the accident was the failure of the Department of Transportation to adequately perform a crosswalk eradication on Rt. […]

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$7.98 Million

Pediatric TBI

Stewart Casper was contacted about 6 weeks before a scheduled trial in a severe pediatric case involving a head-on truck vs vehicle crash. The truck was driving on the wrong side of the road – conduct observed by an eye-witness. There was limited insurance coverage. The child had sustained a severe TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale […]

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$6.695 Million

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Stewart Casper, in another traumatic brain injury matter, was able to negotiate a $6.695 million settlement for a 45-year-old woman, her husband, and her two teenage boys for a moderate brain injury she sustained when her car was T-boned in Middlebury, Connecticut by a repair van, which was owned by an appliance repair company whose […]

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$6.3 Million

Municipal Negligence

Stewart Casper of Stamford’s Casper & de Toledo secured a $6.3 million dollar jury verdict against the municipality of Greenwich, Connecticut for his client’s leg and back injuries that required multiple surgeries with open reduction and internal fixation, subsequent removal of hardware and fusion of the tibia because of non-union, and the use of braces […]

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$5.1 Million

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

On May 24, 2011, April Taylor (pseudonym) stopped at the defendant’s supermarket to purchase some oats to make cookies. As she entered the store and with her first step across the threshold of the automatic door, she slipped with both feet going out from under her. She crashed to the floor, striking her left arm […]

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$4.35 Million

Motor Vehicle Accident

Stewart Casper helped secure a $4.35 million settlement for his client and three other highway construction workers injured in a 1996 truck accident.

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$4.1 Million

Sleepy Driver Causes Late Diagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury

Early in the first year of law school, new students are introduced to the “clean hands” doctrine. Somehow, the notion of “good hands” became the slogan of Allstate Insurance Company. It has been suggested that when you’re insured by Allstate, you’re in “good hands.” It is ironic that the folks at Allstate don’t always handle […]

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$3.24 Million

Slip & Fall Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury

A New Haven, CT jury returned a verdict of $3.24 million for a resident of Guilford, CT who slipped on black ice on the parking surface of a Guilford strip mall on February 23, 2015. Stewart Casper’s client sustained a traumatic brain injury followed by chronic intractable migraine headaches, balance and vision problems, together with […]

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$3 Million

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A $3 million settlement was procured by Stewart Casper for a car accident victim. The client, a 36-year-old woman employed in marketing research, was injured when rear-ended while stopped to make a left turn onto an on-ramp of the Connecticut Turnpike. At the time of the crash, the defendant driver was intoxicated. The client was […]

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$2.6 Million

Brain Injury & CRPS after Casper Solves the Mystery

(This case is subject to a confidentiality agreement so the names have been changed) In February 2013, Natasha Abrimov and her husband Boris came to see Stewart Casper. Natasha had slipped on a wet floor in a retail store two years earlier, slamming the back of her head on the floor and wrenching her left […]

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$2.6 Million

Darien, CT Woman Injured by Large Dog

On July 9, 2014, a Stamford jury returned a verdict in favor of Sally Muehring of Darien, CT that totaled approximately $2.6 million for injuries she sustained to her leg when a large dog crashed into her in a dog park. Ms. Muehring suffered a comminuted fracture of her tibia and fibula that required the […]

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$2.475 Million

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

In the dark of night, 72-year-old Nancy Bayard, while a guest in her daughter’s Southport home, had to use the bathroom. But there was no light that would work to illuminate a darkened hallway where the bathroom was located, next to a darkened old-fashioned stairway. Nancy missed the bathroom door and fell down the stairs, […]

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$2.3 Million

Slip & Fall Resulting in Concussion and Post-Traumatic Migraine Headache

Angela Willauer v. Town of Greenwich. On February 13, 2013, Ms. Willauer parked her car in the Town of Greenwich’s Town Hall Parking garage as she did every workday for several years. The parking spot was one of several leased by her employer, Mercedes Benz of Greenwich, to accommodate employee overflow at its nearby dealership. […]

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$2.1 Million

Motorcycle Crash Victims

Overcoming the palpable bias against injured motorcycle enthusiasts and the efforts of defense attorneys and insurance companies to shield their clients from full accountability, Stewart Casper successfully negotiated a $2.1 million settlement on behalf of Martin (age 52) and Annette Sabba (age 57) in a case pending in U.S. District Court for the District of […]

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$2 Million

Traumatic Brain Injury and Fractured Shoulder in Fall on Attic Stairs without Handrail at Noah Webster House in West Hartford, CT

On October 16, 2016, plaintiff Anne McDonald was touring the Noah Webster House Museum in West Hartford, CT when she fell off the stairs leading to the attic. She and her companions had been invited to tour the attic by the museum’s executive director. The stairs were antiquated, poorly lit, and without a handrail. McDonald […]

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$1.85 Million

Moderate Acquired Brain Injury Claim

What should have been the “best of times” turned into the worst of times for two suburban young men preparing to leave for college in the summer of 2008. At an end of the summer party at the home of some friends, whose parents were not home, a deck railing gave way, and the two […]

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$1.65 Million

Wrongful Death

In Michael Irwin, Administrator of the Estate of John Irwin v. Elizabeth Gessinger, et al, Partner Stewart M. Casper was called upon to attempt to salvage a claim on behalf of the Irwin Estate, where there was a potential for no recovery because John Irwin was the operator of a vehicle in which both he […]

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$1.537 Million

Motor Vehicle Accident

Stewart Casper obtained a jury verdict for a woman who sustained a comminuted fracture of her right heel (calcaneus), requiring open reduction and internal fixation with bone grafting with a resultant major disability. This motor vehicle collision occurred within a highway construction zone late at night when the plaintiff collided with the rear of two […]

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$1.5 Million

Labor & Delivery

Stewart Casper handled the case of the stillbirth of a male fetus at 34 weeks of gestation. The mother was overweight and had gestational diabetes. On Saturday evening, she reported that her baby was not moving. She was seen in the labor and delivery room of the local hospital by the on-call member of the […]

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$1.32 Million

Fractured Neck Injury

Exhausting all available insurance coverage, Stewart Casper settled a case for an 18-year old high school graduate who sustained cervical spine fractures at C5 and C6 through the lamina and pedicle on the right side and at C6 through the vertebral body anteriorly, and a subluxation of the C4-C5 vertebra, when the driver of the […]

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$1.3 Million

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Stewart Casper secured $1.3 million for a 17-year-old autistic boy from Greenwich, Connecticut who, at age 9, sustained serious injuries in a car accident while being transported to school. In a head-on motor vehicle crash in Wilton, Connecticut, he sustained multiple fractures including the frontal bone (right forehead) and the orbital rim and roof of […]

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$1.3 Million

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Stewart Casper secured a $1.3 million settlement in another traumatic brain injury occurring from a car accident on behalf of a 54-year-old married man working as a limousine driver and personnel recruiter. While driving a limousine, he was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The force of the collision propelled his limousine across four lanes of […]

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$1.15 Million

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

A nine-year-old elementary school student was injured during physical education class due to inadequate supervision by two PE instructors. Students had been instructed to use equipment that warned them to use a helmet and provided weight limitations. Both warnings were ignored. The student fell and sustained a left frontoparietal subdural hematoma that did not require […]

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$1 Million

Disability Discrimination

Victoria de Toledo persuaded a jury to award an anesthesiologist approximately one million dollars for not being allowed to work part-time because of arthritis in Shaw v. Greenwich Anesthesiology Associates, CT Federal Court, Civ. No. 399-1076, 2002.

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$950,000

Slip and Fall Municipal Liability

At trial, Victoria de Toledo represented a 52-year old woman who broke her hip when she slipped and fell on ice on the driveway entrance to a town parking lot. The town argued the claim fell under the highway defect statute, and therefore, the plaintiff had to prove that the town’s negligence was the sole […]

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$950,000

Dental Malpractice

Stewart Casper secured a settlement of $950,000 in a claim against a general dentist for negligently attempting to remove a molar on a 30-year-old woman. The dental malpractice occurred either as a result of an infusion of massive amounts of air through an air syringe or improper use of a high-speed drill. As a consequence, […]

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$860,000

Whistleblower and Retaliation, Municipal Liability

Victoria de Toledo obtained a verdict of $860,000 in McInnis v. Town of Weston, CT Federal Court, Civ. No. 3:03CV01803, for a police officer who had protested age discrimination in the Town of Weston police department. The Chief of Police retaliated against Officer McInnis after he protested age discrimination in promotions by subjecting the officer […]

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$850,000

Slip & Fall on Icy Driveway

The settlement with the present value of $850,000 was achieved for a woman who slipped on an icy driveway at a three-family tenement house in Greenwich, Connecticut, sustaining a fracture of her ankle that required surgery, as well as a knee injury that included torn cartilage and chondromalacia patella. The knee was treated with arthroscopic […]

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$800,000

Defamation Award

Victoria de Toledo represented a factory worker in Cweklinsky v. Mobil Oil Corp., CT Federal Court, Civ. No. 399-698, 2001, who was defamed by his employer and was terminated without having gotten the warnings described in the disciplinary process section of the company’s employment manual. The jury awarded him over three-quarters of a million dollars. […]

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$735,000

Ankle Fracture

Tri-malleolar fracture in fall-down case nets another client of Stewart Casper in excess of $500,000. Much to the consternation of another insurance company, one more jury sitting in Superior Court in Stamford, CT has determined that the value of a tri-malleolar ankle fracture requiring open reduction and internal fixation has a value in excess of […]

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$700,000+

Age Discrimination – Layoff in Reduction in Force

Victoria de Toledo handled the trial of Raimondo v. Amax Corp, CT Federal Court, 1994, for a researcher who lost his job in a layoff. After finding willful discrimination, the jury awarded him approximately three-quarters of a million dollars in his age discrimination case; affirmed on appeal Raimondo v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co.,48 F.3d 1214 […]

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$650,000

Thumb Injury in a Pedestrian Accident

A woman struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk and suffered a permanent thumb injury.

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$625,000

Architectural Malpractice

Stewart Casper handled a case against the Mulligan Architecture firm, which contracted with a national chain of stores to design the remodeling of its new store in Stamford, CT. The pre-existing commercial space was equipped with a conveyor belt to move merchandise from the first to the second floor. The new architectural plan reconfigured the […]

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$600,000

Slip & Fall on Ice

In a case Stewart Casper handled, a Stamford, CT jury returned a verdict of nearly $600,000 reduced by 30% comparative negligence for Flora Smith against the owner of an upscale retail and office building along fashionable Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT. Ms. Smith was on her way to an appointment shortly before 9 A.M., when […]

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$543,393

Car Collision

Unoperated cervical herniated disc and myofascial pain. Samuel King et al v. Edward W. Roberts and ELRAC Inc. d/b/a Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Superior Court, Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport, Dkt. CV 96 0329317 S. Case tried by Stewart Casper to verdict on behalf of four of five occupants involved in a motor vehicle crash. Aggregate […]

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$500,000+

Age Discrimination – Failure to Promote

LaBlanc v. City of Stamford, CT Federal Court, Civ. No. B-88-63 (TFGD), 1990. Victoria de Toledo obtained a jury verdict for a captain of a fire department of approximately half a million dollars for not being promoted because of his age. Captain La Blanc was passed over, and a younger officer was promoted to the […]

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$500,000

Lead Paint Poisioning

Two children exposed to toxic levels of lead in a rented apartment.

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$485,000

Neck Injury

A 26-year-old woman was struck by another vehicle while stopped at a red light. She suffered from an injury to her neck and subsequently had surgery.

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$450,000

Legal Malpractice in Handling an Employment Claim

Victoria de Toledo negotiated the settlement of an individual’s case against his former lawyer who had not properly handled the client’s failure to pay wages to claim. The individual’s prior lawyer had tried to settle the client’s original case for approximately $50,000.

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$450,000

Racial Discrimination Claim

Victoria de Toledo negotiated the settlement of an employee’s claim that she was not promoted, not allowed to attend meetings, and criticized unfairly because of her race.

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$450,000

Facial/Ear Damage

Assault: An individual at a psychiatric hospital was attacked by another patient. The injured person’s ear was partially bitten off. Ear reconstruction was subsequently performed. Settlement was $450,000.

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$400,000

Neck Injury

A 50-year-old woman suffered a soft tissue neck injury from being rear-ended.

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$400,000

Destruction of Frozen Sperm

Sperm bank destroyed frozen sperm without permission.

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$350,000

Car Accident Resulted in Ringing in the Ear

Victoria de Toledo tried to a jury the case of Eisenstein v. GE Auto Home Assurance. Mr. Eisenstein was a police officer who suffered persistent ringing in his ears (tinnitus) as a result of a car accident. The jury awarded him $350,000. The insurance company lawyer told the jury the claim was worth only $20,000. […]

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$350,000

Whistleblower

The hospital Administrator protested failure to report a surgical error and was terminated.

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$325,000

Whistleblower

A bank employee was terminated after reporting his employer’s unethical practices.

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$305,000

Slip and Fall, Municipal Liability

Victoria de Toledo, in the trial of Anna Sackman v. City of Stamford, represented an elderly woman in a trip and fall as a result of a broken and uneven public sidewalk at the Stamford Railroad Station. Liability was governed by the rule of “sole proximate cause.” Accordingly, it was necessary for the plaintiff to […]

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$300,000

Sexual Relationship in the Workplace

An employee was demoted and ultimately terminated after her superior ended a sexual relationship with her.

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$300,000

Car Accident and Neck Injury

Jury verdict of $300,000 for 20-year old who suffered soft tissue neck injury and headaches after she hit another vehicle that unlawfully entered the roadway in front of her.

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$290,000

Lead Paint Poisioning

Due to landlord negligence, a young child exposed to toxic levels of lead and diagnosed with lead poisoning.

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$275,000

Dog Attack

A woman was attacked by a dog, which resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder.

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$250,000

Surgical Error

Stewart Casper obtained a settlement for a 42-year-old woman who underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. During the surgery, she sustained damage to her right ureter, which went undiagnosed for four weeks, at which time she was alerted to a problem when she began to discharge urine through her vagina. She was diagnosed […]

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$220,000

Age Discrimination

A 71-year old employee was terminated because of his age.

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$200,000

Age Discrimination and Whistleblower Claim

Victoria de Toledo obtained a settlement of approximately $200,000 for an employee who claimed that he had been placed on administrative leave because he complained about age discrimination and safety issues.

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$200,000

Sexual Harassment Claim

Victoria de Toledo settled the claim of an employee who claimed that co-workers made sexual comments to her and her supervisor failed to stop the behavior.

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$200,000

Medication Error

Stewart Casper negotiated a settlement for the estate of an 89-year old male stroke patient confined to a nursing home who developed Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (“TEN”) as a result of being given one dose of Bactrim to which he was known to be allergic. The Bactrim was intended for another patient. The TEN caused extensive […]

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$190,000

Disability Benefits

Plaintiff’s insurance company failed to pay the plaintiff’s disability benefits after she became permanently disabled by a chronic medical condition.

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$175,000

Whistleblower

An employee protested the unlawful termination of a coworker and was subsequently terminated.

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$120,000

Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment

Victoria de Toledo negotiated the settlement of a legal malpractice claim on behalf of a woman who been forced to resign because of sexual comments by her boss but had her case dismissed because her former lawyer missed filing deadlines.

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